“In Seattle, you haven’t had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it’s running”
Been driving for a medical transport co. for several weeks.
The most important thing I’ve learned in that brief time is that I must learn to control my emotions.
If I don’t…..my blood pressure will rise alarmingly and my head will explode.
Why is that you wonder.
Because of the insane number of drivers plundering our highways, every day I confront my own mortality, up close and personal.
Insane: not sane, mentally deranged, and utterly senseless.
These idiots obviously do not understand:
Laws of physics
Now if they only harmed themselves by plowing into a bridge at 90 mph that would be a good thing. Clean up the gene pool.
But no……invariably they damage the lives of others. Often irreparably.
Where is the justice?
“Fundamental changes of behavior hardly ever happen” – The Thirst by Joe Nesbo
I recently wintered in South Florida and have never seen traffic as bad as it is there. This coming from a world traveller that has experienced traffic in some of the worst hell holes you can imagine. Life is actually conducted and shaped around the traffic. You do not go out between 3 and 7 pm during the work week. You should allow at least 20 mins to a half hour to go anywhere over a mile distant. The chaos created by woefully inadequate roads and highways plus the melting pot of drivers from all over the planet cannot be adequately described. And I haven’t mentioned the elderly or the never ending construction. The cherry on top of the mess is the frequent take over of the streets by ATVs, dirt bikes and quads who clog traffic, cause accidents and block traffic so they can periodically perform stunts. Doubt me? I have video.
Mark, I believe you described the perfect storm of highway mayhem. Though not as bad as your experience, the worst highway mayhem I’ve ever experienced was in South Texas along the U.S. – Mexican border. Mission, Mcallen, Harlingen. Absolute insanity.