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10 most annoying motorists
San Antonio Express-News ^ | 08/22/2010

Posted on 08/23/2010 8:31:53 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

1. Drive really slow

2. Go first at an intersection when you were there first

3. Beep when you don’t instantly start after a green light

4. Tailgaters who easily could go around you

5. Don’t pay attention at traffic lights

6. Lane changers

7. Write text messages while driving.

8. Turn in front of you without using a signal.

9. Tailgate when you’re behind someone else.

10. Wave you through a stop sign even though they were there first.

Source: www.wedolists.com/2010/08/top-10-most-annoying-types-of-drivers/


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Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?

~ George Carlin

1 posted on 08/23/2010 8:31:56 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

On a freeway....drive 55 in the PASSING lane, forcing me to pass on the right. Usually these idiots are from OK and KS.


2 posted on 08/23/2010 8:33:25 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Responsibility2nd

The most annoying are those that don’t know how to merge off the interstate. The sign says Yield, it does not say Stop.


3 posted on 08/23/2010 8:34:48 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Responsibility2nd

11. Wave another driver in front of a third driver who has the right of way.
12. Drive as far forward as they can in a lane that’s about to close and then expect to be let in.


4 posted on 08/23/2010 8:34:51 AM PDT by Genoa (Titus 2:13)
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To: DCBryan1

Where people tend to obey the law.

;-)


5 posted on 08/23/2010 8:35:16 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why are 100% of Rape / Assaults in Oslo, Norway, committed by Muslims?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

11) Those scared to death by round-abouts, or who treat them as stop signs, uggh, gimme a death ray ...


6 posted on 08/23/2010 8:35:51 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Responsibility2nd

10. Wave you through a stop sign even though they were there first.

Oh boy is that a sore spot with me. I HATE THAT. It’s actually an passive-aggressive power play. I have right of way but I grant you permission to go as a boon.

Nuts. Just follow the rules.


7 posted on 08/23/2010 8:36:29 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Responsibility2nd

11. People who, stuck in traffic jams every weekday, decide to overcompensate on weekends. They drive fast and recklessly and end up causing accidents and traffic jams on weekends.


8 posted on 08/23/2010 8:36:38 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: DCBryan1

13. Drivers who think there’s no speed limit in the left lane.


9 posted on 08/23/2010 8:37:15 AM PDT by Genoa (Titus 2:13)
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To: Responsibility2nd

- people that drive way under the speed limit

- people waiting to turn out in the road that inch forward a little bit more as you are driving by them.


10 posted on 08/23/2010 8:37:35 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Responsibility2nd
Don't accelerate up to highway speed on an entrance ramp and expect everyone on the highway to deal with you merging in at 40 mph.
11 posted on 08/23/2010 8:37:44 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.)
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To: DCBryan1

lane changers (6) wouldn’t have to change lanes so much if everyone drove in the CORRECT lane (keep RIGHT except to pass).


12 posted on 08/23/2010 8:37:44 AM PDT by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m guilty of #10. Simply because I’ve found that most people can’t count & don’t know the rules of a 4 way stop. It’s just safer.


13 posted on 08/23/2010 8:37:49 AM PDT by rickb308 (Muslims need to check with Native Americans & ask how that whole cowboys & indians thing worked out.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
#1 - Need rocket on front of car to eliminate problem.
#9 - Need rocket on back of car to eliminate problem.

Ta-Da!

14 posted on 08/23/2010 8:37:58 AM PDT by MissTed (My dogs have more integrity then my President)
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To: Responsibility2nd

People who cannot make a right turn into a driveway without first coming to a complete stop in the street.


15 posted on 08/23/2010 8:38:04 AM PDT by csmusaret (A government that can dictate how much water flows into a toilet is a powerful government indeed.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
11) Those without enough shame to have removed thier Obama bumper sticker by now. While this is not annoying I am embarrased for them, it's like having toilet paper stuck to thier wheel ...
16 posted on 08/23/2010 8:38:46 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Responsibility2nd

You pass a car that is going slow. After the pass is complete they speed up and keep behind you.


17 posted on 08/23/2010 8:39:18 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Scythian
Those without enough shame to have removed thier Obama bumper sticker by now.

If they had any shame it wouldn't have been put there to begin with.
18 posted on 08/23/2010 8:39:52 AM PDT by Genoa (Titus 2:13)
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To: Genoa
13. Drivers who think there’s no speed limit in the left lane.

