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Pay attention while driving

• Nov 9, 2015 at 12:00 AM

To the Editor:

Today (Nov. 4) my wife and I were on our way to Baker College. We were northbound on U.S. 31 just past the drawbridge heading out of Grand Haven and a road crew was working in the left lane on the lamps in the median. A white car stopped suddenly in front of us because there was no warning to merge right. I had enough time to stop and not hit the white car in front of us, but there was a minivan that rear-ended us from behind because he "looked down real quick.“

This is the second time we've been rear-ended in six months. We were previously hit heading south on U.S. 31 in Holland. We were stopped at a red light for a turnaround first in the right lane and got nailed from behind by a woman in a Cadillac from Arkansas because she was "using her phone.”

People really need to pay attention! Please help the lovely citizens of West Michigan to focus on driving.

Lance Beck

Grand Haven

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