Being from far, far away, perhaps I am just unaccustomed to the driving habits of people in this region. I am inclined, however, to disregard this possibility, having recently seen a driver of a well-known touring bus (from this area) make a left turn from a far-right lane, directly cutting off traffic to his/her left.
This is far from being an isolated incident. There are probably as many incidents such as this that I have experienced, as there are Parishes in Louisiana.
Nor do I suspect that these driving habits are exclusive to the Greater New Orleans, North Shore and West Bank areas of the Pelican State, but rather that perhaps the entire Deep South is afflicted with this social malady.
Are we so far-separated from our daily destinations that we must live in constant fear of tardiness and thus make poor judgments when driving? If so, perhaps our commutes are too long and we should move closer to our workplaces.
The streets of New Orleans are no place for panic and indecision, so let’s keep our beautiful, amazing city safe and pleasant. I love New Orleans and would be greatly gratified to see road courtesy improve, even if only a little.