Turnout areas

I was on a single lane road recently and behind a slower moving vehicle. The road had many “turnout areas” for slow moving traffic. But, this driver was either unaware of the rules or oblivious of the traffic building up or just stubborn.

So, it gave me a lot of time to think about the idea of a “turnout area.”

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It is a neat solution to traffic on a single lane road.

It is also applicable well beyond driving.

Sometimes, in our lives and careers, we find ourselves in situations where our pace – even if unintentional or despite our best efforts – is holding others back.

When that happens, it’s good practice to pull over and let them pass. It is never easy to do this. But, everyone enjoys the journey a lot more. And, things work out just fine in the long run.