Don't even try to take a left turn on North but do always and forever use your blinker. Follow these 10 commandments of driving in Grand Junction, and your car will not be smitten.

  • 1

    Thou Shall Use Your Blinker

    Blinkers are cool because they let you know which direction drivers are headed. No blinkers = not a funny guessing game to play.

  • 2

    Thou Shalt Not Tailgate

    I don't think many people take manual transmissions into consideration. Leave some space between you and the person in front of you. You don't want to get a surprise interaction with their bumper.

  • 3

    Thou Shalt Follow the Rules of the Roundabout

    Following the rules of the roundabout is vital for driving in Grand Junction. We've got a plethora of roundabouts here and your car just might be smitten if you don't use them right.

  • 4

    Thou Shalt Yield

    Yield signs = are not green lights and also not red lights. Be mindful and yield when yielding is required.

  • 5

    Thou Shalt Not Cut Me Off

    It's important to pay attention to your surroundings and to your timing. Just because you missed your turn, doesn't mean we both need to almost die.

  • 6

    Thou Shall Clean Your Windshield

    If you can barely see out of your windshield, here a quick fix. Clean it off so you can see clearly and not cause a wreck.

  • 7

    Thou Shall Wear Your Seatbelt

    Click it or get a ticket -- or worse. There is no excuse to not wear a seatbelt, it could save your life.

  • 8

    Thou Shalt Stay in Your Lane

    The lines on the road are there for a reason. You stay in your lane and I'll stay in mine. Trust me, you've got enough space in your own lane. We don't need to share.

  • 9

    Thou Shalt Stay Observant

    It's always necessary to be observant while driving in Grand Junction. Watch out for walkers, scooter-ists, golf carters, bikers, skaters, animals and other drivers.

  • 10

    Thou Shalt Avoid Left Turns on North

    Making a left turn on North Avenue is basically impossible. Even if you're at a light, you're going to be there for awhile. And if you're yielding to oncoming traffic, you're going to be there for even longer than awhile.