Q: I witnessed a wreck on Central Expressway the opposite day. I pulled over to verify on these concerned. Fortunately, all have been extra shaken and stirred than injured.
There had been a bunch of males standing on the other nook conducting some sort of enterprise. They came to visit to the scene, additionally checked on all concerned, had the intersection cleared of particles and laid down absorbent earlier than I might even get a shovel out to assist. The one factor they didn’t do was transfer the automobiles. All that earlier than the hearth division obtained there.
It amazed me that these gents had the intersection open sufficient to permit some site visitors by, and that they did it so quick, and all simply to be good residents and assist out. Good individuals doing the precise factor.
A: Gotta love tales like this, of excellent Samaritans serving to others. Readers, we’re in Thanksgiving season. Please ship me your tales of of people that deserve thanks for serving to others in want on the highway.
Q: Can you possibly can assist unfold the phrase to drivers on Arastradero Street in Portola Valley? I drive this highway day by day, and I typically have to slam on my brakes as a result of a automotive is approaching me from the opposite course, in my lane. This most frequently occurs between the crosswalk close to the protect car parking zone and the crosswalk close to the horse boarding facility.
Drivers are virtually at all times going round a bicyclist, however are crossing over the double yellow line to take action. There are two slight hills on this stretch, so coming over the hill, I’ve my hand prepared on the horn. I normally have to make use of it a minimum of as soon as every week.
Thus far I’ve solely had shut calls, however with the pace restrict at 35, and automobiles typically driving quicker, I’m unsure if anybody would survive a head-on crash if somebody is in my lane as I come over the hill and I can’t cease quick sufficient.
Drivers, please be affected person and wait till you may have clear sight of oncoming site visitors and it’s protected to cross bicyclists.
A: Now on to a different plea for safer driving.
Q: It was fairly foggy Friday morning within the Sunnyvale space. I might estimate that fifty% of the autos I noticed had their headlights off.
I assume some drivers don’t notice that simply because you possibly can see the place you’re going doesn’t imply that different drivers can see you within the fog.
May you please remind people?
David Katz, Sunnyvale
A: You simply did. And within the fog, be sure your headlights are on low beam.
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