I find the controversy over cable barriers to be a bit frustrating. Why is it people are suing me over the issue? As a taxpayer, the money they want comes out of my pocket. Of course, they say it’s not the money. Why then do they not sue for a solution and attorney fees only? I am sure we all know the answer to that question.
Over the years I have traveled hundreds of thousands of miles over roadways with the only barrier being a white or yellow line. I would say to take down those cable barriers that are doing no good, and replace them with a sign reading “Use highway at your own risk.” That would put the responsibility of entering the median, or avoiding those who do enter, in the driver’s seat, where it belongs.
The money saved from lawsuits and other non-essentials could be used to hire additional patrolmen to enforce safe driving practices.