Wednesday, April 9, 2008

What? No Left Turn Again!

What is it with drivers today? Most don't use turn signals, they stop suddenly in the road with no warning, or they pull out in front of you. Where did the basic common safety rules go? My soon-to-be 16 year old daughter is just learning to drive and my husband and I are more worried about the other driver than we are her. She has osbserved us driving over the years and she knows to use her turn signal EVERY TIME she makes a turn, even if it is just changing lanes. She knows to stop at every stop sign and red light. She knows not to pull out in front of other cars, even if she thinks she can "beat them." My daughter is more aware of traffic and safety rules than most drivers on the road.

When you are out in your huge, gas guzzling SUV, please observe basic traffic rules:
  • Use your turn sign signal every time you make a turn.
  • Stop at all stop signs and red lights.
  • Slow down for yellow lights - yellow mean slow down, not "go really fast."
  • Don't pull out in front of other cars - it won't make your trip any faster.
  • Don't use your cell phone while driving - I don't care if you need to answer the ring or reply to a text - I care about safety on the road.

If parents will train and demonstrate to their children the correct driving skills, we would all be much safer on the highways and byways.

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