Courtesy and Common Sense
As I was driving through Boston the other day, following two snowstorms and a hard freeze, I couldn't help think of the limits of the justice system, no matter how majestic its intentions and how fair its implementation. Drivers routinely traveled faster than the ability of their cars, tires, and brakes - not to mention their own skills - to handle the poor visibility and slick roads. It was almost other-worldly to see one driver careening over the edge of the ice-jagged road shoulder, while juggling a donut in one hand and a cell phone in the other while wrapping a few spare fingers around the steering wheel. A little common sense by that driver and others like him, might go further in making our roadways safer than a hundred, million dollar car crash verdicts.