Manners Monday: Etiquette on Wheels

Cherished readers, there are days that The Lady longs for the easier days of horse and buggy travel. At least everyone seemed to be going at the same pace. Today when The Hooper-Bracketts venture out, it is an adventure, to say the least. Let us examine good and proper etiquette when driving our mechanical chariots.

Speeding is unmannerly. Speed limits exist for a reason and if you are one of those that enjoys running up to the bumper of the car in front of you and then swerving around, The Lady turns up her nose at your buffoonery.

Driving too slowly is unmannerly, most especially if one is driving slowly in the fast lane. The Lady says move to the slow lane.

Distracted driving….a la texting or using your handheld phone. Stop it, now! There is NOTHING that is more important than arriving safely…no call, text, Facebook post.

The Lady includes both drivers who will not allow others to merge and those that see the merge signs five miles back and merge at the last minute in the boat of rudeness. Be courteous!

The habit of not using the turn signal (blinker where The Hooper-Bracketts are from) is dangerous and rude.

Blowing one’s horn for no reason other than to hear it blare is the height of rudeness. One should only trumpet to avert danger.

Driving with the high beams on (horrors!) will earn you a stern look from The Lady if she sees you out and about.

Remember: drive courteously!

Best Driving Wishes,

The Lady Hooper-Brackett

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