.... I really hate to start Monday off with a Rant, but I can't help myself - some people just make it so easy!
I live 5 miles from town, so needless to say, I have a tiny commute to work every morning. Every morning for over 17 years, I've had to pass by the same 2 subdivisions - Brentwood and Alexandar Heights. Almost every morning for 17 years, some idiot has decided to pull out in front of me! I have had more near-miss collisions in this one spot and if I ever die in a car crash - heaven forbid - it will be near one of these 2 places.
It happened again this morning - traffic backed up for over a mile because of a collision at the entrance to Brentwood. Just for the record, I did not see this wreck happen, so I'm not sure what the cause of the accident was, but my near-misses give me a pretty good idea. I just pray everyone was okay. I saw at least 2 damaged vehicles, but no rescue squads or ambulances were on scene.
If you live in a subdivision that exits or enters from a MAJOR highway, don't be in such an all-fired hurry to pull out or in. Major highways have the right-of-way and cars are going at least the speed limit - most of them even faster. You are only asking for trouble when you pull into the path of another vehicle - even if you think you can speed up enough to pull ahead.
Think about saving your life - and if that doesn't work - think about the lives of your children, family and friends.
Rant over - thank you for listening ......
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