U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 11-17-2013, 06:55 PM
 
10 posts, read 14,419 times
Reputation: 11

Advertisements

Why are people so aggressive while driving?

The speed limit was 55, I was driving 75-80 in the middle lane of 3 lanes. Then, 10-12 cars went flying by me. They also gave me the "finger" for driving to slow. I was going 30 MPH over the speed limit.

Also, I was waiting as a family of ducks was crossing the street. I was waiting for them to cross. Another car went flying by. He clearly saw the ducks. He just drove right over them, killing the whole family. There was 1 duck and 6 baby ducks dead.

Another was I was in the middle lane driving. Three cars went from the left lane all the way to the right lane. I was driving at 70. The cars merged all the way to the exit. I almost crashed into them and they thought I was the bad driver.

One more was at a mall parking lot I was waiting for a spot. As I was pulling in, this car floored it and turned in . He didnt even let the other car pull put. When the car was exiting the spot, he was beeping and making "threatening gestures." I had to back out for him to get in. It took 5-10 mins to find another spot.

Why are people so aggressive while driving?
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-17-2013, 07:02 PM
 
1,420 posts, read 2,634,879 times
Reputation: 2244
Not sure if I see that too much. Maybe 1 in 100 is so aggressive it is noticeable.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-17-2013, 07:02 PM
 
18,371 posts, read 20,099,207 times
Reputation: 26871
Because some are so self important they can't be bothered to be courteous
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-17-2013, 07:16 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
5,160 posts, read 9,720,178 times
Reputation: 7949
Because all of your stories are fake, and never happened.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-17-2013, 07:18 PM
 
1,214 posts, read 2,241,918 times
Reputation: 1847
Because some people(not saying you) are so oblivious on the road that it amazes me how they got licenses
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-17-2013, 07:24 PM
NCN
 
Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
21,135 posts, read 21,873,308 times
Reputation: 23217
I think it is immaturity. They don't realize they are endangering the lives of others. Someone just ran a stop light and killed a member of our church. So sad.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-17-2013, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
20,410 posts, read 37,788,066 times
Reputation: 22550
A combination of compensation and entitlement syndrome (plus the immaturity that NCN mentions above, a side effect of entitlement syndrome).
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-17-2013, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
42,663 posts, read 74,212,583 times
Reputation: 36087
Even more surprising, why do so many posters in this forum brag about being aggressive drivers?
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-17-2013, 08:12 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
14,800 posts, read 17,703,198 times
Reputation: 9029
Its just the norm, i find it strange how people have to come on here and tell us every run in they had during their commute.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-17-2013, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
20,410 posts, read 37,788,066 times
Reputation: 22550
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtur88 View Post
Even more surprising, why do so many posters in this forum brag about being aggressive drivers?
Because they think they're being impressive (see compensation, above - they don't get that they're advertising their lacks when they behave that way).
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top