It’s raining in Phoenix

In most of the rest of the world, three days of rain in November would be a non-event. Here in Phoenix, it leads the local news.

I got an early start to work this morning because I knew the Phoenix-area freeways would be a mess today. I was not wrong. I should have left even earlier.

Brake lights all around. Arizona State Route 51 southbound at Highland Avenue, Phoenix.

Brake lights all around. Arizona State Route 51 southbound at Highland Avenue, Phoenix.

Driving in the rain seems to be a challenge for many Phoenix drivers. To me, it seems all you really need to do is leave some extra room for braking and slow down a bit. Few of my fellow commuters have gotten that message. However, those who did slow down invariably chose to do so in the left lane.

In the end, I made it to work unscathed, although slightly wetter than usual. Living in Phoenix doesn’t justify a substantial investment in rain gear.