First new post since the new format. Dunno if I'm impressed yet or not. Didn't realize Google owned this thing either. Surprise! On with the rant...
I saw a report the other day about how my geographic area (Washington DC Metro region) was "cracking down on aggressive drivers". According to the news broadcast, "Aggressive Driving" consisted of:
-changing lanes without signaling
No kidding...aggressive driving = "driving aggressively". Who'd have guessed. The dumbass newscast even put up a little graphic ("Kyron" or something) that outlined this revalation.
Now I'm not saying that there are "aggressive drivers" that should be busted, but in my opinion, a much larger driving group should be targeted long before worrying about "aggressive drivers": the DWS.
While I'm on my soapbox, I'd like to propose a new class of felonies: DWS. Driving While Stupid. You know how many time's I've been in fear for my life due to a speeder? None...ok, maybe once, but I can't remember the specifics now, so it must not have been too bad. You know how many times I've been nearly destroyed by assholes in an Escallade (and similar behemoths) meandering into my lane while they're trying to dial their stupid fucking cell phones to talk to their stupid fucking brokers? About 50 since I started counting (last week). Tools who drive 55 in the far left "fast lane"? DWS. How about the people who are driving 55 mph when they come upon a police speed trap. What do they do? Slam on their brakes and drop to about 35 MPH *on the highway*. Sorry, you're fired from being allowed to drive. DWS. Dumbass.
Ok, I'm posting this now, since it's been in perpetual draft mode since 5/20/04. I'm just that lazy.