Everyone makes driving mistakes

I have been reading the letters about some of the rude driving in Red Deer and I’d like to add my story.

I have been reading the letters about some of the rude driving in Red Deer and I’d like to add my story.

Recently I was the driver in the wrong, but the infuriated driver behind/beside me wouldn’t have heard me scream an apology over her horn.

Judging by her hand gestures, she wasn’t much into lip reading either.

Once I had mistakenly tried to squeeze into what I expected to be a two lanes (it turned out to be one), I could not immediately correct myself anymore than she could release her horn.

I had to remain braked until it was safe for me to get in the correct line of traffic.

I find Red Deer a difficult city to navigate due to the many one-way streets. There are even one-way alleys!

Plus, with all the construction zones, it leaves some areas unpredictable.

Most people agree that everyone makes mistakes, but apparently they are not tolerated!

Granted, mistakes in traffic can cost lives and need to be avoided.

Like a lot of circumstances in life, they may still happen, but I disagree with ill manners and road rage. They just intensify the problem.

I have noticed the attitude of belligerent intolerance in other settings in this city.

Don’t manners and common courtesy apply to all life situations? Or maybe we could just change our name to “Rude Deer,” because a lot of us are, intentionally or otherwise.

Bailey Coltman

Red Deer

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