Dear Editor:

Enough! While attempting to cross Main Street from the Texaco to Kane Creek Boulevard, on an otherwise lovely Sunday morning, I was almost flattened twice within 30 seconds by maniac drivers just out having a grand old time trashing our town.  

I’ve always thought, and still do, that the organizers of the Jeep Safari have done a pretty good job of keeping the event under control. No longer. And maybe that’s because these idiotic new machines bear no resemblance to a jeep, and their occupants could care less about anything.

We probably have more law enforcement per capita than anywhere in the state. Where are they? What are they doing? Anywhere in town, if you can find a place safe enough to keep from getting run over, you will witness hundreds of blatant, serious traffic violations in an hour. Pull them over. Arrest them and confiscate their stupid toys.

It’s time, folks, to quite literally put the brakes on. Cancel the whole Jeep Safari event. Put it on hold for three to five years and see if sanity, like a stubborn desert flower, can take root. Oops, I forget though — money talks, and everything else, just get the heck out of the way.

Steve Russell