Driving to a meeting yesterday, I was unfortunate enough to be caught in a rain storm on the hwy. Normally, folks turn on the windshield wipers and maybe headlights (it was getting a bit dark anyway, so most had the lights on already). Here, in the Southeast, people take a different approach... everyone slams on the brakes, turns on the hazard flashers, and creeps at 15mph (no exaggeration). The flashing lights make it even more difficult to drive. So, a trip the normally takes me 20 mins, turned into a hair-pulling, torturous 45 min outing.
The correct way:
Turn on headlights
Turn on wipers
Slow to posted speed limit or 55mph
If you cannot drive at least 45mph, pull off the highway
Other things I've noticed about drivers in NC, SC, GA:
Insistance on driving in the furthest left lane - stay the f*** out of that lane unless you can drive at a faster speed and pull to the right when a car comes up behind you at a faster speed than that at which you are plodding along.
The bigger the vehicle = the bigger the pansy the driver is. MegaTundra SUVs and Hummers take the prize for this one. They are typically spotlessly clean, gas guzzling, and otherwise empty transporters of one person. And if it rains or, god forbid, snow a little, then forget it. These drivers act as though the tires on their useless vehicles are made of glass. Almost every one of them has also probably never hauled more than a gallon of milk and a briefcase. Turn your global warmer on wheels in for a reasonable car. You're not a trucker and you're not a four-wheeler in a desert race. You don't need that over-sized truck or SUV. It won't make you a bigger guy and it won't make you a bigger boobed woman. Trust me, it'll make you look like a moron with a dense, foggy mentality.
GA drivers at least drive at a reasonable speed, but they are the rudest in the South. SC drivers seem to be the dumbest. NC drivers seem to be dumb, yet with a sense of entitlement.
Trust me, there are northern drivers who need a smack in the head too. Notable states are: Ohio-dumb and fast lane drivers, New Jersey-must be kin to GA drivers only a much higher degree of rudeness and only know one speed-pedal mashed to the floor.
I feel better now getting that off my chest.