Ed (sirndipiti) wrote,
Ed
sirndipiti

visual acuity...

..i gathered some more anecdotal evidance on this morning's foray into nj commuter traffic, further supporting my theory that peripheral vision in the usa is in a condition of atrophy -- i base this on the growing number of accidents or near misses as a result of inappropriate lane changing (i.e. when there's another vehicle in the way and/or without regard to proper use of turn signal) -- some will blame it on the 'blind spot'; so wtf, turn your damn head if you have a 'blind spot', or maybe adjust the mirrors? or better yet, stay off the roads

am i getting ranty (hmmm how similar to another 5 letter word indicating a somewhat different emotional state); maybe a little -- coupla years ago, i had a gazillion ton dump truck casually drift across the lane line and gently kiss $2000 worth of denting into the driver's side of my car...i was 'in his blind spot' -- i wondered how he could see anything with his head obviously shoved so far up his own ass...but i held my tongue (and all's well that ends well)

that is all
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