Route 11 just as safe as interstate highway
Monday, January 28, 2013 - 8:59 am

To the Editor:

Mr. Martin seems to be the one throwing everything at the wall and hoping it sticks. He has repeatedly referenced every highway death on Route 11 as a reason for the need for an Interstate.

He’d apparently be surprised to learn that fatal accidents also happen on Interstates, that maintenance is still a necessity even on an Interstate, and that the stakes for driver inattention on Interstates are even higher than they are on two-lane highway’s.

Without the statistics to back up his claim’s that Route 11 has became dangerous, his claim’s are meaningless and his use of tragedy in the manner he’s utilizing it is disappointing. Furthermore, he really needs to start timing his travel’s.

Even Canton, perhaps the slowest of the small village’s that Route 11 travels through in the North Country, can easily be safely and legally traveled end to end at the busiest time of day in about five minutes.

He need’s to stop exaggerating and dare I say become a bit more patient if he really think’s it’s taking upwards of 15 minutes to travel through some of these small villages.

Leo Ames. Potsdam