Letter: Rude behavior from CDOT worker
On Tuesday, May 25, at about 11:30 a.m. I was on my way up to Costco to do some shopping with my husband. When going through the tunnel where the divided highway ends and becomes two lanes, I had been watching the signs that state “40 miles per hour,” “Next 6 miles under construction,” “2 lane traffic only,” etc, etc.
I’ve heard about the two deadly accidents in that area so I was proceeding with caution, having a nice relaxing day with my husband. The sun was out, and the scenery beautiful.
When going through the tunnel where traffic becomes two lanes only when you come out of the tunnel, it was dark as there was shade at the end of the tunnel and I was having problems seeing as it was very dark. I could barely see the CDOT worker, but I did see him. I wasn’t really sure where I was supposed to proceed or what he wanted me to do. There was no traffic in front of me or behind me.
As I approached the flag man he flagged violently at me to go faster. I wondered why, as I was doing what the law stated — 40 miles per hour. As I went by him I just raised my hand; I made no hand motion to him at all. I just wondered why he was upset at me for obeying the law. As I passed him he flipped me off. Needless to say I did not respond to his rude act.
My question: Does not CDOT have a code of conduct for its employees? He was rude and very inconsiderate.
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