This is just my observation and opinion. Is it just me, or are people becoming more impatient and at times rude to others around them? Have you noticed anything like that?

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A while back, I wrote an article about the crazy speeds some motorists go on the Vestal Parkway between Washington Street Binghamton and the University Plaza. Admittedly, I travel up to 65 miles per hour at times, but I am routinely passed like I'm standing still. Seems dangerous to me.


Another thing I've noticed lately, and I'm sure it's just a small number of people -  motorcyclists not obeying the rules of the road. Recently, I watched a motorcyclist speed past a long line of vehicles (including my own) on the shoulder of a Binghamton street, like it was a motorcycle-only lane, except there was no lane. Oh to have law enforcement nearby to see it would be so sweet.


I also observed a motorcyclist decide that stopping at the red light was not in his (or her) interest. Maybe red lights are just an option? And that also goes for those on a bicycle. If the light is red, you need to stop and wait for the green light, the same as a motor vehicle.

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Oh yea, recently I watched a motorist in a car who was beside me at a red light, become impatient, and move on to the next red light. Not sure what was achieved there. And there was another motorist who just never bothered to stop at the red light next to me, barely avoiding an accident with oncoming vehicles in the opposite lane.

How about you? Have you seen people doing things that just grind your gears? I'd love to hear about it. Thanks for letting me vent. I feel better. Now, please get off my lawn.

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