The writer of the Aug. 16 letter, "Send in the clowns? Utah drivers already here," did a great disservice to the clowns. Clowns have more sense than what she described and experienced. But she is right on target about how the people drive. However, I believe one of the reasons they drive like they do is because they cannot read. For example: Last week, the Roy street department placed a big "Road Closed" sign at intersection. The street department had a large hole in the road from a water line break. The drivers must of thought that the sign was for someone else, as I counted more than 50 cars go around it. I know more than that actually went around the sign. One lady even made the workers move their truck so she could get through. As one lady came around the corner, I pointed to the sign and she had this great, surprised look on her face, meaning, "What sign?"
I know I shouldn't have done it but I told her that the sign was meant for her, too. She gave me the one-finger wave.
What a real concern for me was, that several school buses did the same thing and drove right around the sign. Does the country test the drivers to see if they can read? If they can't read a four foot by 8 foot road closed sign, how are they going to see a small stop sign or railroad crossing sign? I hope the bus driver of my grandchildren know how to read.
Maybe before we worry too much about illegal immigration, we should teach people here how to read or at least understand what they are reading.
If Roy city had put a policeman in the area, they sure could have made some money that day.
I am glad that the road did not cave in as they drove over it and someone was hurt. But, the next time, it may be different.
Remember if you see a "Road Closed" sign, it is put there for our safety.