Friday, December 16, 2005

Why I Hate Driving the Expressways Late at Night

I love it when there's no traffic, but it seems like this sort of thing happens all the time in Chicago, especially on the Eisenhower and Kennedy Expressways:
Police suspect a motorist was going 110 m.p.h. early this morning when he crashed into the rear of a semi-trailer truck on the Eisenhower Expressway in west suburban Hillside, CLTV reported.
What the heck are these idiots thinking? I mean, I'm no prude about speed limits, but this is ridiculous. And it happens late at night every night without fail. I'll be cruising along at 70 mph in the right lane with the flow of traffic (speed limit 55), and someone will fly past like I'm standing still.

Urban highways just were not designed for that kind of driving. Sometimes these guys get lucky and don't hit anything. Other times they kill themselves, but far worse, they often kill innocent drivers or passengers. I'm afraid some night I'll be the one who gets rear-ended by one of these lunatics.

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