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Impatient drivers causing dangerous situations

to the editor,

Posted September 5, 2017

I'm writing hoping to reach the two drivers in our local area on Mon., Sept 4, that demonstrated no patience, safety for others and due to their dangerous driving, came close to causing automobile crashes. Both instances occurring within two minutes of each other.

Driving south bound on 10th Line approaching the 13th Line in New Tecumseth, I came upon four vehicles going slow behind a south bound large farm tractor with lane wide equipment. Due to oncoming traffic no one was able to pass the farm equipment thus additional vehicles built up behind me as we continued at the tractor speed.

As we came to the bottom of the hill just before the bridge, three of the vehicles were able to safely pass the farm equipment. Just as the tractor approached the bridge that has cement walls, it was forced to come further out blocking part of the north bound lane.

The car in front of me and I saw the bridge coming and we held back to allow the tractor's needed space. A vehicle from behind me suddenly sped up and passed all of us realizing at the last moment the now very narrow space. Just enough room to get by fortunately.

We continued up the hill where the 12th line is located. As I was planning on turning left (east) at the 12th, I had put my left signal on. Just as I was to turn my wheel I checked my side rearview and saw a car from 3-4 back of me shoot up and blow by us all. A turn of my hand and it would have been a wreck.

The scary part of these events is they are no long infrequent situations. Selfish, impatient and dangerous driving is witnessed by me many times a week in my travels.

Until the powers that be provide and heavily enforce consequences to make driving in this manner unpopular, all I can do is hope for the best.

Walton Prime

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