Saturday, March 31, 2007

Yes, car accidents will hurt.

For the love of God, people, stop running red lights two and three cars in a row!

Is it impatience? Stupidity? A combination thereof? Is it because Portland and its surrounding communities don't turn the fucking cameras on often enough to make you people put a $250 value (cost of ticket) on your lives?

I understand if it suddenly turns yellow and then red in a split-second because of a light malfunction, or the city of Beaverton is just out to get you. (Yes, it feels that way sometimes.) But running an already red light? And two or three more of you idiots following suit? What the fuck is going on?

Not only do you take your lives into your hands, but you also take my life into your hands, and the lives of others. Do you simply count on us to wait and spot you zooming through the red in your SUV on your cell phone? (If that seems like a generalization, look at the people who shoot through red lights.) Do you think if you hit us it won't hurt you? Do you think your insurance company will be very happy and suddenly drop your rates? Have you heard of traffic fatalities and vehicular homicide?

On a side note, do you think I have nothing better to do than sit at my green light and possibly miss my turn because of your assholic driving?

My guess is, as mind-boggling as it is, you're probably just not thinking at all. That might change when you put yourself and someone else in the hospital. Does it have to get to that point?

And one more thing. Note to Oregon drivers: It rains in Oregon! About 8 months of the year or more! So don't freak out and start driving like even more of a shithead than you do already when it starts to sprinkle, OK?

1 comment:

Darth Weasel said...

this reminds me of driving in Denver. Yellow means at least 6 cars must proceed through and red is 2 0r 3 more...and should you be silly enough to stop just because the light is red they honk and give you the single figure salute. I miss Denver....