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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

"Driving is stressful..."


Driving is stressful

http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-saturday-january/article_dcb5595b-c44e-5cb0-aba5-688c1a532fa9.html


I have lived in two countries, many states and Kaua‘i is the tailgating capitol of the world.

 I was taught for every 10 mph to give one-car length distance, so at 50 mph there should be at least a five-car distance between vehicles.

Every time I venture out to drive I can see with detail in my rear view mirror people’s birthmarks on their faces at speeds of 40 to 50 mph. I am always sticking my hand out with the sign language of thumb and forefinger spread open to give me more space. Nobody seems to acknowledge this since they are so wrapped up in their narcissistic acts of cell phone conversation, texting and eating.

I feel tailgating is a Freudian thing. People who tailgate suffer what Sigmund Freud termed a certain type of envy. Hopefully, these people can get over their envy and help create safer roads by giving us a little space.

4 comments:

Sneezer222 said...

Amen to that. My husband is guilty of tailgaiting sometimes, but I nag and nag. ;)

KimoRosen said...

did I tailgate back in the day?

Sneezer222 said...

No, I don't think so. You were always a pretty mellow driver.

KimoRosen said...

McGregor, age and a kicked back life on Kauai has made me so mellow that I don't even enjoy driving anymore...