19 February 2011


The spouse and I have, over the course of the last couple of years, noticed a disturbing correlation between aggressive driving (speeding up and whipping in to traffic in construction zones, passing then turning left, turning right at no turn on red intersections, weaving from one lane to another) and "In God We Trust" license plates.

Does being an aggressive driver lead one to obtain an "In God We Trust" plate as something of a ward against one's own aggressive driving? Or does professing trust in God lead one to think one's actions on the road will be rendered inert by the deity? Or is there some root cause that leads both to aggressive driving and obtaining an "In God We Trust" plate?

Or maybe I just notice the aggressive driving more because of the presence of the plate? Nah, couldn't be.