Speeders and fast drivers are a major pet peeve of mine. I drive the speed limit, its there for a good reason.
I hope Gasoline goes up! Let it hit 6-10 bucks a gallon!
… WHAT YOU SAY???
Wait… one benefit of the high gas prices is that it might improve safety by getting people to slow down to conserve gas. (slower speeds = better fuel economy).
Or so I thought, because one thing I’ve noticed is that Americans don’t seem interested in easing off the accelerator to save gas in their vehicles.
I hear a lot of people squawking about the high prices at the pump, but people still buy their gas-guzzling SUVs, they still drive a quarter-mile to buy a gallon of milk, and they still put the pedal to the floor even when there’s a red light 100 feet ahead.
When gas gets around 4.50 a gallon the people who are complaining the most are the ones that are driving Escalade EXT’s, Suburbans, and Excursions doing 85mph, and expecting to get 40mpg from them. They’re usually the same people with a phone in one hand, coffee in the other and nobody else in the car. \
Gasoline is too cheap, we take it for granted, we do not attempt to conserve it and we waste it at an alarming rate.
I would like to see Gasoline at about 6-10 dollars a gallon, That would make prices of almost anything rise, but it may convince some people to live a simpler life. People speed everywhere in 15 mpg suvs and race red light to red light to go to the mall, people drive like idiots and if gas prices went up many people would start slowing down and we would have less traffic deaths.
Many people would use bicycles instead and this over weight country could shed some pounds and look what we would save in healthcare costs by having people in better shape.
My prius would be worth twice what it cost new and I would have the roads to myself, every once in a while I would see another prius or a diesel Vw and we would wave and honk at each other and smile. We would occasionally see people out of gas on the side of the road and have smug looks on our faces as we passed the 10 mpg jacked up diesel pickups that serve as a compensation tool that drove around town constantly Blowing black smoke (raw diesel) out of the 8 inch chrome stacks causing my asthma to get the best of me. Now they cant afford fuel. I laugh.
Most people these days have Alcoholic Attitudes and only think about me me me. Well I have that attitude now. I hope gas hits 10 bucks a gallon, I can afford it and the higher cost of food, services and goods. If everything doubled I would be just fine and I could care less, I only care about myself and I would be fine and that’s all that matters.