10 Things You’re Guaranteed to See on a Long Road Trip
No matter who you travel with or where you go, there's 10 things you're guaranteed to see on every long road trip.
Driving on the Phone
It's becoming more common to see people concerned more about who's texting or commenting on their social media post than driving. I once heard a comedian say if you're required to use your hands and feet to operate something, your brain should be involved too. Unless you're in an Uber or self driving car...PUT THE PHONE DOWN AND DRIVE!
There's construction EVERYWHERE! Although I know it's necessary to fix all the crappy roads around the country, it slows down traffic and makes a 15 hour trip a little longer. If you're heading South be advised, Binghamton has been under construction for what seems like the last decade.
If it's not construction or an accident, you'll always run into traffic jams, especially when travelling through big cities during drive time. Have you ever been to Atlanta at 7am? The freeway is a parking lot.
With all that traffic comes the idiot who is in a hurry and weaves from lane to lane, trying to get ahead. Al he really does is get one or two cars ahead and causes other drivers to panic at his reckless driving. At least he used his blinker. Most drivers don't, especially in Ohio where I think they make cars without one.
You're bound to come across an accident somewhere along your route, adding even more time to your trip. It's probably from all that texting and driving or the idiot weaver. However, the one we came across I can't even explain. How does that even happen?
Left Lane Losers
You know these drivers. They hang out in the left lane, despite the signs along the way that say 'Keep right, except to pass.' They're oblivious to their surrounding and drive in their own world. As you pass on the right, they're the ones you give the stink eye to.
Vehicles That Make You Go Hun?
There are so many different vehicles on the road but there are those few that stand out and make you go what is that? This one could be Kentucky's version of the bat-mobile.
Police cars are what they make cruise control for. You can't take a long road trip without seeing them. Hopefully you don't see them from your rear view mirror, but rather on the side of the road, behind the weaver or the left lane losers.
A long trip is bound to bring up an argument or two. If there's kids in the car, the chances of a brawl increase. If there's a directionally challenged husband who refuses to listen to the GPS in the car, the chances are 100%!
Sleeping during a long road trip is inevitable. At least the snoring is better than the arguing. The radio can be turned up loud enough to drown it.