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Why I Am Going To Start Driving A Fortified Vehicle
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Once upon a time, it was a pleasure to get the family together and go for a long ride in the countryside. Not any more, that time is hurriedly becoming a thing of the past. Now a day, each time I enter my vehicle, I say a long prayer and hope to return home safely. Folks use to be respectful on our highways. They would give the appropriate signal prior to executing any move that involved other drivers. In so many scenarios today, the only signal you receive will be that of one finger being pointed in your direction. The highway belongs to them and how dare you enter their space.

The other day, it was necessary to purchase a few items from the store. Albeit I live about five mile from the place I needed to go, I dreaded the thought, because I knew it would be a daunting task. Just as I figured, as soon as I entered the roadway, I received an unnecessary horn blow and a finger. The only thing I could surmise, I must have been driving to slow. Further up the road, an eighteen-wheeler came within a few feet of running me into a ditch. Not only did he nearly run me into a ditch, I also received another finger.

Have you ever been driving along and one of those big trucks passed you? The wind flow is so great, you feel you will be blown away. I thought I was helping the gasoline situation by purchasing a smaller car that is more fuel-efficient. With the many dangers confronting drivers today, one must make a decision, save a few dollars in gas or purchase or build a fortified vehicle in an attempt to save your life.

It seems as though every time I attempt to drive my car in a safe and prudent manner, someone will insist on driving in my lane with me. You look in their direction and you may be astonished at what you may see. Someone may be talking or dialing their cell phone and swerving in and out of your lane. Please do not sound your horn in these situations, because, someone just may force you off the road to inquire why you are blowing your horn at them. They don’ have a clue as to what just transpired. If you attempt to explain that they were about to run into you. They will lie and pretend that never happened.

When I get my fortified vehicle, I will feel much safer on our roadways. I will not have to worry about the driver in my lane due to his self-imposed inattention. Talk on you phone, text, watch television, play games, read your newspaper or whatever you decide to do while driving, when you swerve and run into my fortified vehicle, you will abruptly come to a complete stop.


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Sounds like you need a tank Ed. I know what you mean, the smaller the vehicle, the more they push you around out there.

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