Yesterday morning on my way to Assiniboia I ran into something I hadn’t experienced on any of my drives out there before. Fog, and lots of it.
Things were fine until I hit the #2 between Moose Jaw and Assiniboia. It started about 20 kms out of Moose Jaw and eventually got so bad I couldn’t see 30 feet in front of the vehicle. For a good half hour I was doing between 80 and 90 clicks. It was impossible to drive any faster than that. I couldn’t see any oncoming traffic until it was right on top of me. All I could do was follow the lines and watch carefully for the signs that signalled there was a curve ahead. My major concern was for oncoming traffic. When vehicles were coming at me they usually came in groups of four or five. I was just hoping that some impatient idiot wouldn’t decide to pass anyone.
Then suddenly, about 5 kms. out of Assiniboia, the fog was replaced by a blue sky and lots of sunshine. Not a moment too soon. That’s one drive I didn’t enjoy!
After arriving back in Regina and gassing up I made my way home on Lewvan Drive. Heading north from Grasslands to the airport, the speed limit is 80, but no one was doing the speed limit. As a matter of fact, you couldn’t get anywhere near the speed limit. The traffic was moving at about 50 clicks. People were darting in and out of traffic like Lewvan was a NASCAR track, trying to get in front of those who were out for a leisurely drive and holding everyone else up. Nothing irks me more on the road than slow drivers. They are far more dangerous on the roads than fast drivers are.
If you’re not going to do the speed limit on a major thoroughfare, do yourself and everyone driving around you a favour, stay off the road or take a cab.
It’s back out to Assiniboia again this morning. All I hope for is a fog-free day and people actually doing the speed limit on the Lewvan when I come home.
Is that too much to ask?