Bein: Enforcement, more laws not only answer in Sun City

All the comments (“Accidents abound in Sun Cities,” Sun City Independent, May 1, 2019) were about more laws and stricter enforcement.

I see a deeper problem. It is infecting our whole nation. That is not what the government should do, but what responsibility the resident feels toward his neighbor on the road.

Years ago, there was a song, “I did it my way.” The “Is” and “Mys” are being thrown aside in the hopes that the government will solve the problem. If only the individual would realize that he or she could personally solve some of the problems.

For example, start early so speed is not necessary. Traveling Del Webb Boulevard at 30 mph is relaxing. Pull over to the right so the foreigner from Minnesota can pass you at 50 mph. Starting early will ease the personal pressure. You don’t know what the other driver is going through. Maybe it is an emergency. Consider the other driver. What is so important about getting to where you are going? What will you do when you get there? Waste precious time doing some silly thing?

Politically and socially, taking personal responsibility seems to be politically incorrect. The “mes” and “mines” of others get in the way. Slow down, America! Smell the roses and be thankful for what you had. It seems like it’s being taken away by the other “mes” and “mines.”

William O. Bein

Sun City

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