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I have lived in Gwinnett Co. almost 30 years and personally have witnessed the quality of life decline for all of us who continue living here.
Crime has risen but we hear it and think oh well, it's the metro area, it's to be expected...until it happens to you or your family. In Lawrenceville last June 17th, my son's front door was kicked in at 11:30 at night and four masked black men proceeded to terrorize and rob my family at gunpoint while their two-year-old hid in the closet. Now the baby is obsessed with saying "policeman shoot bad guys."
Traffic has increased to where even the secondary streets are clogged hours during am and pm rush hours...and I do mean HOURS..at lease three to four hours each morning and afternoon, causing speeding drivers (when they can), accidents and major frustration. (I now carry a book to read at red lights because in the duration I can read at least a couple pages!)
I attribute the quality of life destructin to the overdevelopment of the county with apartments and townhomes (in essence..greed) and the victory of MARTA which was fought for many years by voters.
It's sad. I used to love this county. No wonder the water tower was taken down which read, "Gwinnett is Great." Well, that was the past. Gwinnett is NOT Great any longer.
Won't people EVER learn about drinking and driving...oh that's right...I can't happen to me!!!!
IT can never happen to me!
Traffic congestion is not only frustrating, it is dangerous. People do crazy desperate things when they are impatient, frustrated, or angry! Even people who want to do the speed limit, are tailgated and almost run over by 18wheelers! I have a "Baby on Board" sticker on my back window but people don't give a damn if a child is on board. They just care about speeding and getting to where they're going as fast as possible. They are putting lives in danger! I WANT more traffic cameras. I WANT more police with radar. The metro area is out of control and I'm moving OUT the first chance I get. God help us all!
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