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California Drivin’

April 1, 2013

I have a request for all drivers in my area.  Please remain aware of the situation around you and, more importantly, drive as though there are other human beings on the road.  I do not understand what possesses one to do as a driver did this morning, as I was in a single-lane merge onto an expressway, who with their SUV came on the outside of me in the lane (trying to turn it into a two lane merge?), thus dangerously blocking my view of the oncoming traffic as I go to merge, while gunning it as I try to merge, almost running into me.  I do not understand what is your view that makes this an OK thing to do.  I do not understand what is the view that makes it OK to traverse four lanes of freeway traffic, forcing others to dodge you, just so you can take some exit.  I do not understand the view what makes it OK to barrel off the freeway into a merge lane to get two car lengths ahead and then cut someone off to get back onto the freeway.  I do not understand the view that makes it OK to turn right on a red light when someone is pulling a U-turn, then blocking the crosswalk because there was no space for you to actually turn right in the first place.  And I do not understand the many of other things I see on a daily basis that has me starting to wonder if the Russian model of a dashcam in just about every car would be a good thing.

Please.  Your actions have an impact on other people.  And on you.

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