Of Course, Until We Can Guarantee Complete Safety, We Will Limit I-66 To One Lane And 25mph

This happened (boldface mine):

The suspect who authorities are still looking for after leading a Secret Service uniformed division officer on a wrong-way car chase in D.C. and I-66 in Northern Virginia before crashing into another vehicle has been identified.

Secret Service said Monday that the suspect driver has been identified as 28-year-old Victor Ebai, of Springfield, Virginia, and that the Arlington County Police Department has obtained warrants for him for felony hit-and-run and felony eluding.

Secret Service said one of its uniformed officers saw a Chevrolet Sonic driving the wrong way on I Street, NW in D.C. around 4:35 a.m. Sunday and attempted to stop the vehicle, leading to the pursuit. The driver, now identified as Ebai, then drove westbound in the eastbound lanes on I-66 before colliding head-on with another vehicle traveling eastbound near mile marker 73.

If something similar happened on the Metro, every local politician, including the federal ones, would be chiming in on this, and arguing we need to prioritize safety first, service for the riders be damned.

So my modest proposal is that, until we can figure out how to make I-66 safer, it should be restricted to one lane and a speed of 25 mph.

Aside: Yes, I realize this has nothing to do with driving the wrong way on an interstate, but, then again, the suggestions of our supposed political betters regarding Metro aren’t much more effective.

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