By Karen Ramsey
June 27, 2005
I hope, hope, hope that the child struck on the highway will
be okay. I live out north about 12 miles. I automatically slow
down when I see people walking along the highway, as well as
when I see bicyclists. North Tongass Highway is hazardous for
both. Not only are many drivers out this way notorious for speeding,
they are also terrible tailgaters, not to mention litterers.
Many will also cut right in front of motorists as they pull
onto the highway; I've had to brake many a time just to accomodate
some bad driver who seems unable to gauge when it's okay to get
on the highway. It's rare that I drive on the highway without
wondering why so many people do a poor job of operating a motor
I second the motion to get
drivers' attention back to where it needs to be: on driving.
Please stop being absent-minded while driving; it may help you
realize you're going too fast, following too closely, or not
using good judgment as to when it's safe to pull onto the road.
And yes, shame on you if you feel like you don't need to think
about such things while driving!
Ward Cove, AK - USA
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