I saw something last night that had me shaking my head in disbelief.
The weather has been very nice and dry allowing for open window commutes lately. Driving home from work on a 4 lane highway that passes lots of malls etc so there are plenty of stop lights. I catch the smell of what I know to be overheated brake pads. I’m not too far behind a dump truck so I assume it’s him. This goes on for about a mile. Finally, I roll up to a stop light an lo and behold, two cars ahead of me is a Jeep Cherokee with smoke billowing out from the left front. It’s getting worse by the moment and they must be on fire by now. People are gawking at this guy’s car, waving for him to check it out. He finally leans out the window and looks at the copius amounts of smoke. He’s several cars back from the light which changes to green.
I figure, great, this guy is going to have to fight several lanes of cars to get over to the right. Nope. He continues forward like nothing is wrong. Not only that, he is tailgating the car in front of him! 3 miles later, I’m still well back from him and he merges onto the expressway in front of me. Once on the expressway I took the opportunity to shoot past him and get well in front of this guy. Last I looked he was still going 5 miles later. What possesses some people to ignore such things? I mean, I can understand trying to limp home under certain situations but this guy’s brakes were roasting down and he wasn’t even slowing down or riding in the breakdown lane.
Seen anything that had you questioning if that person should really be allowed to drive on public roads??