WRECKER: Why Does Everyone Drive Crazy?

Is our city just filled with the worst drivers in America?

Ryan Wrecker
March 05, 2018 - 10:00 am

Why does everyone drive crazy in St. Louis?

I’ve seen it all in the past few months.  Running red lights, not using blinkers while cutting off someone on the highway going 75 miles per hour, swerving in and out of lanes without looking, driving on the wrong side of the road, throwing trash out the window with an expired temporary tag on the back bumper. 

One time at a drive-thru, someone got out of the car behind me, light up a cigarette, and sat on my back bumper while we waited for our food.  Who in their right mind would do something like that?  Crazy, inconsiderate people, that’s who.

Is our city just filled with the worst drivers in America?  It’s the worst I’ve personally seen.  Drivers treat each lane like it’s going to end and they need to merge right away.  And no wonder we have issues with our communities.  If we treat our neighbors the same way we treat our roadways, it would explain a lot. 

And let’s not forget the snaking highways.  I’m not sure there’s a straight half-mile stretch anywhere in the city.  Now imagine adding that on top of being a terrible driver looking down at a phone.  They’re swerving across the lines other lanes or onto the rumble strips and before they know it they’re over correcting if they care at all. 

The hardest part of it all is trying not to become ‘one of them.’  When you’re surrounded by terrible drivers, it’s easy to lower your standards.  It’s almost like that zombie movie where you can catch the virus just by being in close proximity to the infected. 

I don’t care what it takes, if you’re part of the problem… make it an effort to be a better driver before you hurt someone.  Either way keep your head up and pay attention out there.