To the person(s) who think(s) that driving on Alki/Harbor Ave is the same as driving on Interstate 5, may I have your attention for a few minutes? I Iive on Harbor Avenue. Leaving our condo and entering into the main flow of traffic usually presents some challenges so, one must exercise much caution when doing so.
In the morning when I am leaving our condo property, I look both ways on Harbor Avenue watching for an opportunity to safely enter the flow of traffic. If I see you in a vehicle that is 4 or 5 blocks away from me, I should be able to assume that you are traveling at the legal rate of speed (35 mph), permitting me to enter the road and then accelerate to the legal speed limit without impeding your rate of speed. I’ll even give you an extra 5 mph, just to be safe.
After I am onto Harbor Avenue and safely (so I believe) traveling at the legal limit, you speed up to me as I observe you in my mirrors as you decide to “tailgate” me for a while. I think you’re trying to get my attention.More ›