CATHY TAYLOR: Crees column was a wake-up call to bad drivers

TO THE EDITOR:

Kudos to Jim Crees for having the cojones to point the finger at one of the most dangerous drivers on the roadways (”Dangers of driving too slow,” Feb. 13).

I, too, become annoyed with drivers who cannot keep up with the flow of traffic, in good weather as well as bad. I rate them right up there with the tailgaters and cell phone users.

I am not as young as I used to be and I no longer have a need for speed … even if I’m running late.

My job requires that I travel the county roads quite a bit, but there have been many a day that I have chosen to cancel an appointment and remain home when the weather conditions have been bad. I realize that those types of conditions intimidate me, so I choose not to impose my fears on my fellow drivers.

Yes, we all pay taxes and are therefore entitled to run the roads free from persecution as long as we obey the laws. The problem here is that most of the slow pokes out there feel justified with their choice to hold up the procession. Their “right” to run the roads has overshadowed their common sense and courtesy to other drivers.

I hope that all the grannies and grampies and soccer moms out there will take the time to read Mr. Crees’ article and be able to recognize themselves somewhere within the paragraphs!!

CATHY TAYLOR

Clare

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