posted on Jul, 20 2007 @ 08:16 AM
I've lived all over the states, Texas, Idaho, Washington, California, and now Michigan. While most people know of the kind of jerks that have a
driver's license in California, I have not found a clearer example of idiocy than Michigan drivers.
The speed limit is 70. Higher than the national average of 65. The flow of traffic is Michigan is around 77-80, O.K., I'll give you that. Cops
usually don't bother people for 10 over cause everyone does it anyway. I'm a good driver, I've logged many years and hundreds of thousands of miles
behind the wheel with only one speeding ticket (Don't screw around in OHIO by the way.....THEY DON"T PLAY!!), and one small accident due to me not
Why Oh Why then, must you be in such a freakin hurry? I am doing 80, I am flowing with the cars in front of me nicely, passing smoothly past drivers
cruising at 55-70. I am having a good day, until I see your Massive SUV or your Mercedes with Plasma lights with the brights on exactly 6 FEET FROM MY
REAR BUMPER!!. I flip the mirror up, you move to the left or right to catch one of your highbeams directly into my side mirror, I move over a little
to get it out of my face, you follow.
I am starting to get pissed now, with you riding my butt, and flashing your lights at me when I'm already speeding myself! How important are you that
you need to go 15-25 miles over the speed limit? Are you Michael Andretti? Is this nascar? What kind of self-important ass are you that you have to
follow me so close at such an unsafe speed?
I am now completely pissed off, and now I will refuse to get out of your way due to your lack of courtesy and your self-importance. We pass a semi to
which you find a gap on the right and promptly gun your engine, cut off the semi and fly around me on the right, almost clipping my front fender as
you intentionally cut me off...........................................Just to get in front of me an hit the brakes.
Why? BECAUSE THE 5 CARS IN FRONT OF ME ARE GOING THE SAME SPEED! You follow them for about 5 miles until you subsequently do the same to them. All the
while I'm secretly hoping a speedtrap is set up to catch you once you find that open stretch you are seeking.
This isn't the autobahn, speed limits are there for public safety, not to hinder your personal schedule. If you are running late for work, a soccer
game, the bar, whatever..............LEAVE EARLIER!!
I am so sick of people flying down the road going 20 over or more like they own the place. Just because you pay taxes for road care doesn't give you
the right to impose your own rules on it.
I beg for a cop, alas, there isn't one. How I wish you would get a flat at 95mph.