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Vicki Miller: Safety begins with personal responsibility

'Everyone needs to just pay attention. Not only are we responsible for our lives and the lives of our passengers but for the lives of every other person on the roadways.' - VICKI MILLER
Comments re article 99341 Outrage at 2nd horrific crash in 5 days at Bypass Burkesville

By Vicki Miller

I know all these accidents are a tragedy but it really all comes down to human/mechanical error.

No amount of flashing lights, signs, rumble strips, round-abouts or any other device is going to stop an accident from happening if drivers don't pay attention to them.

Anyone who lives in Columbia and has been to Walmart know there are stop lights at the intersection. If you can't tell if the light is red/green you need to adjust your speed until you can see the light.

I agree with others that speed is definitely a factor.

That's human error. We are all responsible for keeping our vehicles under control. Period.

Accidents are always going to happen but most of the ones at this intersection could be prevented. Every time I go through there, Jim Giles face comes to me.

He was my son's friend. I start watching for traffic way before I enter the intersection.

Everyone needs to just pay attention. Not only are we responsible for our lives and the lives of our passengers but for the lives of every other person on the roadways.

I certainly don't know how to fix this problem. It starts with personal responsibility.

Thanks for letting me voice my opinion. Hope it helps. --Vicki Miller

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