Sunday, April 26, 2015

Story Time: A Trio of Driving Stories

Recently I've had some unfortunate driving incidents so I thought I would share some of my more memorable experiences with you guys. If you feel like you've made some stupid mistakes on the road, you are not alone.

The Life Flashes Before My Eyes Moment
About a week ago, I was about to take a left turn out of my neighborhood and onto a country road (45 mph), when I almost caused a major accident. There was a car behind me and that always makes me a little on edge, like I shouldn't be waiting for a long time to take my turn. There were two cars coming from the right, both of which I let pass. There were also a couple cars coming from the left. I thought I had enough time to take my turn before the car came, but apparently I didn't. I was pulling out and, boy, was that car comin' fast. It slammed on its breaks and honked its horn and, thankfully, I completed my turn, but if I had hesitated for just one more second, crash!!!! Needless to say, I was in shock the entire morning, continuously thanking God for keeping me safe, and wondering what would have happened if the crash had actually happened. Moral of the story: be safe, not sorry and if you are on a county road, do not take turns when cars are coming. 

The Stoplight Mishap 
This one happened on the drive home from school on the same day as the traumatizing experience relayed above. I was driving home (obviously) and I guess I wasn't paying very much attention. I could have sworn the light was red so I slowed down and stopped. Then I got lost in thought, as one does at stoplights, and I couldn't think of why the guy in the car on the perpendicular road was stopped. Suddenly, I heard a horn, I snapped out of it and resized that the light was in fact green! To make it worse there was a really long line of cars behind me! 

The Slippery Slope: A Theatrical Performance on Ice
Ahhh, one of the first experiences sliding on ice. Not so good times! Well, it was a dark and snowy night when a teenage girl (me) was driving to volunteer at her high school. I was almost to school when I noticed a line of cars slowing down by the railroad tracks. Not an uncommon occurrence. Only this time everyone stopped-- there had been an accident not twenty feet past the tracks. Of course, I slammed on my breaks when I found that everyone was stopping. And you know that little dip by railroad tracks leading up to them? Yeah, I was at the little dip part which didn't help for slowing down. I literally saw my life flash before my eyes as my car slowly skidded across the ice towards the back of the car in front of me. Thankfully, I stopped inches away from the car and narrowly avoided an accident!

I hope you guys enjoyed this! It's a little different, I've never shared stories like these on the Internet! I whole heartedly apologize for not posting for such a long time. Junior year is a beast, but just over a month left and then a normal posting schedule! Book reviews and summer things galore! Woohoo! Just a heads up, I will not be posting until after May 15th or so because I need to focus on school and tests. And for all you Bloglovin people out there, hello! and thanks for the over 260 followers!

Do you guys have any memorable driving incidents? What was the first time driving like for you?
Let me know in the comments!

Au Revoir!

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