|Here's what happens when you don't yield the right of way|
There are a lot of advantages to living in southern Delaware but there is one BIG disadvantage…..traffic in the summertime.
|Thankfully no one was seriously injured when yon teenager pulled her Ford Explorer into the path of a Lexus - you get hit|
We moved to Delaware in 2006. I was very careful where I chose to build a house and live in my retirement. I love Rehoboth Beach and the "cottage" feel of the town. However I could neither afford the houses ($700,000 and up for a "cottage") or the lots. Lewes is a cute town just up the road three miles from Rehoboth but I couldn't afford their prices either which fell into the same stratosphere.
|Air bags deployed - lady wasn't seriously hurt|
I checked out the environs of the Rehoboth Beach area for several years. While there are many nice communities with prices more in my range, I soon realized that in the summertime, when the hordes of tourists descend on Rehoboth that the traffic was not only gridlocked but dangerous. Route One scares me.
|Yon teenager took out the Cave Neck sign - she would make her yon teenager boyfriends proud|
So, after much thought and consideration I chose a lot in a development ten miles north of Rehoboth Beach, on the east side of Route One. In retrospect my decision has turned out to be…..well let's say BRILLIANT.
|This is what stupid looks like and why teenagers have such car insurance - they think they're indestructible|
Just this week, as I rolled into work on Wednesday my bosses wife called him and told him that "traffic was backed up because there was an accident at Cave Neck Road." Familiar words my friends, familiar words. I left for work at 2:40 PM. The accident happened at 3:15 PM. A 16 year old girl who failed to yield the right of way (as so often happens on Cave Neck Road) and she got smashed. Thankfully she wasn't seriously hurt, there have been people killed at that crossing, but maybe she learned a lesson. YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY DUMB ASS.
|Not an unusual scene where Cave Neck Road empties into Route One - thankfully no deaths this time|
Cave Neck Road is just about a mile down the road from where I turn out of our development on my way to work. I always stay in the left lane because three miles down the road I have to make another left to go into Lewes. Bill (of course) drives in the right lane (always the opposite of what I do) and has to quickly get in the left lane when one of these dumb assed aggressive drivers doesn't yield the right of way coming out Cave Neck Road. Sometimes people turning into Cave Neck just scoot across which is apparently what this 16 year old did.
So I just missed this one folks. Then this afternoon, after my nap I decide to take a ride to Sandy Hill Nursery. On the way back, cruising down Route One all of a sudden the traffic slows down…..then comes to a ………STOP. Yep, another accident. And here we are folks, late Friday afternoon, and the Horde is descending on Rehoboth Beach and points beyond (Dewey Beach, Ocean City, Maryland) for a weekend of fun and frivolity and obviously someone else has taken their aggressive driving a bit too far. I just hope no one was injured this time also.
Fun at the beach folks. This is why when The Season begins, most of us locals stay as far away from Rehoboth and off of Route One, because the Crazies are out.
Safe driving folks, safe driving!