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This cheers me

Posted by Robin Abrahams  October 24, 2012 07:13 AM

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I read your column frequently. I was wondering if you could write about something that is important to all of us--that is, manners while driving. It seems that every week someone is driving a car or truck into some else's house, or running down a pedestrian on the sidewalk. Just as it is rude to make a guest feel uncomfortable in one's home, it is rude (and dangerous) to do it on the roads. Aggressive driving seems to be the norm here in Massachusetts; tailgating is also rampant. There are so many accidents and near-misses that it isn't fun to drive any more. Anyway, I'm sure you can do a lot better with this subject than I'm doing. And I hope you will, because putting other drivers at risk is in bad taste.

Signal boosting this, on the LW's request and because I'm gently amused by the understatement. Massachusetts driving is in "bad taste" like the St. Valentine's Day Massacre was a "faux pas."


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