Posted date : Sep 16, 2021.
As anyone who pays attention knows, the crime rate in the U.S. over the last eight months has increased by more than 300%. One of the big reasons is the thousands and thousands of criminals released from jail. A lot of these inmates are very dangerous; some were even serving life sentences. There have been a lot of carjackings, muggings and assaults, and some even worse.
For 13 years, we have crossed over at Sarnia and taken highways 69 and 65 and then on down to Panama City Beach. In view of the huge increase in crime, how safe do you think this drive will be this winter?
Gord & Patty
Port Dover, ON
Ed.: I believe that the drive will be the same as in prior years – safe. Most of the increases in crime have occurred in the very large inner cities, which I would avoid.