I don't usually blog twice in a day but after a trip on several of the local freeways to go to lunch etc., I am convinced I need to vent on this one. And yes, I am aware that this is a GENEALOGY BLOG... but considering the stupidity of the drivers I observed today, any member of YOUR family tree could have his death date entered just by taking the chance of driving on a local freeway. Take a drive and COUNT the people who are actually paying attention to driving. Trust me, going the 12 miles from my house I found exactly FIVE drivers who were driving. Nothing else, just driving! Amazing eh? Yeah I thought so too!
Do ANY of you clueless drivers out there have ANY idea what the missle you are driving weighs?
Do you have a CLUE about how dangerous it is when you drive distracted? Next time you think you are going to drive & text, talk on the phone, dig in your consol, eat your McDonalds, drink, read or whatever, ask a friend to drive behind you with a video camera. You'll scare the crap out of yourself.
I saw all those things, PLUS an arse in a mercedes who must have drank his lunch, as he was not doing any of those things, but still could not keep it between the lines. 696 east bound to 1-75 north is bad enough without loosers like this on the road, regardless of how much his car cost.
The idea that loosers who text, chat, read, do makeup and all the rest of the idiot tasks behind the wheel is okay is NUTS!
As for local law enforcement, if talking on the cell phone & texting are banned in your communities then why IS NO ONE ENFORCING IT?
The weight of an SUV makes for a large missle aimed right at anyone on the freeway! Yeah Cuba with its Nuclear tests is scary but so is driving on the freeway with these idiots driving large missles, often with no one paying any attention as to who they are aimed at!
Its time for local law enforcement to step up and start writing tickets for these issues. After all, almost every community that 696 & I-75 run through could use the revenue. What the heck are they waiting for? Opportunity knocks, or wait - maybe its texting........????