Didn't really know where to put this, and needed to vent, and since my footyball friends and late late show friends hang in here, figured I would just put it in here.
I travel all over the East Coast to cat shows, never had one prob, run into some really bad weather sometimes, and hit a deer once outside Lancaster PA, but not one speck of trouble from other drivers.
But it seems, in the Syracuse NY area, the daily commute, they are just freakin insane, like to about kill you.
Most know I was in a serious accident in Aug, got hit by an inattentive driver, in a SVU, and altho I was not hurt, my PT was totaled, and it was a very very tramatic experience, and with the way people drive, makes me very nervous. They ride your bee-hind, take your front end off, and are barely past you, before they move over, and can't seem to pass, without staying in thier own lane, and oh, are like doing 70.
Coming home tonight, a guy comes up fast behind me, I am doing the speed limit, almost hits me passing me, about takes my front end off, and he has the nerve to blow his horn at me, weaves in and out of cars, crosses over 2 lanes, to get off an exit. This is a 4 lane interstate, chuck full of people coming home and its pitch dark out.
Then almost home, 2 cars trying to get on to the interstate, they are next to me, I look, no one in the other lane, I move over to let them in, they speed up, won't let me back to the left, by then, the next wave has caught up to me, doing like 70, and they are riding my bee-hind, and the other cars won't let me get back to the left.
I had to get it up to almost 80, with the other guy still on my bee-hind, and the other cars speeding up, before I could move to the left, and this is in the pitch dark. Very tramatic for me.
So stop at the store, in the village, am coming down the road, and was on top of this guy, before I even saw him, a guy in a motorized wheel chair, in the road, dark clothes, no reflective tape, no lights, no nothing, slammed my breaks on, thankfully the person behind me was not on my bee-hind, and went around him when traffic coming the other way was clear.
Called the police, to let them know, before someone does hit him.
Called one of my show friends to vent, needed to talk to someone, she tells me she is watching a movie with her husband, ya , I needed to hear that, so called my mother, and finally, got a little support and understanding.
What the heck ail's drivers today, I deal with this crap every day, why must they tailgate someone, who is doing the speed limit, why must the take someones front end off, after they pass them, why must they drive so far over the speed limit, and then act, like others are at fault.
If I still had my truck, this would not bother me so much, but finances dictate I have to have a small car that is good on gas.
So, thank you for listening to me, and letting me vent, makes me feel a little better, and for those that do drive like that, can ya please cut a break for the little cars, who chose, to drive the speed limit. :?