I still oppose a single car-pool lane concept near completion in Davis County.
The increased number of likely time-consuming, traffic congesting accidents and
injuries as a result of a single as opposed to the more expansive but less
accident-prone double-passing, car-pool lane concept cannot be justified in
terms of benefits to the environment. The multitude of traffic accidents
occurring in Utah County with its single-HOV lanes only suggest that continued
use of this less costly but more risky traffic "improvement" here in Davis
County will compound the problem. Increased accidents together with the blatant
unfairness of allowing the rich who gets tax breaks and then who can afford to
pay for the use of HOV lane and can afford to buy Hummers and big vehicles with
lower gas mileage creates an unfair burden on lower-income residents who in a
number of cases can only afford to buy inefficient gas guzzling used cars. When
do the rest of us get a break?