You Don't Drive Yourself.

Of course I drive myself. I'm sitting in the driver's seat and I'm all alone in the car. Let's explore this phenomenon.

Last week my wife, who was driving, moved to the left lane on the Interstate to pass the car in front of us. The lone car in the passing lane was approximately 750 feet back so there was plenty of room. Upon seeing our car move into “his” lane he accelerated rapidly to catch up and tailgated until my wife moved back into the travel lane. The action of the other driver, my wife, forced him to change his driving speed, get his dander up and place himself, and us, in danger. Why? Did he think that we intentionally insulted him or his driving? Of course he didn't know us or we him. We didn't think anything about that driver until he pulled this stunt. By his action he proved to us that he's stupid and immature.

You start to pass a car and the driver accelerates making it more difficult for you to pass. He therefore did not drive himself as your action caused him to change speed and again endanger everyone involved. How stupid can a driver be to actually have another driver force himself into a dangerous situation.

True examples:
Several years ago I was driving on a 3-lane Interstate. While passing a car in the center lane the driver started to speed up and tried to pass me before we reached the other (three) cars in the center lane. Luckily I had just enough speed and distance ahead of him to reach the three cars first. My action caused him to be driven by me right into the three cars that were stopped. The look on his face just before he smashed into the cars was priceless.
I'll cut this story short. Of course he didn't want me to pass him on the snow/ice covered Interstate so he attempted to speed up. Luckily, again, I noticed his intent and this time I backed off while I watched him spin out in front of me and end up in the medium divider. Of course, being the nice guy I am, I waved to him as I drove (safely) by. The problem with immature people is that they do immature things. Doubly so when driving a car. Please drive your own car within your own comfort zone and don't let the action(s) of the other driver(s) make you do stupid things. If you are stupid keep it a secret, you don't have to tell me by your action. DRIVE DEFENSIVELY. BUCKLE UP.


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