On the days that I drove to work in Baltimore this week, I noticed a repeat offense: PEOPLE SWITCHING ON THEIR WINDSHIELD WIPER FLUID WHILE DRIVING 50+ MILES PER HOUR ON I-83. Yes, I am shouting this because it's wrong for so many reasons:
- It's rude! It's hard enough to concentrate on driving early in the morning, when a back-up can appear at any given time. Especially during situations that can be hard to anticipate, sometimes cropping up on the twist and turns on I-83. Let's concentrate on the road and not the mysterious fluid that's suddenly appearing on YOUR windshield because of the car in front of you.
- It's dangerous! It's hard to concentrate on what's going on when your car's being dumped on. People love to switch lanes when in a hurry, so the last thing you need is gross, mystery goo on your windshield when another person needs to cut in front of you for whatever reason. Also, did you know that GM recalled 1.5 million cars for faulty windshield wiper systems last month? According to news reports, the system could short circuit and cause a fire!
- It's dumb! If your windshield is that dirty, push the button to clean off your windshield before you even pull out of your parking space or driveway. That way you avoid having a cloudy, messy windshield, which impairs your own ability to drive, and reduces the chance of pissing people off on the road.