Car Exhaust Cured by Electric Car
Raise Your Hand if You Like Electric Cars and hate car exhausts.
Stop lights have always been an irritation. Don’t suppose anyone really likes them, especially when sitting at an intersection, on a tight schedule, waiting for the light to change. I have spent time at many a stop light mentally calculating which would actually get more traffic down the road – an intersection with a red flashing light or an intersection with a stop light.
At least with the flashing red light, somebody is using the intersection at all times as drivers take turns. People in certain situations seem to come by a particular behavior naturally. For instance:
- Catholics seem to be good at forming lines.
- Horse owners seem to be good at using a pitch forks.
- Fisherman seem to be good at dressing the part.
- Drivers at a flashing light seem to be good at taking turns.
For me, the frustration with stop lights always increases in proportion to how fast I am trying to get somewhere. Late to an appointment, keeping a homeowner waiting, making myself look bad, I can really despise stop lights.
- How about the light that turns red just as you approach, you come to a stop and there is not another car in sight for miles.
- How about the light that turns yellow and you can’t decide whether to go on through or to slam on your brakes.
- How about the ntersection with the camera’s. One small illegal move and you see a flash.
But the problem I really have concerning intersections and stop lights is something I witnessed again just this evening. I know you have seen it before, I know you have been witness. You don’t have to stand in line like a trained Catholic to be a witness to this earthly plaque. All you have to do is stop at an intersection when it is cold and lightly foggy. If your paying attention at all, there in the cold fog is something that should cause a least a small awakening.
The exhaust of each vehicle idling at the intersection streams forth like Casper the Friendly ghost. Clouds of exhaust, filling the air with all the wonderful chemicals that result from burning “fossil fuels”. During the warm day, you can’t see the exhaust, it is fooling you, a deadly trick. But it is there, the exhaust is always there, in the cool fog, you can see it – on the warm day, it disappears, but it is there.
Have you stood with a friend on a cool morning when your breath is visible for ten feet – have you watched your friends breath travel from his mouth to your nose. You’re breathing his exhaled air. During the warm day, no visible breath trails, but your still breathing his exhaled air.
Next time somebody mentions electric cars with their nose in the air, tell them there’s more than one reason to drive an electric car.