Not long after moving to Lubbock, TX, I had the misfortune of being rear ended not once but TWICE within a month's time. (Now I see where the phrase "Wreck 'Em Tech" came from!) Since then, I've kept a watchful eye on the actions of other drivers, no doubt in hopes of avoiding the monumental hassles that car accidents involve. It quickly became clear to me that this place has some of the worst drivers I have ever seen. Whether it's college students from out of town fumbling with their cell phones while trying to negotiate unfamiliar conditions like ice, snow, and dust storms, or hurried moms lighting their cigarettes while weaving in and out of traffic with their trucks so they won't be late for their kids' little league games, or drunk party-goers (who knew this town could be one of the top ten drunkest cities in the U.S.?!), Lubbock certainly has its share of dangerous drivers. And the fact that the city itself is so spread out--making driving essential to getting around--means that at any given time you can count on one of them being on the road, eager to make your next driving experience a nightmare waiting to happen.
So I made this blog to illustrate my point. It's purely for entertainment value. You may not think this sort of thing could be funny, but when you see wrecks happening all the time in a town of Lubbock's size, it gets to be so ridiculous that it actually becomes hilarious...well, so long as you're only a witness to these driver boo-boos!