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Even when there is room to pass on the left it seem the taxi driver’s choice is to zoom down the curb lane and try to cut in at the last second when they come up against a parked car.
What drives you crazy?
One of the biggest traffic beefs expressed by readers is about left turners who won’t move out into the intersection.
Doing so, enables at least two cars and perhaps three to make the turn at the light change, which reduces frustration. The other day I saw a police car barely straddle the crosswalk, refusing to move out. What hope is there?
To my left, a middle-aged man was having an animated discussion on his hand-held cell, while to my right a young woman was not only chatting but peering closely at her eyeliner in the rearview mirror. Then behind me, I spied a fast-approaching Bimmer: thank goodness, he didn’t need his hands to brake because he too looked like he was tearing a strip off somebody on his phone!
He had passed a row of three cars on a wide single lane and bolted at the light, cutting in sharply at the other side of the intersection. It was such a pleasure to behold because it happens so infrequently – the booking for such an annoying practice, that is!
Well, it seems many drivers don’t know that, because they frequently block intersections where major roads meet with minor neighbourhood streets in contravention of local bylaws.
They are a danger to themselves and other road users. When the car heats up that snow generally slides down in a block over their windshield causing one-car white out conditions, long enough for them to collide with you!
Who knows if the miscreants are going to stop or not as you pass?
But what about those strange folks who timidly stop at every crossroads in the neighbourhood even when they face no stop sign but crossing traffic does? (more…)
I can’t believe the number of darkly-dressed pedestrians who jump out from the curb in the pouring rain on these fall nights when it gets dark so early. (more…)