Use chains, grade barrier before span
Your editorial of Dec. 8 (“Install physical alerts near train overpass”) came close to the solution that I have had in mind for many months.
It’s clear that something more effective than warning signs or flashing lights is needed.
Have a truck height detector of some sort — I suggest an elevated bar — placed sufficiently upstream, across the lane. Equip it with hanging chains.
As soon as the chains are struck, a guard bar similar to the ones used at railroad crossings should drop across the road at the entrance to the truck turnaround. To further make the point, a very large STOP sign should be attached to the bar with an instruction to turn around.
My wife thinks a graphic showing the amount of fines collected to date should be added to the bar, or to one of the bridge abutments.
Did race play a factor in exchange?
I wonder what the reaction would be if Brittney Griner was White and if the Marine that was left behind in the Russian jail was Black. (Asking for a friend.)
Schenectady and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Great job on 890; Drive safe, sober
The workmanship on the recently completed rehab of I-890 is top notch, it rides and looks beautiful.
A tip of the hat and a big thank you to all that took part in that successful project.
While I’m commenting on the topic of our public roadways, let’s do the right thing by our families, friends, coworkers, neighbors and fellow travelers on the roads each day, and never operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Each of us has the power and responsibility to end the selfish and reckless behavior of drunk and or drugged driving which injures or kills so many innocent children and adults.
The loss of these innocent lives is so painful and so gut wrenching that it brings tears to even the hardest of hearts.
It’s also important to remember that the police, firefighters, ambulance and tow truck drivers are all impacted by the aftermath of these preventable tragedies.
So please, I beg each of you, don’t drive under the influence!
Let’s have fun enjoying the holidays knowing that we are doing our part to make every day safer for all.
Arnold F. Serapilio
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