Does Anyone Know How To Drive In Mesa County? (Opinion)
Let's admit one thing. We could all be better drivers.
But at least we aren't as bad as the "other guy" who obviously doesn't know a thing about driving. Let's take a look at the list of things we as drivers need to know and improve upon.
It's the long one on the right.
The accelerator pedal, that is. It seems as though people forget they can go a little faster than 50 on I-70, for example. But that's not the worst of it. No, it's the onramp, which was designed to allow your vehicle to get up to merging speed on the highway. It seems that part got lost somehow in learning how to drive. The idea is to get your car up to speed, not cause a long line of people behind you, waiting for your car to shift into third gear.
I'll be your roundabout
Love them or hate them, they are here to stay. But driving in them seems like it could be its own reality t.v. show. There are several kinds of drivers in roundabouts. First, the ones who are clueless. They go maybe five miles per hour while trying to navigate the big circle. Or they sit and wait for all traffic to clear before they brave the roundabout themselves. Meanwhile, behind them, tempers rise. And of course, signaling your intentions going into and out of the roundabout is supremely helpful as well.
Move the heck over
Meanwhile, back on the highway, then I'm going 65 and sitting in the left lane crews are reporting for duty. I always glare at them as I pass them on the right, but they're clueless. "I pay my taxes, it's my lane" sort of thinking. And if you drive too close to try to get them to move over, you better watch out for the brake checkers, too.
And then, of course, you have the ones on regular streets who think they have a license to fly. Going 50-60 down North Avenue, passing every car in their way. I wonder why the slow rolling people are never out when these guys are out. That would slow them down, wouldn't it?
There, I feel better getting that off my chest. What annoys YOU the most?