By Adam Hill
How is it that the only road that has no stops can come to a complete stand still?
People are idiots. That’s a fact. (I am sorry if you consider yourself a person and have taken offence to my comment, but hey you probably are) Merging lanes were designed to create a smooth merge for drivers onto the freeway, but people seem to think they are there so you can pull out half way down because there is three inches of space between cars.
Pulling out simply causes the car you’ve cut off and subsequently every car behind them to slam on the break. Causing the entire freeway to come to a complete halt… Yes, I am blaming you.
This stupidity is at its pinnacle during peak hour. A senseless name when you think about it: Peak ‘hour’ lasts for several hours… twice a day. I think, like all things, the name is simply the government’s way of sugar-coating something much more terrifying.
Peak hour does have its perks; endless amusement watching cars weave in and out of traffic only to notice that same driver weaving past you again further down the road, and in the evening the knowledge that after the nightmare is over; you will be home.
The stupidity, anger and impatience of people make peak hour a horrible experience each day. But imbeciles are amusing. And let’s face it, without peak hour; we’d all be stuck at work forever!