Yield Does Not Mean Speed Up

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Editor:

Yield: to give way to. This, for the benefit of the majority of drivers who use the roundabout just north of town.

While these people obviously think yield means go as fast as you can to get ahead of the car already in the roundabout, it just isn’t so. In this case, yield actually means allow cars already in the roundabout to travel through safely and then, follow at a safe distance.

Almost daily I have to slow down and have been run off the road more than once because these drivers don’t know the definition of yield.

If there’s any truth to the rumor that policemen have to issue so many tickets each month, here’s a tip for you: hang out at the north roundabout, you’ll reach your quota in no time. I’m just saying ...

Shannon Bielke

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