Football Night And Where Are The Red Bank Police? - And Response (2)

Friday, October 4, 2013

It is Friday night at Baylor and there is a big ballgame.  Dayton Boulevard was a nightmare.  This afternoon traffic was backed up to the Northshore with lots of angry people on the way home from work and going to the game.  Not a Chattanooga Police car in sight to help with the traffic on their side of the tunnel.  

Same was true when entering the Red Bank city limits.  Unhappy people driving on the side of the road, lots of fingers waving and just plain unhappy motorists.

When I finally made it to Signal Mountain Boulevard it was smooth sailing but still no police cars.  Finally I spot a car guarding a pizza joint from hungry sports fans.  Well, maybe he was taking a dinner break.  Poor timing to say the least.

This does not paint a pretty picture of Red Bank's Finest. 

Mike Layne

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 The individual schools (including Baylor) are responsible for arranging traffic control at these events, and Baylor (and the Baylor entrance on Signal Mountain Road)  is in the Chattanooga city limits. 
  
Steve Daugherty Sr.

Baylor Alum 

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Unusually heavy traffic isn't necessarily a reason to summon the constabulary.   

Let me take a guess here: you were expecting the police to show up and wave their government-issued magic wands and make all of that terrible, awful, mean, dirty traffic just vanish into thin air, weren't you? 

Lucas S. McNeeley



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