Originally created 07/21/98

Bashes driving in the 'suicide lane' 072198 - The Augusta Chronicle

I want to call attention to a dangerous practice in Martinez on Washington Road.

For years, drivers have used the "suicide lane" as a driving lane, particularly between Davis Road and Bobby Jones Expressway.

Recently I went to PoFolks and when I was through I tried to get onto Washington Road, heading east. There were two lanes of traffic heading west, however drivers in this lane were helpful, making a lane to get out. But wouldn't you know, as soon as I turned left to work my way east, here comes a yahoo in a blue pickup truck running west in the suicide lane. This is nothing unusual.

Recently I noticed one going west, to make a left turn onto Davis Road. They don't wait until the line tells them to move into the suicide lane, they run in the suicide lane -- and before getting to Davis Road, turn left and run through a used car lot, and then onto Davis Road!

And while this has been going on for some time, I have never noticed the police doing anything about it.

P. W. Stubbs, Augusta

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