July 9, 2019 10:13 am
Updated: July 10, 2019 12:09 am

P.E.I. police urge drivers to be a little less nice

Sgt. Jason Blacquiere says there have been a number of accidents recently when drivers have yielded their right-of-way and waved other vehicles out into traffic.

Stephen C. Host / Canadian Press
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Police in Summerside, P.E.I., are encouraging motorists to stop being quite so nice — because it’s causing accidents.

Sgt. Jason Blacquiere says there have been a number of accidents recently when drivers have yielded their right of way and waved other vehicles out into traffic.

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He says there can be oncoming vehicles in other lanes whose drivers are unaware of the situation, and a collision occurs.

Blacquiere says that while motorists are trying to be courteous, they are creating a dangerous situation and could find themselves being charged or the subject of a civil lawsuit.

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He says if you have the right of way, use it.

Blacquiere says no one was hurt in the recent accidents in the city, but vehicles were damaged.

-With files from Dexter Nyuurnibe 

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