Driving is not a fucking game

If the sun was in your eyes, perhaps you shouldn’t have been driving 35 in a 25mph zone. You should be glad you only caused a family’s minivan to roll over onto its roof by clipping its tail instead of center-punching it where the restrained kids were sitting. And you should be ashamed of yourself for setting this kind of example for your teenage daughter who was in the car with you.

As the author wrote in the very interesting book Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (And What It Says About Us), we really should get away from using the term “traffic accident,” since the word “accident” implies that the event was not predictable and not preventable, and thus no one is at fault , when in fact it is absolutely predictable that a driver not devoting his/her full attention to driving is more likely to wreck, and there almost always is someone at fault because of drugs, alcohol, speeding, phone calls, text messages, stupidity, driving like an asshole, etc.

5 thoughts on “Driving is not a fucking game”

  1. Flipping annoying to commute to work and see what all those bozos are doing EXCEPT driving. I want to… hell, I don’t know-scream, jump out of my car onto their hood and pound the shit out of their windshield to get AND KEEP their attention. I get so mad at the stupidity I see–huge SUVs with one person, all over the freeway without signaling lane changes, enough to impel a sane sensible driver to telecommute.

    ok i’m outta here before i lose my ability to write coherently…

  2. Lot of departments use the term MVC for that very reason.

    “So, Mr. EMT, what exactly was the training you went through to determine that this was a ‘Motor Vehicle ACCIDENT’ as you alluded to in your report with the abbreviation MVA?”

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