The roads in Madison and St. Clair counties are dangerous day and night. Repaving all of the roads is undoubtedly out of the question. There should not be a knee-jerk response to the problem: Too expensive, forget about it!
A much less expensive partial remedy is available. The yellow and white lane lines should be painted, and repainted, frequently. Clear lane lines help to focus the driver’s attention. Lane-marking embedded reflectors should also be added.
The growing number of older drivers will certainly approve of this visibility enhancement. All drivers will benefit. I urge everyone to advocate for this improvement to public safety.
Also, I heartily agree with other letter writers: Turn on your lights, day and night, rain and shine.
David J. Busse, Maryville