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Letter: Drivers of 18-wheelers need to abide by the law, too
I keep seeing the commercial from San Antonio’s police Chief William McManus and millionaire Red McCombs telling all citizens out there to drive safely when around 18-wheelers that are on their city streets. I would like them to also do a commercial begging the speeding and careless 18-wheeler drivers out there to do the same.
Before this shale boom began in the Floresville area, we felt safe on 181. Now due to a severe accident caused by an 18-wheeler that did not slow down before entering an intersection, as vehicles do, I am paying the price for his stupidity. Stupidity is a harsh word, but not obeying the law is just that, and he broke the law, and I am paying with my injury and daily pain suffered.
We used to feel safe when leaving our subdivision and driving into our small city, but no longer. There are nothing but 18-wheelers, and a majority of them are driving at unsafe speeds. I am not only speaking for myself, but for many people in our area. We no longer feel secure that we will not be blown away by these unbelievably heavy machines traveling our roads and highways.
Where are the commercials from the mucky mucks telling these large machines to abide by us? Where are they when you read about all of the accidents being caused by some of these drivers? Sadly I have not seen one yet.
While I have to stay in bed most of the days, due to the damage done to my body because of one of these irresponsible drivers, I will continue to look for one, but I think I may be waiting for a very long time.
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