If you drive in Washington, there is a rule that MUST be obeyed! Any deviation from this rule will result in very hostile drivers around you. Simply put, if you want the person in front of you to speed up, try passing them on the right. I know, I know. It’s crazy logic, I mean normally the LEFT lane is for passing. We have our own rule here though, so if you try to pass someone on the right, 95% of the time they will speed up for a few miles. For some, the left lane is just a nicer place to drive, at whatever speed feels right. Doesn’t much matter if that speed is 20mph under the speed limit. This is also true of drivers from BC. Don’t get me wrong, I love our neighbors to the north, but they are almost worse drivers than those from Washington.
Now should the worst happen, and your car catches fire it won’t do you any good to have a state patrol car drive by. I kid you not, last week a car about 1/4 of a mile in front of me pulled off the road with flames coming out the front. I thought surely the WSP car behind me would pull over to offer some assistance. Nope, he blew right by the flame engulfed car, along with the rest of us.
I live and drive in the Pacific Northwest. That means it rains here, frequently. I would like to assume that most people are aware of how the rain affects the road conditions and are wise enough to alter their driving accordingly. However there seems to be a rain freak out phenomenon that occurs for 9 months of the year, where drivers forget these lessons.I know there are more fine examples of little truths and lessons I have learned along the way, but I have lost my train of thought and so this is all I have to offer you. Hopefully some of my kind readers will have some to share.