In a fog today.

foggy downtown victoriaOK, it’s not a hard concept to grasp. When a fog settles, it is time to make yourself be seen on the roads. This also means it is time to be more careful and aware of your surroundings when driving.

This morning on my way to work, I couldn’t believe the sheer stupidity of people. In this day and age I expect people to be smarter because of all the information that gets crammed down out throats. Sadly, this is not the case.

I saw all manners of stupidness. The first being vehicles driving with no lights on. It was still dark out, and foggy. Come on. Hit the little button, turn on the lights, and voila, you can see where you are going. As an added bonus, others can see you too!

The other stupidness was tailgating. While I think this is a bad enough habit on its own, doing this in the fog is extremely dangerous. What if the lead car had to slam on their brakes due to an obstacle suddenly appearing? Someone is going to get creamed.

The worst fog offender I saw was a cyclist. I have nothing against cyclists (I am a big cyclist myself), but I just have to shake my head sometimes. In one particularly dense section I saw a rider, in the left lane of the oncoming traffic. I have no idea why he was there. There was no left turn coming up. He was definitely going slower than traffic. To top it all off, he had no lights of any sort. He was a sitting duck, just waiting for a car to squish.

Smarten up people!