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Sally Truscott: Don’t be an idiot on the road

In response to Sonia Delgadillo’s guest column, “Where’s the leadership on Highway 49 safety?” — what are “they” going to do to make Hwy. 49 any safer? Put a center concrete barrier like Highway 80?

More CHP would be nice but they only slow drivers down while they are in a certain area and they can’t be everywhere 24/7. Highways 49, 20 and 174 in our area are only a problem because of idiot drivers. People need to slow down and be patient.

Impatience is probably the reason for most “accidents.” Speeding, tailgating, going through red lights, running stop signs, turning in front of other vehicles instead of waiting 10 seconds for them to pass by, passing another vehicle when it is not safe, just to name a few (I believe drunk driving incidents are not accidents, but that is whole other problem).

We need to educate all drivers to be patient, not be idiots and think about what they are doing so that everyone is safe while driving on our beautiful highways and roads.

Sally Truscott

Grass Valley

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