Comment 58269

By Mr. Meister (anonymous) | Posted January 27, 2011 at 01:33:28

What I find telling is that the four streets in town which are so often criticized for being one way and too fast, Main, King, Wilson, and Cannon are all absent from the list. Maybe just maybe our one way streets are not so dangerous as some would have us believe. Almost half of the incidents (5) resulted in careless charges and one other had DWI charges. Not one of these accidents seems to be purely speed related. I believe that every driver knows that even the least bit of carelessness while driving can have the most dire of consequences and sadly there is no way to stop it.

The fact that our elderly are over represented should come as no surprise to anyone. As we get older we are more frail so any accident is more serious. Many of our elders are prone to making poor decisions for a variety of reasons. I would like to see more data on the ages of the drivers as well, just from personal experiences it seems that the elderly are over represented as drivers as well as pedestrians. I doubt that there is a real solution to reduce their involvement.

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