Wednesday, February 22, 2006

85 or 5/60 or 6

 So why is it people have  only 2 speeds for driving their cars?
Have you ever noticed that when they drive on the
thruway/parkway/expressway/interstate that
they will easily drive 85 mph with 6 feet between cars,
but when they drive after being stopped at a red light (especially
making a turn) they will drive at 5 mph with 60 feet between
cars. What's up with that? Don't they realize there are other cars
that would probably like to go through the same light during the same
cycle? Doesn't it really piss you off to just miss the light
because the 3 cars in front of you apparently are sightseeing
instead of actually driving? But on the other hand, when everyone
is zipping down the thruway,etc. at 85 mph and you try to leave
more than 6 feet between you and the guy in front of you, it's apparently
an invitation to the guy in the next lane to squeeze on over. Doesn't
anybody ever wonder why there are multi-car pileups all the time.
Gee, maybe if we actually left some distance between cars then
everyone would actually have a chance to stop before hitting the car in front of you.
Hey, but at least we don't have to worry about rear ending that guy at the traffic light...

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