Cape's bewhiskered roadways are due for a trim

A snip here or there will make the roads much safer

To the Editor:

Our Cape roads are predominantly narrow. Cars meeting on many of them have to slow way down and hug the edges in order to avoid side-swipes.

That problem is compounded when people plant shrubs at the very edge of the road. Those bushes take pleasure in sending branches out into the roadways, causing vehicles to drive too far into midstream.

So each of us has a civic duty to prune those unruly shrubs back to his/her property line. It's not being nice to others to scratch the gleaming paint job on the passenger side of their cars.

Similarly, tree branches that are low and project into the roadway should feel the bite of the chainsaw.

In other words, let the entire road become usable. So, please, let's all become botanically correct.

Richard C. Bartlett
Cotuit, MA

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