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What's the Word Around Town

W.H.A.T?
(Word Heard Around Town)

—J. PATTERSON

People who tailgate, drive very slowly, or don’t drive well in general are often considered a hazard to other drivers. When asked about this touchy subject, this is what people said:

Sherry Suhosky

• “I don’t like tailgaters. If you’re in that much of a hurry, leave five minutes early. People going slow aren’t really a hazard if they’re going just a couple of miles below the speed limit. If they’re going more than twenty miles below the limit, then I think they should have the courtesy to let people by every so often. I moved here from LA for a reason. The reason was to slow down. Enjoy the scenery; don’t rush.”
—SHERRY SUHOSKY, PARTNER OF JACK RAPID RUNNERS ERRAND AND DELIVERY SERVICE

Andrea Nichols

• “Tailgaters are dangerous. One other option is to flash your lights at someone in front of you. It’s scary having someone that close. Around here people who drive slowly are equally annoying. You only have two lanes on the freeway and you get two people going sixty in both lanes and you can’t get around them. That is really frustrating.”
—ANDREA NICHOLS, RESIDENT OF PLACITAS

Robin Brandin

• “I hate tailgaters. It’s dangerous, and there is no need for it. People who go slow on the road I don’t appreciate, but people who speed are equally annoying. I think people should go around the speed limit. More than twenty miles either side of the limit is dangerous.”
—ROBIN BRANDIN, OPENING A NEW STORE IN PLACITAS CALLED EURO-AMERICAN ANTIQUES

Lynne Neighbors

• “Going really slow, I don’t have a problem with. If you can’t see or you don’t feel comfortable driving that fast, I don’t think you should. There is no excuse for tailgating ever. “
—LYNNE NEIGHBORS

Bill Skees

• “I think they’re both dangerous people. The people going slow are all right. If you’re patient and careful, you can usually get around them. The people tailgating are really dangerous. Another problem is people who pull out into an intersection to make a left hand turn when the light is turning red and just sit there. They should pull on through. It’s not against the law and it’s much safer than just sitting in the lane of traffic.”
—BILL SKEES, RESIDENT OF PLACITAS

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