Letter writer: Drivers: It’s better to be late than dead

Graphic by Lori Deaton

I would also like to say kudos to Laurel York for her brilliant letter in the Feb. 18 issue [“Leave Your Big City Driving Habits at Home,” Xpress]. This was right on the money! I-40 and I-240 are death traps when idiots won’t obey the rules of the road.

I’ve witnessed many morons taking risks, speeding way over the legal limit as well as zigzagging from lane to lane. I moved here 17 years ago, and drivers are much more rude and discourteous now then they were just a few short years ago! Thank goodness I moved to another side of the city, which doesn’t require me to drive the interstates on my way to and from work.

Please think before you get behind the wheel and use your brain! Get up early enough to make it to work on time and don’t make up for lost time on the interstates! You may want to leave this world in an instant, but I certainly do not and doubt that others would either. Slow down! Wouldn’t it be better to be a bit late then to be dead?

— T. Mercer
Asheville

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