Not bothering to wait for a break in traffic, the driver of this nice silver truck put his full faith in the brakes and tires of my rental car on the wet pavement, hurling his truck in front of me to turn left.
By the time I was close enough to take the photo, the gridlock had eased sufficiently that a few of us were able to squeeeeeeze through the intersection while our light was green. But there was first much indignant honking.
This beemer tailgated me, then a PT Cruiser, and then blew by both of us in a fit of turbo-charged pique. But he was stopped at the same light as us at 26th. And he had to wait there longer than we did.
Two hummers in as many blocks. Wouldn't it be better to use those excess funds to, say, fund a scholarship? House the homeless? Cure cancer? I bet the tax deduction would come out the same, and it would be far less conspicuous.
Today I tried to be generous with folks about running the red lights, as I know it's hard to stop quickly when the streets are slick. But this guy was waaaaay out of line here: he ran the light waaaaaay after it had changed. Didn't even slow down.
GM has a new commercial out all about how helpful the hummer is in emergencies. I guess that's fear. It sure as heck ain't sex. It IS morally repugnant. But if you're working in marketing for hummers, I guess you're already a lost cause.
These two were having some kind of altercation, probably from the beemer tailgating the Mercedes, but the Mercedes signalled a left turn and then pulled into the intersection and stopped. The beemer tried to pull around on the left, and the Mercedes pulled out further and stopped again. Finally folks came to their senses, the Mercedes made the turn, and the beemer drove off, probably to tailgate someone else.
I'm sick as a dog today but that doesn't mean I can't take photos! I dunno what the driver of this Volvo was thinking. He waited behind the crosswalk until well after the light had changed and then suddenly I was dodging the safest car in the world as I follow the rules of the road and he ran the light. A new denizen of Entitlement, he had Arizona plates.