Driving courtesy a two-way street

I was amazed by the conclusion of the writer concerning her perception of the lack of courtesy of B.C. drivers.

I was amazed by the conclusion of the writer concerning her perception of the lack of courtesy of B.C. drivers.

I frequently experience acknowledgement from other drivers when I extend courtesy to them and this encourages me to continue to do so.

To categorize the driving habits of an entire province by personal experience is unrealistic. It is more likely her conclusion is more anecdotal than statistically correct.

The letter writer says she learned to drive in England.  She also cites her latest example of lack of courtesy occurring in Oak Bay, an area with a large English expatriate population. Can she say with complete certainty where the “offending” driver learned to drive?

As to the advice, “brighten up and smile, B.C.,” we do that already. Why wouldn’t we when we live in the best place on Earth?

Ernest C. Knowles, Victoria

 

 

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