posted on Aug, 16 2016 @ 06:30 AM
I live in a modern first world city. A wealthy city full of cashed up people driving brand new cars. I drive a crappy old car, and I drive fairly
well. I tend to drive at the speed limit, and I'm aware of the road rules. It seems that others in the city I live in are not fully cognizant of
appropriate driver behaviour, and it sometimes makes me crazy when I see appalling driving (like today).
Today's incident was fairly minor in the scheme of things, but indicative of how people drive in my city. My partner and myself are driving down a
major highway at speed, and another driver decides to pull out in front of us with perhaps 10 metres (if that) to spare. We have to slam on the brakes
so as not to have a collision, and we decide to give them a blast of the horn. The driver in question decides to raise their middle finger at us,
whilst erratically swerving all over the road. This is not unusual. Just a few weeks ago a woman drove into the back of my vehicle at the traffic
lights. Totally at fault, and when I got out of the car to check the state of my car she wound her windows up. When I asked her what the hell she was
doing, she merely shrugged. Seriously, some people have no idea.
The behaviour that irks me the most is the egregious tailgating that goes on. Too many people feel the need to drive well over the speed limit, and
drive right up the ass of drivers who are doing close to the speed limit. What's the rush? Last weekend on one day there were 5 fatalities in one day,
and it's too many, because too many selfish drivers feel they have the god-given right to endanger the lives of those around them. My city is well
served by freeways, but there are way too many rev-heads.
Finally, as bad as the tailgaters are the let's text and drive. One cyclist has been killed this year, and one seriously injured by people driving and
texting. There should be no questions about whether this is acceptable or not, it's simply dangerous, and life threatening.
I feel the need to rant, as I've seen one too many #heads on the road today and it really makes me wonder what is wrong with some people.
on 16-8-2016 by cuckooold because: (no reason given)