Wednesday, February 22, 2017

To The Person That Tried To Pass Me Tonight In A Hail Storm

Some folks just don't know how to drive in weather. It was in the 30's tonight as I was heading up US 101 just past Clam Beach Ca., it started to rain. The drops got bigger and more intense as I went up the hill toward Westhaven on my way to Trinidad.

I slowed below the speed limit as I noticed the rain had turned to slush on my windshield. I slowed a bit more as I continued over the hill watching the rain turn to a mix of hail and slushy snowy frozen stuff. A car about a half mile or more back was gaining on me and continued to close the gap as the road turned to a complete white out of frozen stuff. When it got to less than 100 feet of me in the fast lane as I was still gradually slowing, I noticed him turn into my lane. Turns out it wasn't really turning into my lane, it was now heading into on coming traffic heading south.

From my rear view mirrors, it looked as if the person was able to stay on the road but was now blocking south bound traffic which wasn't driving near as fast, and was able to avoid the car, I just kept going north at what I felt was a safe speed.

 I have seen this over and over during thunderstorms. You may feel like it's your right to go 65 miles an hour because it says you can on the sign, but the guy in front of you was giving you a hint and you chose to ignore it. You also ignored the fact that there was ice all over your windshield and the freeway. It is not your right to put the rest of us on the freeway in harms way. You are one lucky person that south bound big rig was half a block away and going slow when you turned in front of it. In my conclusion, you are either young and ignorant of such things, or you are a dumb ass. With that said, I hope you learned your lesson. 

3 comments:

  1. When it got to less than 100 feet of me in the fast lane as I was still gradually slowing, I noticed him turn into my lane. Turns out it wasn't really turning into my lane, it was now heading into on coming traffic heading south.

    Response: Glad your ok Tom. Driving is a crapshoot these days......DMV passing out licenses like halloween candy with a question of warning, "trick or treat"......

    Confused on the events.......did the guy turn into the n/b slow lane from the n/b fast lane, then hydroplane over to s/b traffic just in front of a tractor trailor semi truck?

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    1. Yes. Or he lost traction and drifted into the nb slow lane and then across traffic.

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  2. Another casino patron I should imagine. Its amazing how many people are always 'late' to go gamble. I drive 200 miles/ day and
    its always a gamble just being next to another car anymore. The last thing people seem to do anymore is actually drive.

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