Meet the Variety of Drivers Making Life Miserable on Idaho Roads
If you see a sign that tells you the speed limit is 35 miles per hour, you have two options. Some people drive at 42 MPH, while others keep a steady 28 MPH. There is a smaller subset, and they usually drive at a steady 19 MPH, no matter the posted limit. These drivers are often named Gertrude, Bertha, or Agnes.
If you see a driver changing lanes without signaling and without a look over the shoulder, it’s a guy. There are two sets of these drivers. Really old men and young men between 17 and 30 years old.
Demolition derbies are fun warm weather events, often staged at county fairs. In Idaho, we like to sponsor them year-round. Usually, this involves a snowplow weighing several tons and fully loaded alongside a smaller vehicle, usually driven by men between the ages of 17 and 30 years old. Or the challenger can be from any age demographic or gender if they’re from Utah.
On the Interstate, drivers from Utah, Oregon, and Washington are apparently prohibited from using the right lane. Unless they need to pass a tractor-trailer slowly passing another lumbering tractor-trailer. The Utah drivers are skilled at darting back and forth between the narrow divide, having had plenty of practice with plows. Oregon drivers may have some German ancestry as they treat the Interstate like the Autobahn. No limits are words not only applied to gambling dens!
There are two more drivers you’ll encounter on the Interstate. With a speed limit of 80 miles per hour, these are the people who lock in cruise at 67 MPH. These are called women of all ages.
The other driver is a normal guy. The one cursing out everyone else.
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