Be considerate on the roads

At first, I thought people were just too busy watching the road to read D.O.T. signs. Now I have come to the conclusion that most drivers do not even see the signs that say things like, “Drive with headlights on at all times,” or “No passing zone,” and last but certainly not least, “Speed Limit.”

While driving from Soldotna to Homer one very snowy and foggy day I encountered two out of every 10 vehicles driving without lights. Others are driving with lights so blinding that if you are not careful, you will not be able to see the road due to oncoming traffic with these bright lights. Do people really need to endanger other drivers by either not using their headlights, or having such bright headlights that it does blind those in the other lane? At night when you are driving so close to the person in front of you with your blinding bright lights on, it not only endangers those around you, but you as a driver and your passengers.

I realize if you have 4-by-4, great studded tires, etc., you think you are invincible on the road. This is not true. I have been driving on Kenai Peninsula roads since I was 16 years old and just recently have realized how inconsiderate people are when they drive. No concern for other drivers, no respect for the laws, and do not even realize there are signs there for a reason.

Let us all try to be careful on the roads. There is no reason to be rude, nor drive 70 mph. I will drive the speed limit or as road conditions allow. I will get there not only in one piece, but also at the same time as those who ignore the rules of the road.

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