I would like to respond to the letter in last week’s paper from Ron
Rasmussen. Having used the left turn lane at least twice a day for 10
years to turn left onto Rees Road, I too, have been nearly hit head on
many times. My husband and I have even experienced rude finger
gestures while using that turn lane by people trying to pass a vehicle
turning right. I would like to remind everyone that a solid yellow
line means ‘no passing.’ The center lane is a turn lane only.
I have even seen our Uinta County Sheriff vehicles using that lane to pass a
vehicle turning right onto Rees Road. Shame on you. You need to be
issuing tickets to people who cross that solid yellow line. I do
believe that is a careless driving violation.
Also, while at the Urie intersection wanting to make a right hand
turn, I've nearly been side-swiped many times by people coming up on
my right hand side between the curb and the solid white line to turn
right. People, that is not a turn lane. I think people need to review
the driving hand book more often to refresh their memory on the rules
of the road.
Please drive safely, no one wants to be responsible for injuring, or God forbid, killing someone. Thank you.
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