Here’s today’s Clover – a guy who wants to drive fast but refuses to pass. I watched the Clover ride the bumper of the SUV ahead of him for several miles – maintaining a half-car length’s gap (sometimes less) at 60-plus MPH, which is above the posted speed limit.
Not that there’s any excuse for tailgating – even if the car ahead is driving well below the speed limit – because (unlike merely driving faster than an arbitrary number posted on a sign) riding inches off the bumper of another car is always dangerous.
The thing to do – if you’re in a hurry and find yourself behind a slower-moving car – is to pass it.
Even if you have to cross the double yellow (the government having painted over almost all of the formerly legal passing zones). Assuming adequate sight lines and time/space enough to execute the maneuver – it’s safer (and much more considerate) to just get around the other car than attempt to shove the other car off the road.
This, of course, is lost on Clovers. Who screech about unsaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafe drivers – which they invariably equate with fast drivers – except when they want to go faster.
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