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Spokanites at the wheel

The article about the ranking of Spokane’s drivers in today’s Spokesman-Review (“Spokane drops to 103rd in driver rankings,” Aug. 31, 2018) did not surprise me one bit. One only needs to venture out in one’s car to witness the careless driving prevalent in our city — lack of use of turn signals, speeding to overtake a line of cars and “be first,” cutting one off at intersections, etc.

Is it due to a lack of driver training in our schools? Disregard for one’s safety or those of others? Uncontrolled need to “get one’s way” on the streets? I don’t have an answer.

There is, however, an instance when I applaud all the drivers who handled the traffic light outage at Wall and Country Homes a few days ago; everyone I saw took turns going through the impaired intersection with no apparent “road rage” or “me first” attitudes. Great job, everyone!

Doris Brown

Spokane

 

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