One of our readers, Joe, sent me a link to this story and I have to say it’s just plain sad. Sounds like a guy driving a Porsche and another fella in an Altima got into a little spat on the road that led to the Porsche driver literally getting run over and killed. The police determined that there was “aggressive behavior” between the two drivers before the confrontation leading to the fatality.
It’s ridiculous how easily something silly and stupid like a lane change too close to another vehicle can quickly escalate to the point of no return. Is stuff like that really worth someone dying over?
I’m a fairly spirited driver. I like being in front and don’t like it when people cut me off. But stuff like this regularly reminds me that I need to take it easy on the road. Someone cutting me off or not letting me merge onto a road is definitely not worth me spending the rest of my life in prison or ending up dead over (pretty much the same outcome as far as I’m concerned).
I hope this tragic accident, and the many others that have come before it just like this one, remind us that we need to relax and take it easy on the road. Slow down and let someone else in. Give a driver who cut you off or is driving too slow the benefit of the doubt and let it slide. We’ll make it to our destinations happier and hopefully in one piece.
[Source: NY Daily News]