I can appreciate that when discussing the "When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors" policy, Donna Franklin, Lightning Safety Program Lead for the National Weather Service, would expound on the dangers associated with lightning (letter, Sept. 20). After all, that is her government job.
However, she totally missed the point of the need for a cost/benefit and effectiveness analysis of the "cure" versus the cost. I do not begrudge the cost of putting up a few signs as long as they do not add to sign pollution nor overload. However, currently about 27 percent of the Maryland population is obese, and that number is predicted to go up to 55 percent by 2030 if we stay the present course. Obesity is very related to the occurrence of chronic ailments and quality of life, and will overwhelm our medical system if left unchecked. We need to have most of the population exercising more and getting maximal use of our playing fields.