I was recently driving home on Route 220 and saw something that both disgusted and disappointed me at the same time.
It was about a mile and a half before the Faxon exit, and all of a sudden both lanes of traffic came to a screeching halt. I naturally assumed there was an accident.
There was indeed an accident, however, it was in the northbound lanes of 220.
Why on earth should that possibly stop both lanes of traffic in the southbound lanes when those lanes were completely unscathed by the accident?
I can tell you why:
It's because of the sick, sadistic "tragedy-mongers." Everyone was coming to an abrupt halt in the hopes of seeing something "good" out of the accident. Shame on you.
Someone's misfortune should by no means be someone else's source of entertainment or fodder for ghastly gossip.
Here's something to consider fellow drivers: When you're operating a vehicle, you have every capability of killing just about everyone around you by being a horrible driver.
In mentioning that, the driving habits around here are horrible.
Just to recap some driving rules: Pay attention to where you're going.
Stop gawking around and look where you're headed.
Red means stop, green means go - not to sit there and take a good 30 seconds to decide to take your foot off of the brake.
Turning lanes actually serve a purpose. You can get into those lanes before you come to a stop. Try it sometime, it's an amazing discovery.
All vehicles are equipped with turn signals and mirrors. Unfortunately, not all drivers realize the purpose and functionality of those features.
Hang up and drive, and don't you dare text while you're driving.
Nine times out of 10 when I see someone swerving all over the road, they're either on the phone, or texting.
You're going to kill someone.
Also, a little side-note on a different subject: If something isn't yours, don't take it.
The other day a neighbor of mine had a stereo and other items stolen.
He found out who took them because the thief tried to sell the items. Criminals beware: Pennsylvania is a "gun state" and there have been changes in the Castle Law in favor of people protecting themselves and their properties.
I suggest you take that into account before you try to commit a crime.
And, as always, have a little common consideration for each other.
Don't be loud and obnoxious. People who do go to work work all sorts of different schedules and chances are, someone near you is sleeping when you're awake.
Just be decent to each other; be adults and things will improve.