Last Sunday, My Marine had to use the Pike.
So let us not have a repeat tomorrow.
Next - I don't know what you choose to call it; turn signal, directional, whatever. Here on the Mass Pike we call it a "blinkah". The purpose of the blinkah is to let other drivers know what you are about to do. It is not part of the game "Red Light" as in......1, 2, 3, I'm in your lane just as I turn on my blinkah. It is supposed to go on ahead of your move so other drivers can adjust their moves. Now don't whine "But when I put on my blinkah sometimes the other driver speeds up and blocks me!" Yeah, we've all driven next to that ahhsshole. That's life. It's not an excuse to be an ahhsshole yourself. One or two car lengths isn't gonna kill you. And if you needed to be in that lane immediately, you planned poorly. So it's half your fault.
Do I really have to say "Don't text while you drive"?
Most people when asked, rate themselves as "better than average" drivers. You know that's impossible. So some of you suck. And when you drive slowly in the passing lane, ride up people's bumpers, give them "brake jobs" or "life lessons", flash your brights, fail to use your blinkah properly or not at all or talk/text....you suck even more.
So don't do those things on The Pike. I have a hot date coming up with My Marine and I need him there in one piece.
Because remember - in the end, it's all about me.
4 years ago