When I was driving nearly-weekly between Princeton and Boston, I would ponder - stew, usually - often thinking: “What the hell is that #@&#!% driver in front of me thinking?” Consider here drivers who ride the left lane, not passing anyone, and generally moving at or below the speed limit …
I came up with 3 major classes, each with sub-classes:
A. Uninformed, Slooooow Left-Lane Drivers. 2 sub-classes:
1. Never learned that cars should travel in the right-hand lane unless passing (napping during drivers ed..)
2. Learned and forgot In either case, these how is it possible that these folks never even get the hint from watching other drivers, or from the dirty looks given by people passing on their right?
B. Distracted, Slooooow Left-Lane Drivers. 8 (probably infinite) sub-classes: These left lane riders know the rules, but are just not paying attention because they are …
1. Texting or talking on the phone (yes dear, I’ll be home in time for dinner with your mother [hey, another reason to drive slooooow] …) Read more