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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
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