Drivers should know how to share the road safely, be courteous

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To the Editor,

Mainly I’d like to address this letter to the person who almost hit me while I was getting my mail Monday on Occidental Highway.

There was no reason for you to move over and ride the edge of the highway. There was no on coming traffic so you could have moved over seeing that I was standing there on the side of the road.

Typically that is what is done when you see a person on the side of the road. What you don’t do is try to hit them and then blare your horn as you go by. So for you, here is a lesson in driving courtesy and safety.

This is taken from the Driving Handbook in Michigan, What Every Driver Should Know. Chapter 9 is titled “Sharing the Road Safely — Be Courteous.”

As a driver, watch out and always yield the right-of-way to people walking, jogging, biking, crossing a street in the middle of a block, or darting from between parked vehicles. Watch for them when entering a street from a driveway or alley, at stop signs, traffic signals, roundabouts, crosswalks and intersections.

There is a lot more in that chapter that addresses how to safely drive around tow trucks, emergency vehicles and motorcycles which I have a feeling you might need to read. I found the handbook on the web at www.michigan.gov/sos but I’m sure you can find it by doing any search.

I hope your driving skills are improved by this as well as your intellect and courtesy of others.

CK Miller
Raisin Township




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