I hate it when it is reinforced to me that I have become ... an old fart. Today's case in point, the CNN.com headline:
10 ways to avoid a speeding ticket
Because of course my first thought is:
1) Don't speed
2) Don't speed
3) Don't speed
You get the idea.
It's probably also because I read a harrowing story over at PoliTits about DCup's nightmare commute home last night, where she witnessed -- and barely missed being an innocent victim of -- an insane driver, who was driving too fast, among other things. Sadly, another driver was not so lucky and was driven off the road onto the median across oncoming traffic and flipping twice.
DCup, my new hero, got the guy's plate number and called 911.
I drive an hour on the Interstate each way, and I see a lot of "near misses." So I don't really appreciate CNN suggesting that drivers should:
Try to stay in the middle of the pack
Don't speed when you are the only car on the road
Watch for cutouts and modulate your speed accordingly
Drive a nondescript vehicle
To avoid getting a speeding ticket. I mean really. How about just going the speed limit? Why wasn't that even on their list?
photo from sfgate.com