Letter: Drivers, what's the big hurry?
Things that Mid-Valley drivers do on a regular basis are quite annoying. First is the lack of courtesy to your fellow drivers and/or their safety. I cannot count how many times I've seen the following inconsiderate actions take place time and again:
When someone is trying to back out of the curbside parking spaces along Plumas Street or D Street, why does it seem that I'm one of the few drivers courteous enough to stop and let them out? Is it that important to get where you're going?
Or when drivers turn left at an intersection, what is so hard about staying on your side of the street? Why do so many people crossover into the oncoming lane? You could end someone's life, including your own.
How about drive-throughs? When you're driving a truck or elevated vehicle, and the person in front of you is in a smaller car, turn off your headlights. It's common courtesy.
Lastly, store parking lots. When you're parked two spaces from the cart area, why do so many people just push the cart into the next space, space between your car and theirs or up on the planter? It's 10 feet away. Are we truly that lazy as a community?
All I'm saying is that courtesy has to begin somewhere. Take the time to put yourself in the other person's shoes. Think how much you hate it when people do these things to you and help make the change.