I have seen some things while traveling. From crazy people arguing in traffic, to flipped over cars, burned cars, tires popping, and so much more. WHen you drive as much as I do you really do learn quickly about the way people are and what can happen. So for me I am always on my toes, keeping an eye on everything and everybody. The one thing in particular that I rally watch out for is semi's. There have been too many times when I have been boxed in by them and I have seen them come just a little too close to me.
Everytime I see a semi ready to turn, get into another lane or just swerve a little bit I always try to find a way to get as far away as possible. I can just see one of those tires popping or one of them crashing into me and making me into a pancake. There is one time in particular that really stands out to me and I really did think that I was going to die. Of course it would have been his fault completely for not paying attention but either way it was not a fun time.
A few months ago I was driving in Texas and I was on my way to see my friend in Burleson. I just happened to be stuck in a traffic jam and we were slowly moving at a speed of 5mph. NOw being a stick shift that meant assessing the situation and going between 1st and 2nd gear while you're also making sure that no oen hits you. There were three lanes and I was in the middle lane. This semi was all the way over to the left hand side and was looking for somewhere to turn. Traffic moved and following the traffic I moved forward. The semi not paying attention to the lane started to come into my lane and try to squeeze in.
Freaking out and realizing he was not going to stop and quickly made an escape to the only opening I had on my right side. The driver didn't seem to notice at all that he was about to squash me and make me into a pancake. Luckily the people on the right side let me in with no problems and didn't get angry at the sudden abrupt way that I got into traffic. For that I was grateful. I know my heart was beating out of my chest and I know that I saw my life flash before my eyes.
What is the one thing you keep an eye out for when your driving?
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