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Plow operators should pull over


Today was the second day in six that I got caught behind a plow with shear up and huge amounts of salt flying back onto cars behind it.

 

On Dec. 8, I happened to get behind several cars that were behind a plow throwing salt on the highway … in the rain. Yes, in the rain. I was behind that blankety blank blank plow from the York Road to Main Street in Mount Stewart, only able to travel at 50-60 kilometers. This happened again tonight Dec. 13, when there was no need for salt on the bare-to-center bare highway. (An old Ray Simmons expression from back in the day).

Needless to say, there was a lot of road rage going on in my car. In fact, I even laid on the horn hoping drivers ahead and behind (about 30 behind me) would pick up the momentum and start blowing horns to get this driver of the out-of-control salt-throwing vehicle to pull over and let this long stream of cars get past. I honestly cannot imagine what the driver was thinking, throwing salt on a bare highway, and not once in less than a week, but twice.

I was so exasperated by the time I reached the Ultramar in Scotchfort, I pulled in and found some reason to go inside just to get a change of mind from my total frustration at this ignorant driver. If you should read this, next time use a little courtesy and pull over.

 

  

Kathy Birt,

Mount Stewart

 

 

On Dec. 8, I happened to get behind several cars that were behind a plow throwing salt on the highway … in the rain. Yes, in the rain. I was behind that blankety blank blank plow from the York Road to Main Street in Mount Stewart, only able to travel at 50-60 kilometers. This happened again tonight Dec. 13, when there was no need for salt on the bare-to-center bare highway. (An old Ray Simmons expression from back in the day).

Needless to say, there was a lot of road rage going on in my car. In fact, I even laid on the horn hoping drivers ahead and behind (about 30 behind me) would pick up the momentum and start blowing horns to get this driver of the out-of-control salt-throwing vehicle to pull over and let this long stream of cars get past. I honestly cannot imagine what the driver was thinking, throwing salt on a bare highway, and not once in less than a week, but twice.

I was so exasperated by the time I reached the Ultramar in Scotchfort, I pulled in and found some reason to go inside just to get a change of mind from my total frustration at this ignorant driver. If you should read this, next time use a little courtesy and pull over.

 

  

Kathy Birt,

Mount Stewart

 

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