Stupid people shouldn’t drive

That’s most people, thank you.

The 10 East has a couple lanes separated from the main freeway for people entering and exiting at Western, Arlington, Vermont, and Hoover. Sometimes I’ll drive at 80 in those lanes, but I know what I’m doing. Other people don’t. Anyway, traffic had slowed down toward the end of this little stretch as it always does. In fact, traffic had stopped. In the meantime, I’m watching my rearview mirror and see a truck speeding toward me. Almost at the last minute, he merges left and continues on. Of course, right behind him was a bitch who was following too close and not paying attention. When I saw she wasn’t slowing down, I moved forward half a space, hoping it would be enough. It was, but she still had to slam on her brakes to stop in time.

Three things:

1) If you don’t need a big truck, you shouldn’t have one. It takes up space and it’s hard to see around. I don’t know that this was the case here, but it’s something to keep in mind.

2) If you can’t see around a vehicle in front of you, don’t fucking tailgate, especially when you’re in a situation with few outs.

3) Leaving space between your car and the car in front of you is a good idea. If I hadn’t left that gap, I wouldn’t be sitting here in class blogging about stupid drivers. I’d be on the side of the 10, fucking up traffic, getting some stupid bitch’s information and waiting for the cops.

We both ended up getting off at the same exit. When she came up beside me, she didn’t even look over. I wonder if she has any idea how close she came to flying through her windshield? I don’t know if she was wearing her seatbelt, but she was driving a shitty American car, and I’m near certain the safety equipment would have failed.