Driving too slow can pose problems

Letter to the editor

Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2005

I am writing to ask Juneau drivers to please apply the rules of the road when driving on Egan Drive. I want to remind drivers that there is a slow lane, and I would like those of you that drive five miles under the speed limit to use it. The lifelong residents of Alaska know the roads, and have a lot of experience with Alaska weather and harsh driving conditions. Those of you with little or no experience driving in Alaska weather need to stay on the right side of the highway so that those of us with more experience and confidence can stay on the left.

Being cautious is a good thing. However, driving 40 in a 55-mile zone can cause an accident just as easily as not being cautious. I understand that there is no rush to get from point A to point B. However, going too slow in the left-hand lane frustrates those of us who wish to do the speed limit. Please review the rules of the road and remember to use blinkers, check blind spots, put the cell phones down and be aware of other drivers. Thank you.

Darell Braman


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