Thursday, April 15, 2010

Navigating The Neighborhood

There are many residential neighborhoods in Houston with "road humps" signs, in an effort to curb speeding through areas where children might be playing. Many parking lots have multiple speed bumps to control speeding. Everyone seems to be in a hurry in Houston, and the drivers here take bigger risks than I have seen in any other city or town. It is not unusual to see someone go linear across four lanes of traffic and some take it even further by driving across traffic, into the median to make a U-turn in the opposite direction! Abruptly changing lanes is a common occurrence in order to gain one or two seconds on the traffic and too often the impulsive decision results in a crash. Houston has more than 200 vehicular deaths per year.

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