I have decided to post up a week or so long series on driving tips that are tricky and will help you out on a regular basis.  Maybe some of them are well known – but this is from my viewpoint and will help traffic and will help you avoid an accident.

FREE FLOW LANE…. Is this a hard concept? 

Examples include…coming off of 109th Street, heading south toward the High Level Bridge.  The free flow, added lane sign is up ahead.  Why would someone feel like stopping?  I do not see a yield sign.  Please proceed!  No wonder the traffice builds up. 

When you see this sign, follow your lane marker and proceed down the road. 

Added Lane

Added Lane

Tip 2 for Monday…. TURNING RIGHT ON A GREEN, APPROACHING A YIELD SIGN
When on road turning right where there is a median.   The turn is gradual and large and there is a large amount of time to make the turn.    So, a few seconds prior to entering the turn, and you see the light has turned green.  Unless no one is on the road, there will not be a large amount of traffic coming from your left.  The yield sign is there to remind you that traffic may be approaching.  With the light being green, it is okay to continue on your way.  All too many times I see overly cautious, inexperienced drivers coming to a complete stop for no reason.  It is so important to be aware of what is happening in front of you.  How many times was a rear end accident the cause of the first driver not being aware of the situation?      
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