You know them – you see them every day! They are the people who should have their license to drive revoked. Apparently, they don’t realize that there are other people on the road who have just as much right to be there as they do!

1. The people who, all of a sudden, even though, they are 3 lanes over to the left, when they see the exit they need to tak, cut right in front of everyone, endangering all the people in the current vicinity, and exit to the right, anyway! Who gave them the right to endanger other people’s lives like this? Why can’t they, when they see they’ve almost missed their exit, then slowly, lane by lane, start moving over, so they can take the next exit and then circle back around? How long could this possibly take – 5/10 minutes?

2. That brings up the next group of people – the ones who decide they want to change lanes – then, instead of checking to see how far back you are, and, courteously turn on their blinkers, just get right in front of you, with no concern of the higher speed you’re driving, slowing down in front of you. At least, the people in #1 have a semi-reason for cutting you off – there’s an exit there. But these people only change lanes on a whim. They seem to think they’re the only ones on the road and you don’t mean a thing to them. Are their blinkers broken? Are they too lazy to lift that hand up and move the stick, to turn on the blinkers?

3. Of course, then, there are the multi-taskers. These are the ones who think they can do other things and drive at the same time, putting all the thought into driving as they always do. You know them – they’re either putting on make-up or mascara, or shaving or (Oh now!) using their cell phones. Don’t they know that when they’re on the cell phone, they’re driving 10-15 mph less than everyone else on the road?!! When you’re in a car – PAY ATTENTION TO THE ROAD!!! That’s how you keep from having wrecks and backing up the freeway for miles!!!

4. And, what’s with the people who don’t know their blinkers are even on. Usually, it’s people in the left lane with their left blinker on, or people in the right lane, with their right blinker on, but they NEVER exit!!

If you’re going slow, stay in the right lane; if you’re needing to go faster (not necessarily faster than the speed limit, of course), stay in the left lane. Be courteous to everyone else on the road!

It all boils down to just a few things, really:
1. People don’t care about the other people on the road – they think that they are the only ones who matter and their priorities are the only ones that count.
2. No manners – if you saw these people in their private lives, their manners would be the same.
3. If you’re going slow, stay in the right lane; if you’re needing to go faster (not necessarily faster than the speed limit, of course), stay in the left lane. Be courteous to everyone else on the road!

There’s an old song from the fifties that sums it up:
“keep your mind on your driving; keep your hands on the wheel; keep your eyes on the road ahead

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