Driving Blind in the Rain
We were pleased with the car we’d rented
in Detroit. As a European, I’m constantly impressed
by the level of professionalism and customer service that out American
So we unfolded the map, turned up the car music player and prepared to
cross the border for
our 3-day trip into Canada.
We’d been staying with a friend in Detroit for a week and had decided to
give him, and ourselves,
a bit of a break and travel up north to explore Toronto.
The view from the motorway wasn’t much to write home about. Mainly
fields, wheat and flat
landscape. The Canadians we encountered on our frequent coffee and food
stops were friendly
enough, but after driving for 6 hours, I was keen to stop and rest for
Suddenly, and without warning, the skies opened and the heavens poured
with rain. I can’t
remember ever seeing such a heavy downpour. I turned on the windscreen
happened! I tried again – nada! I was doing 50mph on a busy 4-lane
highway in torrential rain
and I couldn’t see anything in front of me.
This was dangerous, seriously life-threatening. I tried to calm my
girlfriend down, but I was
panicking inside and I knew if we didn’t stop soon, we’d crash.
After 20 minutes of driving blind, I finally made out an exit sign and
took it. Anything would be
better than the highway. We came off and soon found a motel where we
stopped for the night
and counted our blessings. I honestly thought we would be spending the
night in the car at the
side of the road or, worse still, dead in a ditch somewhere.
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