Drivers could have helped limit mess from I-5 shutdown

While I was not involved in the I-5 northbound traffic backup on May 16, I noticed a number of infractions to existing laws.

Specifically, blocking intersections. Did the training, laws and/or plain common sense all disappear? (“On I-5 in Everett, traffic nightmare is reminder we’re ‘very vulnerable,’” The Herald, May 17.

I was traveling west on 10th Street in Everett and would’ve preferred to make a left turn on either of the two main streets; however, the folks waiting to get onto Broadway and Highway 529 deemed it necessary to block all left-turn opportunities.

Now I realize traffic is just plain bad on any day of the week no matter what direction one is travelling. However, the blatant breaking of even the simplest laws in most annoying.

I also understand the police have more important events to handle thus, this infraction seems to be unenforceable. There are just not enough traffic specific police to maintain the neighborhood side street actions.

I hope the lawmakers, police, drivers ed instructors etc. all work together to improve and enforce the information regarding the blocking of intersections.

I’m glad there were no emergency vehicles in my short drive.

Kathie Suhina

Everett

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