Frustrated with other drivers

I know I already posted this morning but something just really made me angry.

First off, this truck was going really slow in front of me so I went around them and then they honked at me. What’s up with that??? We weren’t in a school zone. It’s not my fault nobody taught you to drive the speed limit and that 20 miles per hour in a 35 was NOT fine!

As I’m driving down this street, we have school zones. I know when you are cruising at 35-40 miles per hour, it sucks to have to slow down and go 20 through a school zone BUT IT IS THE LAW!!! Every friggin day I see all these vehicles speeding through the school zones. Those school zones are there to make sure the kids don’t get killed walking across the streets to go to school or home! Yes, parents should teach their kids to wait until the light goes their way but do kids always listen???

This suv blasted by me this morning and then was turning into the school! School wasn’t starting for 30 more minutes so it’s not like the kid was late. You have a kid and you’re speeding through there? That should be a doubled ticket cost! I know, the driver may have been running late. If a cop had pulled them over, the cop would have asked “why are you speeding” and wouldn’t accept any excuses either.

There have been days that cops are sitting out there waiting to catch somebody speeding through but I think they should be there every day in every school zone. You don’t want to have to slow down? Take the next street that doesn’t have any school zones!!! There are days when I don’t want to deal with school zones and crossing guards or police stopping traffic to let cars turn into a school. I always will go to the main drag a tiny bit out of my way to avoid dealing with it. I don’t just speed through by the schools!

A school zone saved my son in Kindergarten. He didn’t want to go with his Dad and pulled out of his dad’s grip and ran right into the street. If it hadn’t been for the car going the school zone speed limit, my son would not be with us today. I’m thankful that driver was doing what they were supposed to. You have no idea how thankful I am unless you’re a parent yourself!

So please share with everybody, especially cops you may know, and let’s get this speeding through school zones stopped!!! And don’t get me started on people still texting and driving, even in school zones. Totally ridiculous! I did make a report to the local Houston police as well.

19 thoughts on “Frustrated with other drivers

  1. My school is on a hill and we watch cars speed through the stop sign every day! I feel like putting up a sign that says, “how are you going to feel when you kill a child?”. Grrrr

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  2. There’s an awful feedback loop happening here also. Many folks feel that it is not safe for kids to walk or bike to school because of the terrible traffic caused by people driving their kids to school – much of which would not be an issue if kids just walked or biked to school.

    When I used to bike to a customer site every day for a few years, I found some of the most dangerous areas to ride were school zones. Lots of people, distracted and yet in a rush is a recipe for disaster.

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  3. You sounded exactly like my wife. I think she even blogged about it at one point. She chased down a speeder while she was on phone with police. This is how frustrated these speeders are to her with good reason. Great post!

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    1. Yeah, I’m not going to chase anybody down. I might get shot! But I definitely advised our police station that there needs to be a greater presence down the whole street! 4 school zones within 5 miles so people get tired of it and start speeding through. Not on my watch!

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  4. Oh my gosh, I’m so glad your son was okay. Was he hit by the car or did the car stop fast enough?? I also can’t stand seeing people texting and driving or even when they talk on the phone I get mad. There are so many un-safe drivers out there. Stay safe!!

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    1. It stopped right before it hit him thankfully. I almost crapped my pants I was so scared. His dad was yelling at him and I’m there trying to hug him and tell him how much he scared me!
      I have a car headset so I talk but don’t hold my phone up to my head. 😀

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  5. We had the same.our school is in a narrow one way lane in center of the village and cars fly .i am a fast driver but not in school zones or in town….then I wonder do they speed so much to go where?there is a stop anyway at the end of the lane andT junction so what’s the point?!idiots!!!

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  6. We don’t have cops watching the school zones in my state. We have cameras that catch EVER person disobeying the speed and sends them a very pricey ticket in the mail. Now only if that money was sent to each school instead of the city….

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