Insanity On The Mass Pike

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Opinion editorial by WBZ NewsRadio political analyst Jon Keller

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Against my better judgement, I hit the road again this weekend. And what I saw in a half hour on the Mass Pike nearly persuaded me to turn around and go home.

Nine-thirty AM on a clear, dry Saturday and I barely made Natick before traffic was brought to a standstill by a nasty accident. One guy had apparently rear-ended another at high speed, judging from the damage to both vehicles.

And Clif and Claf weren’t the only drivers speeding like maniacs out there. I set my cruise control to 75 on a 65-mile-per-hour limit stretch of the Pike, and people were whipping past me like I was steering a pedicab.

Sane motorists are left to wonder - what was the hurry? Unless they all had human transplant organs bound for the surgical unit at UMass/Worcester Medical Center in coolers on the seat next to them, there was no conceivable excuse for it.

Add in the frantic, inexplicable weaving and tailgating that accompanied it and no wonder I saw three separate accidents in just thirty minutes.

No police patrols in sight, by the way, and that begs the question of whether or not we even want to send a strong enough message against this kind of crazy lawbreaking.

I do. But am I outnumbered? And if so, why?

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