This has been a terrible year on the east end in terms of accidents. We've had a number of pedestrian deaths and many auto fatalities since Memorial Day and I'm beginning to fear even going out on the road. It seems as though people are more careless and he roads more dangerous than ever before and its an alarming trend.
I'm not sure what it is about our local roads that make them so dangerous. They seem to invite speeding and reckless driving like never before and I'm not sure what the answer is. Perhaps there are simply too many cars on our roads and the only solution is to get rid of some of them, but how do we do that?
I've said it before but it bears repeating: Bermuda has the right idea. Only residents can own cars and only one car per family. Public transportation is wonderful and even school children take it to school and back every day. Their roads are curvy and dangerous as well, but the speed limit is 30 mph and it is adhered to. I like that way it works in Bermuda.
I hope some time soon we find a solution to the problem that has become our roads out here. I don't think we can handle too many summers like this one. I know I can't anyway.