Erin (glockbell) wrote,

Fog Line

I got pulled over for the first time today. I didn't understand what was happening at first, just assuming that the officer put on her light to pass everyone. Apparently I was driving on the fog line, which I now realize is a common tendency for me. When I get into the left lane, I go far left. As I could have predicted, I get nervous and lose the ability to think in front of cops. She asked if I was nervous, and without thinking, I emphatically replied, "Yes!" Later, it occurred to me that she might have thought I was on drugs, since I struggled to form sentences and was visibly shaking. Perhaps she pulled me over because I had Tennessee plates. It was strange to explain that I live nearby, but the car is a rental that I was driving to Cincinnati for work to visit a supplier. Maybe she took pity on me because I was scared from being pulled over. I didn't get a ticket, but I'm much more aware of my lane location now. I also know what the yellow line is called.

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