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Aug. 23, 2019 | Friday
Editorials and Opinions
Letter to the editor: Impatient drivers a problem at Airport Rd. and Hwy. 55
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SUBMITTED BY SHIRLEY DUDECK, NOTL.
OPINION

Dear editor:

Three times a week I drive on Hwy. 55 coming from White Oaks to NOTL.

This will usually be between 10:30 and 11 a.m., not  exactly a high-volume traffic time. I use Hwy. 55 at other times as well, but these return trips from White Oaks are my focus here.

Every time I approach Airport Road I pay close attention to see what fool is going to turn right onto Hwy. 55 when it clearly isn’t a safe time to do so, and I am forced to brake.

Remember now, this is not a busy time on the highway when you might understand why another driver would become impatient to make the turn.

I am past the point of being aggravated by these rude and uncaring drivers. So now, I will be coming home on York Road to 6th, to reach 55.

I don’t have an answer to this problem, unless we consider putting in a traffic signal and I’m not sure that’s a good idea either. Ideas anyone?

Shirley Dudeck

NOTL

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