Dangerous Drivers Posing Serious Safety Issues On Highway 30
As local law enforcement and transportation officials continue to look for ways to improve safety on a deadly stretch of U.S. Highway 30 near Cheyenne, concerns are being raised about a problem that may not be solved by logistical improvements: bad drivers.
Lt.Tim Romig of the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Sgt. John Gay of the Cheyenne Police Department and Wyoming Department of Transportation spokesman Matt Murphy were interviewed by Glenn Woods on KGAB radio in Cheyenne on Tuesday morning.
The trio told Woods the problems run the gamut of bad driving practices, from speeding and running through stop signs and lights to general inattentive and distracted driving.
The men said that even though law enforcement has been writing numerous tickets in the area, the problems seem to be persistent and they are concerned that more people may be seriously injured or killed.
WYDOT recently announced several changes designed to improve safety on the highway, but unfortunately the human factor, in the form of bad drivers, doesn't seem to be showing much improvement.