17 December 2005

Holiday Drivers

'Tis the season to be reckless!
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Grab the wheel and hit the hecklers!
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Don we now our casts of plaster,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la
Still we drive even faster,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

I made this little ditty up several years ago, in honor of insane holiday drivers, and it seemed like a good day to post it. Let's see...
(1) Driver in IF who floored it when the light turned yellow and STILL didn't make it across the line before it was red. Two traffic lights later, I caught up with this idiot. So he had risked his life, and the lives of the drivers around him, and gained absobloodylutely nothing.
(2) Tailgaters. Several. Guys, if you can't be responsible enough to leave enough distance to stop if I happen to slam on my brakes, then it is MY responsibility to slow down enough that if I hit my brakes, you'll have room to stop. Translation: The closer you get, the slower I go.
(3) Parking lots, both drivers and pedestrians. Drivers: go slowly, especially if you are cutting across parking spaces or driving lanes where pedestrians regularly cross. Pedestrians: Yes, you have the right of way, but in a contest with a car you're going to lose, so PAY ATTENTION. Even good drivers may look away at exactly the wrong moment, and not all drivers are good. Having the right of way won't do you much good if you're squashed into the pavement.


kate said...

Heh heh. It's not just on the roads, though; inside the stores, there is just as much havoc.

Qalmlea said...

Which is why I do my Christmas shopping in the summer. Yeah, I usually have to fill in a few items, but it's a lot better than dealing with the holinsanity

John said...

I do mine online and avoid both problems entirely.