Anyone who knows me, knows that I get road rage. It’s not pretty. I really try to control it, but when I get behind the wheel, I seem to turn into a different person.
But after The Teenager got 2 speeding tickets in 3 weeks, (“But I was only going 20 over, and the cop reduced it down to 10!”), resulting in $270 in fines, plus $40 for a defensive driving course to get some of the points off his record, I realized that I needed to be a better example.
So yesterday, I decided to try something completely new to me. Something so wild that I thought I was going crazy.
I drove the speed limit the whole day. The whole day.
It was so liberating! I was relaxed, I didn’t yell at anyone, and when I arrived at work, I wasn’t stressed out! I couldn’t believe that just by obeying that simple law, I could rid myself of the road rage. I am truly amazed and humbled. I am going to try and drive the speed limit from now on.
Oh, and another thing I discovered? I thought drivers would be racing around me and getting mad at me. Nope. Most people drive the speed limit too! Who knew?!?!