Hmmm, I've got a feeling your driving would annoy me ;) he he
19 posted on 08/23/2010 8:39:57 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Responsibility2nd
3. Beep when you don’t instantly start after a green light

They are usually so busy texting or talking on the phone that they didn't see the light turn green

20 posted on 08/23/2010 8:40:04 AM PDT by NRA1995 ("In [Mexican] border, we are asking, who are you?" President Calderon of Mexico)
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To: Responsibility2nd

People that pull right out in front of you just to make a turn, when they could’ve waited that extra 1/2 second for you to pass because no one was behind you.


21 posted on 08/23/2010 8:40:30 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: Responsibility2nd
4. Tailgaters who easily could go around you

In Texas it is a manner some ahole drivers use to "push" cars out of a lane. They absolutely refuse to pass a car, instead tailgating until the car in front eventually gets out of the way. And there are open lanes on the left, you can see the drivers doing it to every car in "their" lane. Cops will do this too (no flashing lights, just a jerk mentality).

22 posted on 08/23/2010 8:40:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

People who use every red light as an opportunity to dig through their bag, their purse, the console, whatever, and fail to see the light change, again and again. Usually on the cell while doing so.

Park the car to sort through your crap, please.


23 posted on 08/23/2010 8:41:11 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: KarlInOhio

Don’t accelerate up to highway speed on an entrance ramp and expect everyone on the highway to deal with you merging in at 40 mph.

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I disagree with ya in this one. I call the right lane the “get on-get off lane”. Don’t be in it unless you are getting on or off. Get in the middle lane or the fast lane. And stay out of the way.


24 posted on 08/23/2010 8:41:37 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: Peter from Rutland
- people waiting to turn out in the road that inch forward a little bit more as you are driving by them.

People in the left turn lane who stop well past the line. You can't turn until you get a green light anyway, so why do you need your back wheels past the stop line. It's not like the people who can turn right on a red light who scoot past the stop line to get a better view to the left.

25 posted on 08/23/2010 8:41:48 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Gun control was originally to protect Klansmen from their victims. The basic reason hasn't changed.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

i drive 86 miles to work, each way. i see ladies with a cig in one hand and a phone in the other. WHAT the hell are you driving with lady. Or going down the X-Way at 80 while texting. Or the guy who is reading the paper in the next lane. I could go on.


26 posted on 08/23/2010 8:42:15 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: caver

Using the exit ramps as a passing lane (they aren’t “mistakenly” in the lane, they cut off those who are merging onto the highway just so they can pass one car in the lane adjacent to the exits).


27 posted on 08/23/2010 8:42:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

11. Go full speed into an intersection without first looking to see if traffic is coming their way.


28 posted on 08/23/2010 8:42:38 AM PDT by NRA1995 ("In [Mexican] border, we are asking, who are you?" President Calderon of Mexico)
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To: Genoa

12. Drive as far forward as they can in a lane that’s about to close and then expect to be let in.


Actually, the new normal is to keep traffic in both lanes until the road tapers to the single lane. It is the zipper effect and traffic flows much better. It also keeps from traffic backup that can cause further problems.


29 posted on 08/23/2010 8:42:54 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Some of these look like no win situations:

2 and 10 are opposite sides of the same coin, people who dont follow stop-sign etiquette.

3 and 5 seem odd because the witer soent like it when others dont go at green, but thinks you should wait when he doesnt want to go at green.

4 and 6, if you tailgate you are a jerk. If you get around him, you are a lane changer.


30 posted on 08/23/2010 8:43:02 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m just glad they didn’t name names.


31 posted on 08/23/2010 8:43:06 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: cornfedcowboy

How about the ones who speed up when you pass, and pace you in your blind spot? What’s up with that, insurance scam waiting to happen, think they’re hidden from radar, what? I don’t get it, but it happens all the time.


32 posted on 08/23/2010 8:43:08 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Responsibility2nd

People that drive northbound in the southbound lanes. I really hate that.


33 posted on 08/23/2010 8:43:10 AM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: Scythian

My beef is this: Let’s say there are two lanes and the speed limit is 70, and there’s a good bit of traffic, so not much opportunity to pass safely. The right lane is clogged with people driving at 65 mph, so I’m in the left lane. But I have a guy tailgating me in the left lane because my 75 mph is too slow to suit him. He is in a hurry and likes to do 85, and I am a problem.


34 posted on 08/23/2010 8:43:20 AM PDT by Genoa (Titus 2:13)
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To: csmusaret

I want to add, think they’re driving a tractor trailer when making right turns.


35 posted on 08/23/2010 8:43:33 AM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: 70th Division

I’ve seen several drivers holding their cellphones with their right hand to their left ear and driving with their left hand.


36 posted on 08/23/2010 8:43:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: Genoa
13. Drivers who think there’s no speed limit in the left lane.

