Edmonton and their Pickups

Ok, to be fair, it’s not just Edmonton.  It’s all of Alberta.  There are way too many of these crew cab pickups here.  Worse all the parking spaces are designed for regular sized vehicles.  So basically everywhere one of these CCP park, they stick out and block the ability for people to drive around you.  There really needs to be dedicated parking for these huge vehicles.

Size alone is not the issue.  There is also the attitude of the drivers.  Driving back from Red Deer I was passed by a lot of people on the highway, even though I was going 20 kph over the limit.  And probably 95% of these people were driving CCPs.  And when I was passed by a Edmonton Peace Officer in a CCP by the airport going atleast 150kph, I finally had it.

I also noticed a guy last night that pulled up to the intersection and slowed down, but refused to actually stop for the light.  By the time the light turned green he was fully in the intersection.  He was going into Tergillegar like I was, so I saw him do it as a couple of intersections.  This is obviously how he drives all the time.

What is it about the drivers in Alberta that causes such poor driving?

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Author: protaginets

Father, husband and freelance tech specialist.

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