Why do people feel the need to cut others off in traffic? Must the car really be such a dangerous weapon in the wrong hands? How many times have you seen someone wait until the last moment to get into that right lane--coming down the Pali Highway, exiting at the Vineyard off ramp, merging toward Mililani at the beginning of H-2? And how about those crafty nascar drafters who sit on your bumper while you supposedly plod along--at 55 mph?!
The near-misses and non-news stories you don't hear about occur every day. No wonder we are taught to drive defensively--oo many macho drivers and clueless merge-maestros are playing offense out there. It's not a sport, it's a means of transport, folks, and we need to stay civil and plan ahead on the road--and that means making decisions before that vital exit is just 50-yards away.