If you spend any amount of time on the road you probably have noticed that there is a new cadre of drivers. Bad drivers. They exist because we, the people have allowed it. How you say? By not pushing for a harsher law on using cell phones while driving. We put it on the kids’ back when the adults can be just as bad or worse. No, i’m not againest hands-free phone use. I am againest text messaging and trying to dial (looking at your lap) while loosing attention that should be dedicated to your surroundings.
We allow it by giving driving tests in different languages. Why is that so bad, Act? Because of the drivers that sit in the fast lane going under the speed limit. How about the ones that don’t know about right-on-red after stop. Or the ones that can’t read the sign that says “No Turn On Red”.
I always love the drivers with red ribbons on their antenna going like a bat out of hell. Weaving, no turn signals, about as close as drafting allows without being a siamese twin. Oh, and the soccer/swimteam/football/track stickers all over their vehicles. Nice.
Then you have the ones blasting thru yellow or red lights. Same with stop signs. About the ones passing you on a double yellow. Running the shoulder on the rightside? Kids jumping up and down on the seats? And my least favorites…sideways drrivers. You know, the ones that are always looking sideways talking to their passengers and don’t ever look out the windshield.
There are so many more but I’m sure you get the picture. Bottomline is that we have allowed to get this far out of control. Are you scared? You should be. I am and I have driven under professional courses as well as writing and evaluating many over the course of 30 years. The more I know about driving, the more scared I become. I know that car can wipe out a group of people. Take down the wall of a house or store. Take your wife, husband, daughter, son or any other relation in the blink of an eye. It’s a privilege that people abuse or don’t even bother with (as far as liscenses go) but we worry more about guns and child abuse (discipline). What are you willing to do to protect this privilege and yourself? Think about it.