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What pisses you off about other people driving? For me, it's not so much driving as it is getting the licenses and stuff like that, but whatever.

-- Meghan (faeriebaby@hotmail.com), April 26, 2000


Where do I begin? So many things piss me off about people driving. First off, Michigan drivers. I know the speed limit up there is 70 mph, and that they're used to going faster than us poor Ohioans. But dammit, that's no excuse to drive like maniacs. Which they do. And then there's the people who think it's cute to tailgate me. These people REEEEEEALLY piss me off because I'm already paranoid about people following too closely (see: direct result of having been rearended). I've seen two bumper stickers that adequately sum up my feelings on this subject: "I'm not your bitch, so get off my ass!" and "If you're going to ride my ass, you may as well kiss it." Thankyouverymuch. Hmm...what else? Oh yes, there are the people who find it amusing to slam on their breaks for no apparent reason. Or the people who don't bother signaling before they turn. (What am I? Psychic? How the hell am I supposed to know what you're doing if you don't give me advanced warning?) Or the people who drive way too slowly. Lots of things about driving piss me off. (Could you tell?)

Jenn, who hasn't been to bed yet (nevermind that it's 7:49 a.m.)

-- Jenn (Hockeygirl_68@yahoo.com), April 26, 2000.

Yeah.....well I'm livid as hell today!!!! What really irks me about driving...is when I'm getting on the interstate down here....and the speed limit is 70 and I always get behind some asshole....like today...who decides to go down the ramp at 40 miles an hour. It's like helllllllooooooo...where the the hell do you think you are going???? Down the back roads of a country side on a Sunday???? Hello.....I'm back here waiting on your dumb ass to get going so I don't get rear ended by the semi who is driving 70 mph up my ass!!!!! I mean who the hell are these people???? what gives??? You're getting on an interstate for god's sake!!! Drive asshole, get it going....and what really pisses me off....they have like a V8 engine or so...and I'm only operating on like 4 or whatever small cars have. they have the power but they want to go on to a busy highway slow so the rest of us behind them have to make instantaneous decisions about where we are going before we are about to get plummetted from behind!!! I had to drive down the break down lane once and pass an asshole since there was no where else to go!!!!

another thing that irks me......are people who drive SUV's.....hello...could you please get the fuck off your cell phones, quit yelling at the kids, and fucking drive please??? Or get the fuck over into the slow lane.

Sorry, Jenn, but I'm one of those hot headed maniacs who like to drive at least 85 on the highways!!! If you don't have some place to go then don't drive in the fast lane if you aren't going at least 80. My pet peeve with driving.

then you have those idiots that pull directly out in front of you from some side street for no reason...I mean they don't even look half the time!!! grrrrrrr

then you have the occasional smart ass who knows you are in a hurry and slam on their brakes just to piss you off....this has happened to me twice....I almost rear ended them on purpose at this point because they did this...... ggggggrrrrrrrrr.......I'll be back when I think of more!!!! ~Amber

-- Amber Starcat (amber_star_cat@hotmail.com), April 26, 2000.

Yes, people who crawl along in the left lane drive me nuts. If you are not passing the people in the right lane, then you belong in the right lane, so move over and get the hell out of my way.

How about people who pull out of side streets when you are coming along the main road... There seems to be a rough rule of thumb here... the more blatantly they violate your right of way by pulling out into your lane so that you have to hit the brakes, the slower they will creep along once they are in front of you... Yes that is a violation of my right-of-way... If your action causes an oncoming vehicle to have to take action such as braking to avoid hitting you, then you have violated right-of-way. Jerk.

How about people who drive in rain and fog without their lights on. It's more than just common sense -- in most states you are legally required to turn on your headlights if it is raining enough that you need your windshield wipers on. Don't you think there is a reason almost everyone else on the road has their lights on? Just you and the other dimwits driving without lights...

Two lanes need to merge into one because of construction ahead. Signs tell you about the need to merge. This works very well if people just alternate merge, just every other car, simple, first one from the left lane, then one from the right lane, etc. But there are so many assholes who can't be satisfied with that, they push on past the point where people are merging so that they can push into line six or seven car lengths ahead. Creeps!

Okay, that's enough venting for now...


-- Jim (jimsjournal@yahoo.com), April 26, 2000.

I HATE when people are following to close especially when you have a big s.u.v. and when it's on the highway. Just because I drive a taurus and it freaks me out. Then I have two more beefs I live on the east side of cleveland and i can't stand driving 271 but I have to because it is the quickest way for me to get to work, people drive like idiots same thing with 480 but I don't drive that often enough to get pissed about it. Another road is Mayfield road on a sat. it's gotta' be one of the busiest roads in n.e. ohio and cedar road by beechwood mall because beechwood mall is a rather exspensive place to shop so....you guessed it people with big s.u.vs following to closely.

-- kelly mcg! (jacksfan30@aol.com), April 26, 2000.

I hate it when cops tailgate you trying to trick you into a speeding ticket. (This actually happened to me a few weeks ago, but he let me off with a warning.) Actually, I hate tailgaters, period. I hate it when slowpokes inhabit the left lane (recurring theme?) or, even worse, when a whole bunch of them ride abreast and take up every lane so no one can pass. I hate it when some maniac's doing 100 on the interstate and weaving in and out of traffic like there's no tomorrow. Where's the fire, chief? I also hate it when no one will get out of the way of the maniac so he's *forced* to go all over the place ('cuz why the hell would he want to slow down? he's only doing Mach 5, for pete's sake, that's fast enough, isn't it?)

Let's see, what else? I hate it when you're going along at a pretty good clip and someone comes up behind you even faster, so you have to change lanes real quick to let him pass, 'cuz if you don't he'll weave his way around you and probably blow his horn and/or flip you off as he goes by.

-- Tim (mediabrat@hotmail.com), April 28, 2000.

Tourists. They will drive down an interstate highway at a mere forty miles an hour, looking for the right exit... and, inevitably, they cut through about three crowded lanes to get there.
The elderly. Ditto on the speed, ditto on the concept of sharing the road or even checking first to see if someone is in their way.
The SUV drivers who see me and think, "Hahahahaha, look at that pathetic Subaru, she'll just have to get out of my way."
People who don't use their blinkers. I'm more forgiving of this when t's a really old car, as they just might not work anymore, but when there's a '99 Lexus cutting into my lane without warning, there is no excuse.
Anyone who makes turns from a non-turn lane, when there is one, and then winds up nearly causing an accident.
People who ignore stop signs.
People who ignore red lights.
People who ignore everyone else on the road.
(shutting up now...)

-- Julie (ZepFiend@aol.com), April 29, 2000.

After reading the preceding, I vote for all of the above. They are mostly actions of the selfish, discourteous, apathetic people. And you know where I would like to put that one finger salute ? In their ear of course.

-- Denver doug (ionoi@webtv.net), October 05, 2000.

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