Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Oblivious Drivers

Oblivious to the Lines
It happens all the time in the highways these days it seems. Oblivious drivers making their way towards their destination unaware of the drivers around them. 

They can be dangerous.

Some of the obvious ones can be the most disconcerting, like drivers with no lights on after dark--I am seeing more and more of them and there is really nothing that can be done. I guess they don't understand that it is dark and no one else can see them.

The cell phone drivers are still out there as well. Driving down the road gabbing on the phone weaving across the lane and usually going a touch slow.

During our recent trip to Upstate NY, Chris and I experienced a new example of an oblivious vehicle operator. We were in a parking lot preparing to back out of the space with our engine running. The woman parked next to us opened her door to within an inch of the car and then walked around to the other side of her vehicle. We sat there waiting patiently because there was not enough room to back out of the space without possibly hitting her car door. And we waited. Finally, we saw her in the vehicle and rolled our window down to ask her if we could close her door. She seemed genuinely shocked that we were waiting for her--oblivious!

They are out there! They are dangerous, beware!

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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