I’d like to enlighten some drivers who insist on breaking the law with their “supposed kindness”.

You do not stop in the middle of the road to let a person jaywalk. It is that person’s responsibility to make sure traffic is clear.

You do not stop in the middle of the road to let someone back out of their driveway. It is that person’s responsibility to make sure traffic is clear.

You do not stop in the middle of the road to let someone exit a business. It is that person’s responsibility to make sure traffic is clear.

You do not stop in the middle of the road because someone is trying to cut in. You slow down and let them in.

You do not stop in the middle of the road and then turn your blinker on as you move into the turn lane.

You need to help prevent accidents, not cause them.

Pat Hall

Ogden

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garylchris

I add these comments because I have seen this happen very frequently in recent weeks:
When you do not have a green light, and drivers the opposite direction have a green arrow, never go right on red while those drivers are turning left. I have noticed that a high percentage of the time, that the driver going right on red swing out wider that the far right lane. This makes it dangerous, sometime will cause an accident with the vehicle going left on the green arrow. Wait until there are no more vehicles turning with the left on green arrow, before you proceed to go right on red.
Secondly, if you are going to be turning right, and you do not have a green light, stop behind the white line designated for a vehicle to stop. Do not stop on the pedestrian crosswalk area, even if you do not have pedestrian coming. (Often drivers do not stop behind he line when there is a pedestrian walking in the crosswalk.) In recent weeks, there have been numerous drivers who do not come to a complete stop while going right on red. Many of them, if they do stop, have their vehicle poked out into the right lane where traffic if going through the green light. I have had to swerve some to the left to avoid hitting a vehicle that is not stopped even behind the second crosswalk line.

A red light or a stop sign means stop--come to a complete stop in the proper area, and help to cause fewer accidents.

ront0

An old Peruvian Proverb said, "It is better to arrive late in this life, than to arrive early in the next".

danuman

Amen! And I would add one more:
Don't go faster than 5 over the posted limit, as speed is the biggest factor in crashes, per UHP. If you go 77 instead of 70 you have a CHANCE to arrive a few minutes early to your destination, nothing more. LEAVE HOME EARLIER if you are having a hard time getting to work/school/etc. on time.

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