WHAT THE HELL IS WITH PEOPLE ON THE ROADS?
I hauled my girl to a show on Sunday and travelled from just North of Houston to just south of Houston, about a 1 1/2 hour drive. The number of inconsiderate drivers really ticked me off to say the least.
WHY DOES NO ONE UNDERSTAND OR CARE THAT SOMEONE PULLING A TRAILER IS NOT THE SAME AS SOMEONE DRIVING A NORMAL CAR?
I am a pretty considerate driver, especially with a trailer. Depending on road and traffic conditions I drive at or around the speed limit. I had one imbecile pull out in directly front of me on highway 6. I had to change lanes to avoid hitting them and they didn't even seem to care. Others blocked me from entering the freeway on the on ramp.
Two cars raced me down an off ramp, actually driving up the shoulder of the ramp to overtake me. A third driver tried to do the same thing but ran out of room and had to slam on his brakes as he nearly ran into the concrete barrier in his efforts to save 3 seconds on his travel time. I was not going that slow myself so really wasn't holding up traffic in any way. WHAT THE HELL???
People cutting right in front of me and then slamming on the brakes. People cutting me off. People blocking me at on/off ramps. Is a few seconds really worth that much?
Does the average driver not understand that anyone pulling a heavy load does not have the same stopping distance as a normal car? On top of that, I try to give my horses a smooth ride by not braking too hard or taking corners too fast, bloody hard when you are surrounded by idiot drivers that only care about saving a few seconds on their commute.
Besides, this was a Sunday, what is the big rush anyway?
Aaaargh, people, they're ***holes. You should have heard the language coming out of my mouth each time someone did something inconsiderate, would have made a sailor blush.
Is it just us horse people that try to be considerate when you see someone driving with a trailer and horse? Does no one else care? Not even purely in the interests of their own safety?