Thursday, July 06, 2006

GNC -- Live Well

While walking to the library in Fern Creek, I passed the GNC Nutrition store in the same shopping center. I looked up and saw a man hanging out the door in his GNC Golf Shirt, smoking a cigarette. Nothing screams healthy living like a guy with a cigarette in his mouth.

And now we have another police accident here in Louisville. I understand the need to get somewhere quickly, and the idea that the police are damned if they do and damned if they don't, I think there are too many instances in my own personal experience where the people with lights and sirens are paying less attention to the road ahead than the place they're trying to reach. There are many factors that they need to consider, including:

1) With air conditioning, loud stereos, car radios, and the general distracted state of people (cell phones, makeup, etc.), your siren may not be heard and lights seen until it is too late.

2) There is no good place to pull over in much of the county.

3) Some people panic when the lights and sirens are coming to them and they don't always make the wisest decisions.

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