Sound Off

Sound Off is a daily column featuring anonymous comments on virtually any topic.

Sunday, April 29, 2001
Post stop signs at crossings

I saw a police officer parked in full view of anyone crossing the railroad tracks on Jeff Davis Avenue in Long Beach.  It appeared that he was waiting for a train to see if anyone avoided the barricades and crossed in front of a train.  If 11 deaths doesn't stop illegal crossings, will a cop watching help?  Post stop signs at all crossings and issue citations to anyone who doesn't stop.  That way the word will quickly spread.  That's what MDOT also recommends.

Monday, May 14, 2001
Stop, look and listen to this

To the writer who wants those of us who stop, look and listen at railroad crossings to "keep on driving:" I don't know where you live, but in my part of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, many, actually most, railroad crossings do not have gates, signals, etc.  Anyway, why should I assume they are in working order?  Furthermore, there is no danger of rear-ending a vehicle if one allows the standard one-vehicle length for every 10 miles per hour, travels at a safe speed and pays attention.  We have a much better chance of surviving being rear-ended by a vehicle than we do of surviving an impact with a train.

Monday, May 14, 2001
You can't hurry work

I would like to respond to the person who wanted to know why the city of Biloxi is taking so long on the Cedar Lake exit from Popps Ferry to Interstate 10.  Everybody seems to be in a hurry these days.  You can't hurry these contractors.  It is not the city's fault.  It is just something that has to be.  People should just slow down and smell the roses.

Monday, May 14, 2001
Fix the problem, folks

Can someone please explain to me why the traffic/jokes/lights are on a timer? I drive down U.S. 90 each morning and you can bet that I sit there  4 minutes, at least in front of the Broadwater Hotel, because all the lights are red going east and west, but there is never anyone moving on to U.S. 90.  This is crazy.  Fix the problem, folks.

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