Well, the idiot driver of the day yesterday would be a young woman in a black Toyota Matrix coming southbound on Highway 25 shortly after seven o'clock in the morning.
No, I was not just coming home - I was heading to the airport.
I had plenty of room to make the right turn off my sideroad onto the highway in front of this woman, but she decided she just had to pass me.
To do so she crossed a double solid yellow line - not that technically there's anything wrong with that, because contrary to popular belief, there's no law against that. In fact, there's no mention of yellow lane-marking lines anywhere in Ontario's Highway Traffic Act.
But there is a law against passing on a corner (it is also dangerous and stupid). She couldn't see what was coming towards her in the two northbound lanes at that point - the extra lane is to allow the gravel trucks to crawl up the Niagara Escarpment hill.
Right - head-on into a gravel truck. That sounds like a smart move.
She put herself and others at risk - for what? To get into a crocodile line of cars just one measly car ahead of where she had been? Because of the traffic there was nowhere she could go.
Her net gain was actually a net loss, because later down the road where the southbound highway becomes two lanes she wasn't smart enough (or polite enough) to move into the right lane (admittedly, that's the Jim-only lane, but I'm always happy to share) so I re-passed her.
Why do people drive like this? I've been observing this sort of behaviour for - well, decades now, and I still just don't get it.
If any of you know a young woman who lives somewhere north of Milton - Acton perhaps, or maybe Rockwood - who owns a black Toyota Matrix and perhaps has a reputation for being an aggressive driver, might you ask her, then get back to me?
Blog posted here.