I have a long distance to drive for work.
From the country to the city.
So while some people sit in traffic for hours I drive.
I have written about my frustrations with the way people drive on Ontario’s busiest highway before but because I’m on this road EVERY. SINGLE. DAY it’s one of my biggest irritations.
This highway? It’s not new.
There are signs every ten feet instructing SLOWER cars to move to the right and it’s taught in driving school.
So because I understand that some people are visual learners I’ve drawn diagrams outlining what is appropriate and what is not on the 401 (or any highway). This will be helpful to any driver so feel free to print off and take along with you.
Cutting in Line
If there is a line of traffic attempting to pass another car don’t be the douche that no one likes and try to cut in further up the line.
You’re a jerk.
You drive a jerky car.
Everyone is giving you a dirty look and hopes that you don’t get in.
Slow driver in the fast lane… MOVE OVER! You are slow! There are signs that say MOVE OVER! Why can’t you read them? If you can’t read then you shouldn’t be driving. This is dangerous.
You are holding up traffic, causing traffic jams, and making people angry. You are the reason for the jerky drivers above.
Just pull over, you’ll get there faster.
Where would you like me to go?
We’re in a line of traffic. I’m in the same predicament as you.
Swinging your car around behind me is only going to get 911 called on you because how do I know you aren’t having a heart attack?
Or trying to get to the hospital?
Because your wife is having a baby and you want to be there to support her and hold her hand. You are worried that you will miss the birth of your first child and you will never get that moment back.
You have her bag in your car and she needs her soothing music and her item to focus on.
Good thing I took down your license plate number.
Because clearly you need an escort.