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Today's Letters: Simple solution to traffic problems
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Published January 16, 2008
Well, here we are again - the winter season and our highway system is jammed up. I have a proposal that I believe would clean things up and make our highways operate much more efficiently.
It is a four-step process: Observe, analyze, form a conclusion and act on it.
- Observe: (1) Look out of your windshield to see if the nearest car to you is far, far away; (2) look out of your right-hand window to see if cars are passing you on that side; (3) look in your rear-view mirror and see if there is a long line of traffic behind you.
- Analyze: Process the information to see where it will lead you.
- Form a conclusion: For instance, "Gee, maybe I should move over."
- Take action: Move over.
I believe this simple process will go a long way toward smoothing the traffic flow on our highways, and may even have a positive effect on that thing called "road rage."
Ray Kelly, Spring Hill
Be more lenient on signs, please
As we are all well aware, new home sales in Florida have hit an all-time low, unseen in the past four decades. Hernando County sign ordinances allow one sign per property, if I'm not mistaken. The county Code Enforcement officer in the Royal Highlands area seems to have no other work than picking up open house and other contractor signs, which are always picked up prior to the end of the day by me or my staff.
I'm pleading with the County Commission for leniency with regards to the stringent sign ordinance. Just for common-sense comparison purposes, Hernando County has no maximum number of dogs or animals a person can own in Royal Highlands. It also doesn't have a rule on the maximum number of RVs, buses, boats or cars one can have parked in their front yard.
I hope this letter will help bring some rationality to these ordinances so that it can help people and contractors who are trying to sell their existing homes, but are continually being hampered by the overzealous sign patrol.
Anthony Sierra, president, A Sierra Homes
Re: Denturists vs. dentists debate
Where's the danger in this?
Denturists make dentures. Dentists extract teeth, make impressions and send the work out to someone else to make dentures.
How is it dangerous for a patient to go from the dentist to a denturist rather than having the impression sent away? What does that have to do with oral disease and oral cancer? Would not a dentist treat those problems, even if a denturist made the dentures?
Doris Taylor, Brooksville
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