Two weekends ago the city did some road work near our
house. The work, which consisted of paving the an
intersection about block away, required the temporary closing
of the road. So, the workmen setup a five foot high by five
foot wide sign saying, “Road Closed.” You would think this
would be enough for cluefull people to know that, you know,
the road was closed and you should take an alternate
But no, at least 20 or 30 drivers, over a period of about
three hours, drove around the sign. Of course, having driven
around the barrier they found the road closed and impassable.
But if that wasn’t enough, one person, driving a Range Rover
complained so loudly about not being able to drive on the
road that I could hear her from about 75 feet away.
Clearly, these people have no business driving a two-ton
projectile known as a motor vehicle. These kinds of people
make me think that we need better licensing procedures.
Presently, once you pass the drivers exam, you never
again need to prove you know how to drive safely.
Maybe making it tougher to keep a driver’s license isn’t the
best solution but I don’t know of any better way to keep
these people off the road. If not for our safety, then