Nashville Drivers

I’ve driven 600 miles in two days, all too and from Nashville. There are a lot of great things that I love about the MusicCity; talented artists, beautiful architecture and great food are just a few of them. The one thing that it lacks among the cowboy boots, country music and NASCAR is one person, just one that understands how to operate a motor vehicle in traffic. Plenty of them know how to speed, tail gate, swerve from your blind spot into your lane of travel to only narrowly avoid a collision but none of them seem to comprehend driving in their chosen lane, at the posted speed without being a complete and total ass. As if this were not bad enough the downtown area has in recent years discovered the roundabout. This simple counter-clockwise road design and driving maneuver combination is easy enough to understand in theory but in practice can perplex even the most skilled Nashvillian driver. Slamming brakes, swerving cars and curses muffled by blowing horns filled the air as your slowly wade into the loop that was strategically placed by the city planning commission on an incline. Yeah. So the idea is to place a loop in an easily congested area near downtown and then send in the plethora of ignorant and under experienced drivers that inhabit the region. This, my friends, is proof that we should never have climbed down from the trees. Just needed to vent. Please, carry on.

 

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About Danno

Dan Lee is a horror fiction fiend, freelance writer and photographer living in the outer edge of a large, southern metropolis. His stories, articles, and photos have been featured in several ‘zines and websites and his fiction and other prose continues to be developed through this blog.
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