Once again, Miami commuters are being held hostage by the city’s failure to manage traffic congestion in the downtown business district. The latest Brickell Bridge emergency is obviously an unfortunate mishap, but a supposedly “world-class city” should be able to put some police manpower on the streets to assist with traffic control. Instead, we are treated to the chaos of the city’s default “every man for himself” approach.
A police officer directing traffic at the affected major intersections would help law-abiding drivers and curtail the recklessness of those who all too willingly take matters into their own hands and jump into the free-for-all with no regard for traffic rules and regulations. After all, isn’t public safety part of the police department’s domain?
Bonnie Prunka, Miami