State of driving habits more critical topic than gas prices

Motorists taking less and less care on roads, reader says

I am always amazed at how the media get on the bandwagon about a two-cent-per-litre increase in the price of gas, but rarely bring attention to the terrible driving habits of B.C. drivers.

A majority seem to have no idea that wen you come to a four-way stop, you take turns. Most people I see never stop, but do a roll to the right manoeuvre, never stopping.

Going through a school zone, look for the small sign on the left which tells you to resume the posted speed. Because many drivers refuse to slow down to 30 kilometres per hour, the potential is great for accidents to happen to small children leaving schools.

As for the roundabout at Lochside Drive and McTavish Road, it will work if the drivers who enter realize that you have to slow down and that drivers in the circle have the right-of-way. Better signage would help, but I really doubt that many drivers take the time to read anything.

Careless drivers cost taxpayers millions of dollars every year. No matter where one drives these days, everyone seems to be in such a hurry.

And don’t put all the blame on young people. I have had close calls with some pretty cranky seniors who feel they can do as they please.

Eileen Nattrass




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