Archive for Friday, July 29, 2005

Why is it?

July 29, 2005


To the editor:

Why is it that when you pull up to a stop sign, there usually is an SUV, van or pickup that pulls up beside you and pulls out so far ahead of you that you can't see traffic?

Speaking of SUVs, vans or pickups, why is it that so many of them can't seem to park between the lines in any given parking space?

Why is it that there is always one person at a four-way stop who wants to direct traffic? They would rather sit there and wave people on as to take their turn and move out of the way.

And speaking of four-way stops; why is it that anyone sharp enough to get a driver's license can't follow the rules of a four-way stop?

Why is it that just when you think you've found an alternate route around street construction, they begin working on it the next day?

Why is it we can afford roundabouts but can't afford to fix potholes?

And speaking of roundabouts, why is it that some aren't big enough for fire trucks to go around?

Why is it that you have to wait for three more cars to go through after the light has turned red?

Why is it that the city hasn't changed the speed limit signs on Clinton Parkway to match the real speed limit of 60?

Why is it that in spite of all this, Lawrence is still a great place to live?

Mary Nulton,



Richard Heckler 12 years, 8 months ago

SUV's and other large high vehicles make it fun backing out on Mass when you can't see.

mefirst 12 years, 8 months ago

I hear you on the SUV pulling so far ahead you can't see. Frustrating.

Bruce Bertsch 12 years, 8 months ago

Why is it that we have a four-way stop with right and left turn lanes (Wakarusa and Bob Billings)? It is sheer lunacy.

craigers 12 years, 8 months ago

Why do people pull into the fast lane on the highway just to slow down and impede traffic?

Why do people go to Target and other stores at closing time and expect a bunch of lanes to be open for their convenience?

Why did I see a person in a wheelchair wheeling down the street in the bike lane?

for_LIFE 12 years, 8 months ago

Why is that every time a SUV is involved in some sort of is always listed as the "SUV ran a red light..." and not "the woman/man driving ran a red light"? Last time I checked, cars, SUVs, and trucks don't drive themselves. So maybe we should all be a little more considerate and responsible and not blame pieces of metal.

opinionated 12 years, 7 months ago

Don't give the city any more ideas on banning things, their already trying to work their way into the record books !

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