28 July 2011

K.A.B.D.

This is my new organization: Kendal Against Bad Driving


Okay. Not really. But maybe it should be.

I went to traffic school tonight. (For a speeding ticket. Shame on me.)

It was long. And boring. Except of the horrible crash videos and pictures that kind of make me want to throw up.

And yet, I think everyone should go now and then just for a reminder of the power we hold when we're driving. And I'm not just saying this because I want to be the poster girl for successfully reformed traffic school participants. (Though it could be cool to be on a poster, maybe.)

Honestly, I don't trust the average person out on the street to have power over my life. In fact, I kind of hate that in some ways they do. And while I don't necessarily think we should view everyone on the road as a person who could potentially kill us at any second with the large piece of machinery he/she may or may not be operating correctly (though that is technically true), I do think we should all take our driving responsibilities a little more seriously. I for one do not want to die anytime in the near future. And I really, really never want to be responsible for injuring or killing another person-- I don't know that I could handle that.

The thing is, it's easy to forget that small distractions or simple mistakes can easily lead to devastating consequences.

And for the most part, even with the close calls, we're okay.

But sometimes-too often-terrible things happen. Vehicles are ruined. Property is damaged. Someone is injured. People are killed. In fact, lots of people.

So, with that said, and in honor of being a little dramatic about my serious fear of poor driving habits, these are my top 3 pet peeves about my fellow drivers:
#3Not using your blinker and/or turning into the wrong lane (it ruins the entire system meant to make traffic flow effectively and is stupid.)
#2 Tailgating. It makes me want to punch you in the face. Seriously.
#1 TEXTING.
Honestly, I can't think of anything ruder and more disturbing than making your phone a higher priority than my life, your life and the lives of everyone else on the road.
Don't do it! Or I'll hate you forever. (Just kidding... mostly.)

Well, that was my rant. Happy trails. And be safe out there kids!

2 comments:

Bree said...

I agree. You should only be focused on one thing when driving and that is DRIVING!

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zammity said...

Agreed!