Has anyone noticed an increased amount of auto accidents happening over the last week? Or is this a regular occurence that I’m only now seeing with ridiculous frequency?

Driving to and from work on the 101, I’ve passed at least three accidents heading south in the morning and four accidents heading north at night this week. Three of those evening ones were around the junction with 85, making me wonder just how safe that particular stretch of highway is. More often than not, they’ve been bad, too… crunched-up front ends, two or three cars involved.

Actually, I’ve been wondering if the Bay Area’s under attack by a DRFOS (that would be a Dumb Ray From Outer Space for the pseudo-scientists playing along at home) or somesuch. The number of crazy drivers on city streets that I’ve observed has gone up this past week as well, along with a day where nobody could walk or pretend to be aware of the space around them. And I’m assuming I’ve probably been the same way.

5 Comments so far

  1. Brendan (unregistered) on May 20th, 2005 @ 9:14 pm

    “Driving to and from work on the 101”

    THE 101? Ahaa! A Socal resident in disguise! Consider your cover blown.

  2. Jason S. (unregistered) on May 20th, 2005 @ 10:59 pm

    Zzzzzzzt. Thank you for playing. The correct answer is: transplanted Chicagoan used to saying things like “the Kennedy,” “the Eisenhower,” and “the Dan Ryan.” :)

  3. cd (unregistered) on May 21st, 2005 @ 10:12 am

    The the the the the. I’m from LA. I respect freeways enough to give them a definite article, that’s all I’m saying . . . .

    Maybe it’s a full moon thing.

    Speaking of which, there were two groups with telescopes at 9th/Irving last night looking at something. It was weird. I passed on the chance to check out what they were checking out – lest it be one of those black-eye giving pranks. har har.

    Though really, my best friend is a doctor and though there’s no scientific proof – people do seem to get dumber/crazier around the full moon each month.

  4. Em (unregistered) on May 21st, 2005 @ 8:19 pm

    You drive from SF on 101 past 85? That’s a crazy commute. Why not just move?

  5. Jason S. (unregistered) on May 22nd, 2005 @ 1:24 am

    The South Bay is nice, but I couldn’t live there. I didn’t leave one of the biggest cities in the country to move out to a new city I discovered and fell in love with, just so I could ditch it later and move to the suburbs. I just don’t love it like I love SF.

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