That combination of weather conditions would be just enough to shut down most of the city. People in Austin are not good drivers when there is any kind of dampness about. About half the drivers drop their speed by half or even two-thirds, the other half of the drives speed up! I swear! I think they are just trying to hurry up and get out of the wet, but it could very well be that those drivers are the group of daredevils who insist in believing they are invincible and immortal. What they are is just plain stupid!
People who learned to drive in other parts of the country where you encounter multiple types of weather conditions, mostly show their good sense and get the heck off the roads! Let the
It's bad enough when its just for a day or two, but this has been going on all week. There is only so long that one can stay indoors! Eventually you have to venture out to get bread or something. Sometimes it feels like you are taking your life in your hands, but there is no choice!
I'm sad to say that the existence of poor drivers isn't really limited to any one city or even area of the country. It seems that drivers get worse every day. As traffic increases so does the number or risks drivers take without seeming to give it any thought at all. When I learned to drive (back in the Dark Ages), there was a lot of emphasis on the rules of the roads (those are actually laws, folks!) IN ADDITION to good driving habits, courtesy, and defensive driving skills. I could be wrong but some of that stuff seems to be missing from a lot of drivers these days.
I've written about this before because it makes me crazy to have to deal with other drivers who appear not to have a brain in their heads! I've been driving for years and years and have never been in a major accident. Now that I'm retired and don't have to go anywhere I don't WANT to go (and isn't that great??), it would be the worst kind of irony to get into an accident because of someone else wanting to get somewhere right NOW, no matter how reckless and irresponsible they are being.
Of course, the thing that would help the most at this time, would be if the darn grey skies moved on out of town and took all the damp, cold, and drizzle with it!
I am definitely ready for "Here Comes the Sun!!"