Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Driving In Anchorage

I should preface this quick note with an admission that, I am not a perfect driver, nor am I always polite. I drive with a purpose, that is to say, if I am on the road, I usually have somewhere to be. (This is certainly not always necessarily the case if I am out on one of the bikes, especially on the V8!) So it’s not like I am particularly patient with slow or indecisive drivers anyway, but I digress.

As I was out driving for lunch today, I could not help but notice that some drivers just plain need a lot of help. Yes, generally most do okay, but the ones that stuck out today are drivers and how they deal with "Right Turn on Red".

When it comes to "Right Turn on Red", there are at least two kinds of drivers at each end of the spectrum.
1. There are those won't make the right turn on red no matter what. Whether or not there is no traffic to merge into, they just will NOT turn on red. There are enough states out there where the law is to only turn right on red if posted. Alaska is the opposite. You can turn right on red here unless posted otherwise.
2. At the other end, there are those who appear to firmly believe that a "Right Turn on Red" is tantamount to a green light! I just watched a driver make a right turn on red in front of me despite the oncoming traffic who had the protected left green arrow! He almost caused an accident and seemed confused by all the horn honking and angry looks. Simply amazing...

It's days like this that I really do wish I had a bulldozer blade on the front end of the truck, just so I could push these "Bozos" off the road and make life so much better for the rest of us.

Hope you all have a great day!

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Location:Anchorage, Alaska

1 comment:

  1. Haha! Awesome! You're right though. It's INSANE! People either need to learn how to drive or walk their asses to work... -_-


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