Monday, June 19, 2006

Bad driving

Sorry to the few people that read this blog, it's been way too long since I've updated it. I've been busy, though not a lot of it was noteworthy.

I've been noticing some pretty bad driving lately and thought I'd share.

One of the reasons why I won't bicycle to work; the guy in front of me the other day came within inches of taking out a mailbox on the side of the road, on the far side of at least six feet of shoulder, when he leaned down to pick up something while traveling at 60mph.

The next day, the cement truck in front of me was forced off the road, and I quickly followed him, as a car crossed over the double yellow line and headed right for us. The driver appeared to just not be paying attention.

A coworker's wife just got rear ended by a driver accelerating into her when the light turned green for a different lane of traffic. I'm really not a fan of the drivers in the Midwest, though people say that Minnesota drivers are particularly bad.

On the lighter side, I saw a car from Rhode Island with the license plate "IQ 110". Seriously? I'm hoping that Rhode Island's license plate format is two letters followed by three numbers, but even still, I'd hope that they would have left out the "IQ" series, or at least started it at 200.