Technologically antiquated intrusions
Here We Go Again!
Like the Terminator, the cellular zombie keeps coming back. Each and every time they come barging in to our little corner of the Piedmont they kick up a ruckus, pitting neighbor against neighbor in this interminable row.
Many in the county, including myself, have posted scores of letters to the editor over the years in opposition to these technologically antiquated intrusions into our view shed and our tranquility.
In the August 29 edition of the Rappahannock News, C. Price makes a compelling case. Fiber is already coming to the county. Why give a green light to yesterday’s inferior cellular technology when we already have tomorrow’s superior technology at our doorstep?
But I’ll reiterate an argument I’ve been making for many a year. Do we really want folks dialing and texting while driving on our roads? Except for route 211, our roads are narrow, hilly, and winding, mostly with no shoulders. Three things can cause a driver to stray over the center line: sleepiness, intoxication and texting. We can’t do much to protect ourselves from the first two dangers. But if we can eliminate 30 percent of the dangers of a head on collision, why wouldn’t we?
Please — additional cell towers in Rappahannock should be a non starter. Safety first!