Miami’s driving dangers

 

I’m from Philadelphia, where the roads are notoriously among the worst in the country. But believe me, the roads in Miami are no joke. Recently, I saw a truck clip a small sedan on I-95. The car’s rear fender folded over the truck’s wheel. The car spun into a 180, crossed two lanes and landed on a grassy shoulder. This car was right in front of me; it could have just as easily been mine.

Parts of this highway through Miami have no left shoulder. The lanes are narrow, and driving is tight. Miles of Jersey walls border the left lane with a gap of about 10 inches between side view mirrors and the wall. Frequently shifting lane lines, overcrowded roads and aggressive drivers add to the mayhem.

It’s shameful that these roads are allowed to be so dangerous. How many more crashes do we have to witness?

Diane D. Everett, Miami

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