Sunday, July 27, 2008

Unfortunately, it took a death...

The bureaucracy of the Virginia Department of Transportation swung into action after the death of a teenager on a stretch of road near my home (see blog item dated May 11, 2008). Earlier this month, the speed limit was reduced from 55 mph to 45 mph on a 2.3-mile segment of this road where the death occurred. The change was long overdue, because development is rapidly growing along this stretch, including a huge residential and commercial site that first opened about 2 years ago. There are also now 5 traffic lights on this segment, and the road has been widened from 4 to 6 lanes near the large development. It's too bad a teenager had to be killed before the speed limit was finally lowered.

Friday, July 4, 2008

It's the Fourth of July! Time to celebrate America's birthday!

And this being America, it's no big deal to combine a little salesmanship with the message, right?