I had the opportunity to get a little data on the situation just after lunch
I drove to our farm which is about 7 miles out of town on a (major) two lane
A cloudburst cut my work short, so driving back into town in this heavy rain
mist, I took a count of cars approaching me with lights on. (I was only
driving about 55-60 mph
so definitely did not catch up with any cars).
Of about 21 cars, only a third had any sort of lights on at all...and
conditions certainly demanded
We have an all too high traffic accident rate (with high mortality) here
anyway, when it really
shouldnt be so. The roads are not particularly busy. The usual factors are
bad weather, aggressive
driving habits, speeding and running through signal lights, women trying to
diaper the baby and
drive at the same time.
I suppose the solution would be for our Texas drivers to wisen up and 'drive
friendly', and for
our police to get out of the donut palaces and enforce traffic laws.