No excuses for Milroy crashes
With consternation and disbelief, I read of yet another crash at the intersection of SR 3 and SR 244 at the west edge of Milroy.
There could not be a more clear, seemingly safe, intersection anywhere in the world, with flat terrain and long, long clear views in every direction.
Investigating police often struggle to give reasons, all of them lame, as to the cause of the accidents at this location. Offenders rarely suffer any sort of punishment, even of the mildest sort.
ALL CRASHES AT THIS INTERSECTION ARE THE RESULT OF DRIVER ERROR.
As a lifelong motorcyclist, I always “puckered up” as I approached this intersection--not because I couldn’t clearly see the opposing traffic but because I was wondering if it would stop. For example, traveling down SR 3, traffic on SR 244 would sometimes properly come to a halt; too many other times it would drive right onto or through SR 3. These drivers apparently had not a care in the world and, indeed, were totally oblivious to the fact that other vehicles just might be on the road that day.
Even now, while my traveling is by automobile, I still tighten up as I approach that intersection, knowing that the world, including that small area around Milroy, is full of really lousy drivers.