Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Farewell Sebastian Florida, hope to be back very soon.
Got to take care of business in Burlington Ontario then I'll be back.
While traveling through Virginia, I heard a really disturbing bit of news then saw evidence of what I heard.
Due to budget restraints Virginia is CLOSING 14 of it's 42 REST AREAS and I've heard similar stories in other states.
What about DRIVER FATIGUE, TUNNEL VISION, HIGHWAY HYPNOSIS, SAFETY BREAKS ? ? ?
Just how many deaths does it cost to keep a rest area open?
One sleepy driver killed per year crashing into the ditch because he was too tired to make the next exit,
Ten dozy drivers per year crossing the median crashing head-on into unsuspecting oncoming traffic because they didn't stop 196 miles ago at the last rest area,
One hundred drivers killed per year because they fell asleep behind the wheel and left the road striking whatever or whoever was in their path only because they couldn't find a reasonably safe place to pull off the Interstate and rest for a little while ? ? ?
I say keep them open and add more for safety's sake . . . and the occasional pee.
Let Corporate America fund them with advertising revenue and concessions. I'm not talking about full blown service plazas just small food and beverage concessions and advertising opportunities to support maintenance of the rest area.
How much can it cost to cut the grass, have a couple of lights on, supply water and clean toilets?
I'm just thinkin' . . . . . . .
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