Stupid Drivers

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Stupid Drivers

Ansley Ansley
What is the dumbest thing you've ever seen a driver due - something so amazingly stupid you wished you could legally beat the snot out of them and not have to suffer consequences for doing it?

Ok...maybe not beat the snot out of them but at least confront them without consequences.
07/18/2011
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Ansley Ansley
I was coming back from my mom's place one night with the hubby - he drives I don't. He has a SEVERE case of road rage so I typically am the one calming him down but that night? It was my turn.

There was a woman in a mini-van driving fifteen miles UNDER the speed limit on a two-lane road, she was essentially holding up everyone behind her and it's quite a busy street. We finally get to the light where the road branches out into four lanes and we were right beside each other.

I look over and she's holding one of those gigantic birthday cards with a million signatures on it, reading it as she was driving! I rolled down the window and signaled to her like I was going to ask her a question and then proceeded to scream at her until the light turned green.

Granted, and I'll admit it, I lost my temper. I was PISSED. She could have gotten us all into trouble if she'd screwed up while trying to read the praises and well wishes of her friends. I hope she went home to tell her spouse and I hope he told her what a total idiot she was being!
07/18/2011
Ansley Ansley
Damn homophones, how do they work?!
07/18/2011
Ghost Ghost
Recently, someone thought I was following too close (they were going 20 miles under the speed limit on the highway and it's hard not to keep getting close to them), but I was leaving the highway so I didn't try to go around. When I went to the offramp, he got next to my car and swerved to try to run me into the wall of the highway, then sped off over a divider to get onto the highway (so I couldn't tail him). Does that count?
07/19/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Yes, that counts, and that's horrible.

I have a few stories. This first one involved a friend and I on our motorcycles. It had just started raining, so we were trying to get back to his place before it got really bad. We come up to a stop sign, wait for a break in traffic, make our safe right turn, and two blocks up ahead after we were clearly on the road, some asshat pulls out right in front of us and we almost laid the bikes down trying to avoid hitting the person who just cut off two motorcycles in the rain.

The day I got my motorcycle license I was riding to work by myself for the very first time. Somebody changed lanes without looking and almost took me out. Luckily there was enough room to dodge into the lane they came from.

There was one randomly warm February day, so some friends and I decided to get on our motorcycles and ride around. Well this guy in a truck manages to see my friends on their black bikes with their dark grey jackets on the cloudy day in front of me, but not me with my pink jacket on my red bike and turns between us. And then when we were leaving a parking lot later that day, a car backed out in front of me (again after waiting for my friends on their dark bikes) and this time I did lay the bike down trying to avoid them. The person who almost ran me over didn't even stop after the bike went down and I stood there glaring at them.

And don't get me started on the asshats who pull up damn near on my back tire and idle forward when I move up to put some space between them. I want to get off the bike and walk back and inform them that if they were to be rear ended and hit the car in front of them, it'd suck, but it wouldn't be a big deal really. But if he were to get rear ended and hit the motorcycle in front of him, he could KILL the driver. Especially if that motorcyclist wasn't smart enough to leave enough room between them and the car in front of them.

I have more, but I was talking about these recently, so they were the freshest in my mind lol.
07/19/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Ghost
Recently, someone thought I was following too close (they were going 20 miles under the speed limit on the highway and it's hard not to keep getting close to them), but I was leaving the highway so I didn't try to go around. When I went to ...
ABsolutely!
07/19/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
Yes, that counts, and that's horrible.

I have a few stories. This first one involved a friend and I on our motorcycles. It had just started raining, so we were trying to get back to his place before it got really bad. We come up to a ...
07/19/2011
married with children married with children
a lot of things. the most recent was driving down the highway reading a book.
07/19/2011
Dusk Dusk
I think the worst one lately was on a two lane, 30mph road outside my house. We were sitting to take a left turn onto our street but it was dusk and we just noticed a guy in a motorized wheelchair.

Idiocy #1: He didn't even look before crossing the street in his chair. Honestly, we could have easily run him over because he didn't have lights or reflectors and was very difficult to see.

Idiocy #2: The guy behind us didn't see him either but just assumed we were asshats. So he drove up on our right hand side, almost clipped our car, got all pissy and sped by us. Both me and my mother flipped him off.

I've also had slow drivers, drivers who take a left hand turn across a divided street and end up stopping right across my lane, and one guy who tried to take a u-turn and almost t-boned us because he didn't even look before merging back into the lane. Then there was the guy who almost clipped my friend's truck with his trailer. UGH. So many bad drivers.
07/20/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I've seen the reading while driving people...they scare me. People who drive with ear buds/phones scare me too. You need to be able to not only see, but hear the world around you while driving...or is it just me?
07/20/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
I've seen the reading while driving people...they scare me. People who drive with ear buds/phones scare me too. You need to be able to not only see, but hear the world around you while driving...or is it just me?
Nope, not just you! And speaking of hearing the world around you - police/ambulance/fire engine sirens in radio commercials should be outlawed!!!

Nothing startles me more than hearing sirens when I'm driving or a passenger in a vehicle. And then I become slightly pissy because I feel like a fool that I wasn't tuned into the radio enough to realize it was some ambulance-chasing lawyer's advertisement about car accidents!
07/20/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I was in my car next to a woman a few days ago, she was weaving all over the road. We got to the stop light and I look into her car; she on the phone, then she's looking at the seat next to her, the next thing I know, she's ON HER LAPTOP and her phone at the same time! Then she hands the lap top to a kid in the back seat, while sitting sideways, and driving trying to make a lefthand turn.

Idiocy.
07/20/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I was in my car next to a woman a few days ago, she was weaving all over the road. We got to the stop light and I look into her car; she on the phone, then she's looking at the seat next to her, the next thing I know, she's ON HER LAPTOP and ...
Wow, just wow. I mean I don't care if you don't give a crap about your own life, but to have zero regard for others is atrocious behavior.

My sister and I once saw a young girl with a local university sticker on her windshield swerving all over the road, she was in the left lane on a four-lane split median highway. She kept falling asleep or passing out, not sure which. She ran into the grass and almost side-swiped the person to the right of her. We called the police and they said that unless an officer was in the area and physically saw her doing this, there was nothing they would do about it. Not that they couldn't do anything, they just weren't going to.

The irony is my sister was driving on a suspended for a circumstantial DUI. She downed the drink, drove a block home and it was the only one she'd had but the officer had already called it in so she had to go to jail.

And now I'm grumbling in my mind about how I can't wait to get out of this godforsaken city.
07/20/2011
Rossie Rossie
I hate drivers who hold cell phones to their ears, WITH their heads and upper bodies sloped over to the same side as their cell phones. Since they're not sitting up straight, their cars either weave all over the place, or go way under the speed limit.

I might sound mean, but I hope some senior drivers can stay off the freeways/highways. I'm OK with them driving around in the neighborhood streets, but trailing behind them going 45/50 mph on freeways/highways drive me nuts!
07/20/2011
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