Wondering why auto insurance rates continue to rise? Surely increased numbers of accidents have a bearing on the rates. What might be the cause?
Travelling to and from my workplace every day, I’m amazed at how some drivers seem to have a total disregard for traffic rules and lack of consideration for their fellow drivers. Highway signs seem to have no meaning for them. Here a few of my pet peeves:
STOP SIGN: Stop means STOP! I’m amazed at the number of drivers that sail through stop signs without even slowing down.
YIELD: Speaking of slowing down, that’s exactly what a yield sign implies. Slow down, yield to traffic that has the right of way and then, when it’s safe, join in the flow.
RED LIGHT: STOP
YELLOW LIGHT: SLOW DOWN AND PREPARE TO STOP
GREEN LIGHT: GO
RIGHT ON RED: This one’s a doozey! Once again, the key word is STOP. Stop for the red light, assess the oncoming traffic and when it’s safe to do so, take your right hand turn.
If everyone would adhere to these simple, basic rules, driving would be much safer for everyone. And who knows, fewer accidents might result in better auto insurance rates!