June 19, 2003

Road warrior

Best Bad Driver Story ever.

Posted by Andrea Harris at June 19, 2003 02:53 PM

Yep, beats my best story.

Posted by: Ken Summers at June 19, 2003 at 11:58 PM

Tell, tell!

Posted by: Andrea Harris at June 20, 2003 at 12:32 AM

And yet, despite the fact that I have both experience and professional training handling a car at limits most people will never see except for shortly before they hit something, I get ticketed for doing 10 over the limit.

There's no justice, I tell ya! ;)

Posted by: Robert Jones at June 20, 2003 at 03:19 PM

Sorry, didn't get back to this post till now. My best is not so much a Bad Driver story as a Divine Retribution on an Asshole story.

We were travelling through San Jose in weekend getaway traffic. There was a CHP officer several cars in front - not that people could speed with the congestion. Anyway, I could see in my mirror some asshole in a ratty old car being a complete asshole - weaving in traffic, cutting people off and passing at least twice on the shoulder. I know the cop saw him, too, because he moved over toward the left to get ready to pounce when the guy got that far.

So after the bastard passes us, we were just smiling and waiting for him to realize there was a cop. Never got that far. When he was about 4-5 cars in front (not quite to the cop), he suddenly slowed and headed for the shoulder. We got closer and could see an outrageous shower of sparks coming from his back end. Pulled even and saw that he had dropped the front end of the driveshaft, which was gouging the pavement.

Even an old agnostic like me thought maybe there is a God and he has a great sense of humor.

Posted by: Ken Summers at June 21, 2003 at 12:12 PM