Driven to Distraction

Things I snarl at behind the wheel

Admittedly, I have a bit of a lead foot. Not that I drive crazy. With one exception, the few accidents I’ve suffered have been somebody else’s fault. I’ve been struck from behind three times, backed into twice, and surprised by a drunk driver who ran a red light right in front of me. Speed had nothing to do with these collisions. Most of them occurred below ten miles per hour.

My penchant for excess speed developed after moving from Illinois to Maryland a couple of decades ago. As a novice driver, I strictly…