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Try it: Connect - in a good way - with fellow drivers on I-95

 
 
We should all be “friends” as we navigate Interstate 95. Try it and let us know how it goes.
We should all be “friends” as we navigate Interstate 95. Try it and let us know how it goes.
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I have a new strategy for driving Interstate 95 in South Florida.

Here it is: Before I get on the entrance ramp, I tell myself that everyone now driving on the highway alongside me is my friend.

We’re all driving together, my friends and I — it doesn’t matter if I’m going north or south.

Then, when I settle into a lane, if somebody cuts in front of me I say, with a note of personal hurt, “My friend, how could you do that?”

When another driver does something stupid I groan, in a voice worthy of a rug merchant in a bazaar, “What were you thinking, my friend?”

It’s a lot nicer than the things I used to call my fellow drivers, and it has an amazingly calming effect.

Try it, my friend.

Tom Swick,

Editor of Fort Lauderdale Magazine

Blog post first appeared in Road Sage

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