Slow Turtles: Move Over
I'm Rahlita Thornton from the Thornton Esquire Law Group. Today I wanted to talk to you about something that happened to me recently.An Encounter on the Freeway
I was on the freeway, driving about 55 or 60. I was going the speed limit. Anyway, my daughter and I were in the fast lane, and I saw a big pickup truck speed up behind me. Now I hate tailgaters. I was a little agitated, but I needed to keep my calm. So, I put on my blinkers, and I moved over and changed lanes.
After I changed lanes, I saw that the driver of the pickup truck was either texting or using the phone. He had his phone up. So not only was he speeding, he was tailgating and he was texting. After he passed me, I didn't say anything. But I'm telling you that this truck was probably hitting 100, 110 on that fast lane.What You Should Do
I would impress upon you that even when you're on the freeway and you have room, there's plenty of space where there's no traffic. Just get out of that fast lane because there are crazy people on these roads, and you don't want to be a part of it.
I sometimes have to tell myself, "I'm not going to react. I'm just going to move over, and I'm going to go about my business. I'm going to enjoy the rest of my day," and that is what we did. My daughter said, "And he's on the phone!" And I said, "Yeah, we're just going to let him be."Be Sure to Stay Safe
So, that is what I would suggest to you, and then I would also suggest that if you are going slowly in the fast lane, that you don't do that. Move over to the slow lane. That is probably the lane closest to the right. If you like to drive slowly or at a slower pace, then you should be in one of those right hand lanes, and you shouldn't be in the fast lane to begin with.
That was an experience that I wanted to share with you. We need to be careful out there on those Houston streets. In the meantime, if you need anything, you know where to find me.