We’ve heard personal stories recently from La Honda’s amazing fire brigade and other first responders about the heavy toll traffic accidents extract from everyone involved. We’ve heard about many close calls and examples of unsafe driving. It's hard when we hear these things have happened.
But what about accidents waiting to happen? Is there anything that could lessen their numbers? A recent Hwy 84 cleanup provided some thought provoking material. One thinks about the number of people that contributed to this collection, and that most were likely in an automobile. This section of road is cleaned fairly regularly, though this was the first cleanup in several months due to winter weather.
Among the usual collection of soda cans, food containers, and a frightening number of cigarette butts, were the following adult beverage containers:
28 - Beer cans
18 - Beer bottles
7 - Vodka bottles (4 were single serving size)
6 - Wine bottles
1 - Club cocktail
In addition, this event along a 4-mile stretch of Hwy 84 included debris cleanup at three accident sites.
Oh, and a bicycle inner tube.