Those who have lived in our great city for any length of time realize we are lucky to live in an oasis amongst the metropolis. We often tout the phrase, “Enjoy an Edmonds kind of day”.
However, I would be interested to know what our citizens believe is an “Edmonds kind of day”. Monday’s story from KOMO news indicates a small fraction of what I believe is a normal “Edmonds kind of day”: komonews.com/news/local/edmonds-is-the-distracted-driving-capital-of-wash-state-study-finds
I would be interested to know, is an “Edmonds kind of day” considered?:
1) A day in which people regularly violate a mobile phone laws in place for years, to the point we receive the KOMO news publicity above?
2) A day in which people regularly speed through residential streets? (the streets in which they live)
3) A day in which people regularly roll stop signs because they were –> first, nobody was there, I’m late and/or the odds of me being caught are worth it?
4) A day in which people regularly tailgate drivers driving 30 in a 25 or 40 in a 35?
5) A day in which people regularly cut corners short, causing people to slam on their brakes to keep from broadsiding the oncoming car?
6) A day in which people/children walking on streets without sidewalks have to dodge speeding vehicles?
7) A day in which people voluntarily park backwards in our business parking lots with slanted parking spots, intended for serpentine traffic flow?
Fellow citizens, please police yourself. (Our wonderful police department has higher priority issues, than sitting on the side of the road hoping to ticket you.) If the majority of our citizens cannot follow the most basic of basic laws, why should any energy be put toward all of the virtuous issues and causes that have less effect on public safety? It’s great we’ve banned plastic bags, straws and single use containers. I would be interested to know how many accidents, lives and property damage have been saved by these virtuous laws enacted.
If you truly love Edmonds and an “Edmonds kind of day” — police yourself, obey the most basic of our laws and understand your neighbors do not love you violating these basic laws in front of their homes.