July 29, 2021 at 8:18 am #38925Matt In OklahomaModerator
Those into preparedness tend to get wrapped up in possible scenarios over what is happening now. one of the largest threats out there is traffic. This isn’t just a rant it’s seriously for you to stay safe.
The traffic is heavy and that’s an understatement. America is on the move. Semis are wall to wall no matter what highway we were on.
Weather happens and causes issues as well.This one was weather related.
By far the biggest problem however is distracted driving.
When coming home from our trip we saw a massive pileup with multiple crashes over several miles of backed up vehicles. They had 2 lifeline helicopters hit the highway about the time we passed. From the main crash and what I saw those helicopters weren’t for them because they were Humpty Dumpty status. I’ve worked enough accidents to know. Wish I could forget sometimes. It eats on me.
Every single day I have to come to the metro and do stuff I have to honk the horn to wake folks up at the stoplights because they are on their phones. We saw the same on the highway. It’s all day every day with weaving and crossing lines, unable to control speed and not going when they are supposed to. When cars travel in herds from stoplight to stoplight watch and you’ll see every head bend down to look at their phones the second the brakes are applied.
My new truck has a screen on the dash and several times I told the wife you’ll have to figure it out or I’ll stop up ahead because I can’t look and drive. It reduced my response time greatly which is bad pulling weight especially.
The other threat category is the ones who are just living for themselves. They drive eradicate, will jump across 3 lanes, run 30-40 mph faster than allowed or traffic is moving and aren’t afraid to make contact and won’t stop if they do. I’ve seen it in the rich who think they are above it, the poor who don’t care because fill in the blank and in between as well as tweekers who’s mind are spinning outta control.
I’m not a fan of autonomous cars but I guess it’s got to happen.
In the meantime y’all be aware and stay safe.
July 29, 2021 at 9:43 am #38928Josefina ArenasParticipant
A good warning, Matt. Another thing I’ve noticed is how dangerous parking lots are for pedestrians. People pulling out don’t look, can’t see, or think they have the right of way. I’ve seen lots of near misses and it shocks me that pedestrians in the parking lot don’t pay attention either! I try to find a defined walkway to walk to the storefront.
July 29, 2021 at 10:46 pm #38943namelusParticipant
Everyone head down on phone
July 29, 2021 at 11:46 pm #38945Olivia GreenParticipant
July 30, 2021 at 10:34 am #38955TolikParticipant
Good thing for winter , getting sick of all the interstate transients , pinstripe puto’s on their bicycles , and other two wheel turds . All goes away come winter .
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