posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 01:38 PM
reply to post by Aggie Man
It's so annoying, they never pull over and let you go around and they drive soooo slow. Perhaps licensing them and requiring them to get
some education about the rules of the road would be a good thing.
I drive a tractor 12-14 hours a day on the state highways, mowing the right-of-ways. Most all tractors at full speed wide open only go 25 MPH. I
have seen numerous idiots driving cars and trucks that need to learn the "Rules of the Road".
I deal with these idiots on a daily basis. They cant wait 2 minutes for me to mow around a curve and see if it is safe to pass before they pass.
Ive had dump-trucks, Semi-trucks, and cars come flying around me on blind curves and hills, not knowing if someone was coming the other way or not. I
see several close head-on scenarios daily. One of these days, I know I will see someone get killed because nobody has any kind of patience in this
fast paced world.
I dont think the family farm needs any kind of CDL to drive a tractor. Thats government control. In my job, I dont see a problem with it.
Since I deal with impatient idiots all day long, when I am traveling from one road to another, I used to pull over and let everyone pass, but not
now. People are crazy behind the wheel of their vehicles when it comes to the road. Every day I wake up and wonder if I will live through the day or
if this will be the day that some idiot hits me and kills me because they have to get to McDonalds or wherever they are going in such a hurry. I stay
on the road no matter how long of a line of cars that get behind me. They risk my life all day with the way they drive, so this is one way I can get
them back and make them drive really slow.
In my job the tractor has the right-of-way. It doesnt matter if it is my fault that you hit me, it will be ruled that it was your fault, because I
always, in all cases, have the right-of-way. Think about that when you come up on people mowing the state roads, and pass with extreme caution..
So make me get a CDL..its all good, but leave the family farms alone...