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December 12 2012 @ 10:53 am
Drivers, who are you holding up....  
I don't understand you. I'm trying to get to work or I'm late somewhere and you are going 15 miles under the speed limit. Sure there are cars that have trouble going that fast (really old cars) but when you are driving a brand new muscle car, I can't believe you can't go the speed limit.

Sure the speed limit is the maximum you can go but when I don't want to go that fast, I make sure to let people by me.

Think about it. You're going 40 (or those crazy nuts going 30) and that speed limit sign you just passed says 55. What if I'm trying to get to a hospital or I have some life threatening emergency? What if I'm one of the many volunteer firemen trying to get to the station to save someones house? (This happens to our volunteers.)

You don't know who is behind you? You don't know what you are holding up so instead of being rude and speeding up at the passing lane or not using a turn out, just so you can prevent others from getting around you, think about it. Maybe that person behind you just wants to get somewhere faster than you, but maybe their child is stranded somewhere and they are trying to get to them. Maybe they are that volunteer fireman who is responding to a call. Maybe they were going to save someones home or life before you held them up just because you could.

Think about it.

 
 
 
Violetvioletinstincts on December 13th, 2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
I hate when people go more than 10 under the speed limit. I'm like just pull over and let me go already!
Jill aka Jo: Stock: Berry Branchessireesanwar on December 14th, 2012 01:01 am (UTC)
I completely agree. I mean I see reasons for it. Fog, heavy rain, snow... but then it frustrates me when they don't get moving on a regular day.

And a problem we've had here is that they hold up our volunteer firefighters.... my Uncle was one for a very long time and is now a Chaplain with them. He told us more than once about rude people who wouldn't go the speed limit or let him pass.

As a volunteer fireman he was trying to get to the station so that he could go to a fire or an accident scene and as a Chaplain they call him if someone is seriously hurt (possibly dying) and wants a pastor there.

And my cousin told us when his wife went into labor they got stuck behind a slow poke on the way to the hospital and had that been another cousin of mine who HAS to have a c-section... she could have died.

That is why I just had to post this.
Violetvioletinstincts on December 14th, 2012 01:25 am (UTC)
That is completely understandable. If someone wants to drive slow, they can pull over and let people go.

Just now I went to get my hubby from work and a guy backed out into the main road and was sitting there fiddling with something and blocking both lanes. I thought well maybe the vehicle messed up...no...he was on his cell and was typing something into it. I just went around him almost putting my wheel on the side walk. Then he pulled up after me. I was like Seriously? Nothing was wrong with his car that I could see.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on December 14th, 2012 02:01 am (UTC)
Exactly!

I would have honked at him. He shouldn't have backed out of his driveway just to sit there on his phone. What and idiot.
Violetvioletinstincts on December 14th, 2012 02:06 am (UTC)
Yes, he was an idiot! I think half of these people are drunk out there and have no idea what they are doing. *shakes head*
Jill aka Jo: SG1: Infinity and Beyondsireesanwar on December 14th, 2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
It actually baffles me when you see the weird things people do in cars. I watched a woman slowly inch towards a stop light from about 100 feet away because she was texting.
Violetvioletinstincts on December 15th, 2012 12:07 am (UTC)
OMG
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Jill aka Jo: Castle: That is your targetsireesanwar on December 14th, 2012 02:03 am (UTC)
We are rural and so we tend to have the opposite problem. It really is dangerous and believe me I understand fully that some people aren't comfortable with certain speeds on our roads but that is what the turn offs are for. Like I said, you don't know who you are holding up so to be that guy who gets to the passing lane and decides then to go 10 miles over the speed limit so others can't pass and then drop back down is just so very rude and could have serious consequences.