I scared the shit
out of a cell phone driver
To those who don't think cell phones distract
drivers, I'd love to differ. I was on my way home and someone down the road pulled into my lane, going MY
way (head on
). She was gabbing away on a cell phone, and I took it upon myself to make sure she'd never do this again.
I maintained current speed and heading
. There was a four foot median
in the road so she couldn't just jump into the proper lane. But there was an intersectrion
she could jump across that laid well before my projected collision
area. I even verified there was no traffic in the other lanes for her to hit while trying to get out of my way.
We weren't going very fast, I was going 35 and she was at 20. But that means that we were heading towards each other at about 55. She was laughing at the phone when she finally saw me. Her eyes became the size of dinner plate
s when she saw 1/2 a ton of Ford
truck closing at 50 mph from over the wheel of her econobox
She quickly took the escape route I'd planned for her, and good thing I'd checked because she didn't look behind her. She was too busy giving me a look
and yelling presumably foul stuff at me. Which didn't shake me at all, she had the window up. Whoever was on the phone probably got an earfull though. Class dismissed