Are certain types of day better or worse for quality of driving? I’d like to think that first thing in the morning that people are on the ball. As the rush hour wears on though, do the stress levels increase and bring in worse driving? During the day I find driving is less problematic, but there are always some loonies around.
This week I drove my son to an event in the early evening: 6pm start. Now I’m not usually out and driving at this time. As I turned onto the main road, I spotted a car being weaved in and out of traffic. It wasn’t going amazingly fast, but a bit much so for the traffic conditions and that might have been why it wasn’t going any faster. I ended up following it, as it turned left at the same lights as me and then I followed it (someone slower) until it turned left again at the next roundabout (so going back on itself). I lost it there as I wasn’t driving around the block.
Now I have to wonder where it was actually going given that it turned left twice, which didn’t make much sense given local road layouts. Maybe the two young men driving were lost, but given the amount of fun they seemed to be having in the car, I think they were probably out for the fun of the drive. They worried me a bit because of that. I didn’t really feel happy being on the same road as them, as I wasn’t convinced safety was a top concern and I wasn’t sure they were concentrating that hard on the road.