Once last year, there was road construction on my way to work. Apparently, not everyone had allowed the extra time they need due to the delays. I was driving smoothly along, moving into an area where the speed limit decreased, when another driver past me. I remember wondering, “If I’m driving at the speed limit, just how fast is that other driver going?” I glanced down at my speedometer and realized that if it were just me and a cop car on the road, I could have been cited for excessive speed.
Here’s the safety tie-in. All too often we “go with the flow,” thinking all is well, until we see “that other guy” doing something clearly unsafe. Sometimes it’s a challenge, but I honestly try to use my own standards and not rely on the crowd to help me …