Friday Five on a Friday. What a novel idea.
1. Do you have a car? If so, what kind of car is it?
I have a early-nineties Thunderbird. No not a Firebird. It’s a Thunderbird!!!! Sure it’s big, but the Crown Victoria I had before was bigger! 🙂
2. Do you drive very often?
I don’t drive for more than 30 minutes a day. Somedays I don’t drive at all. On the weekends I usually drive for a couple of hours the whole weekend.
3. What’s your dream car?
I’d have to think about this for a while. I’d like an older car like a older Corvette but I know how unsafe they are. I don’t know.
4. Have you ever received a ticket?
Yep. A couple of summers back (about 3 years ago) I was driving from my parents place to Kingston (which is a 4 hour drive) and I was in the third hour and I was tired (it was around 1 am) and my mind started playing tricks on me. I thought someone was following me so I sped up to get rid of them. It ended up that someone was following me and that someone was a cop. He then proceeded to pull me over and give me a ticket. He was relatively nice about it and lowered the speed he reported I was going.
5. Have you ever been in an accident?
Have I been in accidents? My godness yes. Though I’ve never been the one driving. My first accident I was in a truck with a friend and we were delivering firewood. We were looking for a street and didn’t see the stop sign and ended up sideswiping this old man’s car. No one was hurt and I don’t think much came of it.
The second accident was in a friends Mustang. We were screwing around on some sideroads we had never been on before and were going kind of fast when we hit a 90 degree curve. We probably would have been okay if it wasn’t for the fact that the road was gravel at that point. We flew off the road into a ditch area and the car ended up resting on a fence. There were two reasons why this happened. The first one was one of the guys in the vehicle swore to us he knew the road and that it was straight and the second one was there was no 90 degree curve ahead sign. Though ultimately it was our fault because we were being dumb.
The next memorable accident (with the guy from the Mustang again) was on one of the major highways in Ontario. Two friends and I were returning from a concert in Toronto at about 2 am in the morning. A SUV type vehicle drifted from the fast lane (it was a six lane highway) into our lane and hit the back end of my friends truck. The truck did spun around 180 degrees into the center median (which was a big wall of concrete). My friend kept it up against the median and no one was hurt. It could have been much worse since we were doing about 110 kph when the other vehicle hit us. We think the other driver was either drunk or fell asleep at the wheel. That one scared the crap out of all of us. Everyone was okay but it took me a little while to feel comfortable driving on the major highways.