Friday, December 5, 2008

Rants and Raves on the Road

I don't really have anything too exciting to talk about, but did have some things that the Mensa group in my mind were mulling on my drive in to work this morning...

Rants:
  • When did it become okay to drive on the left side of a two-way street? I'm sorry other drivers, do you NOT see me driving in the correct side?
  • If you are wearing all black and it is after the sun has gone down or before the sun comes up, pay attention to the cars because we can't see you.
  • If you are riding a bike, you have to follow the same rules of the road as a car. Don't glare at me because YOU run a stop sign.
  • If I'm going 75-80 already, but that isn't fast enough for you, pass me. Don't just ride so close to my bumper that I can't see your lights. That is just going to piss me off and make me slow down.
  • In California, it is illegal to talk on your cell phone while driving unless you have a hands-free device. PLEASE, follow the rules. Even if you are in the hands-free world, you are still required to pay attention to traffic.
  • Kids should be strapped down in car seats or in seat belts. Don't let your kids just crawl all wild and crazy all over your car. It distracts you and it distracts me.
  • Why do you feel you have the right to cut me off? Why do you think it is okay for you to pass all the traffic and then bully your way in at the last minute? Did your parents not teach you anything about taking turns?
  • Speaking of taking turns... How difficult is it to understand a four-way stop? The first person to come to the stop sign has the right of way. If multiple cars get there at the same time, then the person to the right has the right of way. It isn't that difficult, take turns because we all get one.
  • If there is a police, ambulance, or firetruck behind you, get over to the right as far as you can. Don't block their way and if people are trying to get over to let the emergency vehicle pass, be kind and let them over.
  • Please, use common sense and common courtesy when driving. We all have to share the road. It doesn't belong to you just because your car cost more than mine!!
RAVES:
  • The sunrise this morning was lovely, even though it was muted by the fog. It was just a warm pinky glow.

6 comments:

Jenn Ann said...

This post could be retitled "A Typical Day of Driving in California"

Paula said...

I love that last rant! It is sooo true!

Kim Thomas said...

The only one I am a little concerned about is this one:

In California, it is illegal to talk on your cell phone while driving unless you have a hands-free device. PLEASE, follow the rules. Even if you are in the hands-free world, you are still required to pay attention to traffic.

Agent DragonFly said...

AMEN!! I have a few of my own things to add to this, but I am glad somebody posted this!!!

Queen B said...

sigh...I hate driving

Jane: a female given name of English origin said...

I want to be the back street driver in your car!