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We must trust each other behind the wheel

Written By: Terry Foster | March 27, 2012

Filed Under: driving, Life

I was on the phone with my wife Abs following another entertaining day of real radio. I always call after the show to see if she or the kids need me to pick something up on the way home. My car has hands free audio so it allows me to be on the phone so I can focus on driving. I love it.

She said she was going grocery shopping but said dinner was ready for me when I got home. We chatted some more and everything was normal. I looked ahead and saw a car in the driveway. I was traveling about 40 miles an hour. All seemed clear. And then the car in the driveway began to creep into the middle of the road. It was almost as if the person had a death wish.

We were headed for a perfect T-bone. I slammed the breaks and all the papers and junk in my car slid forward to the floor.

I screamed into the phone: “I can’t believe this person is pulling out like this. What the hell are they thinking?”

I gave the person a dirty look and she didn’t even look my way. I am convinced the woman never saw me and was not aware the danger she was in. If I had been a second late on the trigger we would have crashed. She wasn’t texting. She wasn’t applying makeup. The only distraction this woman had was she did not see any distractions.

Have you heard the term “I got your back?” Isn’t that the case every time we step into a car? We not only have to drive safely but we must trust that the person next to us or ahead of got our backs. We rely on each other to get to our families safely every day.

I got your back. Can I trust you?

I sure hope none of you run into this woman.

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “We must trust each other behind the wheel”

  1. KW Says:

    The lesson, as always: Women, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose.

    Don’t you go dyin’ on me

    Reply

  2. Jake Says:

    Sounds like the ideal reason to use the horn your car was equipped with, to alert other people that they almost got ran into. Why not use it? You didn’t do her any favors if all you did was shoot her a dirty look…

    Reply

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