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Sightseeing Tour Stops

By Audree Armey


June 22 2015
Monday PM

Driving back and forth from South Tongass Highway I have noticed that there always seems to be a lot of traffic at the corner of Totem Row and South Tongass. Tour vans pull over at the bus stop on the water side. People get out and take photos. It seems to me that this is a dangerous place for them to get out, why don't they find another place to pull over, isn't it illegal to park in a bus zone?

Tourists are also trying to get shots of the park, a few people have been hit there. I have had a few people walk out in front of me.

It seems to me sightseeing stops are creating a dangerous situation for everyone on the road, why not find a legal and safe place to pull over your tour vans?

Anyone else concerned about this?

Audree Armey
Ketchikan, Alaska



Received June 15, 2015 - Published June 22, 2015



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