Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Dangerous Road

This is completely nuts, but there was yet another accident on Route 4, though thankfully nobody died. That makes 4 major accidents in about 3 months, 3 of which resulted in fatalities, including my friends beloved wife. I’ve always been wary of that road because we used to live right next to it, and whenever we drove along it, especially going north towards White River, I was always struck by how precarious it was when big trucks came barreling down the opposite direction. The road was curved in a way that the vehicles heading south were going downhill and if they lost control, would cream anybody going north in the opposite lane. Factor in a snowy road while driving a small fuel efficient import, and you’re talking disaster.

Unfortunately, it’s pretty much the only road around, and you have little choice but to take it. Now that we’ve moved away, that is not the case, but every now and then we find ourselves on it and I’m always wary. The road is in need of repairs, as well. The governor said they will do something about it, but I’m not sure what they’re going to do, because it’s also the main route to Killington and Rutland, so there’s a great deal of traffic, especially big trucks. It should be interesting what they come up with, because something needs to be done.

Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to Sabharinath Sadasivam for the pic.

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