| Newton MA News and Politics BlogWalked into Newton Centre this weekend and came upon this bumper part at the corner of Beacon and Centre Streets. No mystery why it’s there. Clearly somebodies had a bit of a shunt. In the course of moving/removing the vehicles, the bumper got left behind.

The mystery is why it’s still there. When there is a vehicular collision on our public streets, isn’t somebody responsible for cleaning up the mess?

This isn’t the worst offense, but it’s yet another example of how drivers imposes imposes costs on society at large. Somebody’s going to pay to remove this. And, it’s not going to be the driver. It’s a minor offense, but it’s a common offense. 

We need to stop subsidizing driving. Now.