You know the sign that are on the back of large vehicles that are cruising the freeways? "How's my driving? Call this number" Well, I wish those signs were on the backs of the vehicles that frequent our neighborhoods. I'd be calling in and reporting those idiot drivers.
The attitude of semi-drivers (drivers that operate a semi truck, lest you be confused with the other meaning of semi: half of something, such as semi-awake or semi-drunk, which is what I think these drivers are. In fact, they really are semi-drivers, in every sense of the word. They are semi driving their semi truck.).....ok, so I can't remember where I was going with that sentence before I interrupted it with the whole parenthesis thing, so I'll just move on to a fresh paragraph.
I've very nearly gotten killed about a hundred times by these beasts of the road since we moved here. They completely dominate the road, they come as close as they can to the rear of your car before they will zip into the other lane, not caring if somebody is there, or not, and then as soon as they are halfway past you, they try to get in front of you, causing you to slam hard on your brakes and hope that nobody runs into you. Big Bullies. I hate them. I have never seen such aggressive terrible drivers as I see here. They are usually going faster than normal traffic too, which is odd, because big trucks are suppose to have a speed limit that is lower than normal traffic.
On the way home a few days ago, I seriously witnessed about 28 close calls within the 15 miles home on the freeway, just from ONE over sized truck. It was smaller than a semi, about the size of a cement truck. They guys must have been severely drunk. There was no other way to explain it. He was constantly swinging side to side in his lane, halfway into the other, back all the way into the opposite lane, making other cars swerve like crazy. He was going so fast and cutting in and through traffic in such a dangerous way, I kept following him longer than was necessary because I was sure he would cause an accident and I would be needed to provide CPR to the victims. It was really the worse I've ever seen a driver on the roads, and especially with that big truck he was driving, I was so scared. I can't imagine he got very far without either running off the road or causing an accident.
If there had been a sign on the back of his truck that read "How's my driving", I would have called so fast! As it was, I didn't even get his licence plate number. I was too afraid he would crash into me when he was close enough for me to read it.
Anyway, this post went on longer than I thought, so if you are still reading this, watch out for the crazy semi-drunk, semi-asleep semi-driver heading west on I-26.