B.C. needs to ‘brighten up’ and learn some manners

Uncourteous drivers who don't say thanks rile reader

I learned to drive in England, where part of being a good driver included being a courteous driver.

Why is it when you give way in traffic in B.C. to allow someone to merge they look at you as if you have two heads?

Very few people wave or flash their headlights to say thank you.

I was driving down a narrow street in Oak Bay where there were cars parked on either side of the road.  I stopped and flashed my courtesy lights to an oncoming car to say “go ahead.”

The person drove down the middle of the road and then passed me – only to ignore me – not a nod or a wink.

Come on B.C., brighten up. It’s a happier place when someone smiles or nods appreciation.

Sue Leather

Victoria