3 minutes, 18 seconds

As I was driving to work on Wednesday, there were many cars in the ditch in various states of disarray. Despite the fact that we were passing cars that were upside down, laying on their side or simply stuck, cars continued to race by in the passing lane. It struck me as odd that these speedsters did not realize that it is the people going fast that are really slowing traffic down. If you go from the valley to downtown, it is about 8 miles, give or take. If you go 55 mph it will take you 8 minutes and 42 seconds to get to town (distance = rate * time). Slowing down to 40 mph for the icy conditions will get you there in 12 minutes, and will only cost you 3 minutes, 18 seconds of your time. People speeding and losing control are causing traffic to stop for 10 minutes, or slowing traffic to 20 mph and ultimately wasting all of our time and making people late for work.

All you have to do is leave your house 4 minutes early. Is it worth putting your life and the lives of our community at risk to save 3 minutes?

Paul Nowlin

Juneau

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