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ROADS: Is bad driving related to lax enforcement?

Letter by David Fete, Gig Harbor on Aug. 29, 2013 at 9:22 am with No Comments »
August 29, 2013 9:53 am

Re: “Tacoma drivers accident-prone, report shows” (TNT, 8-28).

I can’t help but think we have a real problem that the state may be responsible for. I recently moved back to the area after 30 years in Southern California. I recall many, many round trips between Los Angeles and Ventura and would typically see 10 to 15 California Highway Patrol vehicles on the freeway each time.

Two weeks ago, during a round trip to Seattle from Gig Harbor, I couldn’t help but notice the sloppy driving, including sudden lane changes and tailgating. At first I thought maybe it was just one of those days. But during a second trip, same thing. Then I suddenly realized I hadn’t seen one State Patrol unit. The next trip I encountered maybe one patrol car.

I can’t help but think there is a correlation to all of these accident reports and rankings.



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