Every year, local citizens completely forget how to drive after the Labor
Day holiday, but this year officials are saying it’s hitting the streets harder.
“It’s hitting the streets harder,” said one representative we spoke with.
Not only that, but blinker use is also down.
“We’ve been seeing the decrease in blinker use over the past couple years, and can’t quite figure it out. It’s there for a reason. We seem to get more reports of aggressive honking than blinker use,” said the official we spoke with.
Drivers have also been seen to just stop in the middle of the street when
an emergency vehicle is approaching, leading to many crashes.
“Don’t just stop in the middle of the street. You’re going to cause more
headache and swerving for emergency vehicles. Imagine if you’re in the back of an ambulance, bleeding out and they start swerving to dodge cars stopped in the middle of the road,” said one emergency official we spoke with.
Sioux Falls and surrounding area crash numbers have risen steadily, as well as dumbass driving statistics coming through on @Argus911.
And stop texting and driving.
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Adam K. White