Teen driver fears mean streets
Re: “A growing rage on our roads,” Nov. 26 editorial
The Denver Post editorial board mentions the major issue of road rage in Colorado. There are too many incidents where someone’s life is taken due to selfish driving choices. The article provides different solutions to improving this problem, including re-education and public messages on signs reminding drivers to be patient.
I agree with this article because, as a teen driver, I often get nervous that I will make a driving mistake and someone will yell at me or flip me off. Living in the Highlands Ranch community, I have noticed different electronic signs reminding drivers to be patient and avoid road rage. I believe the idea of implementing these signs across Colorado’s major roads and highways would be quite effective. First, it does not take long to read, and second, sometimes all an angry driver needs is a reminder that road rage and death threats are not the answer.
The other solution is to require education for adults to remind them of the rules of the road. This solution would hopefully remind the more experienced drivers that they need to be patient and not jump to extremes just because they’re upset. I feel both of the proposed solutions to improving the road rage in Colorado are helpful and will hopefully lower the number of people dying from upset drivers.
Kailee Larson, Castle Rock
Congress short on solutions
A little over a year ago, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed Congress on the need for continued support for Ukraine’s fight against Russia’s Vladimir Putin. At that time, I wondered what developments might occur if the U.S. and NATO blinked as time passed.
Putin’s hope that the West will grow weary of the war and have its attention diverted elsewhere seems to be coming true. Congress is providing the blink, and, in the meantime, the Middle East has erupted (again). Any guesses when the Pacific and Africa will boil over?
And why can’t our elected officials develop a workable immigration policy? There seems to be a need for workable entry controls and limits. There is a labor shortage that we just can’t seem to address. Is there anybody out there who can connect the dots and move forward without the “my way or the highway” attitude?
As far as the vote to expel George Santos, as well as for other national issues and policies, the lawmakers should always be voting their conscience rather than following the party line. If someone needs to be told how to vote, maybe they should not be holding a public service office.
Arthur David Hubbard, Dacono
I’m responding to Megan Schrader’s rant about Nathan Feldman’s lawsuit. As usual, Schrader wants to uphold the right to free speech — displaying the gay flag — but decry Mr. Feldman’s right to free speech — displaying the “straight” flag. Doesn’t the right to free speech apply to everyone, or does it apply only to those who share her viewpoint?
John Griggs, Evergreen
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