A Florida storm always brings out the worst drivers. Not like they hide here as they’re bad anyway. But with rain, 50-60 MPH wind gusts, and tornado warnings I saw them today as I came home from church. And so I was reminded of my pet peeves.
1) Downed Stop Lights – a downed stop light is NOT permission to see how many cars you can get through. It means treat it as a four way stop. I had cars pull around me to get through as I was stopping. Are you really in such a hurry?
2) Blinkers/indicators/flashers – whatever you call them, USE them!! I really would like to know you’re merging or turning or whatever.
3) Lights on in the rain – if you use your wipers, turn on your lights. If it rains, turn on your lights. If others have their lights on, turn yours on…..it’d be nice to see you approaching, especially if you’re driving a silver car on a gray, rainy day.
All in all, it’s about showing courtesy to others and being considerate. But apparently even if you fail Driver’s Ed you can still get a license to drive.