Out of the Blue

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Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 8, 2021, 15:25:
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 8, 2021, 13:33:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 8, 2021, 13:30:
Motor Vehicle Deaths in 2020 Estimated to be Highest in 13 Years, Despite Dramatic Drops in Miles Driven.

Surprising, I would have thought a drop in deaths by 25% over 2019. I wonder what the cause is. Self driving cars can't come soon enough.
My uneducated guess is less public transportation use.
You have a lot of people that went out and bought vehicles so they could avoid buses and subways, and most of them I bet are unskilled drivers.

I bet the number of fender benders are through the roof.
I was going to guess, "No traffic, BABY! Pedal to the metal!"

I had to go in to work today. On my way home, I saw one of the most asinine and dangerous displays of driving that I've ever witnessed in my life, both on track and off.

This dick in a grey, base model Dodge Ram was pissed off that people in a construction zone were not doing the apparent 80 miles an hour he wanted. So he would race by them on the shoulder or the next lane, whip in front of them and slam on the brakes to show his displeasure. There was no one in front of him braking, but he decided a brake check was in order.

For a brief moment I thought "My truck is enormously faster, I could pit him when he's doing a whip over. I'm heavily insured and have no accidents on record for more than two decades." Then I thought "No, don't hurt the baby. Parts are hard to come by these days." So I just went about my trip and trusted karma to eliminate him from the gene pool.
"Lock the doors. Kill the light. No one's coming...home tonight. It's getting colder."

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