Locals are just as bad at hogging the road | SummitDaily.com

Locals are just as bad at hogging the road

I, for one, think your article July 18 about Highway 9 and road hogs was pretty close to accurate. Obviously, some tourists didn’t like being blamed (Robert Craig letter, July 22). 

In reality, it isn’t just tourists. I commute from Frisco to Blue River most afternoons, and locals routinely get into the passing lane on the way to Breck and don’t pass.

Many make the lane change before it’s legal to do so. Some want to turn at Tiger Road or Silver Shekel, but they certainly shouldn’t get over that soon if they aren’t going to pick up the pace.

Obviously there also is an infrastructure problem. When are we going to get four lanes? Right now it’s a slam dunk between Farmer’s Korner and Coyne Valley Road/County Road 3 – it’s county or state right of way, and no major grading or blasting is required.

If we had more passing ability, and the tourists and slow locals would confine their gawking to the right lane, those of us who are on a schedule would at least have a better chance.

Sheriff Joe Morales could help, too. He could have his road patrol deputies cite people for lane violations and obstructing traffic.

Travis Bennett

Blue River

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