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      01-14-2021, 07:33 AM   #1
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Other drivers' habits that irritate the %&$! out of you

As the title states, what do other motorists do that make you want to pull your hair out or worse? How do you react? We encounter dumbass drivers on a daily basis it seems, or at least I do. Feel free to share specific experiences.

I have a ton in mind but I'll mention a unique one....cars/small trucks/SUVs that swing wide (encroaching the left-hand lane) in order to make a right turn. Semi tractor trailers need to do this, not 4 wheelers.
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People flying up to a stop sign or red light and slamming on the brakes. Even my wife does it. Really unnerving, especially when you they are on a side street and you are on the main road on a motorcycle.
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people who either don't use their turn signal or wait until they are already in the turn before activating it.

Left lane hogs.

Middle lane hogs.

drivers who pass you, pull in front of you, and then slow down.
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The list is sooooo long, but here are my top 4.

1. Drivers that won't GTFO of the left (passing) lane.

2. Truckers, who should know the rules of the road better, when they pull out in front of me (when I'm in the passing lane) within 5 feet of my car (at 75 mph), and then make it worse by staying in the left lane long enough to fit 2 trucks gap before moving back to the right lane. How many times have I started to pass them on the right only to have them nearly run me over? Innumerable.

3. Just general not paying attention because of their phone, eating, reading, or trying to make their vehicle an extension of their home.

4. Being slow. This one is my fault. When I'm driving, I'm driving, and nothing else, and when the light turns green, I'm off, and I'm just generally paying a lot of attention and like to get to where I'm going at a quick pace. It's not required by law for others to do the same, so that's why I said it's my fault. But damn, just GTFO the way!!!
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It’s been said already but my largest pet peeve is left lane hogs when there is also someone in the right lane. They fail to realize the function of the left lane is to pass and they drive for miles holding up traffic. I guarantee they are looking in their mirror and simply ignore the build up of traffic. Quite ignorant and blatantly rude.
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People who don't clear the left lane.

People after a rig clears the lane for them to get by, pull up next to them and pace them.

People who floor it to pull out in front of people, and then drive under the limit.

People who drive under the limit. Period.

People who go straight in the right hand lane in town and don't crowd the line and hold to the left so people turning right can still squeeze by.

People who can't see parking lines.

People who drop their fat greasy spouse at the front door and then sit there waiting for them making everyone else walk further around their car.

People on multi lane roads in town that speed up when you catch up to them. Pick your speed and I'll pick mine DB.

People at stop lights, especially turn lanes, that leave 2-6 car lengths between them and the car in front of them making the turn lane spill into the straight lane.

People who sit in the straight lane because they don't want to drive over the painted line to get into the turn lane - thereby missing the light cycle. Why are those lines even there? Do we need a dead area at the end of the turn lane that is just wasted asphalt?

People who slam on their brakes the second a light turns yellow.

People who won't turn right on red when legal.

People that can't drive without being on their phone.

People who pull off to the side of the highway when it is pouring and turn their flashers on instead of taking the next exit.

People that don't check their tires air pressure.

Think I road rage at all??? =)
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Think I road rage at all??? =)
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People flying up to a stop sign or red light and slamming on the brakes. Even my wife does it. Really unnerving, especially when you they are on a side street and you are on the main road on a motorcycle.
Women are brutal for this.
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Tailgaters.
Can't stand them.
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Hands down it's those that enter freeways below 100kmh. Absolutely dangerous and just mind bogglingly stupid.
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easy. people who miss an exit or know they might miss a turn who instead of just taking the next exit like any sensible person would, they toss out their common sense (although if you do this i dont know if you have any common sense in the first place) and violate every traffic law in existence to make their exit.
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People who park very close to you right at the edge of the line and then allow their bratty children to swing out their door at full speed into the side of your car.

People who puts on their turn signal but go the opposite direction.

People who don't slow down for sharp turns and slams the brake just right before.

People who modify their headlights by putting HID or ultra bright LED into halogen fixtures that blind on coming motorists.

People who speed through the neighborhood.

People who turn up their stereo with a subwoofer so loud that it rattles your car.

People who tint their window so dark that they can't see where they're going of if there's cross traffic.
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People who wait until the last second to merge...
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I won't even repeat what has already been mentioned. I categorize all incompetent fuks on the road as "Oblivious Drivers". And I detest them all.
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Stupid drivers that don't anticipate and don't signal. Drivers in the left turn lane that for some reason swing right before making their left turn. Drivers that approach a intersection with a triggered light and fall back just enough to trigger the yellow. Tailgaters
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I hate when I come to a stop sign after another car was at the one across the intersection before me and they wait, and don't move. They also don't have their turn signal on so when I decide they are a dumbass and don't know the rules, I start to go. Low and behold, they go and make a left in front of me and honk at me. I get this a lot down here because the grey heads that can't see over the steering wheel.
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Getting flashed by people doing 20 mph under the speed limit when i overtake them - I live in a gods waiting room - they all pootle about.....
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