Right of way

Apparently, there are a lot of people who have never learned the rules of the road.  Or maybe they just forgot them.  Or maybe they are just stupid.  For all those people, let me explain a few things.  When you are sitting at an intersection with a traffic light, and the light facing you is red, you have to STOP.  In some states, you are allowed to turn right.  You DO NOT have the right of way.  That means, you have to yield to the people who DO have the right of way.  Those people would be the ones driving through the intersection with the green light facing them.  Those people have the right of way.  That means you should wait until they are past the intersection before you attempt to turn right on red.  DO NOT pull out in front of them and expect them to slam on their brakes to avoid hitting you.  That is considered bad form.  The same thing goes for pulling out into a street when you are at a stop sign and the crossing traffic does not have a stop sign.  This seems like a simple thing, doesn’t it?  If you have ever driven anywhere, you know it is not a simple thing because people do this every day.  Maybe they just think they are more important than everyone else.  Maybe they are just busy with their phone call, or texting, or picking their nose and don’t bother to look up.  Let me give those people a tip.  While there is no evidence of alien life on this planet, I am 100% sure that there are other beings on this planet driving cars.  There is a good possibility some of them will be on the road at the same time you are.  They would probably like to arrive safely at home without either hitting you or having a coronary worrying about hitting you, or in my case, raising my blood pressure 30 points while I scream at the top of my lungs and pray for the day when it is legal to shoot idiots like you.  So, if you are one of those people who have never learned the rules of the road, you can no longer claim ignorance.  If you forgot them, you have just been reminded.  If you think you are more important then everyone else, get over yourself.  If you are just stupid, then I guess you can’t be fixed.  Maybe you’ll meet another person like you going through the intersection and one of you will be eliminated from the gene pool.  Hmmm, I can feel my blood pressure returning to normal just thinking about it.

 

One thought on “Right of way

  1. Hear hear. I make myself hoarse sometimes screaming at these people, and constantly wish I had a giant grille on my car just so I can ram them.

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