Letters to the editor
Driving in Carbon County
Here are things I have learned about driving since moving to Carbon County.
*The posted speed limit is just a guideline. Driving 10 or more miles over the speed limit is just fine, even on city streets.
*If someone in front of you is driving at the speed limit, pass em! On the left or on the right, doesn't matter. Within the city limits.
*If a pedestrian has the gall to use the crosswalk, just drive around them. Even if that means swerving into on-coming traffic.
*When pulling up to a stop sign, it is perfectly fine to just slow down slightly, especially if there is another car approaching the same intersection. That way you don't have to come to a complete stop just to wait for them!
*In the case of a stop sign where there is no other vehicle near by, don't bother stopping at all. After all, there is no reason to do so, and that way you can arrive at your destination 10 seconds sooner. This especially applies to the stop signs in a parking lot. They are only there for decoration anyway.
*Four-way stop intersections are free-for-alls. It doesn't matter if the car on your right was there first. It doesn't matter who arrived at the intersection first. Just punch the accelerator and go for it!
*Handicap parking spaces are there so you can find a spot close to the door when running into Maverik for your cigarettes, coffee, soda, or cinnamon roll.
*That space with the painted lines between or beside the handicap parking space? That is there just for your use, not to allow a person using a walker, wheelchair or scooter to exit their vehicle. So convenient! In a pinch it can also be used as a pull through in order to reach a parking spot on the other side.
*The shoulder of the highway makes a convenient second or third lane. And there is almost never any traffic!
*When dropping your child(ren) off at school, don't pull over to the curb. Stop in the middle of the street...they are young and fast, they can get to the sidewalk quickly.
*If there is a school bus in front of you, lights flashing, children entering or exiting, it is perfectly fine to whip around them. Honking your horn at the children lets them know you are headed their way.
Kelly Wilkinson, Price
As I was shopping in Wal Mart on Jan. 3 I lost a very precious earring.
I wish to thank the honorable person that turned it into the customer service counter. You will never know how much this meant to me to know there are some honest people in the universe.
Shelby Justesen, Price