I try to keep this blog positive, but occasionally, I just have to vent on a particular pet peeve. In this particular case, its the self-righteous Prius drivers.
I've been doing a lot of driving over the last year. Both work and life have had me putting up more miles than usual. As a result, I had more opportunity to notice certain trends, like the Prius drivers that feel like they need to control the speed of all the traffic around them. They sit in the left lane with a long line of traffic behind them and drive exactly the speed limit or even slower while ignoring others around them that want to go faster. Of course, not all Prius driver's are guilty, but it unfortunately seems to be the majority.
Don't get me wrong, I get the challenge of trying to get high gas mileage. After all, I drive a Fiat 500 and have been known to drive a little slower to get a better mileage figure on my fuel economy display. The difference is that I respect the other drivers on the road and feel it would be rude to block their progress. If I'm in fuel economy mode, I stay in the right lane and only move to pass slower traffic when it won't slow down someone running faster than me.
Somehow these Prius drivers seem to believe that the fact they bought a Prius gives them the right to tell other people how to live their lives. I just wish they would learn a little humility and manners.