Letters to the Editor: L.A.’s fundamental traffic safety problem? Road users hate each other
Published: Monday, March 18, 2013 at 12:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 18, 2013 at 12:01 a.m.
Drivers often hate and despise each other. I know because I love and am loved by many of them. It’s a universal phenomenon. We all know someone like this and we all love us, so even though we’re a minority we have the power to unite people around a single goal.
We hate and dislike those who drive too slowly, who park in the wrong place and are inattentive at red lights (or any lights, for that matter.) We hate people who are rude, who park in our lane and who don’t stop for stop signs. We hate those who get impatient and impatient drivers who drive in a hurry.
We hate those who cut us off or block us in traffic, and we hate those who get angry when we honk our horns (and there are plenty of honks out there, and who can blame us for getting angry.) We also hate those who don’t pay attention in school zones, those who don’t stop for stop signs, those who cut in front of us at busy intersections or drive too slowly for stop signs. We hate those who park in the wrong place and drive into bike lanes and pedestrian areas.
We hate those who ignore speed limits, and we hate those who drive too fast, and we hate those who cut us off.
We hate those who park a lot and drive like crazy in rush hour, and we hate those who speed.
We hate anyone who can’t drive safely in the fast lane because he is texting.
We hate those who are reckless, and we are outraged and saddened at this because we know and we know better. And we’re angry that this is happening and we’re angry because it’s not happening. We’re angry because we know and we know better. We’re angry because we know that this