HOWTO : Drive

November 10, 2003

I’ve sat by and watched more and more people in the Chattanooga-area who do not

grasp a couple of things when driving. It’s pissed me off enough, that I’ve jotted

them down….

  1. Directional Indicator Paralysis (DIP) or people who cannot ever use a “blinker” to
indicate where they’re turning. I’ve also found out that the larger/more
  
expensive a car/suv/truck, the more likely the driver has DIP.   2. Go back to your drivers manual and look at the section where it emphasizes
  
that the left lane is the “Passing Lane”. If people are having
  
to swerve around you, then you don’t belong in that lane….same thing for
  
the
  
outer-most
  
freeway lane.    3. Speed Limit signs are there for a reason. If you’re not going the speed
  
limit or the same speed as your neighbor, then move to the right lane. Do
  
not try
  
to slow me down, this is how “road rage” started.    4. Green = Go.   5. Cutting across three lanes of traffic to make an exit is just bad
  
karma waiting to happen.    6. When driving to Hamilton Place, please be aware that
  
there is a very nice exit directly to the mall. Going down E.Brainerd to
  
get to Gunbarrel is just pissing
  
off the locals. See #2 & #5.   7. This is more of an observation: I’ve been cut-off
  
by more SUVs with Jesus fishes and/or soccer ball stickers than anyone
  
else. WWJD? Probably use a blinker
  
and merge or wave you on. I’ve never been cut-off by a VW Bus. 

Remember: Road Rage isn’t a condition, but an art form.