A related road rule has always pissed me off, that it’s illegal to pull over on the shoulder of the freeway unless you have an emergency. On a couple of occasions I witnessed a gorgeous sunset, and pulled over to snap a picture. My (female) passengers got stirred up by the “illegal” maneuver. Why?

I had an artistic emergency, what’s your problem? The car was perfectly drivable, so it was in better shape than if I had a real emergency. I wasn’t hurt, so I was in a better shape to avoid danger than if we had some accident. So why the fuss?

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