Letter: A Modest Measure of Precaution

To the Editor:

In the May 18 Valley News, Rep. Alison Clarkson, D-Woodstock, was reported as stating that no decision should be made about improving conditions for drivers on Route 4 until she has gathered more “data.” May I be so bold as to ask how many more lives will be lost on that dangerous road while she is busy compiling and analyzing her data? Surely rumble strips constitute a modest measure of precaution that should be installed immediately in the hope of reducing the chances of more fatal accidents along that stretch of highway.

Alison Curtis

North Pomfret


Rumble Strips Urged on Route 4

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Woodstock — A pair of fire chiefs have proposed installing centerline rumble strips on sections of Route 4 after three people were killed in head-on collisions on the busy thoroughfare in recent months. Woodstock Fire Chief L.D. Sutherland said he and Hartford Fire Chief Stephen Locke think that rumble strips could prevent drivers from drifting into oncoming traffic on two-lane …

Shumlin Lays Out Safety Measures for Route 4 Stretch

Friday, June 7, 2013

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, …