We had family on vacation in Fort Lauderdale, so my sister and I decided to take the day and go up to visit them. We know the South Florida roads, so I left Cutler Bay at 9:45 a.m. knowing that most morning commuters were already at work. Eight miles and 30 minutes later I arrived at the Dadeland area.
On I-95 north, a half mile before Miami Gardens Drive, a sign said: I-95 closed at Hollywood Blvd. We detoured, and the rest of the trip was fairly uneventful. We got to the hotel in an hour and 45 minutes — it was a 52-mile trip.
We left Fort Lauderdale at 9:30 p.m. and the traffic on the roads was unbelievable. At different points, we saw several accidents and experienced many maniac drivers who would actually squeeze between cars going at least 65 miles per hour, swerving in and out of lanes. We made it home in one-and-a-half hours.
By the time I got to Miami, I was never so happy to get onto U.S. 1.
The driving situation in South Florida is at a crisis. Perhaps it might be better when it sinks into the Atlantic.
Judith M. Briggs,