Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Maybe you should let your honor student drive.
Snow on the ground plus warming temperatures equals fog. This morning I drove to work through a lot of it. I noticed, as I always do, that in severe fog conditions, roughly half the people on the road have their headlights on. Half. I can count them as they drive 60 mph coming the other direction. Can't people see that other lane and realize, "wow, the cars with headlights on, I can see from a hundred yards away, but the cars without headlights on, I can't see until they're right next to me! I wonder if I were to turn left, if I would benefit by the oncoming traffic having their headlights on as they barrel toward me, or if, in turn, they would benefit by being able to see me?" Nope.