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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Watch out in Alleys

We’re not talking bowling, here. Rather, the issue of driving in alleys is a serious one, for many reasons. This is just one of many important defensive driving considerations.

First of all, you should only be in alleys at certain times. Many city ordinances prohibit alley traffic between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. And who wants to be in a dark alley at night, anyway?

Second, there are likely to be many hazardous objects in alleys. Items like nails, broken glass, and other sharp objects are the last thing your tires need to encounter.

Third, if you’re traveling through an alley, you may not be the only one there. It is very important to travel slowly, as children can run out into your path at any time. Also, other cars (or bikes) may be there, so you’ll need to be prepared to pull to the side and make room for other traffic.

In general, it’s best to avoid going into alleys, unless you need to do so to get to your garage.

Learn more about safe driving from institutions such as the inyo traffic school, california online traffic school, or humboldt california online traffic school.


Anonymous said...

Recently I was driving in alley and truck came from other side, it was a confusion for both of us. Then the truck driver pulled his truck back and let me go first. Ya, it is important to drive slowly in the alley. You may encounter someone's cat or dog too.

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