Day by Day

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Night driving

I don't know what it is around Wisconsin, but people are either driving around with their brights on or they have their headlights aimed directly at my eyes.  And I'm not the only one with that problem.  My buddy who drives a friggin' JEEP has the same problem.

Part of it is the huge amount of salt this state uses on the roads during the winter.  No, seriously.  The salt gets impacted into the road, and makes them shiny.  Every time a car is approaching me I have to deal with two sets of headlights - the ones on the car and the ones reflecting off the nice glossy road.

The other part of the problem is half of these people DO drive around with their brights on, and constantly forget to turn them off.  It's unreal.  And it blinds you when you're coming home at 9:00 at night, on a stretch of road where you have had to dodge herds of deer in the past.

Yeah.  So if you're in Wisconsin, and you've had a car coming the opposite way suddenly turn on it's brights and flash them several times, and as you drive past there's a guy leaning out the driver's window, middle finger fully extended, and the words "TURN OFF YOUR FUCKING BRIGHTS YOU DRUNKEN JACKASS!".....  that was probably me.  And no, I'm not apologizinmg.

1 comment:

hiroshi_tea said...

some of the newer models have insanely bright lights even without the hi-beams. I also hate these cars with a passion