Driving in Bizarro World

20 Jul

There is always something going on with South Carolina. The state threatened to secede in the 1830s, and it led secession in the 1860s. More recently, the rebel flag has been taken down from its capitol grounds. Yep, there is always an issue. However, I am not writing about any of those. I am writing about something that I have experienced within the boundaries of South Carolina.

Recently, I drove from one tip of the state to the other. From its most northwestern point to its most southeastern. Along the way, I made an upsetting discovery.

All of the slow people drive in the left lane on the interstate. This is something that it seen all over the country. However, it is an epidemic in South Carolina. It is an affliction that hit people from license plates from different states, and it happened on different interstates. As soon as we crossed into the state, the slow people stayed in the left lane.

The rules of the road state that slow drivers stay on the right side. Those who are going faster and want to pass get on the left side of the road. As I drove through the Palmetto State, I went by more people by passing on the right than on the left. It is not like I was going super fast. My Ford Explorer is not known for its speed.

As I write, I cannot find the words to describe the situation. There were long lines of slow cars in the left lane as people went faster in the right lane. It was like driving in Bizarro World where everything is backwards.Bizarro

All I know is that there are a lot of people who need driving lessons. When I get passed on the right, I know that I need to get over and get out of the way. When these other people get passed on the right, they keep driving like nothing is wrong.

Historically, South Carolina has had some issues. Chalk this up as another one. When people get on its interstates, they automatically forget how to drive.

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8 Responses to “Driving in Bizarro World”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong July 20, 2015 at 22:16 #

    You aint seen nothin’ until you try driving in Montreal. Or Boston. When I first got to Boston, I actually asked Garry if the traffic laws were different.

    • Rick July 21, 2015 at 00:02 #

      It’s a wonder there are not more wrecks.

  2. sittingpugs July 20, 2015 at 23:23 #

    Does North Carolina fare any better in the motorist behavior category?

    • Rick July 21, 2015 at 00:03 #

      My experience is that NC is not that bad.

  3. jcalberta July 21, 2015 at 17:29 #

    Maybe instead of ‘road rage’ they’ve got Road Rebels.

    • Rick July 21, 2015 at 20:52 #

      That would be appropriate.

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