#PSA – Public Service Announcements

Driving-Sharing the Road

We’ve all seen it that truck driver that pushes his/her way through the traffic like a water running from a faucet with no one watching! At first we look in our rear-view mirror and ask (as if someone is in passenger seat) what is he doing.  (We never assume it’s a “she” driving).  Then perhaps we go straight to “I’m not moving – I have just as much right to be in the slow lane traveling the correct posted speed limit or even in the middle lane traveling the correct speed limit”.  Yet that trucker continues to ride our bumper as if they are in a hurry or late for a delivery or pick up.

When I read the CT Driving manual I read the below:

 

Sharing the Road with TrucksTruckers on the Road

Trucks, Tractor-Trailers and RV’s

We all depend on trucks for everything we eat, wear, or use. A truck brought the car you are driving, the fuel to run it, and the parts and accessories that keep it in good condition. Safely sharing the road with trucks is an essential part of driving and is every bit as important as sharing the road with other vehicles

Yup it was right there in black and white, but also was this message:

Sharing the Road with Others

Sharing the road means “getting along, not getting ahead.” A courteous, alert, and knowledgeable driver will make the highways safer for all.

So what is one to do? Perhaps we can turn to scripture – Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise-the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. 16And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

Who does that when on the road? Those of that pray for traveling mercies to and from our destination and protect those around us…

I know it works for me – right after I calm down from the initial frustration I feel when I look through my rear-view mirror and see that monster vehicle so close I hear him/her breathing.

More to come stay tuned

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