The holiday season brings out the very worst in humanity as far as driving goes and because traffic is heavier there are more morons mixed in with those of us who are really good drivers.
Oh? You wonder how I can make this claim?
I got my last speeding ticket, and my last traffic ticket, in 1987. I was going 47 in a 35 zone.
The last time I hit someone in a car and it was my fault was in 1982.
The only real speeding ticket I got was for doing 71 in a 55 zone. Hardly the stuff of legends, yes.
I’ve never gotten a DUI in my life. To be honest and fair and forthcoming I have been in three at fault wrecks, been too drunk to stand up in all three of them, and been released to drive away from all three incidents. Well, one I was allowed to stagger away; the car was smashed.
Hit the right person. Hit the right person at the right time. Hit the right person in the right place.
Or don’t drink and drive. Your choice.
Alrighty then, I wasn’t always a great driver. I had to grow up a bit before I could make that claim, and slow down a bit, too.
The most bizarre thing that has ever happened to me in a car was the wreck I had in 1985, when I was drinking a Daiquiri out of a quart container and listening to my intended date’s roomie bitch about getting dumped by her boyfriend so he could take some High School girl out to the prom.
The car we hit was that guy with that girl going to that prom.
Seriously. That was surreal.
How fast? How weird? How many speeding tickets have you gotten or better yet, how long have you gone without one?
Mike writes regularly at his site: The Hickory Head Hermit
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