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Michelle commented on A little driver courtesy would go a long way.

The best reward would be if all drivers understood that courteous driving is actually in their best interest. Courteous drivers don't have as many car accidents, which means fewer deaths, fewer injuries, fewer totaled cars, and lower car insurance premiums! It's a win for everyone!

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Michelle commented on A little driver courtesy would go a long way.

I was nearly rear-ended at a stoplight this morning by a driver who was obviously not paying attention. I saw her getting closer and closer in my rear view mirror, and I thought when is she going to stop? Then I heard the screeching brakes. It's a miracle I wasn't hit. Why can't Miami drivers actually pay attention when they drive? This is why I like mass transit -- it's a lot safer.

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Michelle commented on Express bus routes and free or reduced-cost bus passes

Hi, Matteo: Thank you for your comment on my post about buses. Yes -- I think more people would use Metrobus if: 1) there were express routes available that cut out unnecessary, time-consuming stops; 2) buses came around more often (say, every 1/2 hour); and 3) if reduced-cost or free passes were available to everyone. The bus fare is not expensive, but if the County really wants to get people to ride, free passes would definitely get people's attention. In Coral Gables, there is a free trolley system that is great. The trolleys come around about every 15 minutes; and there are no circuitous routes. They go only north and south on Ponce de Leon Boulevard. I use it a lot when I need to get around Coral Gables. I wish we had something like this in the County.