Letter: We don't have a bridge issue

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Here are some easy solutions:

  1. Have the State Patrol (in Washington and Oregon) create an entry-level position, with troopers on the highways, freeways and state routes armed with photo guns, take photo of phone offenders, talking or texting, and fine them like a drunk driver is fined. If someone wants to dispute it they can sign a waiver of the driver's cellphone usage to prove that they weren't texting or talking on the phone. It should also be reported to the insurance companies as a major infraction.

  2. Have all commercial trucks pay for using Interstate 5 between 6 and 9 a.m. southbound and 3 and 6 p.m. northbound.

  3. Find a crossing area west of the I-5 with state routes connecting it.

  4. Have a "heavy traffic" driver pass. The drivers would have to pass a heavy traffic drive course to get the chip that would be installed on their vehicle and would allow them to use the I-5 bridge between 6 and 9 a.m. southbound and 3 and 6 p.m. northbound. If they don't have the pass they would have to find another way to get over the bridge.

These solutions will help the traffic flow and raise money for interstate travel.

Jonathan Sauerwein

Vancouver