November 27, 2007

Three cheers for rerouting Beltline traffic. (“City reroutes Beltline traffic,” Nov. 7). Several times a week I am coming from downtown and I have to turn onto the first street past the slip ramp, Saratoga Avenue. Every time I feel my life is in jeopardy since I never know whether someone coming off the slip ramp will slow down or speed up when they see my right turn signal.

When I slow up to let someone speeding off the slip ramp ahead of me, I am always wondering if the car behind me is going to hit me. For the first time in years I made my first non-stress filled turn from the left lane, to the right lane, to Saratoga Avenue. It was wonderful. Thank you, Burlington, for putting safety first.