Main problem is we don’t follow the law

I realize it’s always easier to blame other people or possible situations as to what is the cause of our problems, whether they be the cost of living or the congestion on the highways.

I would like to suggest that we look a little closer to home as to just whom to blame when we have a bad day on the highways. I have been driving the highways of Washington for over 45 years now and the only difference I see is the “way” people drive. To make it real simple so we can all understand, I’m saying that very few of us anymore obey the traffic laws.

Another factor that has been missing for many years is the act of being a courteous driver. It seems that most of us try to see just how close we can follow the car in front of us, especially when there is an on-ramp to the freeway or some other driver is trying to move in front of us, heaven forbid.

I drive the freeway every day and I leave the proper distance between me and the driver in front of me and this allows for others to either change lanes or enter the freeway and traffic moves along in a continuous motion forward.

I agree that much needs to be done to improve our highways, especially in the construction area of Everett. I just feel that when the dust is gone and the roads are complete, that nothing will have changed because “we” are all driving like idiots and not obeying the traffic laws. It’s just too bad that we can’t get our technology to give tickets to “all” those people who deserve them and then maybe there would be enough money to fix the highways without having to raise taxes every other day!

Jim Thompson


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