Thankful Thursday: Careful, thoughtful drivers make reader's day

May 23, 2013 

I would like to thank all of the drivers who shared the road with me one recent day. It was the first time in a very long time that I can recall not seeing the drivers of other vehicles driving distracted.

Instead, they must have realized it is their responsibility to safely and responsibly navigate an extremely large and dangerous piece of machinery around town without putting the safety of other drivers at risk.

These responsible drivers understood that their phone call or text could wait, that they could find a better time and place to apply their make-up, that reading or eating would be more enjoyable while not trying to maneuver through traffic and that their pet is an animal that can sit in the back seat or in a kennel instead of being a personal lap assistant that limits the mobility of the driver to turn the steering wheel or operate the turn signal.

I appreciate the fact that not all people have decided that multitasking is best achieved when other people's safety is at issue.

NICOLAS WHITE, Richland

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