Recently, I’ve noticed with amusement that the city is trying to promote local holiday shopping (“City takes shopping in hand,” Nov. 25). I even got a nice little card in the mail.
Unfortunately, local lawmakers seem to be willing to do little, if anything, to curb the problems that keep shoppers away in droves. The first problem is traffic scofflaws. I have spoken to many friends in other cities and they absolutely refuse to visit Burbank and Glendale because they feel that they’re taking their lives in their hands due to the abundance of rude and dangerous drivers.
Motorists regularly run red lights, speed, tailgate, pass to the right, cut people off and blow through pedestrian-occupied intersections with seeming impunity. Today, I witness an incident that could only be considered miraculous in that no lives were lost.