Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Lack of Courtesy on Public Roads

Bike lane drivers refusing to wait following major accident closing off freeway

Ridesharing drivers face major opposition on the roads. There are many selfish drivers whose agendas take precedence over fellow motorists. Because these commuters travel daily, adverse conditions may wear their patience thin and this can result in poor driving, accidents, and road rage. Nonetheless, bad attitudes and flawed behavioral traits are a recipe for disaster. Given this environment, lack of courtesy on public roads can/will create traffic and cause accidents.

Bad drivers run red lights, weave in and out of traffic, drive at high speeds, run stop signs, and cut off fellow motorists. These daily challenges makes a great case for ridesharing drivers to record activity on the streets, just in case accidents and/or hit-and-runs occur. If law enforcement personnel are unable to monitor traffic activity, then drivers can keep extra eyes on the roads to possibly reduce future occurrences.

Ridesharing drivers must take extreme precaution to protect the safety of their clients. Once traffic stop lights turn green, these drivers are encouraged to scan from right to left before proceeding through the intersection. So many taxi drivers and other drivers run red lights; they don't care whether others are waiting to make left turns and/or about to take a green light. Showing respect and being courteous travels a long way. We must all do a better job to keep everyone safe.

On freeways and highways, serious accidents usually block lanes. Inpatient drivers are unwilling to wait their turn, so they drive in bike and emergency lanes to pass up patient motorists. It's unfortunate there are selfish people on the roads unwilling to follow traffic laws. Disobeying traffic laws can/may jeopardize safety, causing major accidents and even deaths.

Courteous, compassionate and careful drivers make the roads fair and safe. Try your best to keep calm on the roads, especially when dealing with inpatient drivers.