Crazy Driving

April 25th, 2007 by Potato

It’s been a long time since I’ve had to deal with rush-hour, weekday Toronto traffic, so when I faced that grim spectre yesterday I wasn’t really prepared for it. Of course, it was a particularly bad day, with several accidents on the 401, and an accident in the TTC shutting down the subway. Plus the nice spring weather meant construction popped up everywhere.

Nonetheless, I was really amazed at some of the crazy driving I saw. In particular, on Sheppard right at Doris a car was abandoned in the left lane (westbound), and that caused a major blockage all the way back to Bayview. Who just abandons a car like that, especially right at an intersection. It couldn’t have at least been pushed onto the less busy side street?

Then, a bit further on, there was a police car trying to make it through an intersection behind me. It took him about 10 seconds to clear the intersection because people just weren’t stopping or pulling over. I pulled over as soon as I saw the lights in my rear-view mirror (just over a block from the intersection — a few seconds of driving if he finally got a chance to get up to speed) and 3 cars passed me for it (this was on a single-lane, too)!

2 Responses to “Crazy Driving”

  1. Ben Says:

    Yeah, if there is one main reason I really want to get out of Toronto, I’d have to say it’s the traffic. Especially around the Yonge/Sheppard area. Over the past decade or so they’ve built countless condos right on Yonge between Finch and Sheppard, introducing hundreds if not thousands of new drivers to the area. Meanwhile, the roads have stayed the exact same size…

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