Justa friendly PSA for all my fellow PA drivers: be on alert for deer crossing the roads!
I’ve been on high alert since about two weeks ago when I did an article about this being prime season for hitting deer. Apparently, their mating season is a perfect storm of time for them to be running around and hitting/smashing cars.
This week is the peak of that season.
Friday, on our way back from dinner, my fiance and I actually came upon an entire pack of deer – does and young deer, all crossing the road/eating. They were within like 5 feet of our car.
I was terrified, noting, like the park ranger told me a couple weeks ago, if you see one deer, there could be more.
So I was freaking out, telling Mike to drive away and let them be, but he was excited and was enjoying looking at them.
It was quite an experience.
Then we drove another 20 feet or so and saw another deer in another location. I was so happy to just park the car and not have to worry about it.
So, yes, please be careful out there – it’s high time for deer out there!
There was some good Facebook discussion on the Daily Item’s page yesterday regarding the new TSA regulations which would allow for small pocket knives on planes.
Here’s some more info:
TSA Administrator John Pistole announced Tuesday that airline passengers will be able to carry pocketknives with blades less than 2.36 inches long and less than half an inch wide. Souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment also will be permitted starting next month.
The agency said the policy aligns the U.S. with international standards and allows the TSA to concentrate on more serious safety threats.
Check out part of the discussion:
I really don’t know which way I lean, but I do know this: why can’t I keep my iPod on during takeoff yet? Even in airplane mode?! And why is my shampoo still considered a security risk?!?
Maybe those are the questions we need to be focused on, rather than whether or not knives should be allowed on planes.