caughtinthemiddle (Greg Cooper)

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Five people injured in three-car crash on K-10, Highway Patrol says

Chase, I defy you to prove that it takes only 2 minutes to drive from 31st and Kasold to Iowa to 1048 or whatever the road is that the Kasold extension takes one to. And address my assertion that a greater amount of fuel is being used in order to take this route. Feel free to substitute the other route across the dam, if you like.

And, Yes, Chase, people need to take responsibility in their driving choices.

November 23, 2016 at 1:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Five people injured in three-car crash on K-10, Highway Patrol says

Facts to support the "3-4 people that it affects". I am one of those, and I don't even live out of town, but make regular trips there.

I did not call it a nightmare. I simply pointed out the fact that it takes longer to get into or out of Lawrence while putting more folks at risk and using more fuel than the originally available route. Now, you can add tot hat the folks who will take the chance to bypass the markers at this intersection, and eventually the right-on-right-off scenario doesn't seem so smart.

November 23, 2016 at 1 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Five people injured in three-car crash on K-10, Highway Patrol says

You're right, Ashley, it doesn't take a lot longer--if you're going east. But those who need to go west and south are stuck with quite a lot longer delay in their travels. Besides, multiply your 2 to 3 minutes by all the others who are affected, and the amount of fuel used to bypass a perfectly reasonable intersection becomes a factor. After all, one of the reasons this road was built was to lessen the time traffic was backed up, idling, at multiple stop lights. Both time and fuel costs were put forward and now seem not to be so important.

November 23, 2016 at 9:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Five people injured in three-car crash on K-10, Highway Patrol says

Got any facts to support that, Chase? I travel that road regularly and dispute your statement.

That being said, it is quite certainly the fault of the VW for attempting a stupid crossing. But that doesn't make the current "soloution" any better.

November 23, 2016 at 9:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Five people injured in three-car crash on K-10, Highway Patrol says

I agree completely. Making the Clinton Dam road a major artery into or out of Lawrence is terrible planning, or lack thereof. Since there is a slow down from the 70 MPH eastern leg of K10, it doesn't seem to have been much of a problem to make a controlled intersection at 1200. It does take longer to get out of town to go southwest or into town from the southwest part of the county, and driving Clinton Dam puts many hikers, bikers, and others at risk. Poor planning at the least, and ignoring of the problems at worst.

November 23, 2016 at 9:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU suspends cheerleaders from squad after ‘Kkk go trump’ social media post

If intelligence were equally distributed, you would not have made that comment.

November 23, 2016 at 8:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Adviser says Trump not interested in further Clinton investigation

Facts based upon your psychiatry training, I trust, Justin?

November 23, 2016 at 6:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Pitts out of line

True enough, but the Bob twins can not help themselves, being quite a bit short of the DRD4 gene, and other things, like facts.

November 21, 2016 at 7:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas seeks proposals to privately operate mental hospital

Oh? There have been no stories of slow payments, reduced services, that kind of thing? Really, Sam, you need to read some actual news sources.

November 21, 2016 at 6:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )