Sunday, July 24, 2011

Unspoken Rules of the Road: I wish you were made of glass!

You're not made of glass, and neither am I. Therefore, I cannot see through you and vis-versa.

So you are driving along and you arrive at stop sign to turn right. There is another turn lane next to you to turn left at said stop sign. You look right...all clear. You look left and suddenly there is another car in your line of sight. Whoops! Now you can't check the road for oncoming vehicles.  You struggle in vain to catch a glimpse of oncoming traffic through their car windows. Yeah... no luck.

Please don't be that person in the left lane. The appropriate thing to do is, if you are second at the stop, wait for the other person to go and give them some room to see. I'm not exactly sure if this "blocking because I'm in a hurry technique" is legal or not, but it is definitely NOT good manners. Whoever arrives first, gets to go first! Just as if you were at a 4-way stop.

This happens to me all the time leaving the post office. Has it happened to you recently??

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Unspoken Rules of the Road: Funeral Processions

When my uncle passed away a few years ago, it was the first funeral I had ever been to. During the procession to his final resting place, I noticed that (most) of the other cars on the road had pulled over and stopped their vehicles to show respect. This was all new to me but I was in awe! What manners!

Since then, I have been on both sides; in the procession and passing by. It amazes me the kindness shown by complete strangers. It also shocks me when I see people not stopping at all or even speeding to get around them! Yikes! In case you were wondering, thats a big no-no.

Just a little tidbit that might help you the next time you run into a funeral procession. Pull over! Show a little respect :)

I've also seen people turn their headlights on.... what do you think??