St. Louis

Get out of the fast lane, moron

As the morning matured, nodding faces and sunshine ushered a pair of obvious travelers into the heart of Nearing the “Huckleberry Finn” youth hostel, we walked past an old Buick when the silence was broken by a sharp cry. Startled, I turned and walked back to verify that this car was indeed yelling at us. Sure enough when I returned it let out another ferocious warning. I marched on in disbelief. Car alarms are one of many impolite features of the automotive world. Traffic noise results in stress, sleep deprivation and the destruction of peaceful neighborhoods. From the frustration of congestion to the insanity of road rage, driving is not just noisy, it brings out the worst in people.

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