Driving through the plains

A couple of weeks ago I went for drive in the eastern plains. I started out in Greeley through Brush and Byers back home. I just needed to get out during this new normal.

Why are people jerks on the road?

I’m just wondering why people are jerks in the road? Why can’t they be nicer to the people in vehicles around them?

Tonight I was in my way home on I25 and was trying to merge from the HOV lane to the main Interstate. I saw an opening and started to merge in and the person driving behind that vehicle sped up and cut me off. He wouldn’t let me merge. 

That is just crazy. Everyone is in the same situation. Let a person merge and move on. It’s not worth the frustration.  

Every once in a while I encounter a person like this but it’s not the norm.  

When I’m at a sporting event and we are trying to get out of the parking lot, most are cooperative and when lanes of traffic merge everyone alternates. That is the way it should be. 

Everyone should be respectful on the road. It will make those stressful drives that much better. 


So is it wrong…

To turn left at a stoplight that isn’t changing?
My wife and I (she was in a separate car behind me) were at a stoplight coming out of a park-n-ride and we were waiting for the light to change so we could turn left.

The problem was that it wasn’t changing. We sat there for over 5 minutes waiting for it to change and nothing happened. I think what was happening is that there was a lot of snow on the ground and either we were not in the correct spot or the sensor wasn’t picking us up.

I waited until there was no traffic and safely made a left turn. My wife behind me waited a little longer but turned right not wanting to break the law and turn left against a red light.

So the question is, was it wrong to turn left against a red light when it wasn’t changing?