Canadian Driver zine

Canadian Driver

I was thinking about road rage today. Some people really are getting out of hand about it. Last night on the news they had a short blab about it. There are two cases from this past year, just in my area (about an hour out of even the extreme edge of anything that can be called Toronto). Both cases have people who are still being treated for injuries in road rage cases, one happened in April and the other July. That’s months ago and police are still handling them, people are still healing from them. That’s crazy.

People who tend to get that angry should not be driving. They should also learn that not everything is about themselves.

“That car cut ME off.” Did they really cut you off? Or did they just goof up and try to get moved over into another lane. Was it really personal? Did they get to know you first and then cut you off. Don’t make it all about you. You just happened to be there.

The only time I get annoyed while driving is when people drive too close behind me. I drive an older car (older than any children alive as children become teenagers at the age of 13, cars just become relics). That car isn’t always happy about being on the road. Sometimes it doesn’t feel all too eager to speed up after the red light, sometimes it is quite happy to drive AT the speed limits. Usually we are both pretty happy about that part, I don’t want a ticket. Anyway, I often get people driving behind me who try to push me to go faster. Go around me people. Don’t try to make me do something I don’t want to do, don’t be a road jerk. You have options other than shining your headlights in my face or trying to read the tag on the back of my shirt. Go around and get lost.

There, all my road rage has been released now. I feel so much better. Luckily I didn’t have to go anywhere today. I didn’t even go out to uncover the car from the snow that avalanched down upon us last night. Poor car, I’m so glad I don’t live outside all year.

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