Has anyone else in the Madison area noticed lately how people can't seem to stay in their lane anymore?
It seems like on any road with 4 or more lanes, even in heavy traffic, if there's a curve in the road some drivers can't steer their car well enough to keep it in the lane. I've come to expect it, and I have to honk to wake people up. It's really bad when you have someone coming at you riding up the yellow line, and someone next to you on the right who wants to straighten out that curve, and you're sandwiched in between wondering if this is going to be "it."
And don't get me started on drivers who cut corners on a left turn. There are placed in town where I regularly have near head-on collisions with people who are turning left but can't remember that their lane is on the other side of the street.
And related, in those places where there are 2 lanes of traffic making a turn, such as coming off the beltline onto Gammon towards Woodmans, sometimes I wonder if people think that turning a corner makes a left lane turn into a right lane, with all the lane switching that people do. Trust me, if you want to go to Walmart, the right lane will still be the right lane after you turn.
Saturday, October 06, 2007