There Are No-Passing Zones for a Reason!
I came across a story in the Western Star about an accident that was a result of passing in a “no passing” zone:
CLEARCREEK TWP. — A woman “was extraordinarily lucky” after being sideswiped today, Oct. 13 by two tanker trucks on Ohio 122 between Hart and Springboro roads in Clearcreek Twp.
In a preliminary report, Clearcreek Twp. police Sgt. Curtis Hensley said a woman driving a Ford Thunderbird was travelling west on Ohio 122 at about 6:40 a.m. when she passed a tanker truck transporting LP gas in a no-passing zone.
As she was passing the westbound tanker truck, another tanker truck heading east appeared, Hensley said. He said the woman tried to get back into her own lane which was then occupied by the westbound tanker truck she tried to pass and ended up sideswiping that tanker truck as well as being struck by the eastbound tanker truck.
“It destroyed the car,” Hensley said. “She’s extraordinarily lucky.”
-The Western Star
I hope that this story puts it in perspective why it’s so important to obey traffic signs because many people aren’t so “extraordinarily lucky” in these types of accidents.