This year’s list includes Charlie Crist!
By Chris Ingram
With Thanksgiving past us, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas.
I only want a handful of things for Christmas, and fortunately for my loved ones, they didn’t have to fight people at the mall at 4 a.m. on Black Friday to get me what I want. Because nothing I want is sold in stores.
Here’s my hodge-podge list of what I want for Christmas.
Fix our roads. I would ask for less traffic on our area roads, but that isn’t going to happen. So instead, I am asking for a few things related to traffic that we can all do to make our roads safer and less congested.
First, I wish that everyone who feels the need to instantly respond to Tweets, texts, emails, and Facebook postings on their mobile device while driving, would put the darned things down and just drive before they rear-end someone and make some trial lawyer rich.
Second, I’m asking that people who feel the need to drive slow in the fast lane of traffic (that would be the LEFT lane!) would surrender their driver licenses and start using public transportation. I heard the legislature passed a law with penalties for violating this driver courtesy, but short of life in prison without parole, the penalty can’t possibly be enough.
Third, I want drivers to obey laws related to stopped school buses unloading/loading students (on a two-lane road, you have to stop both directions, on a divided highway only if you’re in the direction of the bus). There is nothing more reckless than blowing past a stopped school bus with its flashers on.
Fourth, I hope that motorists will “move to the right for sirens and lights” when police, fire or EMS vehicles approach them – from any direction. The few seconds you save emergency personnel responding to a call may save a life.
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Irreverent View. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He is the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9, the only 24 hour all news channel in Florida’s largest media market. The opinions expressed here are those of author and do not represent the views of Bay News 9. E-mail him at: Chris@IrreverentView.com.
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