I have lived in four different states, New York, Arizona, California and New Jersey. I took drivers ed in NY and remember someone telling me "If you could drive in NY, you could drive anywhere". It's insanely crowded and unless it's late at night....you are NOT going very fast on the highways.
The difference between driving in Arizona and New York is HUGE. For starters the speed limit is 65 on the highways out there!! 65!! (I've seen 75 on some). Arizona is very fast highway driving. However, it never feels like you're going that fast.....probably because everything is so flat!
California is crazy...there are so many lanes. Everyone's going super fast and changing in and out of lanes. As crazy as it sounds, I have never been more fearful for my life than when I was driving in New Jersey yesterday.
I live off this crazy busy road. I have to take this said road to my job. This road is two lanes and full of shopping, restaurants etc. VERY VERY BUSY!
Yesterday was a nice spring day...Im driving to work with my windows partially down (don't want to mess the hair up) and radio up (yes I was singing). I was driving the 55 mph speed limit...which trust me...is PLENTY fast for this road.
However..I was not going fast enough for some people.
One guy was swerving in and out of traffic going probably about "75"...he was basically driving in the middle of the two lanes. After I encountered "Crazy Driving in both lanes guy"..I had Mr "Im gonna drive up your ass until you are doing 70 like me!" It felt like this jackass was in my backseat. BACK THAT THING UP..I'M MARRIED!
I really think some men think they are in Nascar....or living out their fantasies of Grand Theft Auto!
I was scared.....If I get in an accident and die...at least my tombstone will still say 29! (morbid huh?).
It wasn't just those two wonderful, charming, respectable men...there were plenty of them out there....Look, if I'm not going fast enough for you...go around me...at a safe distance....please! I'm not going to put myself in danger of driving at a speed in which I am not comfortable with on a CRAZY busy street full of people just pulling out of parking lots so you can get to the bank five minutes faster. If you needed to be somewhere earlier..you should have left earlier! Sorry! I need to refill my prescriptions of invincibility pills before I start driving like your brand of crazy!
BTW-This by no way defines me as a "Granny Driver" .....just as a person who values their life too much!