Am I the only person on the road who actually knows how to drive??? Driving Rants...

  1. It's true, I am the only one in NJ who knows how to drive properly! I even got a 100% on my written exam. (over 20 years ago)

    What are your driving pet peeves??

    This is my number one pet peeve, please tell me if it is done differently in other states, that may explain somethings.

    When I am on the freeway, in the slow lane, doing 65, and there are cars in the other 2 lanes going like 80, and someone on my right is coming onto the highway, aren't they supposed to yeild to traffic already on the freeway??

    I am a nice driver, if no one is in the other lanes, I will move over and let you on, but PLEASE do NOT try to blend into my lane w/o even looking in my direction!!! I WILL run you off onto the shoulder!!! This little move, triggers my road rage like nothing else. If I at least see you look to see if someothing is there, I will try to slow down enough to let you in, but be quick about it. Otherwise, do NOT try this with me. Slow down and wait your turn. I don't think the 65mph speed limit was designed to have people have to slow down to 45 on your whim, that is why you are supposed to slow down on exit and on ramps!!! Grrrrrrr!!!!!

    What triggers your road rage??
  2. 29 Comments

  3. by   kimmicoobug
    What triggers mine are people that turn right in front of me, so that I have to slow WAAAAYYY down.
  4. by   night owl
    You talkin' Jersey driving???? I'm convinced that the rules of the road DO NOT apply in Jersey! That's one reason why I work nights. I'd have a stroke every day driving to work on route 80 where I'm also convinced that most motorists think 8-0 means the speed limit! Get this...This morning I'm at a stop sign waiting for the traffic to go by so I can make a left hand turn. There's someone on my right whom I'm assuming is waiting for the traffic also so he can make a right hand turn. So what does this *#*#*&% do? He makes a left hand turn also. He's on my right and he makes a left hand turn! Goes around and in front of me I missed hitting him my hairs, so I gave him the Jersey gesture and flipped him the bird! He pizzed me off big time!
  5. by   gwenith
    NAH! My favourite is a character that may of may not be typically Australian - all I know is that he is instantly recognisable by a wide variety of people over here.

    You can spot them by the silhouette in front of you - thin almost scrawney neck, sticking out ears and a hat on inside the car. You know this bloke has just driven into town off of his property and the ONLY thing he will stop for is a full grown Brahman Bull. They have an unusual approach to sight seeing, which of course they do every time they come to town, in that they will simply veer from one side of the road to the other to have a closer look at what interests them. They slow, stop, turn and speed up seemingly unaware of any other traffic on the road. It is well accepted in the country towns around Australia that if you see one of these blokes coming you park up a tree - it's the only safe place.

    The other bad driver is the little old lady in white. There are usually 3 or four of them in the car - white dresses white hats average age 75. Before lunch - they are not a problem but after say, 3pm they are a nightmare. This is because between lunch and three they have knocked back a few Sherries and Ports at the local bowling club and are now navigating between the "two of everything" they are seeing.
  6. by   aimeee
    My pet peeve is people who don't bother to use their turn signals.
  7. by   PennyLane
    Originally posted by aimeee
    My pet peeve is people who don't bother to use their turn signals.
    This gets me too. Especially when I'm behind someone at a red light, the light turns green, they pull up 3 feet, and THEN stop and put on their left-turn signal. Hello? Couldn't you have put the turn signal on earlier, so I could have gotten in a different lane, rather than be stuck behind your sorry butt until the light turns red again??
  8. by   Sable's mom
    Mine is people who pull out in front of you, crawl along at 1/2 the speed limit and then turn off in 1-2 blocks. Of course, all with NO traffic behind you!!
  9. by   plumrn
    My biggest pet peeve is the person who can't wait to pass you, but instead of waiting until they are well ahead of you to get back in the lane in front of you, they immediately cut right back in front of you, going so slow that you have to brake to keep from running into the back of them! Grrrrrr!
  10. by   P_RN
    I don't drive. But my 40+ years lifetime of driving with NEVER a ticket......was based on the fact that I let trouble pass me by, and EVERYONE ELSE HAS THE RIGHT OF WAY if they want it that bad.
  11. by   CashewLPN
    hmm.... well... as ya's all know... i live in Staten Island... it is a sort of driving buffer zone between brooklyn/manhattan (BROOKLYN) and jersey (joysay)...
    seriously though.... they dont drive city here, and they dont drive jersey.... its amazing nobody's killed me yet!!!
    now... I was driving in rochester... I had the boyfriend in the vehicle... why-- b/c he was tipsy... I dont drink too often... but, anyhoo.... wow... apparantly, I was the most deranged raged out driver there.... (naturally a defensive/agressive driver... down here, if not, I'd be killed!)
    it was funny...
  12. by   bennie
    Big pet peeve - tailgaters.
  13. by   jadednurse
    I just love (NOT!) pedestrians who are oblivious to the world around them. You know, the ones in parking lots that just waddle down the center of the lane, not even looking back to see if a car might be coming. Or the ones who cross agianst the signal at an intersection and then take their sweet time about it. La la la, doo tee doo! And then when you give them the courtesy honk, they have the *******' nerve to flip YOU the bird!

    Oh yeah, and those cell phone yackers that are paying more attention to their phones then the traffic. Errrr!
  14. by   NRSKarenRN
    Peeve: Jersey traffic circles.

    With over 250,000 miles under my belt on Philly and Jersey highways, no problems. Tangling with a deer near home, another story.