January 30, 2015

Driver Rant

I have a lot of time to think each day on the way to work considering I drive 100 miles a day. 50 miles each way! So I came up with a list of my top 10 items that really gets me upset when driving.

1. Turn signals are not optional. They also should be used before you turn. They are meant to signal your intentions. Some one once said there worse in blah. Nope there are bad drivers everywhere.

2. Head lights and tail lights. These are required to be on in most states if your windshield wipers are also on. Turn them on. For those of you who enjoy your racing car white colored car. If you drive it in the winter turn them on. Your car is white snow is white I can't see you as well! Dusk seems to be the worst. Are the auto- on-lights all programmed that bad? You just passed 20 cars in a row with headlights on, don't you even check?

3. Your mirrors, the side mirror should be used in any lane change, Jerry Hill taught me, blinker mirror blind spot before any lane change. Use it. The rear view mirror, this can be used for something other than putting makeup on. Traffic is clear in front for miles, you look in it and you see more than 2 cars behind you. Either pull over or speed up. This not a parade and no one wants to be behind you.

4. The left lane on a multi-lane hwy. Use this for passing then move back over to the right. Be thankful if you have driven in Europe because you get this one! The sign reads: slower traffic keep right. It does not say I am driving the speed limit I can stay in the left lane. Please move over.

5. When turning from one multi-lane road to another multi lane road, stay in your lane. This is so amazing to watch at certain intersections. I get that your power steering might be out, your arm might be arthritic, but turn the wheel!

6. Poor planning on your part should not make an emergency on mine. Nothing worse then the idiot who wants to cut in without planning. You are driving along leaving proper spacing between yourself and the car in front of you, then without signalling someone from another lane is swerving in between you causing you to have to find the brake pedal rather quickly. See rule #1 is a good start.

7. If there is a bell curve to all license drivers I have to think I am average at best, as I am sure most people think they are as well. So in reality I am little bit less then average? I know I am not one of the elite on the bell curve. The race drivers, teamsters, cab driver, and the likes I have a respect for. They are professional drivers. But what about the really bad drivers on the bottom of the bell curve. There should be a performance review of your drivers license. If you know you can't drive don't. If you have some you know should not don't let them. You could be saving their life and one other.

8. Why do people think they can ever do something else and drive? YOU are driving. In an instant that you were not driving because you were doing something else your dead. This goes for texting, cell phone talking, makeup, reading a book, and my all time favorite doing a crossword puzzle.

9. Drinking and driving, Don't!

10. Wow I got here, feel much more relaxed thanks

Posted by mark at January 30, 2015 6:33 PM