Basic driving rules ignored

last week I came across an article about Summerland drivers. This article talked about how bad some drivers are and how some neglect speed limits and other rules of the road.

last week I came across an article about Summerland drivers.

This article talked about how bad some drivers are and how some neglect speed limits and other rules of the road.

I was driving through town on my way to Penticton and while driving this article came to mind.

As the years have gone by rules of the road have changed and I am urging everyone to begin using their horns at these drivers who clearly should not be on the road in the first place.

First off, you do not signal going into the round-about nor do you stop and wave other vehicles in.

I have seen this far too often and I hope these people get stopped by the RCMP and are asked to retake their drivers test.

Secondly, the new law has passed that you are not allowed using any handheld devices. However a law against drivers going 40 kilometres an hour below the speed limit on the highway to look at the lake should have also been passed.

Driving from Summerland into Trout Creek today I witnessed this vehicle in the left lane driving 40 km/h below the speed limit and staring at the lake.

Thirdly, the left lane is the passing lane and the right lane is the traveling lane.

After you have passed a vehicle please get into the right lane. Simple enough, correct?

You do not drive in the left lane unless you are going to pass.

Also when and if you do get passed don’t let your ego get the better of you and speed up and try blocking in the driver who just passed you.

A lot of men seem to get their egos hurt when they get passed and speed up just to impress their wives; the result of this is road rage and accidents so please avoid this stupidity.

If someone is speeding, let them because sooner or later the cops will pull them over and take away their licenses.

Finally, when you are approaching the roundabout and are waiting to enter, you should not have your vehicle over the cross walk. The District of Summerland was so kind to mail out instructions on how to enter a round-about and how to exit and I think if you still don’t know how to use a roundabout you should consider giving up your license.

Vishal Lekhi

Summerland

 

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