Now back here in California, I don’t expect that people will miraculously become more courteous, but it has made me mindful to drive more defensively. I give myself more space between me and the car in front and at red lights I don’t pull up to the bumper of the car in front. I have seen an uptick in accidents in parking lots and at street intersections and most could have been avoided if drivers were not in a big hurry and were paying attention to what they were doing.
In 1979 I went to see the movie Mad Max and enjoyed the wild scenes with all the vehicles trying to take each other out. Driving today, in 2018, it often seems I am driving in Mad Max’s world, only now the streets are paved and there aren’t any people hanging off the sides of the other cars, and I thank God for that.
Drive safely out there.