TRAFFIC ISSUES !
Slow drivers in passing lane on highway. . .
People, please stay out of the left passing lane on the highways if you are not in that lane to do so. It is very frustrating for people behind you in the lane who are trying to do so. I believe that people who use this lane have no idea or cannot read or understand the purpose for which these lanes are to be used. As a result , traffic can be backed up and tempers flare which can cause people to do irrational things which can cause accidents. I see this on a daily basis every time I am on the highway.
Drivers who do not signal when changing lanes . . .
People, please use your signal indicators in your car. In case you are not aware, they are to be used when changing lanes. It is very frustrating to have someone cut in front of you when you are not expecting them to do so especially if you are about to change lanes at the same time that they decide to do so. Again, this can cause serious accidents. I had a friend whose young seven year old daughter was in the back seat of her car when she had to swerve to avoid an accident caused by this and ran off the road and hit a pole. Her daughter was killed instantly because of the ensuing head injury which she incurred. My friend has never recovered from the trauma of losing her only child.
Cars who rush pedestrians on cross walks. . .
People, please be aware of and practice the rules for drivers when approaching and passing these cross walks.There are too many pedestrians seriously hurt or killed on a daily basis because these drivers want to pass ahead of the pedestrians . Be courteous and remember that this can be your parents, wives, husbands or children. I had a co- worker whose mother had a serious head injury caused by a driver who was in a hurry. She was never the same after this injury. There is no rush that is worth the ensuing heartache and guilt that an accident can cause in addition to which there will be serious charges laid against you. These charges can be as serious as a jail term , licence suspension , and / or severe fines which can have damaging repercussions on your insurance rates. Besides which, the victim can also civilly sue you.