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Watch Where You’re Going!

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BikeOne day, when I was about 11 years old, I was doing something I’d done many times before: riding my bike around the block. Except this day was different in several ways. Continue reading Watch Where You’re Going!

Keep Your Wiper Fluid Filled!

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treeI had to drive somewhere yesterday evening. My trip involved a westward route towards the setting sun.  My car had been parked under a tree which is going through a “crying spell” and is dripping sap all over my front windshield.Continue reading Keep Your Wiper Fluid Filled!

Why Are Green Lights Green?

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stoplightRed for “stop” makes sense.  Red stands for caution.  Fire is red.  That’s about as cautionary as you can get in the world of colors.  As for yellow for “stop if you can, it’s about to turn red,” that makes sense, too.  There’s yellow in fire, too.  Come to think of it, fire is usually a mixture of red and yellow. So far, so good.

But then we come to green for “go.”  Why not blue?  Or purple?  Why green?Continue reading Why Are Green Lights Green?

Public Apology To The Cyclist I Nearly Hit

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Dear Man On A Bicycle,

I owe you a big apology.Continue reading Public Apology To The Cyclist I Nearly Hit

The (Inexcusably) Underused Dedicated Left Turn Lane

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If I were granted one wish from the Traffic Fairy, it would be to make everyone behind the wheel of his or her respective vehicle PAY ATTENTION.Continue reading The (Inexcusably) Underused Dedicated Left Turn Lane

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