My attempt to make it to my 10 acres in Terlingua Ranch and make a go of living on it. From the start it hasn't gone good at all, but I'm hopeful things will turn around!
Friday, January 28, 2011
Driving Lesson For Dummies (Toruists)
Twice in the last week I've come near being creamed by jerks that fail to yield to me making a left hand turn from 118 to the ranch road coming up to my place. They ignored that I had the turn signals on well before making the turn and I even tapped the brakes a couple of times before ever getting close to the turn. First time was a mega motorhome towing a car and just now was a new Cadillac Escalade.
Now... I don't know what the laws are in other states, but in Texas a car coming up behind another car that is about to make a left hand turn is supposed to yield to the car making the turn and only proceed after that car has turned. Is it that these tourists are from states that have different laws or is it that they just have a lot more $$$ than brains? That is a very dangerous practice and IF I hadn't broke off the turn this time I'd have likely gotten a new vehicle out of the deal IF I'd survived. Needless the say the jerk got the bone as they recovered from nearly hitting the bar ditch and then sped on by.