Driven to distraction

I've been in the beautiful Okanagan for a few years now and love everything it has to offer except for one big thing, bad drivers.

I’ve been in the beautiful Okanagan for a few years now and love everything it has to offer except for one big thing, bad drivers.

It’s from the seniors oblivious to other traffic around them, to ‘N’ drivers who think the roadways are their personal race track, to businesspeople yapping/texting on their cell phones, to the people who pretend not to see you when they pull out on to a busy street from a side street hoping you will slow down and not hit them, to drivers who are in a hurry and tailgate and do illegal lane changes only to get one car length ahead for all their dangerous driving, and to the slow drivers who take up the passing lane doing 50 kilometres an hour on the highway just to peeve off everyone.

There are also the drivers who approach the roundabouts and don’t stop at all, and the list goes on.

I’ve seen way too many bad accidents and deaths due to these bad drivers and for what?

Slow down and be courteous to other drivers and remember when you are behind the wheel/handle bars ensure you are utilizing it as a mode of transportation and not a vehicular weapon that can change not only your life but others in a fraction of second.

Driving is a privilege not a right.

Shawn Cardinal

Vernon