You need to stay out of the passing lane.

When people are passing you on the right, then you are in the wrong lane, MOVE.

37 posted on 08/23/2010 8:44:03 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: Uncle Miltie
Where people tend to obey the law.

Except that the law also says that lower traffic should keep to the right. If the flow of traffic is faster than you, even if you are at the limit, you should not be in the left lane. If you are not passing anyone, you shouldn't be in that lane. Slow drivers cause an unnatural traffic flow and that leads to accidents.

And as an old driver instructor was said, "It doesn't matter who's right if you're dead."

38 posted on 08/23/2010 8:45:01 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog?Five?No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.)
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To: ansel12

See 34.


39 posted on 08/23/2010 8:46:00 AM PDT by Genoa (Titus 2:13)
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To: Genoa

13. Drivers who think there’s no speed limit in the left lane.


Oh, so it is you that slows up traffic in the left(fast) lane. The left lane is best and safest for passing. If someone is behind you and trying to pass, please pull to the right.


40 posted on 08/23/2010 8:46:00 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: cornfedcowboy

Everyone has to come to a stop to let in the person riding out the merge lane. Which compounds the traffic jam.


41 posted on 08/23/2010 8:46:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: rickb308

At a 4 way stop?

ALWAYS look at who’s already there before you get there. That way you get there - you stop - you go.

Nothing is worse than 4 morons pulling up to a 4 way stop sign and then wondering who got there first. Wondering who should go.

I often see someone at a 4 way first. But since they weren’t paying attention, I pull out first while they are still stuck on stupid.


42 posted on 08/23/2010 8:46:23 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: KarlInOhio
People in the left turn lane who stop well past the line.

It all depends on conditions. Maybe the left-turning lane is too short and if you don't use up all available space, the line of cars wanting to turn left will end up clogging the "fast" lane on the highway.

43 posted on 08/23/2010 8:46:27 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: a fool in paradise

That ticks me off too and I see it a lot. The never have the testicular fortitude to actually pass anyone.


44 posted on 08/23/2010 8:46:43 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: caver
I thought that habit was unique to SW Pennsylvania. I've never seen it anywhere else. They may have a football field length of merge lane left, but they slam on their brakes because they must thin k they have to enter the controlled access highway at exactly the point where the entrance ramp first meets it.

Obviously, nobody in the controlled access driving lane will ever move over for these morons because they are stopping.

45 posted on 08/23/2010 8:46:49 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: cornfedcowboy

That’s great, except when the right lane is full and I can’t pull to the right fast enough to satisfy the SPEEDER WHO IS RIDING MY TAIL.


46 posted on 08/23/2010 8:46:55 AM PDT by Genoa (Titus 2:13)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Someone once tried to pass me on the onramp.

And that wasn't even the guy who, though he was behind me, merged into traffic first while I was waiting for a car to pass and then sped up like he wasn't going to let me in even though my lane was about to end.

47 posted on 08/23/2010 8:47:00 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog?Five?No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.)
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To: DManA
10. Wave you through a stop sign even though they were there first.

Oh boy is that a sore spot with me. I HATE THAT. It’s actually an passive-aggressive power play. I have right of way but I grant you permission to go as a boon.

As a counter-argument, I will do this sometimes if I am unsure as to who has the right-of-way. I'd rather make sure both myself and the other driver are on the same page instead of assuming one way or the other.

My personal pet peeve are drivers who treat entrance/exit lanes as extra passing lanes on the highway. This might be particularly endemic to Northern Virginia, but it is extremely annoying.

48 posted on 08/23/2010 8:47:13 AM PDT by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
The biggest offenders around these parts are

1. Left-lane interstate tailgaters (you're already going 80) who force you over and then immediately get off at the next exit.

2. Serial lane changers who never signal their intentions, as though it were a sign of weakness, but simply drift right or left whenever the need strikes them.

3. People who refuse to use their headlights on dark, foggy, rainy or snowy days because they can see just fine without them.

And all of them have Massachusetts license plates, except for the few from Rhode Island, who might be drinking or texting as well.

49 posted on 08/23/2010 8:47:18 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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3. Beep when you don’t instantly start after a green light

If you are going through you car and not paying attention. Talking and looking away from the light. Feeding the kid in the back seat. Talking on your cell phone or texting. Putting on makeup (my favorite), adjusting all the dash knobs. Sleeping, reading a book, or playing with yourself. You will hear my horn from behind you. Depending on what you are doing, I hold the horn. I don't really care if you don't like. If you are driving pay attention stupid.

50 posted on 08/23/2010 8:47:31 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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