Tuesday letters: Drivers must be more courteous

07/22/2014 12:00 AM

07/21/2014 4:39 PM

I wouldn’t single out Columbians as more discourteous than others. However, this does not absolve them of their responsibilities toward pedestrians, particularly those with visual impediments and the elderly.

Joseph Delgado’s July 11 letter (“Drivers need to look out for pedestrians”) describes only a few aspects of discourteous driving. Others include DUI, speeding, failure to yield to right of way and failure to use turn signals.

It is possible that our police are too busy to enforce courteous use of our roads and highways. Truckers are intimidating, to say the least. Law enforcement should pay more attention to self-anointed ownership of the roads. Our state depends on tourism, and as such our roads should not pose a threat to those who visit us for recreation.

Saba E. Demian, M.D.

Columbia

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