The rules of driving are different in Danville

July 07, 2004

Dear Editor:

I would like to thank Wendell Anderson for once again pointing out the complexity of this great city. Where else in the state could you find such a wonderful place to drive? Danville drivers are some of the most pleasant, law-abiding citizens ever to grace the roads of this great country. The rules and styles of driving are just different here than anywhere else in the state. Here is a list of things you are allowed to do in Danville that every driver should know:

* Passing on the right is an acceptable form of driving as long as you do not pass where not posted. Major intersections, though clearly marked, do not mean anything. Please feel free to pass in the slow lane, any shoulder, crosswalk, or sidewalk. If the car in front of you goes, you go, too.

* Running any traffic device is acceptable as long as at least 20 to 30 seconds have passed from the time it changed colors. Red and yellow lights are not to be obeyed if you have at least six cars in front of you. Tailgating any larger-sized truck in front of you is acceptable through any intersection no matter what the light color. Remember, if the car in front goes, so do you.


* Anyone with a CDL license has the privilege of driving on paved and non-paved roads, streets, trails, or paths. If the driver thinks it will fit, they may proceed. Always remember, if you go, the smaller car behind is, too.

* The more you can do while driving is a show of status in this city. If you can eat, drink your coffee, tune the radio, yell at the kids in the back, the person in front of you, and talk on the cell phone; you might be considered middle-class. If the person beside you, behind you, or in front of you is doing this, you can, too.

In conclusion, I would like to thank you for reading this letter. If I have wasted your time, I do not apologize. I just hope all drivers in Danville will read this and pay attention to what they are doing while driving the streets of this city I call home.

Justin Case


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