Posted on June 7th, 2007 by I-95, U-405
Here’s a little anecdote that someone e-mailed me regarding his experiences commuting to and from L.A. from San Diego. Justice was served in one, though the second tid-bit was what we would all agree as being a close call:
I was born and raised in, recently got a job up here in
as a 3D animator. Now, I have visited LA many times
before I had this job, but I never really had to LIVE here and
experience it. It was almost a culture shock when I first got here
seeing the difference in driving quality, even in the same state!
I commute to every weekend, and thanks to my job and my
relatives, I seem to find 90% of my time on the road. And boy have I
seen some crooked sh*t.
My personal favorite being this lady clearly bound for something
important. On my way up to LA, on the 5 near the San Onofre inspection
facility, this dumb biatch gets 3 inches from rear-ending me and
flashing high-beams to get me out of the way. Of course this wouldn't
have made any difference, since the entire freeway was packed. So of
course, she veers 3 lanes to the right, nearly hitting 4 other people.
Only to find herself 2 cars behind me when she got back over. She
ended up behind me a few miles later and tried to pass me in a carpool
lane that was labeled by one of those big bright LED signs as being
closed... plus there were those bendy reflectors to keep people from
getting in. But this dumb sh*t plows right through several of them
before trying to switch back into my lane! But there's a happy ending,
a CHP officer was waiting in that lane just a few hundred feet up.
Oh and of course this other time driving up there this guy in a really
really torn up car driving like a maniac blows by me in the far right
lane at maybe 120 or so. I said to myself "of anyone I've seen do
wreckless shit he scares me the most because his car is torn up which
means he's probably a terribly underskilled driver to boot. I bet he's
gonna hit someone". Of course, about 30 minutes later I see that same
freakin car and another car on the side of the freeway. Luckily nobody
was hurt, but damn I called that one. Was in such a hurry and only
ended up probably hours behind where he could have been.