THE DISTANCE BETWEEN MY CAR and the one that swerved out of the lineup of cars waiting at a stop sign became very small, very fast.
The driver had likely waited for a while (like everyone else in that long lineup waiting to turn right on 10th Avenue from Lorne Street) but his patience expired and he opted to break the line and turn left into incoming traffic. That was me, and the rest of the cars following. His maneuver was quick, and illegal too.
It was scary, though I was alone in the car. Had I not swerved the car to avoid impact, the passenger side would have been smashed quite badly. ‘What if’ is not a good question to have to ask while driving midday through town.
The day before while driving from the North Shore to the downtown I got to experience another case of angry driving, likely due to slowness. Same idea – long lineup of cars and someone’s patience running thin.