Just because you are 30 years old and have a fast car doesnít mean your have good driving skills. Take for example the typical jack rabbit that all of us have seen buzzing down the highway at 80 to 90 Mph, weaving in and out of traffic, getting stuck multiple times behind a slow car because he or she made the wrong lane change move. You know rabbits donít think four or five moves ahead like in a chess game but jump at the first opening they see. The end result for all their hard work is that they may have a ten second lead on the smarter drivers who pick their moves carefully.
After all that hard work the jack rabbit now takes the same exit ramp that you do, hits the brakes going into the first turn and now you know you can catch the rabbit, I guess the turn scares rabbits at the speed they are going. You know this exit; itís a long S turn and you enter buy accelerating slightly (not braking like the rabbit) and banking to the right, catching and passing the jack rabbit who by now has lost a lot of speed. You downshift and accelerate more while going up the incline, jack rabbit is mad because you passed him, but rabbit is in the wrong gear and canít catch up as you go up the hill. You set yourself up for the next part of the S which is a fairly sharp left hand turn. This turn has those orange night time reflectors imbedded in the road to mark the left hand edge of the lane. You enter the turn and hold the car just to the point were the left front tire just touches the edge of each reflector making a slight ticking sound as you go through the turn. Nearing the end of the turn you let the car drift out and across to the outside lane as you enter a long down hill straight. About halfway down the straight you look in the rear view mirror and see the rabbit is just coming out of the turn, a full 3 tenths of a mile behind you.
Now you enter onto another major 8 lane highway and rabbit is working his way back up. Ahead the road divides, go straight and you enter local traffic, keep left to take the high speed bypass. By now rabbit has passed you again and enters the bypass, which is a sweeping left, rabbit brakes again entering the turn, you speed up and pass rabbit by using the outside lane. Rabbit isnít going to have any of this again so rabbit guns it, but you know something rabbit doesnít, so you keep the pressure on rabbit until just before the turn enters a long downhill straightaway. At the last second you back off with a smile on your face and let rabbit pass you like a bat out of hell. Rabbit, is now doing about 80 mile an hour suddenly discovers what you know; the state police car waiting at the end of the down hill. Flashing lights and a few seconds later itís all over for rabbit who will be waiting for about 10 minutes to hear those famous words ďHave a nice dayĒ!