Please learn how to drive, kthxbai.

Emergency Vehicles

I have lived in my current apartment for 6 months. In that time, cars have hit the following items WITHIN 100 YARDS OF MY APARTMENT*:

– sign
– lamp post
– fire hydrant
– tree

These are single vehicle accidents, as in a car or truck smashed into a non-moving object. In at least two instances (lamp post and tree) the car was not drivable after the collision. I can see all of the above listed items from the window(s) of my apartment. There hasn’t been any snow or ice. My street is not (at least IMO) a particularly difficult one to navigate.

So, if you ever find yourself in my neighborhood, please be careful. There are some crazy drivers out here.

Update: Also, the UT shuttle bus drove over THREE curbs on the 15 minute ride back from campus.

*This post has been friends-locked because my mom occasionally reads this blog, and she would worry. Also, I fear the vengeance of reckless drivers — I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before someone figures out a way to drive their car through the wall of my second story apartment.


  1. I don’t drive and only walk to the HEB at Hancock Center four blocks away here in Austin, but I will be careful while walking. Hope you will too. The life we save may be our own. :)

    Yeah, my mom would worry too, so I don’t tell her about this stuff either.

  2. And let’s not forget the saga of the trucks that needed much help to get up the hill!

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