I am usually pretty vigilant but if it weren't for the fuel tanker in front of me, I could have been a bit lazy this morning. It was on my way to work this morning, a tanker pulled out in front of me...wasn't a bad thing...anyway, he stopped at the light, so I stopped right behind him. I was thinking, man, it would stink to hit him and go up in a ball o' flames
. So I usually glance in my mirror to see if the cager behind me is going to stop. This dude in a Beemer was going slow enough, so I almost didn't give him a second glance. But the tanker exploding was still on my mind, so I took a second look. The Beemer was still moving...albeit....slowly...but he wasn't stopping. Then I noticed either he was shanking his bacon or he was texting...either way, he wasn't looking where he was moving.
So I grabbed a fist full of gears and asked my Cobra's to give him a hearty "Top O'the morning to ya" and they didn't let me down. It was pretty priceless to see him get a near whiplash looking up, dropping whatever it was in his hands and grabbing the wheel. Thanks Cobras...keeping my wheels on the downside.
Remember to keep one eye on your mirror and the other on your exit route sitting at a stoplight...