Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Pet Peeves for the Week--then I'll be nice
While I'm on this topic, have you heard of reverse parking? The city of Austin is implementing these parking places in a few areas of town where the traffic is heavy. In case you haven't heard of this, stay with me here. The slots are angled away from the direction the driver is proceeding. To reverse park, the driver pulls forward past the slot, then backs into it. Now you tell me—if many drivers cannot park driving forward into a clearly marked straight slot, how will he ever learn this procedure? Backing up is very difficult for many people. And how many people will stop before the space to allow the driver to back in? Try imagine the number of rear-end accidents.
The city is already issuing tickets. Why? One, for pulling into a reverse spot head first. The driver is going the opposite direction, on the far side of the road, but still, he crosses the lane and pulls in. I couldn't keep from laughing.
Friends, this is enough for now. I haven't posted pet peeves for a long time, and I promise to be nicer and more patient if I possibly can.
Celia Yeary-Romance...and a little bit 'o Texas