Police in PEI urging drivers to stop being so nice behind the wheel - Blog - K945
July 10, 2019 | by: Aaron Armstrong

Police in PEI urging drivers to stop being so nice behind the wheel

We all know that being too confident or nervous behind the wheel can lead to accidents & incidents on the roads — but can being too polite also cause disaster as well??

Summerside Police say yes.

PEI authorities say the number of incidents have gone up recently, after drivers with the right-of-way would “politely” stop & wave stopped or yielded vehicles into traffic at busy intersections.

At bumper-to-bumper traffic intersections, it’s hard for the stopped vehicle to look past other right-of-way vehicles; it can be a gamble for that driver to pull out and make left-hand turns.

One driver’s courtesy can turn into calamity in a second — and it can lead to “polite” drivers being charged or even be slapped with a civil lawsuit.

 

Now that we know being too courteous can lead to disaster, it’s always good to have reminders every now & then with the “trickiest” driving situations in our own tri-community & avoid incidents that could land you in hot water while driving!

 

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