This must be “rant week” around my homestead.
St. Johns drivers simply do not obey traffic rules. They travel at considerably above posted speed limits, go through stop signs without stopping, assume that a yellow light about to turn red means go faster and the list goes on and on. It is absolutely no wonder when we have a heavy rain that so many idiots end up in the ditch. The idea of reducing their speed to match the conditions of the road seems to be a lesson mommy and daddy forgot to teach them and they obviously haven’t learned anything since.
I have been cut off so many times that it now seems almost normal.
My question in all of this is where are the RNC traffic patrols? I drive enough in this city that I would notice an unmarked car if it’s around but I never see them, let alone a marked car sitting by the side of the road. It’s almost as if there are no traffic patrols in the city, unless they all spend their time in the downtown core.
A lot of energy is spent on talking about “traffic calming” – the new phrase for what used to be discouraging idiots from speeding through residential areas where there are children. To me the best traffic calming device in the world is a police car parked on the side of the road with a radar gun visible. Bust a bunch of the idiots, give them hefty fines, take away their license for a few days and the word will get around. Simple: go fast and you will pay.