I always complain about bad drivers. If I did a poll, how many would select "bad driver" as their biggest pet peeve? A lot, probably.
During my daily 2 kilometre drive to work, more often than not, half the cars I encounter are being driven by people who should not possess a license. Sometimes these people do such stupid things, it's impressive that they're even alive.
But the other day, driving home from my physiotherapy appt., I was astonished at the number of good drivers who surrounded me.
And when I say surrounded, I mean surrounded.
It was a rainy day in Pizzaville, and it was also raining in my town. Heading down the mountain, the two lanes of traffic on the highway were moving well, but slowly.
Suddenly dozens of red brake lights filled my windshield. Everyone was braking hard.
Smart person #1 pulled his Infinity G35 coupe to the left, onto the shoulder. I, being smart person #2, pulled slighty to the right of him, yet stayed in my lane. Smart person #3 was the dude beside me who awesomely moved his Camry over a few inches.... just in case.
In my rearview I watched, white-knuckled, as smart person #4 pulled her minivan to the shoulder on the left of my car. Finally, smart person #5 came to a wonderful stop behind me.
After 8 seconds of heart-pounding avoidance, there were four rows of cars, side-by-side in two lanes of traffic.
Less than 5 seconds later I found myself cautiously driving through all the assorted debris that occurs when three cars smash into each other at 100 kph. I glanced to my left, inspected the vehicle's occupants and decided nobody was terribly injured.
Thank you to all the Smart drivers out there! Keep up the good work.