Summer driving means keeping attitude in check

While it doesn’t appear that there are huge increases in the number of vehicles travelling our highways over past years, threats remain

After yet another rather unsettled spring, this year’s summer months have  been, for the most part, pleasantly warm and sunny.

The summer weather has also brought with it the usual large numbers of vacationers and travellers from outside the valley.

While it doesn’t appear that there are huge increases in the number of vehicles travelling our highways over past years, hazardous threats remain on the road, nonetheless.

It doesn’t take much to go from the comfort of a road trip in a modern automobile to years of therapy to recover from a highway accident – and attitude probably plays a bigger factor than most of us realize.

Take a drive through the valley on any summer weekend, and you’ll  likely see what we mean.

Road rage, speed, rude driving behaviours, impatience and haste – you’ll probably see all of that in an afternoon, and more.

It can be hot, it can be slow, it can be busy, travelling Similkameen and South Okanagan highways in the summertime, frustrating more so to residents who don’t have to put up with such conditions the rest of the year.

With only two more weeks prior to school starting left this summer, we hope that everyone will take a few seconds to reflect on the consequences of the wrong  attitudes, next time they are stuck in traffic, or have progress impeded by someone in front of them.