Traffic sucks. Everyone hates it. Public transportation (at least around here) also sucks. What’s a person to do?
Some people become exceptionally violent (not yours truly).
According to USA Today, here are the worst cities for traffic:
- Los Angeles.
- San Francisco.
- New York City.
- San Jose.
- Washington, D.C.
Since I also hate crowds (a blog for another day), traffic is not my friend, either. I hate people who drive slowly in the left lane. I know I’m not alone. I have heard of people ramming each other out of the way (but haven’t found the article supporting that … yet). I know someone who said they would absolutely push slow drivers in the left lane out of the way if he thought he could get away with it. I am not entirely sure why people do that, anyway. My college roommate would pick a center lane and stay in it because that’s where she was most comfortable (annoying but true). She would NEVER, however, risk suicide by staying in the left lane. It’s the lane furthest from the exits, so if you’re not racing to get further down the road, you’re causing yourself (and others) problems.
Pay attention. I know you think you can text and drive but you can’t. I know, I’ve seen you on the road. You ignore everything around you- traffic lights, traffic signs, other drivers – and cause all kinds of problems. If it’s important, pull off the road. If it’s not, ignore it.
On the flip side, accidents are accidents because they’re not on purpose and no one wants their car to stall and die on a highway during peak hours, so let’s keep the rage at those people to a minimum.