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Crack down on aggressive drivers

Published Sep. 27, 2005

I've lived in Pinellas County for 10 years and have seen many improvements to the roads. I drive a lot all over the county, and it seems to me that over-aggressive drivers are getting more and more bold all the time.

Seldom do I see anyone pulled over by law enforcement. When I do notice an officer, he is driving aggressively and over the speed limit.

Many of our schools have resource officers being paid to babysit. No child has been killed inside a Pinellas County school this last year, just trying to walk to and from the school.

Why aren't these officers doing something worthwhile? Revenue would be gained if officers wrote tickets to careless drivers.

Our county is known to have the second-worst rating in the nation for red-light running. This is totally the fault of law enforcement.

People would drive safely if they knew they would be cited for endangering innocent people's lives.

Paul Decker, St. Petersburg

Ignorance of Great Britain

is annoying to native Scot

Re: Local student to represent city abroad, April 30.

I read with interest your article regarding the girl from Riviera Middle School who was going to represent St. Petersburg in the People to People Student Ambassador Program.

I felt sad that you did not seem to know that Scotland is part of Great Britain. It is unfortunate that so many people in the United States think of only England as being Britain. Great Britain is England, Scotland and Wales.

As a Scot who has lived in the United States for 30 years, it is still very annoying to think that folks in this day and age do not know that Scotland is part of Great Britain.

Elizabeth B. Brown, St. Petersburg