Tuesday morning, there was a rather nasty accident on I-93 South in New Hampshire. Right by the state line into Massachusetts a tractor trailer came around a bend, saw a line of stopped cars, and went into the median to avoid plowing into them. He took out several trees before one finally was too much for his truck. The highway ended up partially blocked for about half a day. The driver blamed “solar glare” for blinding him and not seeing the cars sooner.
This morning, there were about seven accidents along that same highway, from Manchester down to the state line. It was partly from icy roads (the state was trying out a new road-clearing mix, and it does NOT look like it’s working well), partly from wind-driven snow obscuring visibility, and — again — solar glare. My half-hour commute stretched to closer to 90 minutes.
I, personally, think Halliburton is to blame for this scourge, this menace called “solar glare.” I demand an investigation, and I want Congress to pass a law banning this before it claims even more lives — and, more importantly, messes up my day again.