Drivers need to know traffic laws
I agree with J.A. Frost. On Jan. 22, I too was confronted with an out-of-state driver coming head on at me in my dedicated turn lane to go left into the Wells Fargo on Fortuna Road. She had entered the turn lane right on top of the yellow left-turn arrow going the wrong way. Then she proceeded to get angry with me because I was in the turn lane. She apparently wanted to turn farther down the road and would not budge. I had to wait for traffic to clear and turn into the oncoming lane to get past her.
And I had almost rear-ended a car earlier on 32nd Street. I was traveling the speed limit (55) with little traffic around 6 p.m. I glanced at the rear mirror and side mirror, checking traffic. When I looked forward, an out-of-state licensed car was DEAD STOPPED in the left-hand traffic lane to make a left turn. He was NOT in the turn lane. Thank God no one was in the right lane as I braked and swerved into the right lane. He did not have brake lights on and was just sitting there waiting for oncoming traffic to clear.
So I say to the gentleman who commented the other day about being a snowbird driver, we ARE tolerant. But everyone needs to know the traffic laws. If you are holding up traffic in the left lane, move over. Don’t drive side by side doing 38 when the limit is 55. We appreciate you visiting our area but please drive at off hours if possible. Those of us who live here and work here have dedicated hours to be on the road. You have all day.