Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
I swear..I've got to be the only driver in 3 states that actually follows the laws (aside from straying a little from speed limit, lol). I can't even get on hw65 without having someone force me to slam my brakes on or swerve to avoid hitting them..It's really getting on my nerves. I've been pushed off the road (literally, into the grass dividers on the interstates/highways) by semis, I almost got t-boned on a straight road by a semi because he decided he was going to swerve and make a quick turn without a turn signal or anything, I've been cut in front of on the highway (minding my own business in the same lane) from people merging pretty much right into my front bumper, I've had people throw open their car doors into moving traffic without a thought in their mind (illegal here, btw, I should've just hit their door..multiple times), and I just had to slam my brakes on and swerve into the wrong lane (thank goodness nothing was coming!) to avoid actually being pushed over by some car half the size of mine!
I know I'm a good driver (been told by many adults/respectable figures) because I always stay a safe distance away from everyone else, I'm always ready to hurry and brake to avoid rear ending someone, and I've been able to safely avoid all of these accidents (the semi's, in which I'd probably have been in the hospital with my beloved car totalled) with my quick reflexes and ability to think my recourse through in time to carry it out safely. I just feel like I'm a magnet for drivers who shouldn't have their licenses...
I love driving because it relaxes my mind from stress, and then things like this make me want to stop driving without a vehicle that can't be pushed off the road by something bigger (aka, a semi)..It's distressing, to the max. It stresses me to get on the interstate to drive to work now, and everytime I drive around town I end up wasting gas so that I can stay on normal town/city roads and avoid the highway..
Anywho..just venting, and wondering who (if anyone) has these problems as well..cookies to anyone who read the whole thing, lol.
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