My Dad is over 80-years old and he is a gutter bunny. This would not be so bad, except that he drives his truck that way, almost in the gutter and if you are in the gutter and he is in the gutter he will not move over much.
He drives with his right wheels on the white fog line, which makes me wonder what he did before there were fog lines and I am old enough to remember those times.
Because he is not on the passenger side to witness this type of driving, he doesn’t realize what he is doing. If you say something, he will move over, but not for long. After a while, you just have to accept that “that’s the way things are.”
Last week he came to visit me and we drove around WP a little. I wondered exactly what he would do when he came upon a cyclist riding in a Lakemont bicycle lane. I nervously sat back and watched to see what he would do, resolving not to say anything.
And I cringed when I saw him not move to the left a a single inch. I’ll bet he missed that cyclist by less than 6 inches. Wow!
So watch out. He’s out there. If you ride the shoulder in Lake County and a pickup truck gives no room at all, you will know it is him — or somebody like him.