Thursday, October 7, 2010
Son of a gun, the kid tricked me. He slowed right down to the speed limit which gave me a chance to pull up close enough to read that sign. It was one of those oval ones from places you visit--this one was for the Outerbanks!!! OOOOOOHHHHHH--so that's what it stands for. I should have known. OBX-Get it?
Anyway, since then I've seen plenty of drivers that should have that sign--the obnoxious one I mean. You know who you are. You cut people off or drive too fast on a surface street. You are the guy who turns right from the left hand lane in front of two other lanes of traffic. Whoops--did you never hear of turning around and coming back?
Or the person who crosses over the double yellow line to turn left into the shopping area near me--who is then in the oncoming traffic lane for turning left going the opposite way. You wouldn't believe how many of those drivers there are. If you drive up toward them, they always act like you are the one in the wrong!! What driver's manual ever instructs you to cross over the double yellow line into oncoming traffic to make a left hand turn? The OBX one, I guess.