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The Road Rage Files – Chapter 16

This afternoon on my way home from work I was tailgated by a big pick-up truck for about a mile southbound on Speedway Boulevard (from Campbell Drive down to North Canal Drive), and for the entire 3-mile stretch westbound on North Canal Drive (from Speedway Boulevard over to Tennessee Road).

There were countless opportunities for this big pick-up truck to pass me on the left with great ease on both Speedway Boulevard as well as North Canal Drive, but the driver declined to do so – opting instead to follow my bumper closely for some 4 miles through the east of Homestead.

That left me with no choice but to slow down to below my normal cruising speed to just a few miles-per-hour above the posted speed limit of 40 MPH on both roads. He who tailgates me is he who gets to drive just a tiny bit above the posted speed limit.

What makes this particular ‘Road Rage File’ any different than several others that were posted over the previous 6 months ?  Not too much actually, but the first 13 of ‘The Road Rage Files’ were posted over on the former MySpace blog, and a lot of you are new to this blog since we moved it over here to WordPress. This is a continuing message series here on this blog (one of the most popular and most anticipated), so look for more exciting incidents of bad driving all around me on a regular basis as they occur.

By Chris M. Day

I'm 55 years old. I've been online for the past 29 years - starting with my own dial-up bulletin board system in 1993 - and continuing with AOL, my own dot.com web site, Myspace, Wordpress, Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook.

3 replies on “The Road Rage Files – Chapter 16”

ok Chris I’m listening to something that way too
familar on our roadways…how about when people decide to speed up when its pouring down RAIN..

I’ve been told I drive too slow…is it that I’m driving too slow or in reality I’m going the speed limit….

It was a great night @ Group again..I so glad we’ve met. You are a cool guy.

C u Sunday!

Kris

Driving up to 10 MPH above the posted speed limit around South Florida generally means getting passed by 8 out of 10 vehicles on average. I should know. I always get passed.

Last night was one of our best (and for me one of my most emotional) Life Groups yet. I’m glad that you’re in our Group. I’m looking forward to food and fellowship for next Wednesday night !

Hi Kris nice to meet you here on the majors blog. Heard a lot of good things about you, can’t wait to meet you in person soon I pray.
Chris I heard you did execellent Wednesday night. I knew that you would:)

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