The May 17 Miner had a story on the front page about different pet peeves when it comes to driving. It was very interesting. The one thing that really bothers me is the number of people who zip through parking lots. There have been times that I have almost gotten hit.
Parking lots are not racetracks. There are a lot of children with their parents. Sometimes a child might dart out in front of a speeding car.
Another thing that irks me is the number of drivers who don't like stop signs and speed limits. Anymore, if you drive the speed limit, you almost get run over.
I live in Golden Valley and I see it every day. People pull out onto Highway 68 and don't bother to stop at stop signs. No wonder there are so many accidents on 68. I see a lot of people pull onto Stockton Hill from a side street who don't stop. There are a lot of accidents on that street.
To all of you lead-footed people and you stop sign runners: Have you ever thought about if you should get caught? The fine can get expensive. Then you get your insurance bill and you wonder why your rates have gone up between 15 and 20 percent.
The insurance companies check on this stuff. Think about that when you run that stop sign or go 10 miles over the speed limit.
Accidents don't just happen. They are caused.
Ronney L. Case