Thursday, December 20, 2007

Virginia Approaching 1,000 Traffic Fatalities for 2007


White Winter

Graceful dancing snow
Blankets bi-ways and roadways
Crashing cars explode


Gadabout is bewildered by the State’s bewilderment of the fact that traffic deaths are increasing on Virginian roadways despite stepped up safety measures. Here is a little hint for the governor, state police, conceited politicians and soccer moms – the highways in Virginia suck! That’s right, they are in horrible condition and are 25 years behind in construction, design and repair.

Look, I-64 is only 2 lanes between Richmond and Hampton Roads. This highway should have been 3 lanes years ago. Traveling on it is a nightmare!

You want to leave DC and head south on I-95? Good luck to you and make sure you pack a sleeping bag and emergency supplies. I-95 needs an additional lane to Fredericksburg – at a minimum!

Leaving Virginia Beach for points west? Well, there is no expressway at all, and this forces traffic through the tunnels to hit the mountains. That results in more I-64 traffic.

Virginia, if you want to reduce traffic deaths on your roadways then you are going to have to take on debt and build better roads and bridges. It’s really that simple. You can have all the DUI checkpoints imaginable and you’ll only piss off the sober drivers. Invest in the future and stop whining about curious outcomes. Damn it, I won’t always be here to lend a helping hand!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

how many of the VA traffic fatalities are caused by the illegals that gadabout wants here?

Anonymous said...

Hope you don't die thinking that you aren't somewhat responsible for your own safety....

And I hope you don't kill someone else...

Just blame it on the roads... it's an inanimate object that can't fight back...

Gadabout Jack said...

Anon 1: Good point, but I don't rerally care.

Anon 2: do you have a better explanation as to why the fatalities numbers are on the rise? Look, the more crowded the roads, the more traffic accidents will occur. I don't want to kill anyone on the roads unless they are muslim terrorists. It's not all roads, but the tired highway system is a factor. It is a factor that can be controlled. When was the last time you drove I-95?

LEE said...

While we would all like better driving conditions, (and Yes! that stretch of 2 lanes on I-64 is riduclous to say the least) perhaps tightning & enforcing driving laws {no 15 yr olds driving; vision checks after 65; actual driving tests for seniors at 75, etc} would help too. Let's look at the statistics & target the worst offending group!!

Gadabout Jack said...

Lee,
Let's do it all. My point is that the roads suck, and we can fix that!
GJJ

Anonymous said...

More motorcyclists killed this year... They doubled... from about 60 to 120 killed...

Anonymous said...

Over half do not wear their seatbelt... about 500 a year...

Anonymous said...

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