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Sunday, September 15, 2013
It’s a beautiful summer afternoon, and I’m driving my car back home on U.S. 221 up Bent Mountain, windows rolled down and sunroof open.
My quite relaxing drive is interrupted by the driver behind me, who has been following so closely on the single-lane road that I can’t see his license plate.
As soon as we get to the double lanes, he zooms by me, going far faster than the posted speed limit.
This is an all-too-common sight for drivers on this road. The amount of road rage and number of aggressive drivers on this particular stretch of road is greater than anywhere else in Roanoke that I have seen.
Not only speeding, but driving on the shoulder, driving in the oncoming lanes, lane changes that aren’t signaled, passing in the no-passing zone, use of one’s middle finger and even racing up the mountain.
This road could be considered to be lawless at this point, and I think it’s time to make a change before another tragic accident occurs.
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