County traffic horrors abound

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 27, 2006

How many of you have a horror story that has come out of an experience you&8217;ve had on one of the many roads in our county?

For some of us, it&8217;s more than one story.

It&8217;s more like a book.

Traffic issues in Shelby County get worse by the month as more residents move to the Birmingham metro area.

The obvious solution to this problem would be to build bigger and better roads as our needs increase. But that takes money and time &8212; neither of which comes very easy to any county.

So how do we voice our frustrations?

The Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce is looking for traffic horror stories from Shelby County residents.

Traffic congestion, safety and hazardous roads are huge issues in the county but drivers and riders don&8217;t often get the opportunity to address them head on.

Chamber officials believe that part of finding a solution to any problem is fully understanding that problem and to that end are requesting personal experiences.

The chamber is asking for personal accounts of driving experiences, seeking to answer the question of why roads are a problem in Shelby County.

Accounts should be 200 words or less and should include name and phone number.

The chamber asks that submissions are faxed to 663-4524 or mailed to P.O. Box 324, Pelham, AL 3512