When it comes to driving in the rain, the best advice I can provide you is to establish safe distance between yourself and other commuters. This photo was shot in between windshield wiper intervals, so make sure your windshield wipers are ON! Also, what lane is the vehicle in by which the photo was taken? In the RIGHT lane or the commuter lane. Where are the other two cars? In the LEFT lane or the fast lane. In their defense, there are some pretty popular businesses in the area by which this photo was taken as there are grocers and banks on the left hand side of this highway; so if you plan on turning left at some point, it is plausible for the placement of your motor vehicle to be traveling within the LEFT lane. Also and another key point when driving in the rain, turn your headlights ON! That way other commuters have a better chance of seeing when changing lanes or entering onto the highway. If the treadwear of your tires are “slick”, be careful as your vehicle will have a higher probability of hydroplaning. I highly recommend an “all-season” tire if you’re in the market to replace your tires. If you can’t afford new tires, don’t let your pride get in the way of purchasing an absolutely good set of used tires. You’d be surprised and don’t knock it until you try it. Be smart and save money! Bottom line: Be safe out here on the roadways! Take care and thanks for taking the time out of your day to read this post!
Apologies in advance for not posting from here in such a long time. I have another blog site that has required a majority of my attention, and so its been a very long time since I posted anything from this blog site. Today’s blog post is to politely inform my subscribers and folks around the world that not much has changed in the form of US highway & interstate commuting. I don’t have the full-time luxury of working from home, nor would I want to because I enjoy the change of venue. And so as I perform my daily commutes to work, I get a little agitated like everyone else. Listen, its only because of the delays that are caused by inexperienced &/or uninformed licensed motor vehicle operators. Here’s a short list of my opinionated complaints for US highway and interstate commuting.
1. The LEFT LANE is not the carpool lane on a four lane highway. If you don’t plain on turning left for 1,000 ft – 1 mile, keep your vehicle in the RIGHT LANE and maintain the speed limit. When it comes to four lane highways, the LEFT LANE is considered the passing lane. I know it would look extremely weird for a multitude of cars spanning a mile long or more – all driving in the right lane, keeping a safe distance, and maintaining the speed limit. I don’t have the citation to justify this opinion, but I’m sure that had to be the original expectation of U.S Department of Transportation.
2. Tractor trailers, box trucks, and/or commercial vehicles need to stay out of the LEFT LANE and ONLY utilize the left lane when avoiding motor vehicles executing right-hand turns or in the case of traffic accidents.
3. Do not stop to take pictures or become an on-looker when traffic accidents occur. Keep it moving or pull off to side of the road and WALK back to provide emotional & spiritual support.
4. Be familiar with the function or certain interstate exits and lane mergers. For example, the exit just before I get to work opens up to 3 lanes and comes to a red light: 2 lanes turn left and one lane turns right. The problem is that the exit bottles up because no one has the withall to traverse around and make their way to the lane that is dedicated to the right turn! Luckily, the good citizens of the city that work in allow me to “jump line” and slip through to execute the traverse technique that I just explained. I always stick my arm out the my window and wave a big thank you along a salutary horn blow of thanks!
5. Unless there is a serious traffic accident or road construction, six to eight lane interstates have no business ever coming to a complete stop. Pertaining to the major US interstates only, I feel there needs to a left restriction enforced within the city I work in. I think this would cause traffic to flow more smoothly.
Thank you for taking out your day to read this rant and safe commuting!