Letters to the Editor: L.A.’s fundamental traffic safety problem? Road users hate each other; it’s a mess
Published: Friday, November 10, 2012 at 2:16 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, November 10, 2012 at 2:16 p.m.
I’m reading an entire newspaper issue (The Sentinel, for that matter) in one sitting these days — the Los Angeles Times, the Times-Picayune, the Times-Mirror. I’m in a constant state of panic due to the sheer volume of articles that cover topics ranging from the economy to the election.
I keep wondering how the editorial staff, who must be very busy keeping up with the many needs of readers, can take the time to devote a single sentence to the traffic safety problem in Los Angeles. (The answer is that their jobs are on the line.)
How, then, can the editors who must be on the lookout for the traffic safety problem in Los Angeles focus on such a trivial detail — as in the following sentence: “There are a number of solutions for the problem of traffic” — that, in and of itself, would make you wonder if the editors have anything better to do than write editorials that deal with such a small detail?
It is amazing that the Los Angeles City Council can even consider such a trivial subject, I have to wonder, especially when you consider there are currently no plans to improve the traffic that is a result of the thousands of cars driving on each and every street — many of them illegally — in Los Angeles for no reason other than they can get from Point A to Point B as quickly as possible.
Why then, in light of this, would the editors devote so much of the editorials each week to the traffic problem in Los Angeles when they have such a small, trivial problem to tackle?
Just a note to the editor:
“To the editor: How is it possible to have two cars in each lane with the headlight on all the way and no one has seen or reported an accident on the freeway?”
I’m reading an entire newspaper issue (The Sentinel, for that matter) in one sitting these days — the Los Angeles Times, the Times-Picayune,