September 9, 2016 6:18 pm
Updated: September 9, 2016 7:36 pm

Pet peeves on Winnipeg roads, why one expert says drivers need to pack their patience

Road closures, lane closures, festivals and football games will mean Winnipeg's roads are busy this weekend.

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WINNIPEG — A wave to say thanks, or a pause in your drive to let someone in. Simple forms of proper driving etiquette. But, do you use them?

According to many drivers in Winnipeg, it’s a 50/50 situation. With some drivers calling Winnipeg one of the friendliest cities they’ve ever driven in and others calling the attempts to share the road an absolute disaster.

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Construction in the city has already made driving in the city difficult. It has left drivers frustrated and on edge to get from point A to B on time. But, experts say if you just stick to being nice and sharing the roadways properly and politely, you should have less of a headache getting to your destination.

Gwen Radey is a driving instructor with A Confidence Driving School and said one of the most important things she teaches new drivers about is etiquette on sharing the road.

She said if we don’t follow proper etiquette that makes for angry drivers and angry drivers make for possible road rage and crashes on our streets.

When it comes to driving etiquette it’s simple. It isn’t having to learn anything unique, drivers said its just a simple wave of thank you when you let someone in, or sharing the left lane for passing instead of remaining in it and going slowly.

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