To the Editor:
The past few days I have driven from Hyde Park to downtown Chicago on Lake Shore Drive around 7 a.m. I started driving at the speed limit of 45 miles per hour, but I became an obstacle to the flow of the traffic. I was passed by many cars both right and left, until I moved over to the “slow lane” on the right. There, I had cars tailing me. It was an out-of-body experience seeing cars racing by me at 60 to 80-plus m.p.h., zigzagging between lanes. I was holding on to the wheel for my dear life. There were no police in sight.
Obviously, the rule of traffic law was not being enforced, which may give the idea why to obey any law. This reckless behavior permeates our society at every level. If you can get away with it, then it is all right. Moderation (in speed), self-discipline (in driving), following the traffic rules is not in fashion. What I do not understand is why we do not use technology, if enforcement by law enforcement is not willing or available. Speed cameras are available and are used elsewhere. Please setup these devices so the Indy 500 goes back to Indianapolis.