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Sunday, September 24, 2023
Letter of the Week: Drivers need more patience and common sense
Letter to the editor. File

Dear editor:

What happened to motorists’ courtesy and common sense?

Recently I was driving along Mary Street toward Mississagua when I came upon waste collectors picking up bins on the curve near Dorchester Street.

The curve creates a blind spot. With the garbage truck ahead of me, I couldn’t see whether traffic was approaching from the other direction, so I sat and waited until I could safely pass. 

I hadn’t been sitting there long when a black Nissan came up behind me.

It immediately pulled around me and the garbage truck, right into the path of an oncoming van that had to take evasive action to avoid a head-on collision with the Nissan.

This person just missed causing a serious head-on crash.

What happened to exercising a little common sense and patience?

And by the way, after I made it safely past the garbage truck and reached the intersection at Mississagua, the Nissan was sitting at the light, waiting.

Janice White

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