Next time you need to text while driving …
RE: Cyclists not alone on their many roadway sins (July 27)
It’s scary out there, I have to agree. My Uncle Joe always made me laugh when he’d say, “If I was hitting you on the head with a cast iron frying pan, would you like me to STOP or slow down?”
Make a mistake once at a stop sign and you will never forget it. They are there to save lives, not to be ignored. Also, people, slow down while driving through parking lots. Be courteous when someone is backing up and don’t try to intimidate or lay on the horn. If you are behind a car making a left-hand turn, stay in the left lane, make your signal then change lanes. Please don’t pass on the inside.
As a teenager on a trip from Hamilton to New Brunswick, I watched my Uncle Jack, a decorated truck driver on the highway. Each time before changing lanes, he’d signal three times, check his side- and rear-view mirrors and then change lanes.
Next time you want to send or answer a text message while driving, talk to a paramedic or police officer first. Candace Piva, Stoney Creek