I’m sure I’m not the only one who is constantly getting
lost. My phone’s GPS likes to take me on adventures, and because of this I have
seen many back roads and small towns I would have never have seen
It’s usually on these days, when I am lost or running late,
that I find myself behind a huge combine taking up most of the road. While my
instinct is to face palm myself, I know the right thing to do is be patient and
let the farmer do his job.
There recently were several occasions in which I found
myself driving behind farm equipment later in the evening.
When I see other cars honking and trying to get around, I
shake my head. Clearly, the combine is bigger than you.
In the battle between you and the giant farm equipment, you
will lose. But that doesn’t stop people from road rage.
This impatient attitude jeopardizes the safety the driver,
the farmer, the surrounding vehicles and bystanders.
Furthermore, it’s not just on country roads that people try
dangerous things to get where they are going. Sometimes the scariest moments
happen on the interstate.
I admit I have a bit of a lead foot. But going fast isn’t as
important as being safe. I wish people would slow down, stop tailgating and show
respect to other people on the road.
It really is a matter of life and death. Accidents happen
every day because of people not paying attention or driving too
Next time you are stuck in traffic, whether it’s behind farm
equipment or on the highway at 4:30 p.m. in the middle of rush hour, remember to
stay calm and make smart choices. Stay alert and awake.
It’s important to teach these habits to children at a young
age. Be a good example, so that when they are old enough to drive they have all
the tools they need to be safe.
If you find yourself on the road frustrated, find your happy
place. It will make a difference when it comes to making good choices on the