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Drunk driving has Lodi’s Emily Marino MADD

Marino volunteers in honor of her brother, killed by drunk driver

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  • Emily Marino posted at 1:04 pm on Thu, Sep 13, 2012.

    emilyismadd Posts: 1

    Robert - wow - was this really the place to post your comment? You shouldn't say you empathize with me and then say "but" kinda defeats the purpose of empathizing. I understand your frustration and it meets my frustration as well - I hope you never lose someone in a horrible crash and then have someone downplay that in a snarky comment.

  • Robert Jacobs posted at 8:46 am on Wed, Sep 12, 2012.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    I can certainly empathize with this woman, but I would ask her how many times she has driven, and people she rides with in a vehicle follow the person in front of them at speeds of 60, 70, and even 80 and above miles per hours two or three car lengths behind the car or pickup in front of them? Tailgating is the reason most people have fender benders, deaths, etc... other than driving too fast for conditions.

    The fact is almost all drivers in this country cannot drive! Firstly, they are thinking of everything and anything except for what they should be thinking about which is driving! Secondly, most think they are Mario Andriette and can drive that car or pickup at breakneck speeds around corners and such... They can't and you can't! Most of you cannot even keep that vehicle inside that 12 foot wide lane!

    Add alcohol to this and you have a no win for sure! But even without alcohol or any mind altering substance people have no clue what they are doing on this nations freeways in those vehicles!

    I drive a big truck (perfect record for over twenty years, (which doesn't make me perfect just attentive to what I'm doing) and I've watched you people in your cars, driving too fast, cutting in front of other people, throwing things from your vehicles at other vehicles, cutting across four lanes of traffic to get to that exit, following too close (so close you couldn't even change lanes if the person stopped in front of you) driving too fast for conditions, reading, texting, talking on the phone, putting on makeup, looking back at the kids in the back seat, flipping off someone who you think slighted you, pulling in front of a big truck and driving too close and (they need at least 300 feet to stop at speeds of 55mph) slowing way down in front of a big truck going 55mph pulling 80,000lbs to get in the next lane to get to your exit! When a big truck puts his or her blinker on you people will break you neck to get along side of him or her rather than letting them move over and then going around them. You will fight with a big truck because you are morons!

    No one addresses this, I watch it all from the far right lane almost every day. We have a nation of idiots driving on our roads!

    Yeah we have more problems with drivers other than just drunk drivers! Most drivers drive like the are impaired without ever drinking or using any mind altering substance....

    And those of you who do these things know who you are!



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