This afternoon I was brushing up on my third world driving skills as driving in certain areas of Florida has become a task just to avoid an accident. Oh no, we are not in Kansas anymore… This is serious and will only get worse over time, all I keep thinking is how in the hell will my daughter be able to drive in this shit.
It seems there are new people created laws on the roads that simply remind me of visiting Brazil, Colombia or Venezuela. If you have spent any amount of time in those countries as I have, one of the first things that gets you is while you are in a taxi the amount of risks associated with getting from point A to point b. How they will speed up as someone crosses the road, how letting someone in is just not in the books. It is a game of me and only me, screw all others around. The latest move that pisses me off is when you are sitting on line in a turning lane and several cars pass everyone in the straight lane making that the turning lane for themselves. This slows the entire lane as it causes choas making one turning lane into two. The newly formed third world turning lane…
Getting back on the violence topic although this new type of driving does include violence, it includes massive amounts of road rage the absolute same as it does in the third world. I have been in taxis that have been blockaded in as the other driver gets out with a gun to put at the drivers head. I have been in taxis that all four doors were opened simultaneously to grab the occupants inside, I have friends that were robbed in traffic at gun point while in the back seat of a taxi. Point is I can go on all day with the incidents involving road rage but I will keep it at that for now, take my word for it, this is not the same as driving in NYC rush hour or some other high traffic American cities. This is the new America coming to a city near you.
So aside from hearing the news and the excessive murders happening, last night on the radio I hear that in this area there were 15 murders in the last 8 days in one small county alone. WTF. Sounds high to me and it almost appears as if the media is speaking lower about the majority of these because for the last week the only murders I have heard about in the area have been the road rage shooting, which apparently the guy shot the wrong guy while driving on the highway and a few others in the area but I certainly haven’t heard about 15 in the last 8 days. In any event, it is surely excessive and it seems as though the murder, road rage and violence incidents themselves will only continue to get worse and rise as I have predicted over the last few years.
A move in the near future is clearly in order.