(Gee, it was like the author wrote this one just for E. TN)
"We have met the enemy and he is us. You can never rely on what the other driver will do. Think back to all the mistakes you've made while driving over the years. Think ahead to the ones you know you will make in the future. All the other drivers are just like us! Don't trust them! While you are driving, keep a wary eye on the other guy and leave yourself plenty of room. Anticipate the mistakes he might make and be ready for them. Eventually, he will! Because he's just like us! When you are driving on "autopilot," you have turned control of your vehicle over to those other drivers - you are at their mercy. Their fate is your fate."
I was once at a traffic light in Knoxville where traffic had stopped though the light was green for me. Finally, about 10 seconds in to the green cycle, I was able to go. Go I did and got t-boned by a guy who was so out of it that he missed the red -- 10 seconds after it had turned. I always look at least twice before I go, even at a "normal" intersection when the light turns green.