As I drove down the street adjacent to my own yesterday afternoon, a car pulled out of a side street into the path of my car, forcing me into the oncoming lane. I bounced off a snow bank on the opposite side of the road before restoring control and returning to the right side of the road. Despite the dented fender and moment of sheer terror afforded to me by the careless driver in the other car, the most frustrating part of this entire episode was the the tinted windows on the white Jetta that nearly hit me.
As I passed the car, which had screeched to a halt on the right side of the road, I was unable to make eye contact with the driver. The tinting on the windows was so dark that I could not see inside the car.
I have a mean-ass glare and am quite skilled at pointing an angry finger, but I need to be able to see my target in order to be effective. Instead, I found myself glaring and pointing at the spot where I hoped the driver’s eyes were located, but the whole situation was considerably less satisfying than it should have been.
I think the whole process of making your car look cool in any regard is kind of silly, since it’s only a car, but could we at least reserve accouterments like window tinting to those who know how to drive without nearly killing people like me?