Galen Wolffit (wolffit) wrote,
Galen Wolffit
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D.C. Worst drivers in the entire country.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/06/07/safe.driving.ap/index.html

Today during lunch while travelling at the incredibly high speed of about 20mph through an ural construction zone, a big dodge ram pickup attempted a U-turn from the oncoming traffic lane, across the center median, and into our lane. When we both screeched to a halt, he was approx. 90 degrees, perpandicular to us but in front of our travel patht. If either of us didn't stop or swerve to miss, we'd have collided almost head on.

The most disturbing part about this was the feeling like the guy wasn't even aware we were there until the last second. I can't think of anywhere else I'd be looking while performing such a maneuver. We weren't speeding, we were in KJ's X-Terra which is plenty visible. There wasn't anything going on around us.

I'm reminded of the far side comic where the dinosaur walks a great distance in barren land that has only 1 tree as the only feature in the far off distance, and when he ges up to it he runs into it head-on on accident.

- Keman
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