I'm not the first person to write to the Times Observer about this subject, but what is it with Warren drivers?
Around dinner time on Monday, I saw a woman turn right from Buchanan Street onto Pennsylvania Avenue and drove right through the red light at Elm Street.
On the following morning your newspaper reported an accident at 3rd and Market where a woman drove through a red light and was broadsided by another car.
Shortly after reading that, I left home to drive to Sheffield. As I drove east on Pennsylvania approaching Marion Street around 8:40 a.m., the light turned red, and a woman coming the other way then drove right through it.
I am a relatively recent transplant to Warren and have also seen many Warren drivers follow an unlawful practice I have not encountered elsewhere. It is extremely common for Warren motorists not to signal for a turn until they have stopped at the intersection. Many even wait until a traffic light turns green before signaling for a turn. They can't possibly all have just decided at that moment to turn, and Pennsylvania law requires signaling at least 100 feet before the intersection (300 feet if the speed limit is over 35 mph).
Driving is hazardous enough without such contempt for the law and lack of consideration for others.
Gary Widell, Warren