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Old 10-26-2013, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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But where would the cops hide?
I was wondering the same thing. Removing the trees sounds inevitable though if the highway is to be widened.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:14 AM
 
Location: James Island, SC
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From what I remember, the trees were going to be removed because they were considered a safety hazard not because the road was going to be widened. They wanted to take the trees down (clear cut) and put a cable guardrail up the center of the median.

Apparently enough people run off the road and hit the trees. I imagine most of them fall asleep at the wheel... it's a monotonous stretch of I-26 but I still doubt removing the trees will save many if any lives. Perhaps some legislator has a brother-in-law in the tree cutting business?
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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From what I remember, the trees were going to be removed because they were considered a safety hazard not because the road was going to be widened. They wanted to take the trees down (clear cut) and put a cable guardrail up the center of the median.

Apparently enough people run off the road and hit the trees. I imagine most of them fall asleep at the wheel... it's a monotonous stretch of I-26 but I still doubt removing the trees will save many if any lives. Perhaps some legislator has a brother-in-law in the tree cutting business?
There is like 40-50 feet of median minimal. Why would you need to get rid of 30 feet of trees for the 1-2 feet of guardrail on each side?

I buy the widening agenda, but it's tiring to fight that for no reason. People are moving here regardless. I'd rather be safe than sorry next evac.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:23 AM
 
Location: James Island, SC
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There is like 40-50 feet of median minimal. Why would you need to get rid of 30 feet of trees for the 1-2 feet of guardrail on each side?

I buy the widening agenda, but it's tiring to fight that for no reason. People are moving here regardless. I'd rather be safe than sorry next evac.
Like I said, the idea was to put a single center guardrail up the middle.
I hadn't heard about the widening plan.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:30 AM
 
Location: North Charleston
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Similar argument as "guns don't kill people, people kill people". The trees aren't killing people, it is distraction, impairment or sleepiness all of which should preclude anyone from considering operating a vehicle (safely at least). My Dad really drilled into my head when I was learning to drive that I am in control of a 2500 pound missile and needed to take that responsibility seriously for myself and others around me.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:18 PM
 
Location: N.Charleston,SC
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,,,,some people just dont get it.........
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC metro
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Cut the trees down and put two bidirectional HOV lanes in!

Then don't forget the light rail service right next to it!
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:06 PM
 
Location: North Charleston
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,,,,some people just dont get it.........
Get what? Different opinions, common sense, personal responsibility...not sure which? I completely "get it" when it comes to driving a vehicle safely.

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Old 10-26-2013, 07:23 PM
 
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Get what?
That trees in the median kill...just like trees off the right side kill.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:33 PM
 
Location: N.Charleston,SC
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Thanks Cape. You have to spell it out for some people........
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