Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sunday Drivers

Hello guys!

I am doing just fine, but I am home long enough to give you a piece of my mute mind. Now, I don't drive because of my own reasons (and some interesting laws), but I do know basics of how to drive. So, if you are in the most left lane, please do the speed limit. I spent the weekend with my grandmother due to the grave issue, and on the 3 hour drive home, there were some real idiots on the road. I wish to submit a list of common sense rules to keep in mind.

1. You will be passed, sometime. If you are slow as hell, more often than not.

2. Don't get bitchy about being passed and decide that you cannot be passed, even if you are doing 15 below the speed limit in the left lane.


4. If someone is passing you, even if it is on the right, it is really bad form to speed up to match the passing car. It is ri-cock-ulous to do this if you are going 50 in a 65 mph and the car passing you is easily doing 85 because it shows you can drive at high speeds, you are just being a dick.

I'm going to go back down to the land of no internet in a day or so. I will update with more wonders then



Cham said...

You don't have a license yet you feel compelled to give driving instructions.

Hush said...

Yes, yes I do. I am in the process of obtaining a license and I view it as proactive review of how not to drive.

John said...

An addendum to #4: If you (not YOU but "you" in the generic sense of the word) are already driving at or above the speed limit and some prick who is obviously weaving in and out of traffic feels it necessary to speed up to way above your speed in order to cut you off as well, you have not only every right to be a dick, but an obligation to be one, and not let him or her over. This is ESPECIALLY true if the cutter-off in question is speeding breakneckedly to the end of a merge lane in order to cut off as many people in front of him or her as possible, and particularly when there is lots of room for him or her to get behind you and/or everybody else. THOSE assholes need to be dragged out of their cars and shot. But since that's illegal, I just speed up and refuse to let the asshole in question in front of me. In the last year I figure only about two people out of, say, 150 were able to get in front of me. And that was only because I was feeling generous.

Damn. Maybe 6 1/2 years in Southern California DID make me a dick!