Busy Beacon traffic

I spent some of four hours watching traffic on a slow and rainy Sidney day

I spent some of four hours watching traffic on a slow and rainy Sidney day. Specifically traffic from 5th and Beacon, using the advanced driving knowledge I obtained from my five-week Young Drivers of Canada training.

Referencing how much each ticket would have cost for things like not taking the first available lane and the most common — speeding and passing vehicles who are trying to park — I was astounded by the amount of potential ticketing. And that’s just what I could catch with my eye between customers.

Noel Gagnon

Sidney

 

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