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A little driver courtesy would go a long way.

I spend 10 hours a week just driving to and from my job. I see a lot of things my fellow drivers are doing that make driving worse.

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Driving would be more enjoyable and less dangerous if Miami drivers followed rules that drivers in other cities follow: Use turn indicators; don't cut drivers off at the last second; look ahead and plan turns accordingly -- don't get in the left lane then try to make a right turn; yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk; stop at red lights and stop signs; slow down and yield at roundabouts; don't speed in residential neighborhoods; don't tailgate; don't double-park on busy city streets because you can't find parking; don't text and drive; don't blast your horn the second the light turns green; and finally, don't give other drivers the "finger" or gesticulate angrily at them. It's tough enough already out there on the road. Try to be a considerate driver and make things less stressful for your fellow drivers!


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Photo of Peter Hutchison

I completely agree on this.

Is there a way, we can think of, to reward / celebrate courteous driving behaviour?

Photo of Michelle Sebree

The best reward would be if all drivers understood that courteous driving is actually in their best interest. Courteous drivers don't have as many car accidents, which means fewer deaths, fewer injuries, fewer totaled cars, and lower car insurance premiums! It's a win for everyone!

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