5 Things That I See While Driving That Drives Me Nuts
While making my relatively short commute home yesterday, I must admit, I got a little fired up with some of the things I saw.
Some of it just makes my blood boil! Why do people have to be such jackwagons?
It’s simple things that I see people do that I just don’t understand why they do such ignorant things on the roadways.
I’ve condensed my list of things people do on the road that drive me nuts into the five biggest. See if you agree or have something you’d like to add to the list.
Not Wearing a Seat Belt
This one has baffled me for years. Why wouldn't you wear a seat belt? I think I'll take my chances with one on! Seat belts are the single most effective traffic safety device for preventing death and injury, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Wearing a seat belt can reduce the risk of crash injuries by 50 percent. Enough said.
Baby Sitting on a Lap
I saw this yesterday. A passenger in the front seat who was all of maybe six or seven years old holding a baby under one on their lap! On top of that the window was rolled down and the baby was just hanging near the window. I just said a quick prayer for those kids.
Driving with Caution Lights On
You'll see people driving the interstate sometimes with their caution lights a flashing. In the state of Louisiana, it is illegal to drive with your caution lights. When you're broken down on the side of the road, it's cool. But, if there's bad weather, don't drive with your caution lights. (One exception is funeral processions.)
Throwing Out Cigarette Butts
This is not as much a driving thing as it is a littering issue, but drivers do this way too much as far as I'm concerned. I just want to stop each person I see that does this and say something like, "You do realize that your cigarette butt is not this great biodegradable material? Would I just crumble up a piece of paper and chunk it out my window?"
This is not new nor does it seem to ever go away, but I just don't get it. I'm going 70 miles-per-hour on the interstate and I pass a vehicle. Because you get behind me and want to go 90, doesn't mean I should too. Furthermore, if I brake, what do you think will happen to you? Is the few seconds you will save on your trip really worth your life?