So all of a sudden we seem to have a traffic problem on U.S. 278. Tell that to the people who live in communities that have entrances on this speedway. And now they want to spend more tax dollars to study it? Try studying us.
The problem isn't the road. It's the people on the road -- tourists and locals alike.
We are waking up to a new society with no responsibilities, no respect for others or their property, self-infatuation and a sense of entitlement. Why would driving on a highway change that when these new anti-social traits permeate everything else?
In fact, it's magnified on our highways. We can drive as fast as we darn well please. We can run that light because our time is much too valuable to waste at a stop light. We don't feel any responsibility to put on our turn signal to show our intention to turn. We could not care less about others' safety when we weave in and out of traffic or tailgate because everyone's in our way -- and we're much too important to be held back. We can pull out in front of others because they should have to slow down for us.
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And best of all, if we do get pulled over and get a ticket, we'll achieve the new American dream; we'll be a victim.