It’s for the children

To the Editor:

Young drivers on Martha’s Vineyard would benefit from having a traffic light to negotiate. Traffic lights are a mainland reality, and we should make sure our children are prepared to encounter them.

I always thought that the Blinker intersection would be a great place for a traffic light, but it looks like a roundabout is going in there. Could we consider installing a light at the intersection of State Road and Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road in Vineyard Haven? No one seems happy with that intersection. A smart traffic light (responsive to the changing volume and direction of incoming traffic) could make life easier and give our kids a more well-rounded driver education.

If we’re going to have a roundabout for kids to practice on, why not a traffic light as well?

Mal Jones

West Tisbury