WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY: 08/04/21

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

This sign above was posted at the message boards stepping on the bridge Northbound and Southbound. The sign below was located on the last message board on the bridge in both directions.


WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY: 07/21/21

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Many drivers juggling a busy schedule trying to fit everything into a weekday (i.e. working, cooking dinner, and helping kids with homework) but that is no excuse to speed. Some people foolishly try to make up for that lost time by speeding on the bridge. This is a very dangerous practice for those drivers and every vehicle around them.

According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 9,478 speeding-related deaths in 2019. Also that year, speeding was a contributing factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities.

According to AAA, studies show that staying within speed limits does not add to your travel time. In fact, most Commuters observe the vehicles speeding on the Causeway Bridge can usually be seen at the same red light exiting the bridge or stopped and being greeted by the flashing light of one of our police vehicles.

Speeding also reduces a driver’s ability to steer, reduces the amount of time a driver has to react to a dangerous situation and extends safe stopping distances. Speeders need to ask themselves if saving less than a minute of time is worth risking their life and the lives of others around them.


WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY: 06/23/21

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

“Shaken, not stirred” is a catchphrase of Ian Fleming’s fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond and describes his preference for the preparation of his martini cocktail. The phrase first appeared in Fleming’s 1956 book and has been used in most of the Bond movies ever since. Although James Bond has a very famous cocktail, he would not drink while driving his Aston Martin.

Impairment is not reliant upon the type of alcohol consumed, rather the number of drinks over a certain period of time. Despite myths and misconceptions, coffee, a cold shower, or exercise will not make a person soberer. According to the United States Department of Transportation, every 51 minutes in America, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash. That equates to 27 people every day. The CDC states that about one in three traffic deaths in the United States involves a drunk driver.

We would all like to have James Bond’s lifestyle but it never pays to drink and drive. If you will be drinking, please designate a sober driver before going out. Even Bond would approve!