There are a few people out there who need to go back to driving school.
This week I witnessed a number of near accidents on our roads and highways. It's a miracle no one was seriously injured.
Some drivers seem to think it's perfectly okay to tailgate on Hwy. 101. On my way down to Gibsons Tuesday night, I experienced the glare of headlights in the rear view mirror on more than one occasion.
At one point I even got a loud honk of a car horn trying to encourage me to speed up.
Highway 101 has very few passing lanes and is a highway with a posted speed limit. How hard is that to comprehend?
Wharf Avenue seems to be another hazardous area lately.
Just last week I witnessed a driver who felt he couldn't wait for the light to change near the Esso Station off Hwy. 101. He decided to bolt across the lane, into the opposite lane of traffic and into the turning lane to get on to Wharf Avenue. The driver then sped off, looking thrilled with his little joy ride as he sped past me up the street.
Three seconds later, I would have been in that turning lane heading on to the highway. Who knows what disaster could have occurred?
We have a back alley bordering our office here on Cowrie Street. I've lost count how many vehicles choose to speed down this alley. This week I was almost t-boned by a vehicle speeding down the lane. The driver saw me at the last moment, swerved to avoid me, then carried on without breaking a sweat.
What is going on here? Do people think they own the highway or feel it's their right to speed, tailgate and make illegal turns?
It's a fast-paced world and everyone seems to be in a hurry, but that's no excuse. Some people need to slow down and be more responsible on the roads.