Sunday, February 24, 2008

Drivers, Pay ******* Attention!

I have written and vented about idiot drivers before; so I know this is nothing new, except what happened to me this afternoon.

Everything was going well, I stopped at a light, the light turned green; but guess what? The drivers turning left across us where still going, yes, blatantly running the red light. This wasn't an instance of "oops I didn't see the light", this was a whole line of freaking (not the word I really want to say) idiots running the red light. Where are the dang blasted cops when you need them. Our light was green for a good 30-45 seconds, then just as I thought we were going to be able to move, the driver in front of me just sits there.

Nothing! No movement! No, the vehicle wasn't broken down; not yet at least. If they had waited any longer I may have tried to cause their vehicle to break down to give them something to sit there for. Kind of like when you tell your kids 'you will give them something to cry about'.

Now, don't get me wrong; I know we all miss a green light sometime in our lives, but I have never experienced anyone sitting there for as long as this person did. They had the whole line of cars honking at them; so it wasn't just me..hehe.

Well, I was still behind this 'lazy' vehicle, no biggy. When I needed to make a left turn (there are two left turn lanes, I was on the outside one), this same vehicle proceeded to try and take off my front end. They literally started coming into my lane then put their signal on. I tried moving to the other lane and they followed, then, as we rounded the turn; they moved back over to the first left hand turn lane. At this point I was the epitome of a driver with road rage. It is not my finest moment, but hey, a lot of us have been there and done that. I gunned the accelerator, got in front ( I had plenty of room, they were way behind) of 'that' vehicle and drove myself home.

I am just sick of idiots. If you are going to drive, don't talk on the phone, don't try and read, don't (whatever this driver was doing). I saw a man the other day swerving all over the road almost hitting several people because he kept looking back at one of his passengers (looked like a child). He could have easily gotten in an accident and either severely injured someone or his passenger. All I ask is for people to think and pay attention; why is that so difficult.

A driver's license is not a right, the government doesn't owe it to you to give you a driver's license. Be courteous, pay attention and there will be less accidents.

End of Vent.... for now!

10 comments:

Laura said...

But, isn't that everydayness in Virginia?!? I swear we've got the worst drivers in the country HERE!

Laura said...

Haha! I try not to claim we have the worst drivers, but some days, like today make me feel that way. :)

K. Trainor said...

Amen, and pass the potatoes! (pssst! They're awful in Michigan, too.) ;P

Tammy said...

I hate drivers like that! When some one cuts me off I usually just wave at them and give them a big smile. It makes them have to think for a while wondering who I was and how they know me. hehehe!

Laura said...

I have also done that Tammy. I guess it just got the better of me this time; it had been happening for a couple of miles so I became weak...lol

Beloved MaMa said...

Your blog is so great!!! I love it!!! Thanks for visiting mine :0)

Laura said...

Thanks Mama! I loved the 'socks in the toilet' post. :)

C. R. Morris said...

One thing that kills me are the people who drive onto the on ramp and then slow down..sometimes coming to a stop to look both ways! It's for GAINING speed.. I have never seen a stop sign there. I get so irritated with drivers and their stupidity. My kids are with me 99.9% of the time! ARGH!

Laura said...

I feel your pain C.R....LOL. I had someone today do that as we were trying to merge on I95...duh....I felt like screaming out my window, but they would have never heard me. And they wonder why there is road rage....ha.

Demon23... said...

Idiots in any form in any area are always greater in portion then not idiots. Welcome to earth and more importantly where ever humans congregate even if it is not on said planet.