First, while going to pick up my granddaughter from her bus stop, I saw the aftermath of a car/motorcycle accident on Leonard near 152nd. Hopefully, those injuries are not too serious and the motorcycle rider recovers. The car driver was clearly at fault and was simply not paying attention.
Next, at the bus stop, a small blue car passed the stopped bus that was letting out kids on Leonard. The red lights were flashing and this clown just chose to ignore them. I can only hope the buses in this district have cameras so these people can be prosecuted.
Third, while going back to M-104 along Lake Street, a bicyclist was crossing M-104 in the lane approaching traffic. Bicyclists must be in the same lane as traffic, not in the lane facing traffic. Don't they teach this stuff anymore? By some recent letters to the editor and the responses on the Tribune's website, apparently not.
Finally, and the topper of the day, was while coming back from Orchard Market west on M-104 at Lake again, I needed to turn south on Lake. I entered the left-turn lane, and a woman in an SUV traveling east on M-104 decided to turn into RiteAid or the bakery (they share a common entrance). She proceeded to cross the double yellow line and park in the westbound left-turn lane to wait for traffic to clear. The problem was that she was now in front of me in my legally acquired left-turn lane and blocking all turning traffic, and is pretty heavy there. She refused to go around, so I was forced to re-enter, moving traffic to go around her and get back into my lane.
Double yellow lines mean something: do not cross. If there is a double yellow, you must turn from the lane you are in, not enter the turn lane for opposing traffic.
— Bob Foster, Spring Lake Township