Drivers courteous here in Red Deer

It is simply amazing. Let me explain. I am a retired person living on Spruce Drive

It is simply amazing. Let me explain.

I am a retired person living on Spruce Drive. I have two dogs, who are getting on, like their master. However, I see two pairs of beseeching eyes every morning. Of course, they want to go for a walk, a highlight of the day for them.

Now, going to the park in the winter is not an option. The only place one can go to is towards Mountview. However, there are snowbanks, so one has to cross where the side road joins Spruce Drive. It is also a junction where 35th Street disgorges its traffic.

It can be a daunting task. There are no pedestrian crossings anywhere.

However, it is amazing. As soon as an approach is made to cross the road, all traffic comes immediately at a standstill so that the pedestrian can cross safely and in comfort.

The same is also noticeable when one sees a car trying to reverse to leave a parking lot. If the driver sees another car that is coming from the lot behind reversing and coming towards the first car, that car moves immediately back to its own spot, so that the other one can get out comfortably and safely!

I have never seen such courtesy, kindness and good manners anywhere in the world. In fact, in Britain, quite often a car picks up speed before a pedestrian makes a move to cross the road! It can become a very dangerous situation.

I think car drivers of Red Deer should give themselves a pat in the back for being so kind, courteous and well-mannered drivers.

There is no better place than Red Deer to live in and retire.

Govind Bhadresa

Red Deer

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