I would like to share with you a pet peeve of mine during my many miles of daily driving. I am a Safety Director for a construction company and drive between 3000 to 5000 miles a month while performing safety audits on various work sites.
One of the things that gets under my skin while driving in congested traffic throughout Southern California is when you get behind a person in bumper to bumper traffic who thinks they need a 10 car buffer zone. I don’t know why these people feel they need the huge expanse of lane ahead of them. I don’t know if it is a comfort zone because they feel that anytime the traffic can stop and they will plow into the car in front at a whopping two miles per hour or maybe they are in no possible hurry to get somewhere. I understand that nobody is getting to their destination in a hurry, but it bothers me that as this person keeps this extreme distance other cars take the opportunity to cut in and the driver slows down even more to create the massive space needed.
Do I need to relax and just change lanes (usually this results in moving to a slower lane and the slow driver passes me by)? Frustrating! Well thanks for listening and I hope I am not the only one that feels this way.
Frustrated on the Freeways in So. Cal
(aka Dave Curry)