QOTD: How Do You Take Out the Trash?
Cruising into Newport in Maserati's Quattroporte (review to follow), I watched a Mitsubishi Starion drive straight through a stop sign and slam into the side of a BMW 3-Series sedan. Despite my reputation for unbridled, acid-tongued cynicism, my first thought was the same as yours: is everybody all right? After ascertaining that the meat wagon wasn't a life or death issue (at least as far as I could tell), and that plenty of gawkers had stopped to gawk, my second thought was less charitable: if I pull over as a witness, how long would it cut into my 24-hour test drive? And then I saw the Starion driver get out of his relatively unmolested POS and check his front fender for damage and I felt an enormous urge to stop, jump out and clock the guy. So my question is this: how do we get these stupid bastards off our roads? Better (i.e. not speed-obsessed) enforcement? Higher driving standards? How about any driving standards? I'm not saying anything about the Starion driver's ethnicity, but why are some states giving driving licenses to illegal immigrants who can't speak English? What the Hell kind of driving test doesn't require enough English literacy to read a warning sign? Your thoughts?