Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Follow the detours, for your own sake

PLEASE, people... just follow the detour signs.

In addition to yesterday's problems, Iowa Street is the new mess. I didn't have my camera handy, but as I was coming south from 15th on Iowa I came upon about a dozen cars backed up south of 14th. Some of them were stuck, some sliding around, and several couldn't make it up the hill. It was much more traffic than normal for Iowa Street, so I'm sure many of them were more "smart" detour avoiders. I bet they were all thinking how smart their short cut was. Detours plus the usual lack of winter driving skills has apparently overloaded many local drivers.

The city doesn't use detour signs just to screw with people; they use them because that route is the most logical and safe way to get around the road closure. Rather than trying to weave your way through unplowed residential streets, just follow the nice orange signs and use the plowed arterial streets.

Edit: As you may have noticed the last couple days, bad drivers are one of my pet peeves.


Anonymous said...

They may not know where to turn, but at least Davenport drivers know when to stop.


QuadCityImages said...

I first saw that video a couple weeks ago, and showed it to about everyone I know.

Was anyone else sort of hoping to see the fire truck at the end slide down the hill?

Anonymous said...

Were you not following the detour route to see the dozen cars not following the detour route?

QuadCityImages said...

I live on Iowa Street.

Anonymous said...

You take Iowa Street south to get to the ghetto part of Davenport?

QuadCityImages said...

What exactly are you asking? Whether I use Iowa Street?

Anonymous said...

Can't help but to keep attacking the fire service? No, it is just you hoping to see firefighters injured!

Anonymous said...

I don't usually agree with QCI, but he is correct when he states that he central coty really isn't that bad and its reputation is the problem.

I live here and it is really fine.

QuadCityImages said...

Not as bad as people think, true.

But I've never said there's no crime problem. There is.

Its just not like you shouldn't drive south of Locust for fear of being shot or something. Being afraid of an area doesn't solve anything.