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re: driving sucks
-- [ From: Huw Powell * EMC.Ver #3.1a ] --
> "Did you ever notice how everyone driving slower than you is an (donkey's
behind) and everyone driving faster is a maniac?"- George Carlin
I've been telling a joke/anecdote something like that for years. Nice to
know my plagiarisms are of a quality source! Sad part is, nobody gets the
>In a related vein I have noted over the years (don't know if it's unique to
this country (US)) there is quite often a negative reaction to attempts to
safely overtake a vehicle moving below the posted speed limit on a two-lane
residential roadway. The frequent reaction (teens and grandparents alike) is
to floor the pedal to prevent you from overtaking.
I picked up an 85 mph ticket passing someone going 40 in a 50 zone - every
time I'd check to pull back in, they were in my blind spot speeding up.
Whew! The judge halved to $200 fine in sympathy. Sometimes when you're the
third car in a line, and car 2 passes car 1, everything speeds up by 10 mph
thereafter. Interesting effect.