People Have Forgotten How to Drive

Last week I stopped to get coffee. On the way out of the shopping center, someone pulled out in front of me without looking or slowing down. I might have reacted poorly in this case because I had reached my breaking point of dealing with drivers like this.

I’ve seen people run red lights multiple times recently.

On my way to book club last week I almost witnessed an accident where someone blew through a stop sign at a four-way stop.

At the four-way stops at this shopping center, one of two things happens: No one goes because the person whose turn it is doesn’t go or someone or multiple someones decide they are going regardless of whose turn it is,

It isn’t uncommon for people to muck up the traffic flow by stopping even though incoming traffic has the right of way and is not supposed to stop.

Half the cars on the road are driving way too fast.

The other half are driving way too slow, usually in the left lane.

I guess the pandemic break in regular driving made people forget how to drive.


16 thoughts on “People Have Forgotten How to Drive

  1. I’m glad I don’t drive anything like as much as I used to now that I’ve been working at home for 10+ years. Himself, on the other hand, has a ready supply of horror stories. He also feels it’s gotten worse post-pandemic.

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  2. I think you are correct. During the pandemic, I saw cars running stop signs and traffic lights just because they could. Very few cars and trucks on the road. Some very bad habits were created, and periodically I still see that behavior. Ironic that with a pandemic we have to be most careful when driving.

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