Brakes

There are all kinds of moratoriums we could apply to driving.  I mean, that could be it’s own sub-category.  We all complain, gripe, bitch and whine about other drivers.  I’ll just talk about one thing that you don’t hear a whole lot of condemnation on.  That is the liberal use of brakes.  You ever wonder why you get in a traffic jam on the expressway…it’s stop and go and stop again.  You think it’s an accident or something but when you get to where traffic is finally moving…there is nothing there.  Do you know what causes that? Brake lights.  Well, not just that.  Here is what happens – someone is not looking a head and, even though traffic is slowing down, perhaps for a curve, a few idiots go flying past you and ride right up on someone then put their brakes on.  Now, that is one cause – an idiot who doesn’t look a head.  Now, the other part of the equation are the multiple idiots behind him who, seeing a flash of brake lights, they tap their brakes instead of just letting off on the accelerator.  Then, people behind them do the same thing.  What do you have?  A traffic jam. 

People…..you don’t have to apply the brakes in every situation.  Just let off the gas.  That’s all.  You see a light turn red 100 yards down the road?  Do you know what I learned over 20 years ago in Drivers Ed?  You let your foot off the accelerator and slow down.  You don’t keep your foot pressed on the gas then slam the brakes on. 

I feel that brake lights are one of the main reasons traffic backs up.  People are doing 80mph down the interstate and then, even though no one is in front of them, they tap their brakes for one reason or another.  Then, people behind them see a flash of red and tap theirs.  STOP! Just stop the madness!!!! 

Ok…so, can we get a moratorium on the liberal use of brakes?

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2 Responses to “Brakes”

  1. M Audio Blog » Blog Archive » Brakes Says:

    […] Wilson: We all complain, gripe, bitch and whine about other drivers. I’ll just talk about one thing that you don’t hear a whole lot of condemnation on. That is the liberal use of brakes. You ever wonder why you get in a traffic jam on the … […]

  2. anonymous Says:

    if nothing else, people would see their gas mileage skyrocket if they practiced a little restraint with the brake pedal.

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