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Do the Right Thing

By Linda Caffee
Posted Nov 13th 2019 8:07AM

Recently while driving, I started seeing signs warning of road construction up ahead. Next came signs warning of the reduced speed limit and finally the posted speed limit sign of 55 MPH. Now I do not know about you, but sometimes I feel like a stationary rock in a stream as everyone zooms by me on the right when I lower my speed on the interstate to the posted reduced speed limit.

As I reduced my speed, I saw in my mirror a truck coming up my left side, and I believe they missed seeing the plethora of signs. The high rate of speed came to a quick halt as they approached the construction area and finally took notice that an officer of the law was sitting there with lights flashing.  I wonder how many times the police watch as people apply their brakes hard to get to the speed limit that had been posted a way back?

Why does it take an officer of the law to sit at a construction site with lights flashing to get drivers to slow down? People are working on the road to improve our driving experience and yet to many have no regard for their lives.

Fines are usually doubled in construction areas to try and get drivers to do the right thing, and that does not seem to be working. Maybe instead of giving tickets, the offenders need to spend a day or so working on a highway job site.

Bob & Linda Caffee


Saint Louis MO

Expediters since January 2005

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