Sunday, August 10, 2008

A Letter...

A letter to Maryland drivers...

Dear MD drivers,

This past Friday I was driving down the road I hate the most in this town b/c no one knows how to use the turn signals. I have always been a good driver, always following the rules, sometimes I would speed, well not so much now with my first born child. But over all I have been a good driver. Well to all the drivers on let's just say EAST street, why don't you know how to drive? Do you not know that I have a 6 month old in the back seat??

First I have someone in a work van almost crash into the front of my car making a left hand turn, and not wanting to wait for traffic to clear and take that chance to make the turn.

Then I have someone cut right in front of me, they do not even look to see that I am coming and I have to slam on my brakes! What were you thinking driver? As I drove by this person they did not even see me giving what I like to call "Mommy Glare". Hello, do you not see that I have a child?? I mean you can see his car seat through the window! He just kept on driving.

Then on the very same day we were heading to Daddy's work to pay him a visit when some lady was driving 20 mph in a 40mph zone. All you can see through her window is her pointing out landmarks and chatting away. Again, lady I think they can see w/o you pointing it out to them and going 20mph. In our town, you must keep with the speed limit lady or else you will hear it or get honked at. But I am not a honker MD drivers, I am just not. I guess I am too considerate. I talk under my breath and give "Mommy glares".

So please watch out for Mom's in mini vans or any mom that you see has a child in the back seat. You do not need to go fast and you do not need to make that turn RIGHT NOW. I am sure the place will be there when you get there. I can't help but say I have become a defensive driver ever since I have had my little one and I do not want anything to happen to him.

Thank you MD drivers for hearing me out. Have a great day and I will see you out on the road. If you see the "Mommy Glare", it might not be coming from me...just thought you should know that.

Jenny-first time mom and very cautious driver.

6 comments:

Chelle said...

Eek, sweetie! I hate bad drivers! Especially now with Isabella...it peeves me to no end!! I wish that people would just drive carefully and safely.

Patrice said...

It sounds to me like you may want to become a honking driver! I rarely honk, because I am guilty myself of a few driving mistakes, so I try to give people the benefit of the doubt but in these situations- I can't say I wouldn't have honked!!

Jen said...

I find the worst drivers come out on the weekends. Why is that? Do they just stay home all week saving up their bad driving to show off on Sat/Sun?

Kelli said...

I've used the "Mommy Glare" on several occasions. And I admit, I have even laid on my horn a few times. I just can't believe how careless people can be. You always have to be on the lookout. I'm probably overly cautious now that I have kids, but better safe than sorry.

Vashey Fam said...

Oh, I've become such a different driver since Wyatt, too! I also feel like I am constantly avoiding some idiot who is trying to crash into me and my baby! Texas isn't much better I'm sorry to say.

Erin & Jeremy said...

I know exactly what you mean! I am much more aware now that I have a little baby in my car. I get so angry while driving around...especially at teenagers! I hate teen drivers now.