Letter writer: Local highway driving creates dangerous conditions

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Major kudos to L. York for [her] letter in the Feb. 18 issue [“Leave Your Big-city Driving Habits at Home,” Xpress]. Could not have been more to the point.

What is seen on Interstates 240 and 40 is against the law and dangerous. It is not uncommon to see 10 or more cars 10 feet apart at 60 mph going into the city at 8 a.m. and other times during the day. This gets them to work one minute sooner. Where are the patrol cars? Tailgating is against the law.

And this clearly applies to local drivers as well.

Thank you for the community-oriented and concerned letter.

— T. Stahly
Asheville

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2 thoughts on “Letter writer: Local highway driving creates dangerous conditions

  1. Chris

    If you blue hairs would not drive in the left lanes on I40 and I240 then cars would not back up 10 deep. Get to the right if you want want to Sunday drive on a workday. Especially coming into town from the south side. Bowen bridge has 2 merge lanes with plenty of time to ,one over. Everyone does not need to get in the left lane all the way back near the Amboy exit.

  2. b.c.w.

    Agreed… ‘Drive Right, Pass Left’, and leave adequate following distance – and put the damn cell phones and cigarettes down. Also, I notice that a lot of the speedsters who fly by and tailgate habitually have Tennessee plates on them coming in from I-26 thru Woodfin/UNCA. I’d love to see patrols targeting all of this in the morning, but it seems that it falls on ‘deaf eyes’ most of the time.

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