I was over at a blog that l follow on a regular basis http://travelswithmiranda.uskeba.ca/, the author Rae has just gone through an experience that l hope never to go through, she was rear ended while travelling in West Virginia with her Class C and toad. The toad was a write off, and the RV suffered some damage too.
She is heading home to Quebec on a trip planned before the accident, and has just arrived, safe and sound. She made a comment today about the consideration of other drivers, or shall we say lack of. And l have to agree with her.
I was driving yesterday, in the Adirondack Region of New York, in my Class B Falcon, traveling from Wilmington to Lake Placid. The terrain is hilly, and lets face it, my old girl is a wee bit slow on the uphill ride. I've actually figured out that l can go faster if l am on cruise control (who ever invented cruise, l will forever love you!!!) then if l just jam my foot on the gas peddle. I pretty much go to a crawl if l am not on cruise when l hit a hill. I don't know if the Falcon has a guvnor on it restricting it from switching to high gear when not on cruise when climbing a hill, or if it is something else(anyone know - feel free to chime in).
So yesterday l was going 45 MPH uphill in a 50 MPH zone, when l was passed shortly after, which is fine with me. I understand, l can lumber along and usually just stick at the speed limit. What l don't understand, is about 150 yards after this guy passed me, he put on his brakes to make a right hand turn. Really? You couldn't wait an extra 30 seconds to get there, you had to pass me???
I always get out of the way of traffic behind me if l am going slower then posted speeds, l always stay in the right lane, and l am putting it out there, that if you are stuck behind me and l am going to slow for you, l apologize in advance. :-)