HAA.......Some of them were locals. But since our boo-boo last night, I guess all them accidents we seen everyday going to & from where all we went was hydroplaning.
So frightening knowing your vehicle is supposed to stop with breaks on & it's not slowing down. It's like being on ice, out of control. I can just try to enhance in my mind that bump we had at the speeds them NASCAR drivers go in their bumps & just try to place that feel. Yikes
I know it hurts them, but that was a reminder.
On traffic, it's actually a combination of both locals and tourists. The locals, as I was for 25 years in FL, perceive everything as a piece of cake, in terms of navigating the roads. It's a little bit the same in every major city, but more amplified in Florida, because of there being so many tourists. Locals are familiar with the roads and traffic patterns. We know where we want to go, how to get there the quickest, and we generally know where we can go a little faster. Tourists obviously are checking the scenery, and a lot of the time, their maps. They're just not going to go as fast because of those things, and the lack of comfort in their surroundings.
It's that speed difference that causes mishaps. If it's large enough, that difference is what causes the major wrecks. Speed doesn't kill, speed difference does.
So glad you're okay smoke. I used to travel from Orlando through south GA about 15 times a year, and a few times a year, on up through ATL and into the Smokey Mts. I can attest, GA and FL has got some drivers on very different agendas, especially when you throw in the 18 wheelers. It makes for a drive that requires good attention, and a bailout plan to be constantly reevaluated, should something happen right in front of you.