Saturday, July 6, 2013

Surviving the Highway

After fifteen hours on the highway, we arrived alive at our vacation spot in Florida.

I am amazed at the number of distracted drivers on the highway. It seemed that every hour or so we had to take evasive action to help avoid another accident as a distracted driver began to weave or slide into our already occupied lane.

Invariable, each of the drivers was also holding a cell phone.

I have not been a big proponent of cell phone bans--but, after the drive yesterday I could be convinced.

The number of vehicles which sway across the lane as they drive is astounding. I just do not remember seeing so many before. I may be a bit more sensitive to it given our recent accident, but still, we actually avoided being involved in one accident when a driver started to made a lane change into us and saw two other potential accidents as drivers drove out of the driving lane and onto the shoulder. One was towing a trailer that almost went over and then they corrected their vehicle almost into the side of a a tractor trailer--just two cars in front of us.

It was scary.

I wish all roads could be like the one I found in this image. No cars and straight (almost) fun driving.

Be careful out there! Watch out for the other driver because they are not looking out for you.

Drive safe.

-- Bob Doan, writing from Jupiter, FL
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