Sunday, January 28, 2007

some things that bother me

it drives me crazy when cars stop in the crosswalk. am i the only driver who understands what that first white line signifies?

# WHITE STOP LINE: A white stop line is painted across a lane at an intersection. The line is usually 4 ft. before the crosswalk in an urban area. It shows where you must stop for a STOP sign or red light. You must stop your vehicle before any part of it crosses the line.
# WHITE CROSSWALK LINES: White crosswalk lines are painted across the entire width of the pavement. Sometimes the inside area is marked with white diagonal lines for added visibility. Pedestrians in crosswalks have the right-of-way over motor vehicles. Crosswalks are sometimes in the middle of the block in residential areas and, in this case, a pedestrian crossing sign is located at the white lines.

see that? "you must stop your vehicle before any part of it crosses the line."

also, when there are two lanes, and they are about to merge into one, and there's a sign that says "left lane ends," and then another sign says "merge right," and all the other cars (except me) get into the left lane?!

also, i don't like the phrase pet peeves. it gives me the heebie-jeebies.

sorry, i seem to be channeling andy rooney.


Anonymous said...

One of the things that bothers me the most about drivers is when they don't stop for me when I'm standing at the cross-walk and it's zero degrees out. It makes me want to throw things. I never do, though

Liz Woodbury said...

so obnoxious! at least maine drivers pretty much get the idea that pedestrians in the crosswalk have the right of way...

Anonymous said...

i just don't like when drivers are mean. like when i'm driving, sheesh! the cars are going all over the place! it's like there aren't any traffic signs at all!
i know a little off topic, kind of, in a way, but... cheerio.