Driving around Dallas (to White Rock Lake, back from White Rock Lake, leaving Dallas, returning to Dallas) drove me absolutely crazy this weekend.
I am convinced that a majority of drivers in Dallas should have their licenses revoked. In college, I issued Fashion Citations while walking around the Great Fried State (Missouri) now I simply want to issue Traffic Citations while driving around North Texas. Fines to be accompanied by an automatic loss of one’s driving privileges, of course.
- Merging without looking
- Left-lane bandits (definition: an idiot who will not move out of the left lane, no matter how much slower they are travelling than the rest of traffic)
- 50 mph on a 60 mph (Dallas speed: 70 mph) interstate
- Rapidly crossing 3 lanes to make a last-minute exit
- Turn signals and brakes for 1/2 mile before an intersection
- Red light runners
Saturday I muttered, somewhat under my breath, about all of these violations while we were trying to get out of town.
As we merged on to I-635, I had had enough. The Hayleys, along with 15 cars full of our fellow frustrated drivers, came to a near-complete stop behind an uncertain driver travelling slow (45 mph) several cars ahead.