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Bad Commuter Week, Part 3: The Lane Hogs

I don't know about you, but it seems to me that more and more drivers can't commit to one lane. They straddle both lanes and in many cases drive right on down the road that way for miles. And you know what? It drives me CRAZY!!!!

The worst cuplrits for this sort of behavior seem to be taxi drivers. They've got those big cars and they're going slow and they're looking this way and that for fares and inevitably they seem to end up going about 13 miles an hour in two lanes. Or maybe they do it on purpose to hog the road so they monopolize fares or because they think they own the road, or whatever. I don't mind the slowness and the search for fares, but they gotta pick a lane.

This has a lot to do with you too, SUV drivers. Whatever people think of SUVs one thing is for sure, you guys don't seem to grasp the size of your own vehicles. Maybe you're too far from the road or the angles looking out the windows are weird, but for some reason SUV drivers can't seem to stick to one lane.

You gotta think cell phones, satellite radios and all other manner of technology that divert drivers' attention are also partly to blame. It doesn't take but a second of distraction before you drift into another lane.

Or maybe I've got it all wrong and something else is behind this abomination. What do you guys think?

And, of course, we're excepting all other rants here all week, so bring 'em on!

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 8, 2006; 11:01 AM ET
Categories:  Commuting  
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