My daughter was visiting from Oregon and we were driving up Haleakala Highway. We heard an irritating sound as we were driving. My daughter said, "I think we have a flat tire."
Yep, even though it was a new tire, we had a flat, back left.
Cars coming up the highway were going like gangbusters. My daughter got out the equipment we needed from the back of the Acura. She was on the ground loosening the lugs and she was about 6 inches from the right lane, as we could not move the car farther from the highway. Cars were racing by in the right lane at at least 55 mph.
I was so angry that the speed was too fast. A police car went by - at that same speed - but did not stop to see if we needed assistance or to get the traffic to move over to the left lane. Why didn't the police stop? They didn't have their lights on. Why are people in such a hurry? Why was this police officer not concerned for safety?
I do want to thank two very caring and helpful gentlemen who did stop to help. One drove slower and moved over between the two lanes, so not to be close to my daughter and the car. And just a minute later another car stopped behind us to help.
Please be aware of danger when driving and be more caring of others. Aloha is needed.