Friday, December 30, 2005
There seem to be an inordinate number of terrible accidents on the rural roads around here. The ubiquitous white crosses are everywhere, some intersections or curves piled with more than a few indicating the dangerous nature of the spot.
Having a Mack truck barreling towards you on a snowy, blowy, slippery day is more than enough inspiration to slow down and pay close attention to your driving. The one car accidents are usually caused by excessive speed, and it's easy to do on a lonely road, tooling along without other cars to set the pace your speed increases, almost unknowingly. That is, until you realize those Holsteins are just a blur as you whiz by.