There’s a word in the Californian Motor Vehicles handbook that you won’t find. It’s called “lane tracking.” Before you go through an intersection or make a turn, you need to make sure your vehicle goes into the correct lane. You’ll need to stay in the appropriate lane (not fade) and end up in the correct …Continue reading "Lane Tracking"
I’ve noticed a traffic law that is rarely enforced, however frequently violated. It all stems from the confusion certain drivers have when there’s a green arrow, yet a red light. A good number of drivers fully stop at these intersections, versus GO. There’s confusion over this because the State of California really doesn’t address it …Continue reading "Green Arrow with a Red Light"
All elevators should have a 3 foot buffer zone outside the doors on each floor. This would be a bright colored area with the words “do not stand or block” on the floor right in front of where people get off and onto the elevator. Hence avoiding accidental collisions… and reminding people to be courteous …Continue reading "Buffer Zone Outside Elevator Doors"
If your walking side-by-side with another or a group, it’s courteous to yield to oncoming pedestrians on the sidewalk. Even if it takes unlocking your arms or hands for a brief moment and going single file… it’s just the right thing to do.Continue reading "Rules of the Sidewalk"
If someone has more than 12 or 15 items at the express check out line, they should be assessed a $5 courtesy fee by the store. The next customer in line will receive a $5 discount on their purchase. Pay it forward.Continue reading "Express Lane Courtesy Fee at Check Out"
All new cars manufactured in the US should be equipped with a U turn light. A letter “U” would be displayed inside the turning light on the front and back for the vehicle. This light would be activated by the driver using the same method of turning on the turn indicator, however just an additional …Continue reading "U-Turn Lights On Cars"
Tired of waiting to make a left turn at an intersection when there’s no oncoming traffic? A growing number of states have decided there’s a better way to make those turns that keeps traffic moving, increases safety and reduces gasoline consumption. Certain states such as Minnesota have installed a flashing yellow arrow signal. Left turns …Continue reading "Flashing yellow arrow traffic signals"
In California there are stretches of freeway where you can pay to use the HOV or Carpool Lane if you’re not travelling with other passengers in the car. This morning, there was an accident ahead which caused the standard lanes of traffic to back up. I noticed that instead of the toll being $1.25 it …Continue reading "Why are HOV Lanes more expensive if there’s an accident on the freeway?"
Recently, I’ve noticed a unpleasant trend at the grocery store. I’ve observed many people in line only putting the rubber divider in front of their items on the point of sale conveyor belt. Therefore, the person behind them in line has to either wait or reach for a marker of their own before being able …Continue reading "Common Courtesy involving Grocery Store Conveyor Belt Dividers"
It’s always a good idea to give yourself plenty of braking distance while on the road, however I’ve observed drivers staying back 20-30 car lengths in bumper to bumper traffic to avoid having to avoid braking at all. This actually causes traffic as it adds additional capacity to an already crowded road. If a driver leaves …Continue reading "Too Much Distance Between Cars in Traffic"