Aug 9 2013
Driving, driving, driving…I am driving on one of the most expensive toll roads this side of…. well, um, actually, it IS the most expensive toll road ANYWHERE! And rates are about to go up again.
And given that it is indeed exspensive, I’d like to use as much of it as I can in as little amount of time as I can. However, these little cone thingies and reduced speed limit signs are kind of in my way. Ok, I get it, the road needs maintenance and this is maintenance season. HOWEVER………
The photo above shows orange cones that were beside me for about 2.5 miles. The orange sign ahead says, “end of construction zone.” Guess where the 8 workers were doing THEIR thing ? Yep, about 1.5 miles before I took this picture – all working around 2 trucks and one 10′ piece of jersey barrier! (and yes, they WERE working – no cheapy jokes here)
I realize we need to protect our road workers from “Texting-Cell-phone-talking-Cell-phone-photo-taking-Sirius-Comedy-Channel-listening-Talking-with-their-hands-Eatin-travel-munchy-Damn-I-spilled-my-drink-Where-in-the-hell-is-one-of-those-napkins” drivers but 2.5 miles of buffer zone seems a bit ridic!!! I need some RUNWAY here!
Thank God I have EZ pass so that I have NO IDEA what it’s really costing me to travel slower than a Tweed-hated-West Penn AAA 50-year member, Ya Jagoffs!