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Unread 09-15-2010, 05:50 AM
 
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Default What irritates you about other people's driving habits?

One thing that irritates me is to get behind someone who's coming up on a red light or stopped traffic and they start slowing down about a half-mile before they have to stop and then just creep up on the car ahead of them at about 1 mph for the last hundred or so feet. Just get there and stop.

It's most likely the same people who, in stop and go traffic, keep 20 or more car lengths between them and the car just ahead.

The left lane hog thing has been beat to death, so what else you got?
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Unread 09-15-2010, 05:53 AM
 
Location: California
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The swerving in and out of their lane as they text, phone, eat, doing anything and everything BUT drive! These are the ones who think they can multitask.
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Unread 09-15-2010, 06:07 AM
 
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Attempting to make a right-hand turn at a busy intersection with limited visibility only to have the driver behind you creep up into your line of sight so he/she can go left. Back off, jerk, and wait your frickin' turn!
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Unread 09-15-2010, 06:22 AM
 
Location: The Jar
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Moving over to the slow lane only to be tailgated!
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Unread 09-15-2010, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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People who are quick to bolt out into traffic while exiting a driveway or parking lot and cut you off, then slow down and drive like a snail in front of you.
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Unread 09-15-2010, 06:38 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Gimme3steps View Post
One thing that irritates me is to get behind someone who's coming up on a red light or stopped traffic and they start slowing down about a half-mile before they have to stop and then just creep up on the car ahead of them at about 1 mph for the last hundred or so feet. Just get there and stop.

It's most likely the same people who, in stop and go traffic, keep 20 or more car lengths between them and the car just ahead.

The left lane hog thing has been beat to death, so what else you got?
I do that. You're not racing. You don't always have to be on the gas or the brake. We're both going to be waiting at the light anyway.

The one that irritates me most is not having lights on when raining.
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Unread 09-15-2010, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Incognito
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Hugging the left lane, lack of use of the turn signal, sudden lane changes, lane hopping, people driving with a gangsta lean, drivers who don't realize their turn signal is on and drive for miles without turning it off, tailgaters, women on cellphones yapping or putting on make up while driving. More to come.
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Unread 09-15-2010, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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People who are going 90 mph in the right-hand lane and then quickly dart across 5 lanes of traffic to get to their exit nearly causing an accident.

Snowbirds who want to get the $5 special at a local restaurant and decide it's intelligent to venture out on the interstate at 4:30 pm and have no idea how to keep up with traffic and leisurely cruise in the left-hand lane at 50 mph oblivious to the 500 vehicles backed up behind them.

Jackasses on sport bikes who feel they can cruise in between lanes, swerve in and out of cars, and tailgate every large vehicle they can.

Drivers of semi-luxury automobiles (3 Series, C-Class, etc) that feel they own the road and need to make other drivers aware they are driving a the cheapest model of luxury brand that they can't afford with a $600/ month lease payment.
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Unread 09-15-2010, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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There are so many different things...and it all depends on the region of the country you are in. Some areas have decent drivers, some states appear to just give licenses away.

Not having lights on while raining or driving too fast in inclement weather, weaving in and out of traffic and cutting people off, not using your turn signal, driving on the median to get to your destination when the traffic is stopped because apparently getting to your destination is more important than the emergency vehicles (It is gratifying when a cop is smart enough to station themselves on the median to ticket those drivers), ridiculous multi-tasking - I am okay with cellphones (talking for the most part but what about putting mascara on when driving 60+ mph or other tasks that require use of the mirror when driving, smokers that flick their cigarette butts out the window, definitely texting while driving especially because it is illegal in most of the states I drive in!, and those that don't let anyone over when they have their turn signal on. I always let people over as long as they don't hesitate. If you want over, hurry up!

Wow...that was so therapeutic!
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Unread 09-15-2010, 07:10 AM
 
Location: property tax hell
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all the above - in essence, a lack of common sense and a sense of entitlement.

While I agree that not using a turn signal annoys me - what annoys me more are those that by having a turn signal on, then its okay to cut people off or expect others to immediately let you into their lane. Also - a signal is just that - a sign of what you are intending to do, not what you are currently doing, or what you just did. Flipping that signal on half-way into your turn or after I've already slammed on my breaks to avoid hitting you doesn't really help.

And the phone thing has already been mentioned... but that really takes the cake. I don't care how bored you are in the car or how important your call is... no reason to be putting yourself and others in danger by holding a lengthy conversation while holding up traffic.
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