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Thu, Nov. 14

Letter: Wrong-way drivers

Wrong-way drivers


Concerning recent articles and letters about wrong way drivers: I drive back-and-forth frequently to the Phoenix area. For the past few years I have consistently driven in the right hand lane while using a semi-truck as my “blocker” a hundred or so yards in front of me. I don’t care if the semi is going 65 or 70 mph; that works for me. If it takes me 10 to 20 additional minutes for me to get to my destination in “the valley” than those speeders who swing in and out at high speed in packs, then so be it. At least I will get there safely.

Plus, I aim high; that is I look way down the road for any signs of trouble. The safest feeling on the highway is when there is only a semi in front of you and no one behind you.

A few days ago, as I was approaching the Carefree Highway in the southbound lanes, there must have been 40 emergency vehicles in the closed northbound lanes of Interstate 17.

The accident involved a 20-year-old girl traveling impaired; wrong lane; she hit a semi. Guess who wasn’t badly hurt? That’s right; the semi driver. She was taken by the hospital; when she gets out they should revoke her license to drive for at least 10 years. And, she should be jailed.

Pete Williams


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