Letter: Impractical Advice for Route 4

To the Editor:

A recent letter stated that a center-line rumble strip on Route 4 is a silly idea. All that’s needed, the writer declared, is for everyone to be a good driver (like him). His solution brings two aphorisms to mind.

∎  It takes two to tango.

∎  Every problem has a simple solution, and it is always wrong.

No matter how well one drives on Route 4 these days, if a car moving in the other direction comes around a curve “taking his half out of the middle” because the driver is emailing, texting or drunk, a head-on accident is likely.

Harland Hoisington



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White River Junction — In response to three collisions on Route 4 that have claimed four lives since March, Gov. Peter Shumlin yesterday announced a series of safety measures for the state highway, including an immediate repaving and installation of rumble stripes and long-term plans to rebuild the road and perhaps redesign stretches away from the Ottauquechee River. The announcement, …

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