To the Editor:
Dear drivers on Manchester: Can we all be a little bit nicer to each other?
As new resident of Ballwin living directly off Manchester Road, I’d like to send out a kind request. Please, be kind when driving on Manchester. Put down your phone, pay attention, don’t block intersections, let someone go in front of you and please – if someone lets you in, give that person a wave! Be kind and say thanks!
Since moving to Ballwin in July I’ve been so disappointed driving on Manchester. My rule of thumb is to let someone in when I can. I’m close to stopping that practice simply because rarely do I ever get a wave of thanks from the other driver. And rarely am I let in from my subdivision. Daily I come close to death as I try to turn right and force my car onto Manchester for my commute, Each evening I play chicken with the cars coming my way as I try for a left turn off of Manchester.
If only we could be a bit more conscious of other drivers, our commute would be a little bit better.
It’s my first experience living in West County, and driving Manchester alone is making me reconsider. Having lived all over the country, I was very excited to move to Ballwin. Now, not so much.
So, be kind. Give a wave of thanks. Let someone else go first. Get off your phone and please at least drive the speed limit and not 25 mph as that hinders traffic flow.