Letters to the Editor

KENNON ROHBOCK: How many hot dogs should I let get ahead?

At first glance Jerry Moreau's letter about lane usage and repercussions for not going along with hot dogs on the road sounds very reasonable.

However, the driving experience really exists on a continuum between congested city driving to the other extreme of open road interstate driving. When all those conditions are considered, his letter collapses.

In congested situations all lanes become used and the speed of the traffic tends to adjust to a relatively safe and effective speed.

Then, when there is no possible way to somehow zoom ahead, along comes the hot dog who thinks that somehow everyone should move over for him.

Now lets revisit Mr. Moreau's suggestion. Should I move over, relinquishing my position in the traffic?

How many hot dogs should I let get ahead?

You tell me.