Driving to the Keys recently as Florida’s Turnpike exited onto U.S. 1, traffic came to a crawl on the exit ramp.
At the bottom of the ramp was a Florida City police car with its emergency lights on.
On U.S. 1 there were traffic cones set up on all southbound lanes.
The purpose of all this was to slow traffic and prohibit crossing lanes to allow kids to mill between cars to collect solicitations for their organization.
I’m against teaching kids to beg for solicitations on a busy highway at a busy intersection — and especially when condoned by the police whose job it is to keep traffic moving.
We see too much of this kind of intersection begging on too many weekends.
Teach kids to work to raise money, not beg for it.
Bob Cowan, Miami