I recently travelled through North Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania and noticed something very telling.
This is a trip I have made many times since moving to North Carolina in 1997. Never have I seen traffic so light, gas stations so empty, so few police cars, and very little truck traffic.
While that may all be good for those who are travelling, the reason behind it is likely trouble for all of us. I can only surmise the high gas prices are the culprit.
When we see less traffic, especially less truck traffic, that's a sure sign the economy is suffering.( Not really a news flash!) And while you may not like to see police just waiting to pull over speeders...they do help keep the roads safe.
The apparent impact of the high gas prices are crystal clear when you take a road trip. I hope the politicians are noticing the same things as they campaign across the state and country.
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