Re: My wife is in the hospital
I hope she recovers fully and quickly. Being a "tow truck" driver in a New England winter is a truly tough way to make a living. Maybe Mike Rowe can do a segment of crawling underneath vehicles in slush to hook up recovery or security chains (if he hasn't already - no cable channels here).
On the other side of the crash, I think many Hummer drivers seem to have the attitude that they are Kings and Princes, and own both sides of the road and everything around it. Maybe it is just too many Jersey contractors on vacation passing by here with their toys. I don't think they are as bad as past observations of Cadillac drivers, because they don't often hold up traffic by going slow straddling two lanes.
Since I am wandering into motor psychology, I haven't yet figured out what the most aggressive drivers now drive - 20 years ago I could tell you it was Monte Carlo drivers hands down. Maybe it is all the little the Hondas with silver taillights and megaphone exhausts. The Hondas are not as noticeable as the old Monte Carlos because they aren't really that fast compared to the muscle cars of old, plus they are more likely to hurt themselves instead of others if they crash.
Someone said "Making good decisions comes from experience, experience comes from bad decisions." I say there are three kinds of people: those who learn from their mistakes, those who learn from the mistakes of others, and those who never learn.