Traffic Etiquite 101- You’re Not Invisible!

Dear “Mr. Man in the Beige Jeep” on the 93,

Merge: 1. to become combined into one; 2. to blend or come together without abrupt change: merging traffic.

  1. Merge does not mean plaster yourself to the car in front of you, therefore hindering the efficiency of the merge.
  2. Quit pretending to be invisible. We all see what you’re doing. When someone honks at you, knocks on your window, that usually means you’re doing something wrong.

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Dear “Ms. Woman With The Makeup and the Texting” on the 93,

Tailgating: The practice of driving on a road too close to the vehicle in front, at a distance which does not guarantee that stopping to avoid collision is possible. Approximately one third of rear-end collisions involve tailgating.

When you’re stuck in traffic, try not to constantly accelerate like your Ricky Bobby, then slam the brakes like there’s a newborn puppy (or newborn human if puppies aren’t your thing) in front of our car. Niiiiiiice and eeeeasy. Instead of going 0-30, then back down to 5, try keeping it at an even 15-20 MPH. You’ll be amazed at how much less hair you’re wanting to pull out. Plus, you’re actually causing less traffic!

This rant is brought to you from my frustrations with Bostonian driving this morning. Thank you Mr. Jeep man, you single handily caused my blood to boil before I got the change to eat. BAD IDEA! This was supposed to be a HAPPY Friday!

Whew, ok. All is well. It will be the weekend soon enough! 🙂

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