Today’s blog is a bit different. It's not about a destination, or a specific trip. It's not even about a travel tip. It’s about a mode of travel that almost everyone uses. Driving.
As so many people are starting to venture out from home after the past year, they are choosing short close to home trips. More and more are choosing to drive.
Living in the metro Atlanta area I have the privilege of seeing some of the worst drivers on the planet earth! I believe the only ones that came close were the drivers in Washington DC, but that was 30+ years ago so they may have the title now!
So as the traveling by car is ramping up, I’ve made some observations about my own driving habits that I’d like to share with you, if for no other reason than to help you decide if you should avoid me if you see me driving!
If no one else is on the road, I drive much slower than normal! I know that is probably different than most people, but I guess I always have. I’m not really sure why, I guess that is a discussion for another time and place!
If there is someone driving behind me I drive faster so I won’t slow them down. I’ve ALWAYS hated to get in people’s way! Especially when I’m driving! (I know, That’s called impeding the flow of traffic, but I hate that word ‘impeding’!)
Unless of course they are driving right on my tail! Then I drive slower so they will go around me. I’m told that is passive aggressive driving, but I call it self preservation! We all know the one in the front is the one that trips the radar (or what ever speed detection is being used) and I don’t want to risk that ticket!!
If cars are in front of me I generally go the same speed as they do. Staying with the flow of traffic is something I did during the 10 years of commuting an hour each way to work.
Unless they are speeding, then I slow down, unless there is traffic behind me, then I speed up…
Of course, if it is dark or raining then I go slow. If it is both dark and raining then I go VERY slow!
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