(UNEDITED)This letter is for all of you idiot drivers who drive like you're trying to kill yourselves and every other driver on the road. What part of driving too closely to the vehicle in front of you don't you understand? In all my years of driving, I have never experienced morons like the ones driving on Utah roads. I feel like I have to watch my rear-view mirror as much as looking forward. Some drivers get so close, it's impossible to see their headlights. While learning to drive, I was taught that for every 10 mph your speed, allow one car length between you and the vehicle in front. For you imbeciles out there who are guilty, this means if you are traveling 60 mph, you should leave six car lengths between you and the vehicle in front of you. Sounds pretty simple, doesn't it? Well, I guess Utah drivers are slow learners. If I leave enough room between the other drive. The worst offenders are young girls and women although men do their share of tailgating.
Drivers are even worse if they're on a cell phone. I have tried pumping my brakes and slowing down to no avail. Because of their "idiot status," they usually wave the "Utah symbol" which consists of pointing the middle finger upward and mouthing a few choice words. I usually wave back and mouth the words for them to have a good day also. If you want to risk your lives, go ahead, but don't endanger the lives of the rest of us. I'm reminded of Judy Collins' song, "Send in the Clowns." Well, don't bother; they're already here!