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Poll: Covered Bridge traffic does cause minor headaches

Monday, October 22, 2007

One hundred ninety-two voters voiced their opinion on the recent Brazil Times’ website poll question.

The Times asked readers if increased traffic through the area due to the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival affected their daily routine.

Of the 192 people casting votes, 115 (59.9 percent) said yes the covered bridge festival traffic does affect their daily routine, while 40.1 percent (77 voters) said it did not.

Nine readers also left comments regarding the issue.

One reader said, “I do not think it affects my daily routine, only because most of the time, I take the back roads. But, I especially take them now if I have to go in town.”

Another reader disagreed, saying, “It takes me twice as long to get to work and uses a lot more gas. In this day when gas is nearing $3 a gallon, I don’t see how anyone could sit in traffic and watch their gas gauge going down to “E” and not feel compelled to turn around and go back home. That is ridiculous!”

Another reader felt that the traffic was a hindrance, but said, “Not this year, but in year’s past it has. I can’t wait for it to be over.”

One reader expressed taking pleasure in watching the long lines of traffic, saying, “But I do love to drive down (State Road 59) the other way just to see all the cars waiting to move.”

The Brazil Times’ new poll question went up at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. It asks readers their opinion regarding a recent tragic incident, “Following the shooting at Van Buren Elementary School, does Clay Community Schools need to increase security at all county schools?”

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