CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1999
Robert W. Poole Jr. uses "we" seven times in his article, "The Price of Breaking up Gridlock," (Jan. 17). I do not want to pay another red cent for road maintenance that I am constitutionally guaranteed. So, take the gas tax money out of the general fund and spend it on the roads and highways. I know of four alternative routes to the 101 / 405 interchange: Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Coldwater Canyon Avenue, Sepulveda Boulevard and Topanga Canyon Boulevard (Highway 27). These heavily traveled roads all need maintenance, some widening.
March 29, 1998
Regarding "Too Old to Rent an Auto?" (Travel Insider, March 8): I'm not worried about being too old to drive in Europe. I'm worried about driving at all. Having only been to Europe about half a dozen times, I wonder why anyone encourages sane, American drivers to take to the roads in Europe. European drivers are motivated only by aggression. Maybe I'll miss a few sights, but I'll take the train. DONALD J. SINEX Huntington Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2000
Barbara Waycott, in her letter Aug. 13 ("Growth and Development," Letters to the Valley Edition), called attention to the need for a highway between Chatsworth and Santa Clarita. Actually Gov. Jerry Brown removed the Chatsworth / Newhall highway from the state highway system. The Saugus to the Sea, Reseda to the Sea and Knudsen Parkway met a similar fate. It is incomprehensible to me that Simi / Santa Clarita and Chatsworth / Santa Clarita, all three large, have no direct connecting roads.
September 26, 2008
Re "Ads between Amber Alerts?" Sept. 24 Let me get this straight. The government outlaws the use of cellphones because they distract drivers. But now it wants to put up all kinds of information on the state-owned freeway signs so the state can get money for the roads. Are officials really so totally clueless that they do not think those signs will distract drivers more? Neil C. Reinhardt Hawthorne Has it occurred to anyone that using the signs for advertising will negate their importance?
January 17, 2012 |
The average age of autos on the road has reached a record high. The average age of the 240.5 million cars and light trucks being driven in the U.S. rose to 10.8 years last year from 10.4 in the year before, according to R.L. Polk & Co., an automotive market research firm. The aging fleet is a result of slow new vehicle sales since 2008 and the reluctance of consumers to invest in new cars, analysts said. Automakers say this has created a latent demand for new vehicles that is just beginning to translate into more robust sales.
July 27, 2013 |
Severe thunderstorms across western North Carolina dumped nearly a foot of rain Saturday, causing flash floods that trapped residents and washed out roads. Officials in Catawba County were called to about 10 swift-water rescues, Mark Pettit, assistant director of emergency services for Catawba County, said. He said some residents had become trapped in their homes or drove their cars into flooded areas. One person had to be rescued after he tried to help retrieve a vehicle swept into a creek.