A reminder to all drivers
I know there are important international, national and local subjects that need our attention. However, as I drive to work every day, I am constantly amazed at the number of drivers who are speeding well beyond the speed limit (including in school zones with flashing yellow lights), failing to yield the right of way and use of turn signals, making illegal turns, and talking and texting on their cellphones — in addition to numerous car defects (broken headlights, taillights, etc.).
The tragic, preventable death of state patrolmen and women and the dramatic increase of motorcycle deaths in the last year should remind us all that you have control of a deadly weapon when you are in control of a motor vehicle, no matter how many wheels it may have. You are not the only person on the streets and highways. Obey the laws, put your cellphone away, and pay attention.
At this time of year, my deepest thoughts go out to all the families that have lost loved ones due to the above scenarios. May all of you cherish and celebrate the happy times that you were able to spend with them. Peace.