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Oh, Canada. There you politely go again.

P.E.I. drivers cause accidents by being too nice, police say


Daksha Rangan
Digital Reporter

Friday, December 9, 2016, 4:05 PM - Oh, Canada. There you (politely) go again.

Police from P.E.I.'s capital city are cautioning drivers to stop being so nice to one another, as it's causing an increase in accidents.

Charlottetown Police Chief Paul Smith told the press that there have been at least two collisions in the past week alone along the city's bustling University Avenue, The Canadian Press (CP) reports.


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The collisions have been due to one driver stopping to wave along another car onto the road.

"A Good Samaritan gesture can sometimes have devastating consequences when you are looking at T-bone accidents,” Smith told CP.

"When you are looking at four-lane roadways, the obstructions that happen when someone stops — particularly in an inner lane to allow someone out — they're not seeing what's coming up on the curb lane."

University Avenue -- one of the busiest four-lane routes -- features businesses along both sides.

"The flip-side is, if I'm the good Samaritan, I run the risk of being — in an insurance world — one of the causing factors of it, and who knows where that could lead,'' Smith said to CP.

Source: The Canadian Press via The Toronto Star

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