Yesterday we traveled down to
wife’s doctor appointment. I know that
the traffic on the highways in Portland Maine is
nothing compared to the highways around Boston,
New Your, …
but every time I have to drive south from our rural western mountains I am
appalled by the insanity of the people driving the freeways. Minneapolis
I was doing seventy in the right lane and groups of cars were passing me in the left lane traveling at least eighty - bumper to bumper – only a car length between them. It would only requires one driver to hit the brake to avoid a dog or deer, or drop his cell phone and the cars would pile up like falling dominoes.
Why in the hell do drivers feel they have to ride the bumper of the car in front of them – especially at high speeds on the freeways?
And then there was the car that drifted into my lane causing me to swerve almost to the rumble strip and blow my horn to avoid collision. She pulled back into her lane, passed and then a few car lengths ahead of me swerved back in and then out of the right lane… obviously reading text on her phone instead of focusing on her driving.
I sometimes wish I had a Mad Max vehicle with a plow on the front and could just run these people off the road.
Oh well, back home again and all is well