ColumbiaMagazine.com
Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  
 
























 
Peggy Fudge: Limits to what careful driver can do to protect self

Writer says there is a limit as to how much a careful driver can do to protect against inattentive drivers. The writer takes longer, alternate LBN Parkway to avoid intersection on Adair Veterans Memorial Bypass. And she asks, if, in the long run, an overpass here would not have paid off.

By Peggy Fudge

Most car crashes are due to driver error of some kind. But some roads are not designed to deal with that. And it is no comfort to me to know that this is a 'safe road' when the intersection is deadly because of distracted drivers.


I drive this road at leat ten times a week and am very careful.

But there is a limit to how much I can protect myself from other drivers.

It would have been great if this particular intersection could have been done with an overpass and ramps. Expensive? Sure, but maybe we could have convinced a few insurance companies to foot the bill.

The cost of a few years of paying for property loss, medical bills, and death benefits would have covered the safer route.

As it is now, they'll be paying ad infinitum. Personally, I've opted to add a couple of miles to my daily drive and use the old parkway access, even to go to Wal-Mart. - Peggy Fudge Comments re article 57088 Thinks biggest factor in fatalities is driver inattention


This story was posted on 2013-01-23 04:15:43
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.


 

To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.

 

























 
 
Quick Links to Popular Features


 

ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link: http://www.columbiamagazine.com/columbiamagazinerss.php.

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401


Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to webmaster@columbiamagazine.com. All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.