Speed limits on Maui roads need to be raised

After reading a recent editorial “This Ain’t the Mainland” (July 21), I have to wonder about the obsession people here on Maui have about how “fast” other people are driving as they dawdle along in the “passing lane” oblivious to the 20 cars stacked up behind them.

And exactly where are the 55-mph zones mentioned in the editorial?

Oh, those 50-yard-long stretches that mysteriously revert to 35-45 mph for no apparent rhyme or reason? Forty-five mph on Mokulele Highway?

Then why did we wait five years for the divided highway? Many of us are quite capable of maintaining control over our vehicles at speeds higher than 45 mph without spinning out of control. Raise the speed limits.

Jeff Barnes