MartiniPundit

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A Good Idea from Government (Gasp!)

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It happens from time to time. Government has a good idea.

Massive curtains were drawn yesterday at the scene of a tractor-trailer rollover on Interstate 93 north in Somerville, where MassHighway utilized its newest weapon against traffic snarls caused by rubber-necking drivers.

Seven-foot-tall by 10-foot-wide screens made of piping and vinyl material have been in use since late last year, intended to obscure accidents from passersby and keep drivers moving, officials said.

This is a problem everywhere, and I experienced two such slowdowns only yesterday – one of which was for a flat tire for all love. Of course, human nature being what it is, we’d all slow down to wonder what the screens were for …

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Written by martinipundit

February 24, 2005 at 9:55 am

Posted in General

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