Driving makes me very nervous. I've always been this way. I didn't get my license until I was 21. When all my friends were getting theirs at age 16 I was uninterested. I learned the bus schedule, and used it even after I got my license. I didn't want to waste my money on a crappy car, knowing what I would end up with on my waitress salary. I regret that more places don't have good bus service, and that people think the only way to get around is by car. Since there is no bus service in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, where I now live, I prefer to walk whenever I can. I live in a house convenient to town and work. I walk at least two miles everyday without having to "find the time to exercise" since I have to go to work anyway. I avoid rush-hour traffic jams, and have the pleasure of knowing I'm not adding to the problems of air pollution, global warming, and road rage.
Following are a dozen pet peeves from the staffers AAA New Jersey, according to the January 6 editions Sunday Star-Ledger (Section 2, p. 1). All these types of dangerous drivers are reasons why I prefer to walk, carpool, or take a bus.
The same article cites the following websites about bad driving
The Traffic Bitch's homepage
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Last updated July 29, 2010