Today's read: The Beltway's danger zone
Commuter Page Feature: The stretch of Interstate 495 that rolls through Prince George's County makes up less than a third of the Capital Beltway, but in the past three years it has accounted for 70 percent of its traffic fatalities. (Ashley Halsey III)
Halsey's story appeared on Sunday's Commuter page in The Post along with this graphic and map. He noted that the Beltway in Prince George's is not the most heavily traveled portion. It carries10,000 to 30,000 fewer vehicles a day than some segments in Montgomery County. But it is the part where long-distance drivers are most likely to blend with our local traffic.
Dr. Gridlock: I got a letter from a reader talking about the relationship between speed cameras and human behavior. It takes us a long time to adjust, she said, but she made the adjustment.
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