Marilyn Horton, of Swansea, South Carolina, wrote a letter to the editor, which was published in today's State newspaper: "I travel on Interstate 26 for approximately twenty-five miles 5 days per week to and from work. There is at least one wreck each week involving a tractor trailer on the section I travel.
These tractor trailer trucks have almost caused me to be involved in numerous accidents.
The number of big rigs has greatly increased on our interstates. Our senators and representatives wanted Interstate 77 to come through Columbia, and yet they made no plan for this influx of traffic.
Why would you have an interstate end where it does, bringing loads of traffic without widening the highway?
If the section of I-26 from I-77 to I-95 were widened to 6 lanes, and we added more Highway Patrol troopers, the number of accidents and deaths would be greatly reduced."
It is an important issue, and I am glad Marilyn Horton is doing her part as a citizen to shed light on things.