Drive anywhere in Tyler, Texas for a few miles and you'll get the feeling that some of the drivers around you have a sense of entitlement. In other words, the road is theirs and you better watch out.

Traffic in Tyler isn't getting any better. The city may be doing what it can to retime the traffic signals to adjust the flow of traffic, but let's face it, without overpasses the flow of traffic is going to be stop and go wherever you go in this town.

The lack of bridges and the installation of the center medians along Loop 323 and S. Broadway have led some Tyler drivers to a 'me' mentality when they get behind the wheel.

Some Tyler drivers think they own the road.

Frustration is mounting and you can clearly see it while driving in Tyler. Other drivers have noticed it too and they're leaving some colorful comments on local social media account.

Among some of the 'Me' mentality characteristics that Tyler drivers are showing are:

  • running red lights
  • not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign
  • cutting people off in traffic
  • not using turn signals
  • not coming to a complete stop for a right turn, especially at stop signs or red lights
  • pulling out in front of another car from a parking lot when there are no other cars behind the one you pulled out in front of
  • parking over the line in a parking lot
  • using hazards to park at the front door of a store or restaurant
  • not utilizing merge lanes correctly - stopping to wait until its clear to shoot across to get to the left lane

All of these issues are extremely frustrating and some are quite dangerous as many have come to think that 'it's their world and we're all just pawns in it circling them'. Case in point about the red-light runners, we posted an article about someone challenging others while running a red light at one of the busiest intersections in the city.  Some Tyler drivers are tired of seeing blatant disregard for signals and basic traffic laws.

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There is no easy fix to Tyler's traffic issues.  The only thing we all can do is return to basic driver's education. Stop when the light is red, use turn signals when you want to change lanes and park within the lines in a parking lot. Above all, just be courteous.

Watch Out, Wrecks At These Tyler Intersections Make Them Dangerous

Tyler drivers are not immune to traffic accidents. In 2023, the Tyler Police Department received more than 5000 calls about accidents and 1100+ were defined as major accidents.

Here's a look at some of the intersections and streets that had the most reported accidents in 2023 in no particular order.

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Are You Parking Like These Entitled People In Tyler, TX?

It seems like parking has become a challenge for Tyler drivers. I'm pretty sure it's not just Tyler drivers though that can't really park. Ya know, parking isn't really that hard of a thing to accomplish, just stay within the middle of the lines and you'll be good. Here are some examples of high-quality parking we've seen around town.

Gallery Credit: Lucky Larry, Mix 93-1

27 Places To Enjoy Happy Hour In Tyler

Happy hour can be more than having a drink after work, it can also be a time for bonding and getting to know people. Here are 28 places to hang out with co-workers after work or just stop by to hang out at and meet new people.

Gallery Credit: Lucky Larry