03 April 2009

Life in the Fast Lane

I am going to rant this lovely Friday, so please forgive me, though many of you will probably agree with me on this.

Driving 101. Left is for the fast line. Right is for the slower traffic. Now, repeat after me“ Left. Fast. Right. Slow.” Again, “Left. Fast. Right. Slow.” It seems some people never got that message.

When you are on a road with two lanes or more going in the same direction, and you find someone behind you that wishes to drive faster than you are going, be courteous and get over into the right lane, especially when you notice a line of cars behind you.

Every day there is someone not even reaching the speed limit on the highway or even state roads and yes, they are hogging up the left lane. It just boils my blood to be behind a line of cars on the highway…in the fast lane…going 50mph.

Are people really that clueless or are they just being jerks?

There is also the subject of those who like to ride the bumper of the car in front of them. What happened to 1 ½ car lengths between you and the car in front of you? Guess some people never learned that, either, thus the reason for so many wrecks. But, that is a topic for another day.

I would love to hear your opinion.

Diane McEntire

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1 comment:

Vickie said...

I like watching the stoopid folk in traffic. Each day has a 'favorite'...My favorite this morning was the supremely amazing jerk and swerve of this broad in a teeny blue pickup to get around the car in front of her. All to get around this one car, get to the stoplight ahead of said other car, and fly through the stoplight to get to the Starbucks drive-thru. We were able to watch all of this as we were heading for the Star$$, too, but I actually get out of the car and go in. I ordered and received my two drinks, walked back to the car and we drove past the little blue pickup with the highly agitated driver still at the drive-thru window.
Most days, my favorites are counting how many cars keep going through the red light to make the left hand turn in front of traffic. Personal best is seven so far.