May 5, 2006

I see many opportunities for efficiency here.

Survey: Cell phone folks tops in driving pet peeves - May. 4, 2006: Most annoying driving habits:

1. Distracted drivers talking on cell phones (28.5 percent)
2. Slow drivers in the fast lane (21.6 percent)
3. Pushy drivers who tailgate (18.1 percent)
4. Drivers who weave through traffic to gain one or two car lengths (12.5 percent)
5. Obnoxious drivers who speed up to keep you from changing lanes (5.5 percent)
6. Hasty drivers who change lanes without signaling (4.9 percent)
7. Road Rage (2.7 percent)
8. Motorcyclists who race down the middle of a lane, between cars (2.1 percent)
9. Women applying makeup and men shaving (1.7 percent)
10. Drivers who leave their turn signal on for miles (0.92 percent)

Driver #3 gently taps #2 out of the way and moves on, thereby allowing Driver #5 ample space to cut off Driver #4, who then weaves one lane too far in retaliation. While Driver #1 is distracted by #4's accident, Driver #8 pulls up to #1's window and grabs his phone, tossing it at Driver #9's head before speeding off. Just before she blacks out, #9 notices Drivers #6 and #10 spin out in a quagmire of directional intentions.

Leaving me, Driver #7, alone on the freeway and happier than I've ever been behind the wheel. What is there to rage about on an open road?

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