I think I now know why I start my rides at either 8 or 9 am. I started my ride at 11 am, and wow, the drivers out there are nuts. They break all the rules.
This one particular driver, in a black prius, on Junipero Serra, was getting a little impatient (where there is no shoulder room), and decided to pass us on the left. She also had a cell phone in her ear, and as she was passing, there was an oncoming car. They missed each other. Then, about 500 yards later, I see her pulled off to the side of the road (probably continuing her cell phone conversation). I guess she doesn't have the bluetooth phone accessory that most Prius have.
Then, more idiots don't believe in signaling. I was pulling up to an intersection, and the guy to the left about 2 cars ahead of me pulls a sharp right turn. I was going pretty leisurely, so I had time to react. Drivers are dangerous this time of year. Glad to get home in one piece.
- ha! that's nuttin' compared to the under- and over-medicated senior citizen Snowbirds infesting our area... i almost got creamed by a Buick Roadmaster land yacht the other day... these people are nuts on the trail, nuts on the road, and nuts in the grocery store!
(think thousands of 90s-era V8 sedans with electric scooters on a trailer hitch on the roads in your area and you get the idea; this is the only place where there's a parking shortage for handicapped spots)
p.s. and yes, the snotty twits in Prius cars are pretty bad here, too!
Christmas present shoppers are all stressed out and driving erratically, especially near shopping centers.
Christmas tree shoppers are making their once-a-year drive up in to the mountains to cut down a tree. Most of them don't know how to drive safely on mountain roads and don't really know where they are going, either.