I live in the retirement capital of the US and tourist central for the area. So we get MANY people who can't drive or drive like maniacs and it's
highly dangerous for locals here, no joke.
I was just at the grocery store and was hit, well my cart was, by some old friggin lady who shouldn't have been behind the wheel of her bus of a car.
She could barely see over the steering wheel and when she hit my cart she KEPT going, not even trying to stop! I was so freaked out because I'm
pregnant! I mean she just went right thru the stop sign into the walk way and came right at me and if it wasn't for my cart she would have HIT ME! I
was yelling and she was in her car mouthing "oh sorry" yet she KEPT FRIGGING GOING!! She didn't even stop! I was so pissed. I wanted to ram my cart
into her car and throw anything heavy at her _ This is sadly quite common here esp with the elderly.
I am sorry I don't care but at a certain age you should be REQUIRED to take a driving test! I guarantee half the people in this area wouldn't be
behind the wheel of a car if tests were in place. The last place I worked we had mostly elderly customers and it was SCARY to see them pull up and or
even walk, knowing that it took 10mins to come 10ft yet they had a drivers license....which to me is a license to kill for these people who have
CLEARLY lost their reaction time! It sucks getting old yes but it also sucks that i have to constantly deal with the dangers of them on the road here.
They cause a lot of accidents because they just aren't all there up stairs!
Now tourists you aren't off the hook either. This isn't NYC nor is it NJ so please stop driving like it is! Stop crossing 2 lanes to get into a turn
lane and causing car pile ups! I can't tell you how many tourists have cut me off and just don't follow simple road rules! It's like they forget how
to drive because it's some place new! PAY ATTENTION TO THE ROADS WHEN YOU GO OUT OF YOUR OWN LIVING AREA! I was hit by a drunk driver who was from out
of state last year. What a shocker!
This area is small and condensed and people just don't care! They drive like friggin maniacs. Right now all I see are Canadian tags! No offense to
Canadians I love Canada but damn you snow birds, learn to friggin drive! It is not ok to cut me off at 50mph to go 35mph because you want to look at
the damn scenery! It is not ok to cross lanes of traffic to make your turn! AHHHH! It has got to stop!
You can say what you want about my rant but it's just that a rant. If you don't live in this area you really have no right to say anything because you
have no idea how it is. I have lived in many other places but this is definitely the worst. I try and drive at times when there won't be people on the
road but that is difficult with it being snow bird season and tourist season so they are ALWAYS there! It seems like every day I have a run in with
one or the other, it's never a local! It's either some elderly person or someone from out of state!
I am still freaked out from the parking lot today. I have a hard time driving as it is since my accident but the way people drive here makes it even
worse and I never had a fear of driving before, ever....but when you are constantly run off the road or almost hit because of stupidity and
carelessness it will make you not want to go anywhere!
Hopefully in the next year we will be out of this area and back to an area that isn't so condensed and full of road hazards in the form of elderly and
Oh and don't even get me started on the dumb tourists who just cross wherever and whenever they want to get across A1A. You have got to be lacking
serious brains to NOT cross at a crosswalk here. No wonder people get hit by cars, it's their own stupidity!
Ok I feel better....
edit on 2/28/2013 by mblahnikluver because: spelling