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I- wonder- if...the driver just lost his/her job?
...the driver just lost his/her home?
...the driver just lost his/her family?
...the driver just lost his/her child?
...the driver just heard bad news about his/her health?
...the driver just lost his/her best friend, their pet?
...the driver is a teenager who is hurting?
I wonder if this statement could be true? "Kindness is a language we all understand. Even a blind man can see it and a deaf man can hear it."
Drive Wise! And, thank you for all the times you were kind to me on the road.
Maybe there would not be so much "ROAD RAGE" if every driver would read the Universal Drivers Manual at least once or twice a year to refresh themselves with the rules of the road. How many of us have read the manual for our drivers license exam, but studied it just enough so we could pass the written part of the test? I don't know too many people that could memorize all those rules and regulations. Therefore, it is imperative that we keep ourselves up to date by re-evaluating our driving skills and knowledge on a yearly (semi) basis.
Also, here's a tip to "The JerseyBoy" (and anyone else FYI), about left lane exits from the highway. Most exit guide signs have an advance sign followed by another advance sign, which should lead up to a thrid sign which is usually the exit. If the exit sign is located on the "TOP RIGHT" of the guide sign, then the exit will be on the "RIGHT SIDE" of the highway. Likewise, if the exit sign is located on the "TOP LEFT" of the guide sign, then the exit will be on the left side of the highway. I found this info to be very helpful by allowing me enough time to maneuver into the respective lane sooner instead of waiting until the last moment.
Please all drivers remember no place is worth rushing to if you are going to end up dead on arrival.
Road Rage is growing at a higher rate, because of a lot of reasons, but there is 0 tolerance anymore for people in general. There is a lot of good people in the world but somewhere we have lost something, even respect for life. Yes I have been in that situation myself of being cut-off or worse, and I wanted to take action or someone that has no respect for speed or the darn cell phone stuck in there ear.
Laws are good things, but if not enforced it does not make a difference. There are laws for driving drunk, and people still do it. So rage over the road, job, or partner, just adds to it all. Once respect for people is lost what else to you expect. How many people even stop anymore to give someone a hand on the side of the road, or even care. Take it from there
About the Autobahn in the US, I was recently driving in Utah and the speed limit there is 80 mph! No one was "hanging out" in the passing lane there, and maybe because the higher speed limit was intimidating. I used to work for an Italian-owned company. When I was driving w/ the owner in Miami, he couldn't believe the people in the passing lanes oblivious to the traffic around them. In Europe they understand the fast-lane concept for some reason. If people here would understand that the person pushing on you isn't being rude...they just want to pass and move on! It's just polite to move over:)