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    Wednesday, February 28, 2024

    Wrong-way driving continues

    I wrote a letter to the editor back March 18, 2019 about the wrong-way driver situation. I was hoping that things would have gotten better with technology over the years, but I was wrong. 2022 had 17 crashes with 23 fatalities. That is unacceptable for any state.

    I had another idea to go along with the warning network lights. That is to have a siren similar to the sound of a police cruiser along with the lights go off as soon as the driver tries to enter a wrong way situation. If that does not wake a person up they are on a mission.

    The new law legalizing pot in the state is only going to add to the driving while impaired statistic along with the tax revenue. State senator John Fonfara is the person in charge of spearheading this issue, so perhaps helping him out with ideas would make his job a bit easier. I can understand that some, but not all of these crashes are intentional due to mental health issues, so we have to take action. Use some of the new revenue from the pot sales to combat this serious issue.

    Bobby Owens

    Waterford

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