Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Skeptik, Nov 22, 2008.
What idiotic behaviors of fellow motorists do you find the most annoying? Why?
I could write a book...but I'll limit my response to the top 3.
People who pass then immediately hit the brakes, slowing down to less than the speed I was going before they passed me.
People who speed up when I'm trying to pass them.
People who drive 150 mph knowing their lane is going to end at road construction so they can swerve in front of you at the last minute before they run into the barrels.
I don't care if you go fast or slow; just maintain the same speed so I can go around you or let you fly.
Especially bothersome are the idiots who go limit + 5 in the straight aways with passing lanes and limit - 5 in the double yellow line curves... pricks.
teens texting on the cell phone while driving slow....
People who hang out in the passing lane.
Almost as bad as people who hang out and bullshit in the middle of the aisles at the Wal-mart. Pricks.
Yup. Tailgaters. Since I moved back out in the country, this is number one.
But back in the city, my number one aggravation was people who run red lights. You'd be sitting there waiting for your light to turn green, and invariably when it did, there would be someone flying through the intersection AFTER your light turned green. You KNEW the sons a bitch ran the light AFTER it turned red. I'd always lurch my big, lifted, 4x4 truck forward, stand on the horn, flip them off and scare the shit out of them.
If they're particularly egregious about it, and I'm feeling particularly aggressive, I slow the car down till they get it that sitting on my tail is only going to make them go slower.
Back in the bad old days, back when editec was a truly violent person, I'd occassionally swing my car around to stop traffic coming both ways, get out and casually walk back to their car and talk to the offending party.
People were typically quite contrite when they found themselves face to face with a less than completely sane (and non hemp smoking) editec who standing next to their window giving them a lecture about their sociopathic driving style.
Editec, that's completely crazy, you say?
Yes, that's exactly right.
Editec was somewhat crazy in those bad old days.
But imagine that you have been aggressively tailgating somebody in a remote Maine road, and now your victim has just swung his car to a screeching stop blocking traffic in both directions JUST TO TALK TO YOU FACE TO FACE ABOUT YOUR ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR.
That has a way of convincing people that perhaps there could be terrible consequences to that kind of aggressive behavior which they'd previously not counted on.
If more people took bullies to task for their behaviors this would be a much more polite society, folks.
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