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Road work causes risks
I don’t know who is in charge of inspecting road work in downtown Elizabethtown upon completion, or if anyone is. If there is such an individual they need more training or replacing.
Driving from the hospital south on Dixie Avenue to just south of Interstate 65 there are numerous man hole covers and sewer grates that need to be repaired. Just watching traffic, people who are familiar with this stretch of road are constantly swerving around these to miss the bumps. This creates a safety issue and makes collisions very possible. The road south of the railroad was just paved and in my opinion is unsatisfactory.
Robert L Moser Jr.
Keep it in your car
In light of the proposed statewide smoking ban, I felt it appropriate to address a smoking related concern that I see on a daily basis.
All too often on Kentucky’s streets, I have witnessed people who flick lit cigarettes out of their car windows. Some may not be aware that they do it, but they need to realize what a danger this can be.
Last year or the year before, I was driving home at night with my windows rolled down. When it is dark, all that can be seen of a cigarette is the flash from the ashes when contact is made with the ground. I was horrified on this night to see a flash of this nature right by my face with the smell of smoke accompanying it. Someone had flicked a cigarette out of their window, and I thought it had landed in my back seat. It had not, thank goodness, but it came dangerously close and could have started a fire.
People who choose to smoke in their vehicles need to realize that any time they engage in this behavior, they risk starting a fire with their lit cigarettes. That causes major problems for everyone. So if you choose to smoke in your vehicle, keep it in your car.