We had KTIS on this morning during breakfast. During one of their traffic updates, I noticed that the traffic reporter closed his segment by saying, "...and that's your traffic update from KTIS - keeping you and your family safe on your way to work and school."

Keeping us safe? Really??? I had to wait around for the next traffic update 15 minutes later to confirm what I'd heard. He closed his segment in the same way.

I know getting stuck in traffic can be quite frustrating, but is it unsafe? I think not. I'd think the opposite is actually true - you're much safer puttering along at 5 mph in a traffic jam than you are while cruising at 70 mph down I-94. Why would KTIS say this? I can't come up with a plausible explanation. My cynical side says that KTIS has bought into the constant fear-mongering that the MSM does every day. I certainly hope that's not the case, but it's the closest thing to an explanation I've been able to come up with.

Thoughts? Ideas?