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Sunday's Letters to the Editor

Sharing roads safely

EDITOR: Contrary to a recent article, fast-driven cars have no inherent priority over the use of our roads above slower-moving commuters such as slow-poke cars or bicycles. They must follow behind until it is deemed safe to pass — as sufficient space or lanes and clear vision allows.

When approaching a slower-moving commuter on two-lane roads with minimal or no passing or bicycle lanes, speed must be reduced until traffic conditions warrant safely passing by partially or completely changing lanes.

When driving through blind curves you must always be prepared for encountering slow commuters or other unexpected obstacles so speed should be reduced and passing attempts must be postponed.

Remember, California driving rules state that you must share all roads, and you may never drive faster than it is safe — regardless of the posted speed limit.



Un-American policy

EDITOR: If the Boy Scouts insist on continuing their policy of excluding gay leaders and youth, so be it. However, I believe that they must change their official name and remove the words "of America." Discrimination is un-American.


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