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Courteous Winter DrivingPosted Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at 7:37 PM
It happened again after this last bit of snow. I was headed south on 71 towards Spencer. I was behind several other cars, who were also going a bit slower than usual due to the limited visibility and slippery conditions. And then here they come, people in a big hurry, usually in larger vehicles. They weave in and out of the plowed right hand lane and the unplowed left lane, kicking up snow and exhaust. Every time they pass a vehicle, the driver being passed loses visibility for five to ten seconds.
Come on, are you REALLY in that big of a rush that you are willing to create unsafe driving conditions for both yourself AND other drivers? Will taking an extra five minutes to get somewhere make a huge difference in your life? The results of your inconsiderate carelessness could potentially mean the end of a life.
Winter driving is hazardous enough without other people making it more dangerous. Please be considerate when you get behind the wheel.
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Aimee graduated from Spencer High School in 1994, and then moved to a large city on the west coast. She returned to Spencer in 2007. Aimee spent more than a decade in veterinary medicine and dog training, and now works in a public library. She lives with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and a cat.
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