Hey everyone. I have a question. I was coming home from Confession and I decided to pass a person on the interstate. Well, when I passed the first person I was not thinking about the fact that the left lane was a little icy although I knew that it was. I went ahead and passed and I ended up fishtailing slightly. I then encountered another person who was going a little too slow and so I decided to pass them again despite the fact that I knew the second lane was icy. I went ahead and passed them with no problem. I had decided to take a risk on the second time.
Anyway, I know that it is grave matter to endanger other people’s lives on the road due to a love of speed. However, I did not pass these people because I wanted to go fast. In fact, I stayed slightly below the speed limit during the entire time, even when passing these people. I always stay below the speed limit despite a few accidental times when I go above it but then I correct my speed. The main reason why I passed them was simply because I did not want to be following someone. I dislike following people on the road and I also dislike people following me and so if I have the opportunity to get out of that situation, I will.
But anyway, I am being quite scrupulous and I am worried that I may have committed a mortal sin. I did want to get home quickly but like I said, my primary motive for going around them was because I did not want to follow them.
So anyway, I would greatly appreciate your input and advice. Thank you very much.