|"IF YOU SEE ME COMING, YOU'D BETTER STEP ASIDE"|
The welcome sign at the Texas border (I won’t call it the “state line,” it is the border) admonishes visitors to “Drive Texas Nice”. Texans do drive nice…nice and fast.
And like when driving the German Autobahn, it’s best to keep an eye on the rear view mirror to see what’s bearing down on you. In Germany it might be be a Mercedes 500 SEL; in Texas more likely a monster pickup truck. In either case, it’s best to heed the admonishment in that old Tennessee Ernie Ford song; “If you see me coming, you’d better step aside.” Luckily, most Texas roads have a very generous paved shoulder engineered to accommodate slow moving farm equipment, and one soon learns to deftly hug the right when about to be blown off the road.
It’s either that or up one’s game and learn to “put the peddle to the metal.”