The eastern portion of Pennsylvania is in danger
You know you are in Pennsylvania:
When you cross the border from Maryland to Pennsylvania and you fill your tank with gasoline that has the highest state gas tax in the nation at 58.7 cents per gallon — added to the federal tax at 18.4 cents per gallon.
Where many bridges and highways are in need of desperate repair and continuing maintenance.
Where numerous major highways and their exits/entrances are littered with blown tire remnants, plastic bottles, cans and refuse of all kinds.
Where we are fast becoming the truck and warehouse capital of Pennsylvania, if we do not already bear that title. And with large trucks further deteriorating our roads and highways, making driving extremely dangerous as drivers take narrow township routes designed for smaller vehicles.
Where our legislators need to examine their foresight and judgment, taking into consideration the Pennsylvania Dutch proverb, “Vee grow too soon oldt und too late schmart.“
Once a totally beautiful state, enveloped by bucolic farms and splendid country roads, the eastern portion of Pennsylvania is in danger.
Robert J. Labdik Lower Macungie Township