I read the May 27 front-page story about the dangers of Highway 99.
What was Madera County Supervisor David Rogers doing in the left lane? Perhaps the big-rig driver who ran him off the road was irritated by his hogging of it. Since he states it’s happened before, maybe he should review his driving habits.
The left lane is for passing, not to be used as a continuous travel path. Keeping to the right relieves traffic congestion, allowing faster moving traffic to proceed. The right lane is a safer lane – you have more escape routes in an emergency.
Perhaps if more Californians knew how to drive or had better driving habits, the highway wouldn’t be one of the nation’s most dangerous.
Michael J. Merriman, Dos Palos