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Driving So Dangerous

EDITOR, The Tribune

The driving in Nassau has become nothing short of frightening. I have noticed three trends, all occurring at traffic intersections and all of which have become the norm.

When at a traffic light and you are positioned near the front of the queue, the instant the light changes from red to green, you are guaranteed to have at least one driver behind you blare their horn. They barely give you time to move your foot from the brake to the accelerator. It is now the norm to see a vehicle racing through an intersection clearly running the light that will have been red for at least two or three seconds.Twice today I was positioned at the front of the queue and the light was red. It was Sunday and the intersection was quiet. Because the light was red, I was stationary and not about to proceed until it turned green. In both instances the cars behind me were sounding their horns incessantly and were clearly irritated that I was not proceeding! (In the US, I know you can turn right on a red light if the coast is clear. As far as I am aware, this is not the law in Nassau). Know road safety, No injury. No road safety, Know injury.

VICKI LIDDELL

Nassau

February 9, 2020

Comments

Sickened 7 months, 2 weeks ago

I see many people (of course with no signal on either way) still sitting on red lights with no traffic flowing and once the light turns green they proceed to turn left. WHY are so many of us still unaware of the ability to turn left on red? Nassau street is the perfect example - people coming north on Nassau street to Bay Street still stop once the light turns red even though they want to turn left AND knowing that the people traveling east on Bay Street have an advance green which means that there is still plenty of time for people to turn left on red. We have far too many morons in Nassau.

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ThisIsOurs 7 months, 2 weeks ago

have you seen the number of people scooting out of corners trying to beat right of way traffic? This turn left on green is a disaster.

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Porcupine 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Totally agree with the horrible driving skills in Nassau. And, it endangers us all. We don't seem to care about human life in the least, do we?

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