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Motorists should be aware and courteous

I would like to take the time to thank the 14 courteous drivers in Albany, two of whom are my daughter and husband. Thank you for thinking of others as you drive the city's roads.

Now, I don't know what is wrong with the rest of the drivers. I don't know if they are intentionally rude or just busy on their phones and oblivious to the traffic around them. I can't begin to count the number of times I've had to pass them in the right lane on the by-pass, or slam on my brakes when they pull out in front of me and then stop to make the very next left turn.

How about paying attention and showing a little kindness out there? Be nice and move over if someone is coming up fast behind you instead of purposely invoking your slow driving habit on them. I have to admit I drive 5 to 9 mph over the speed limit, and I get over if someone is coming up fast behind me. I don't direct callousness toward them and "make them wait." I don't know what their reasoning is for driving fast, but it is not for me to decide. Let them chance getting a ticket if they so desire.

Be aware of what goes on around you, be courteous and not spiteful. If we are mindful of others around us, Albany will be a nicer place to drive.

CARIN REESE

Albany

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TrixibelleBento 1 year, 11 months ago

Until the automakers block cell phone signals while the engine is running, we will not see any improvements.

There is a stick that protrudes from the steering column on the left side--it's called a turn signal. Albany drivers don't understand its use either.

I drive like Carin does; I tend to drive faster than the flow of traffic and I'm constantly amazed how many Albany drivers are absolutely clueless of what is transpiring around them.

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Shinedownfan 1 year, 11 months ago

OMG, Trixiebelle, I almost put that in there... I almost said at the end of the letter, "and PLEASE use that turn signal that comes standard on all cars!" LOL!

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