Living here in the Adirondacks, one experiences a different kind of road rage than city dwellers. Rage against tourists. On my daily drive to work it is common to experience a vehicle in front of you driving between 25-40 mph while in a 55 zone, especially during leaf peeping season.
I am not talking about winter driving, because I am known to be very cautious in bad conditions. I understand that the drive from Jay to Lake Placid on Rt. 86 is gorgeous, it is a reason why I chose to make this area my home, but for some reason when becoming a tourist in a far away land, you become oblivious to those behind you that are trying to get to and from work.
The other night after work, there was a vehicle from Minnesota in front of me that was literally driving 35 mph . So I called on my cell phone (yes, illegally) my coworker behind me to tell her that this was going to be a long drive home. The universe must have been listening to our conversation because the MN van pulled over! Of course, two miles later there was a vehicle from New Jersey driving about 40 mph in a 55 zone and loved hitting their brakes every curve. One can really calculate how oblivious the tourist driver is by counting how many cars there are behind them. This car had 6 vehicles in their rear view mirror and didn't even know it. Not the worst case I've seen, once this summer I counted 9!
So, I beg of you tourist driver, please please please pull over and take some pictures! I did.