Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sound OFF...

This will be simply my opinion...and the only one that matters due to the fact...this is my blog. Feel free to reply with all of your comments..puleeze.

Driving etiquette...or the lack thereof.

In particular the ramps along the freeways of our area. Folks these ramps have specific reasons for being in the places you find them.

For the ease of getting on and off of the freeway and not winding up in Hardin County or heading to Houston.

Plain and simple...getting on the freeway...use the ramp to accellerate to match the flow of traffic already flowing.

That's why it's called an 'ON' ramp...you're getting on the freeway and everybody is moving smoothly until you decide to grace the roadway with your attempt at driving.

I now understand the phrase from NASCAR about..."putting someone into the wall..."

Luckily for you, NASCAR is not the real world...for most folks it's common sense and common courtesy...but then how can it be common when a lot of people don't have it....common sense that is.

The off ramps are the same theory in reverse...BUT don't slow down to the posted speed limit on the service road a half mile before you get to the exit...the ramp is designed for the de-accelleration and blending into that flow of traffic....again common sense here. But I digress with the common sense theory...

Drive safe and read this when you get home ... please.


  1. There are so many people that don't know the "common sense" rules of the road. You don't even have to physically know how to drive a car to get your license. Case in point, my daughter's boyfriend whose family didn't even have a car got his license, bought a car & taught himself to drive (while driving in traffic). What is up with that?

  2. I thought we had the bad driver market cornered in Va. Looks like it's a scourge all across the nation. It's a real shame that there are so many people on the road with so little consideration for others. An automobile is nothing more than a guided missile.

    One thing that continues to amaze me daily is the number of folks who switch lanes or turn without using a signal. It's such a simple act. I firmly believe it's possible to determine the character of someone simply by watching him/her drive for half and hour.

    anyway, I dribble on... nice job, Jake.