Tuesday, October 1, 2019
I hate cruise control. Unless I am on a major highway with almost no traffic it is impossible for me to maintain a constant speed. If I have to keep tapping the break and or adjusting the CC speed, what is the point?
I am convinced that most of the a-hole drivers that tailgate and weave in and out of traffic, do it because they do not want to adjust their cruise control.
I believe this because I see Mrs. C doing it all the time. No, she does not do the weave thing too much, but she will wait later than I would to slow down when getting close to the car up ahead. She often will pass cars on the right. I hate passing cars on the right.
I prefer to drive the right-hand lane and follow the car in front. If the car in front is driven by a slow-poke that can barely see over the steering wheel, traveling miles below the speed limit, I will pull out and pass, but otherwise I see no reason to hurry.
What cruise control needs, and is probably on more expensive automobiles, is a sensor that automatically slows down when within 40 yards of the car ahead. With this feature I might use cruise control.
I do not find maintaining a speed manually to be that difficult. It keeps my head in the game. Pressing a gas pedal or releasing it is not really that difficult. To me using cruise control is like asking Alexa to turn up the TV volume…like I can’t do that myself.
Mrs. C disagrees. She does not like the way I drive. She thinks I drive too slow and does not feel I pay enough attention. I disagree.
Mrs. C does the driving when we are together.
So, I have to get used to her using cruise control. It is not relaxing. While she glides along, I find myself adjusting an imaginary gas pedal and tapping an imaginary break.
She does get better mileage than I do.