Man Expressing Road Rage
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The picture above represents how pissed off I get while driving in Tyler because some people think that being an a$$hole behind the wheel and not driving properly is the right thing to do.

News flash! It's not.

I get it, we're all in hurry. We all want to get where we're going. We hate stop lights. But guess what, on a packed South Broadway, weaving in and out of traffic won't get you there any faster.

When you come to an intersection, and traffic is backed up into the intersection, and you have a green light, you can't move into the intersection. If that light turns red, you are blocking the other lanes and they can't go on their green light. It's Driver's Ed 101 people.

Find a stopping point and stay there. Stopping a car length behind someone and creeping up a couple of feet every 30 seconds or so does nothing. Just stop and be stopped.

And for God's sake, just have half a piece of patience. Blowing through a light isn't going to get you to your destination any faster. You've just exchanged one massive piece of traffic for another. And you're at the back of that one instead of the front if you had waited.

And most importantly, even if traffic is at a crawl, GET THE HELL OFF YOUR PHONE. Just today, there was a girl behind me staring down at her phone while moving about 20 miles per hour. If I had slammed on my brakes, she would have hit me because she couldn't react to it because she was looking at her phone.

I'm not apologizing for this rant because you, the bad driver, are making the overcrowded situation on South Broadway 1,000 times worse. Go back to driver's ed and relearn everything you've chosen to forget. You are going to get someone, or a family, seriously hurt or even killed because of your idiotic and dangerous driving.

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