Skip to comments.10 most annoying motorists
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 dont instantly start after a green light
4. Tailgaters who easily could go around you
5. Dont 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 youre behind someone else.
10. Wave you through a stop sign even though they were there first.
~ George Carlin
On a freeway....drive 55 in the PASSING lane, forcing me to pass on the right. Usually these idiots are from OK and KS.
The most annoying are those that don’t know how to merge off the interstate. The sign says Yield, it does not say Stop.
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.
Where people tend to obey the law.
11) Those scared to death by round-abouts, or who treat them as stop signs, uggh, gimme a death ray ...
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.
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.
13. Drivers who think there’s no speed limit in the left lane.
- 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.
lane changers (6) wouldn’t have to change lanes so much if everyone drove in the CORRECT lane (keep RIGHT except to pass).
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.
People who cannot make a right turn into a driveway without first coming to a complete stop in the street.
You pass a car that is going slow. After the pass is complete they speed up and keep behind you.
They are usually so busy texting or talking on the phone that they didn't see the light turn green
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
11. Go full speed into an intersection without first looking to see if traffic is coming their way.
12. Drive as far forward as they can in a lane thats about to close and then expect to be let in.
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.
I’m just glad they didn’t name names.
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.
People that drive northbound in the southbound lanes. I really hate that.
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.
I want to add, think they’re driving a tractor trailer when making right turns.
I’ve seen several drivers holding their cellphones with their right hand to their left ear and driving with their left hand.
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.
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."
13. Drivers who think theres no speed limit in the left lane.
Everyone has to come to a stop to let in the person riding out the merge lane. Which compounds the traffic jam.
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.
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.
That ticks me off too and I see it a lot. The never have the testicular fortitude to actually pass anyone.
Obviously, nobody in the controlled access driving lane will ever move over for these morons because they are stopping.
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.
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.
Oh boy is that a sore spot with me. I HATE THAT. Its 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.
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.
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.
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