Friday, July 15, 2005

If you can't handle it......

You know what I have noticed? People love SUVs. I admit, when they first started to become popular, I thought it would be cool to have one. It was just a thought, as my car still gets me around and I have no payments which is wonderful. Anyway, SUVs have definitely become the new craze on the roadways. Now, I find them to be annoying. Well, not the SUVs themselves, it's the people driving them! On more occasions than not, I see women (that can barely see over the steering wheel) driving them, or supposedly driving them. I say; if you cannot handle a vehicle, don't drive it. They have either forgotten how to drive, never knew how to drive in the first place, or simply cannot handle the big load! They are all over the road and certainly cannot park them. Today, in fact, I was behind someone in an SUV and I really wondered what was going on because they couldn't seem to keep it in the lane. When they went to park, they made a huge "farmer's turn", pulled into the space (which had no cars in that row of spaces), and they still did not make it into the lines. Surprisingly, that was a man driving! Then, I went to my usual parking lot and found a space, between 2 vehicles. The vehicle on the right side of my space was a large SUV and the vehicle on the left side was a car. When I got out of my car, I noticed the SUV on the right side was so close, there would have been no way for the driver to get into the vehicle without going through the passenger's side. I double checked the way I had parked, and I was centered perfectly in my space. Then looked at the SUV, and of course, it was way over into my space. Another incident, which wasn't too long ago, I was walking to my car in the Target parking lot and observed a lady in a big SUV backing out of her space. All of the sudden, the Target employee that was gathering shopping carts started yelling at the woman to stop. She was close to running over him and two other pedestrians. The employee looked at me and said exactly what I was thinking....Gees, she can't handle that big vehicle, she shouldn't be driving it. Not only that, but all of the big SUVs on the road, make it nearly impossible to see everything going on while driving. My car, which at one time would have been considered a midsize car, now seems like a small car in comparison to all of the vehicles out there. I understand for some people there is a need for the extra space, toting kids and sports equipment, etc. But for goodness sakes, if you cannot handle driving the large vehicle, don't. I mean, there are lives at stake! All of the bad drivers have changed my mind about the SUVs. I don't think they are cool any longer. And besides that, they are starting to resemble station wagons more and more these days (just a bit taller). Really cool, huh?

5 comments:

BadGod said...

I agree with you. It is all about the size. I see people in suburbs driving a freakin f 350 4x4 with a diesel and you know they just bought it because it is big.

Lee Ann said...

badgod...you get it! You do stay up all night. I was out around 1:30 am. Have you noticed how many people on this blogger like Grateful Dead?

Will Irby said...

TOTALLY agree. I wouldnt mind having one, but I'm 6'4 235 so I dont do well with smaller cars, but yeah, it seems like the people who drive them, well, shouldnt.

Chicken Little said...

I hate SUV's. They're the latest suburban status symbol. God forbid you're ever in a car when a soccer mom in an SUV hits you, it's all over for you then. Why can't they just strap thier 2.5 kids in the back seat and live like the rest of the world?

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