It seems like some days on my way home from work I get behind someone who believes that driving 15-20 miles below the speed limit makes them a safer driver. Yesterday, Miss Pokey-Car got in front of me and insisted on driving between 30-40 in a 55 mph zone for over 20 miles. Little Miss Pokey-Car even put on her brakes and almost came to a complete stop to creep over three sets of those pavement grates intended to get you to slow down. After the first one she was only going 5 mph was it necessary to slow down any more. Oh, yes did I mention that every time I could pass she would speed up or move over so I couldn’t get around her.
Other days I encounter the other extreme. There is the driver of the light gray Lexus that nearly runs me off the road every morning. This driver is unable to understand that if the car in front of them is going slow because of a car or cars in front of them passing and/or tailgating will not help. The Lexus apparently doesn’t have brakes because when the driver approaches a slower moving car he/she immediately first tries to pass on the right and then the left. If there is any opening even if it is only big enough for a gnat he/she will zip in and around any cars. One morning as I was waiting to make a left turn into work. Lexus dude decide that it was imperative that he pass my car and the two cars in front of me on the left. Oh, did I mention there was an oncoming car in that lane. I guess owning an expensive car gives one invincibility or something.
Then there was the day I was run off the road by some dude in a white Escalade that must have been texting. He started on on the opposite shoulder (my left) and kept drifting into my lane. I’m sure he was going at least 65. He never even stopped or slowed down. My guess was Mr. Fancy SUV never even saw me.
In case you are wondering there is a point to my rant. Remember you are not the only driver on the road.