The Newspaper of the San Francisco Bay Chapter
MARCH - APRIL 2006
Letter to the editor:
A short while ago the San Francisco Chronicle did an article describing the experience of driving 55 on a Bay Area freeway. The driver was honked at and received obscene gestures from fellow commuters. The article also charted how driving slower dramatically improved gas mileage.
For the last 4 weeks I have reduced my speed when driving on the same freeways without any repercussions. Why?
May I suggest that the Sierra Club get involved in a national campaign to educate the U.S. population on the merits of slowing down and in the process of being good citizens (saving the environment, reducing emissions, saving countless lives etc., etc) also give the economy an enormous boost.
If initially only 5% of the population buys into your campaign, the results will be astounding. You will also have the attention of the people in power and who knows what great things may result?
[signed] Conrad Chompff
© 2006 San Francisco Sierra Club Yodeler
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