Well, since we have so much trouble with idiot drivers, I thought we might have a thread dedicated to these morons who somehow were able to obtain a drivers license. This will be for stories about your run-ins with these folks. We might even be able to learn something from the stories.
Mine begins this morning w/ the commuter that is always in a hurry to get to work. This story ends the way I prefer them to end.
I'm driving to work in a light rain. The highway goes from 2 lanes to 4 lanes, and the speed reduces from 60 to 40. Everybody sort of jockeys for position at this point, because up ahead the lanes split and if you are in the wrong lane, you miss the street you might want to be on. Traffic rarely slows below 50 here.
There is this guy I see EVERY morning in a red Mazda, racing thru traffic, cutting people off and forcing them out of the way. Well, this morning I see him coming up fast in the far right lane. I know he needs to be in the left lane to make his merge.
He passes me in the 40 mph zone, still doing 60+. He cuts right in front of me, causing me to get on the brakes, then veers over 3 lanes left, then swerving back to the right real hard to pass someone else.
Traction on a lightly wet street is somewhat poor. At this point, his traction diminished to zero, and he starts swapping, can't save it, and slams into a telephone pole while sliding sideways. Amazing he didn't hit anybody. He got what he deserves, and I am happy. I should have a few days of easy driving until he gets back on the road again. Maybe he will slow down some now. Idiot.