I’m starting to be very afraid to drive in Arizona. Take the above mentioned Tweet for example. The woman was so close, I could not see her headlights. And not just once. She was _on my ass_, less than 12″ from the back of my MINI for at least 2 miles. This wasn’t an isolated incident. This happens to me every time I drive. **Every. Time.**
Maybe it’s just me. Since I’ve owned the MINI, I’ve been rear-ended twice. I’ve been driving for almost 30 years and I’ve never been rear-ended until I got this car. But we’ve already talked about that.
Related, and something that I’ve been noticing. For a people that appears to be in such a hurry to get everywhere (otherwise they would back off a bit), they sure do take their time starting from a green light. Again, everytime I drive I’m stuck behind someone that has decided to let the idle speed of their car move it through the intersection, waiting for at least 100 yards before actually pressing their right foot down.
Crazy making this.
I know a big part of it is that Arizona is one of the few states left that allows you to use your cell phone while driving. Make a call? Yep. Text message? Oh sure, why not. Post to Twitter/Facebook/[insert favorite social network here]? Absolutely. While driving next to a vehicle driven by a law enforcement officers? Sure thing buddy! Bring it!
Just another thing in the list of things that drive me crazy enough to actually want to put words to screen. As always, thanks for listening. And, sound off in the comments if you have your own idiots driver horror story to share.