Burnaby RCMP tweeted the other day about how its officers dealt with a traffic situation involving bonehead drivers.
I‚Äôm talking about one of the city‚Äôs worst intersections, Canada Way and Kensington Avenue.
What happens is impatient drivers heading westbound on Canada Day are trying to bypass the two lanes of traffic veering north onto Kensington towards Highway 1.
To do this ‚Äď brace yourselves ‚Äď they are driving into the intersection and then suddenly hanging a right around the large median before trying to shoehorn back into the traffic flow to get on the highway.
It‚Äôs totally illegal and stupid and enraging ‚Äď but never underestimate the brazen stupidity of an impatient driver. Or their shamelessness as they block an entire intersection with their move.
Imagine not minding making a jackass out of yourself.
After a series of complaints, since Oct. 1 the Burnaby RCMP Traffic Section has worked to clamp down on the situation. In less than a month, the cops issued a whopping 199 tickets to drivers at this intersection. The vast majority of the tickets were due to drivers bypassing traffic and making an illegal right turn.
Talk about fish in a barrel.
Look, I get it. Traffic sucks in Burnaby during rush hour, especially along Canada Way.
It‚Äôs likely taking time off of your lives trying to get through all of this.
But pulling bonehead moves like this isn‚Äôt the way to go about it. You‚Äôre going to get hit. Or worse, you‚Äôre going to hit someone else.
Maybe try transit. It won‚Äôt be any faster, but it‚Äôll keep you from being a dumbass.