I’m on the road a lot nowadays because I work out of town. For the last six months, I’ve been on the highway pretty frequently and the things that I have seen makes me scared. I don’t know how these drivers got their license but it should be revoked. It doesn’t seem like they care too much about the safety of other drivers around them. They’re just focused on getting from point A to point B.
I had a 7:00am shift again today so I got a ride from my dad. He works over in Mississauga as well but further down. We went to pick up his coworker and headed towards the 403 east bound to Toronto. We get to the exit ramp that is connected to York Blvd when a mustang merges onto the highway. There was nothing out of the ordinary. Car merges onto the highway all the time.
Then slowly, the mustang starts to veer towards the left. Well, next to him is an 18 wheeler truck. You don’t want to mess with those guys because you’re not going to win. He came inches to the truck when he suddenly veered back on course. I don’t know what he was thinking but maybe he should have stop by Tim Horton’s and grabbed a coffee before he left Hamilton.
Driving to work in the morning is always hard because not everyone is fully awake especially if it’s around 5:30 in the morning. I’m barely awake by that time so it’s a good thing that I’m not driving. But if I was to start driving to work I would make sure that I’m well alert before I get behind the wheel. Accidents happen on the road everyday but I don’t want to be the one that’s in it.
That’s another thing too. When it comes to accidents, everyone and I mean everyone, slows down to see what’s going on. If there’s an accident down the road, you can rest assure that people are slowing down to catch a glimpse. Why else do you think that as soon as you get pass the scene, the traffic jam is gone? If the car was in one of the lanes that’s another story. But usually, tow trucks are at the scene and they’ve already moved the vehicles to the side.
And you know who causes those accidents? Impatient drivers, that’s who. They are the main cause of highway accidents especially during rush hours. I got a ride back home today because my dad is done work at the same time. When we were on the highway and not once did he move out of the slow lane. Other cars that were merge didn’t have a problem merging because my dad slowed down to let them in. There are drivers out there that do not like to be courteous so they speed up. If a car is trying to merge and you don’t let them, you’re going to slow things down. I think that the merging cars are that ones that starts traffic jams. If all the drivers that are currently on the high made room for them, everything would be fine. But no, most drivers are in such a hurry to go home that they don’t want to let anyone in because they’re thinking that if they set someone in, that person will be in front of them. And because that person is in front of them, they are going to run late.
And then there are those drivers who merge onto the highway and quickly make their way to the fast lane, thinking that it will get them to their destination fast. While in the slow lane, my dad managed to keep up with the cars in the fast lane. What those drivers fail to understand is that, the slow lane is the lane to be in during a traffic jam. First, the slow lane is the lane that drivers pull into if they want to exit the highway. That exiting is what keeps that lane moving the majority of the time. Secondly, most drivers don’t like to stay in the slow lane so they switch over to the other lanes. This will cause even more space to open up.
Being on the road a lot, these are some of the things that I have managed to pick up. I’m sure that if I can be this observant, those who have been driving for a longer time can see it too. Maybe the other drivers are aware of this but they still believe that the fast lane is faster otherwise it wouldn’t be called the fast lane. No matter where you go, you’re going to have your run in with these crazy drivers.