The first blog dedicated to the proposition that Bend, Oregon really, truly, deeply and profoundly sucks.
Monday, January 30, 2012
How Bend Drivers Suck, Chapter LXVIII
Driving back from Whole Foods this morning, I came to a four-way stop. After stopping, I proceeded straight ahead through the intersection. A man stopped in the opposite lane of traffic had his turn signal on to make a left across the intersection.
When I didn't yield the right of way to him he frowned and shook his head. I've encountered a similar response many times, with drivers giving me the finger, blowing their horns, etc.
For your information, my fellow Bend drivers, THE CAR GOING STRAIGHT HAS THE RIGHT OF WAY over the car making a left turn across the intersection. I quote the Oregon Driver's Manual, Section 2:42: "When you make a left turn at an intersection or into an alley, private road, driveway, or any other place, you must yield the right of way to oncoming traffic until it is safe to turn."
Instead of flipping people off, I suggest you try to learn the basic rules of driving in your own state. Thank you for your attention.