The recent tragic accident on Interstate 75 north at Exit 224 and letters to the editor regarding this event brings to mind a daily occurrence at this exit.
Almost every time I use this exit, which is quite frequent, I see cars flying down the middle lane and cutting into the right lane traffic to exit I-75.
They do this to pass up the traffic which is lined up in the right all the way back to about a quarter mile or more before the bridge span starts. These people must be Formula 1 race drivers to accomplish their exit.
Some day there is going to be another tragedy involving multiple vehicles at this location.
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I should add that this occurs mostly during the evening going-home traffic, but I have seen it at other times of the day.
And while I'm at it, vehicles using this exit to go west on U.S. 301 regularly totally disregard the "yield" sign and cut into traffic, attempting to enter the entrance to go south on I-75.
The number of tickets that could be written for failure to yield at this location would provide a substantial income to the city and maybe eliminate a lot of temper flares and/or accidents.