Who Taught These People to Drive 2? Opinion

Highways have lines painted down the middle. They are there for a reason. They indicate something called "lanes". You have one and I have one.

I'll stay in my lane until I need to move to yours. At which time, I will put my turn signal on and let you know that I am changing lanes.

All I ask of you is to let me know when you want to use my lane. Please don't drift across the line (especially if you are going in the opposite direction).

Here are some tips that you might want to use in order to help you stay in your own lane:

  • Put your makeup on at home. If you are running late, forget the makeup. It's better to be ugly and alive - than beautiful and dead. I never want my family to say: "She was killed by a beautiful lady."

  • Get off the phone. Especially if you are having an argument with the person on the other end. It's distracting enough to talk on the phone. You should see yourself when you are arguing on the phone. You slow down; you speed up; you drift into the other lane; you run red lights; you stay stopped at green lights. If the call is that important, find a place to park and talk as long as you want.

  • If you must eat while driving, eat finger food. Something that you can pop in your mouth, chew, and swallow. Yep, I saw that fork you were using. I'm still wondering if the plate was on your pot belly - or under your elbow on the center console. Geez! When you knock your plate onto the floor, will you jerk the wheel and smash me or some other innocent person?

  • Maps are your friends, but they are meant to be used by the passenger - or by you when you are parked. Not while you are driving 70 mph down the interstate. If your life is so busy that you can't stop to look at the map, get a GPS. Please!

  • I've read books that were so good I couldn't put them down, but only an idiot would refuse to put the book down while they are driving. Go ahead. Finish that book. But not while you are driving.

Are you one of these drivers? Have you seen one of these drivers?

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Anonymous said...

And it would really help if you remembered to turn the signal off after you have made the lane change. It can get very confusing if that turn signal continues to flash for miles down the road.

story teller said...

haha You're right about that!

Anonymous said...

You are so right. I see so many people talking on the phone while they're driving. I just want to have a sign that I can hold up that says: SHUT UP AND DRIVE. Or maybe, HANG UP AND DRIVE.

story teller said...

I was sitting at a stoplight the other day and glanced over at the car next to me. The driver was talking on a cellphone. The front seat passenger was talking on a cellphone. AND, in the backseat, another passenger was chatting away.

Whatever happened to "togetherness"?

Anonymous said...

I think I've been driving the same roads as you. I see these same things. What are they thinking?

QueenBee said...

Did you say "thinking"? They aren't thinking, that's the trouble. They are driving out of habit -- that's fine, if you're a primitive man and you need to survive; but this is a modern day and age and you shouldn't try to make a "habit" out of driving. There are too many things that can and do come up while driving, and people need to be alert every second that they are behind the wheel.

story teller said...

You are so right!

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