Welcome to Road Wars. This is the much-needed overhaul of the original site
designed to help promote decency and courtesy out on the roads. The original version of RW featured the
Nicolls Road Idiot Page, a project which was abandoned awhile back after I
stopped attending Stony Brook University. However, I am likely going to be doing something very similar here on the new
site, so stay tuned.
This site is named as such because, quite frankly, driving here on Long Island can make one feel like they're at war
with other drivers at times. Pretty much anywhere you go in North America, you're bound to run into inconsiderate and/or
simply ignorant people on the road... combine that with the metro New York area's generally high level of traffic and
you have quite a recipe for raising blood pressure.
As mentioned above, the aim of Road Wars is to try and educate the masses about common driving etiquette. For many of
us, most of this information is common sense, not anything we needed to be taught. Just goes to show you that common
sense must not be all that common, because I personally run into several blatantly rude drivers just about every day,
and I'm sure most people reading this do as well. By putting out the information found at the right, my hope is that
some of these ignorant people will realize that maybe their driving habits are a bit lacking in the courtesy
department... however, judging by the feedback I have received, most of the people reading are
the ones who already know and agree with the things I'm writing about. Still, if the message gets through to even just a
few people, the time spent making this site will have been worth it.
Please keep in mind that with this website, I'm not trying to insist that everyone become a perfect driver, or give the
impression that I myself am a perfect driver. Even the best and most courteous drivers on the road make mistakes from
time to time. The point here is that there's a big difference between being a perfect driver and exhibiting some good
manners on the road... so please, do like your mother admonished you all those years - mind your manners! ;)