Columnist should shop online

It was with great interest that I read Sarri Gilman’s Aug. 23 column. People who seem to take great delight, to the point of bragging, in breaking laws meant to protect all of us never cease to amaze me. Ms. Gilman no longer wishes to shop in Lynnwood because she was caught breaking the law and had to pay a fine. Good — Lynnwood will be the safer for her decision.

Because she admits to habitually running red lights (at whatever speed) and believes that a yellow caution light just means to go faster, then I am sure that she breaks other traffic laws that she deems inconsequential. Anyone who drives as she does is not paying careful attention to crosswalks or other vehicles.

If she wants to continue ignoring traffic laws then, please, stay out of Everett, Monroe, Lake Stevens and Snohomish, because that is where I usually drive. In fact, her best alternative to hefty tickets would be to either take a bus or shop online and have her goods delivered to her front door. We will all be safer if she, and others like her, just leave their cars in the garage.

Margo Faccini

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