Post # 1
Driving home last night was a bitch. My A/C is broken so I have to drive with the windows down. I was stuck in unmoving traffic, and the guy in front of me is holding a lit cigar out the window. Not smoking it (at least in that case some of the smoke would have stayed in his own car) just holding it out the window for everyone else to partake in inhaling. I can tolerate the smell of cigarettes but cigars make me queasy beyond belief. At the same time, the guy next to me is blasting his bass so loud that my entire vehicle was vibrating. Now, I’ve never understand the purpose of this other than to piss off other people. You cannot possibly hear the music over the bass. It’s just migraine inducing pounding and vibration. IMO it should be outlawed. I’ve been to many a Slayer concert and it has never hurt my ears or given me a headache. Grrrr!
So what sets off your road rage?
Post # 3
@Aquaria: people who don’t know the size of their vehicles!! Also, people who don’t give you enough room to parallel park.
Post # 4
@Aquaria: Living in my part of New England (NH/MA), we’re programmed to be impatient drivers. It’s in our blood! Here are the things that especially set me off:
- People who drive too slowly in the passing lane — that lane is NOT meant for going 60 mph. And if I’m coming up on your tail in that lane, move over.
- People who don’t use the breakdown lane (if available) to make a right turn.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
I cannot cannot cannot stand when people tailgait you on the highway, when CLEARLY there are cars in front of you… like a long line of traffic in the left lane passing a couple of trucks or something, and some asshat runs right up on my ass…. like, I am NOT going anywhere, obviously, I know you know there are people in FRONT of me, and we are passing others on the right.
I will give them the STINK EYE in my rearview… get realllll up close to my rearview mirror and GLARE at them, that has always freaked people out enought to back off a little… giving the middle finger would just piss them off more, but the stink eye makes them worried about my sanity 😛
Basically people who act like they are God of the Roads and that they are SO much more important than every other person and the rest of us are mere PEASANTS that should stay out of their way because DONT WE KNOW WHO THEY ARE AND THAT THEY NEED TO GET TO WORK/THE BAR/THE MALL/? Can’t stand it.
Post # 6
@Aquaria: Oh, and douchebag parkers. People who park at an angle across two spaces are just asking for trouble.
Post # 7
People who don’t use blinkers, people who merge when they clearly haven’t looked, and also pounding bass! Can’t stand it!!
Post # 8
People who don’t take driving seriously!Zig-zagging in and out of traffic and running red lights. People who street race. It is dangerous! You can be doing everything right and all it takes is one idiot to kill you.
Oh, and people who don’t turn their lights on at teh approiate time. Most newer cars have running lights/driving lights, but theres a point in the day when everyone else around yo uhas thier lights on….turn your lights on!lol
Traffic! I hate traffic, or that one slow driver and you cant even change lanes bc everyone else is going with teh flow of traffic and its too fast to merge over!omg,seriously.I will drive however long it takes to avoid traffic, at least ill me moving and not stuck there pissed off!
^ has road rage 🙂
Post # 9
Unfortunatley, I live in the DC area, so my road rage is regularly off the charts…I hate it when people tailgate me, I hate it when people pass me just to the first to get to a red light-or if the speed limit is 35 MPH-there’s no reason to pass like a jackass, weaving in and out of the lanes! And, I don’t drive slow-I go with the speed of traffic or even faster usually, so there’s REALLY no reason for it.
And I hate seeing people on their phones. Talking is one thing, but usually when I see people texting, they are driving like maniacs because they’re not paying attention. AND I hate it when people don’t use their turn signal.
Obviously, my blood pressure is pretty off the charts.
Post # 10
Omg so many typos but I’m not even going to edit it bc it shows how enraged I am just talking about it. bahaha!!!
Post # 11
The “race to the mall” jackasses. You can tell exactly who they are. Around 3 p.m. all the 17-year-olds zig zagging at 90 mph to see who can get to Old Navy first.
Post # 12
Everything. I live in Boston.
Post # 13
@Sunnyday278: +1 I always wonder what they think they are going to accomplish by driving an inch from my bumper. Maybe they want to come in to the back seat and say hello? What I hate more is people who will ride my ass when the passing lane is open! They are like “Just going to tailgate you for a few miles before I eventually pass you”
Post # 14
@Aquaria: Driving in Omaha in general sets off my road rage. When I first moved here, I realized that the majority of people just do not know how to drive. (My fiance, who has lived here most of his life, 100% agrees with this statement.) People pull out without looking, turn without yielding to oncoming traffic, weave in and out of traffic while clearly not paying attention to anyone else around them, text while driving (I seriously saw a Fed Ex driver doing this the other day while he was making a turn!), drive/stop way too close to my bumper, don’t understand the concept of merging … The list could go on and on.
I know that no one is a perfect driver, but Jesus Christ. I get so angry while driving a lot of the time! And since I have to travel in rush hour traffic Monday through Friday, I see one or more (usually more) of the things I listed every day. Ugh.
Post # 15
People who drive dangerously.
I really hate people who ride your bumper and then slide in front of you only to hit their breaks or make a sudden turn.
I cannot understand people who tailgate semi-trucks. That boggles my mind.
People who do not get over on the interstate when a car is entering via the on ramp. I make sure that I am able to get over for incoming cars long before they are actually incoming.
People going the wrong way in a parking lot who then expect the cars traveling the correct way to accommodate them.
People who don’t stop to let people cross the road in a shopping plaza.
People who wait until the last second to merge when there have been signs on the highway for a few miles letting them know their lane is ending – such as an accident on the interstate being cleaned up. Traffic is usually almost stand-still in those situations, and the idiots who get into the fast-moving but soon blocked lane are the ones causing it to move even more slowly by their merging.
It’s funny when you see someone speeding and weaving like a demon only to catch up with them at the stoplight.
Post # 16
1. Slowing down to a crawl (or worse, a stop) to merge if there is a merge area/lane
2. People who don’t let you merge in heavy traffic when it’s two lanes coming together, so one car after another (Oh my! Your car is in front of mine! You’re going to get there SO MUCH FASTER THAN ME! Never mind the fact we’re all inching along and you just screwed up the traffic flow in the merging lane…)
3. Self righteous people who cruise the speed limit in the left lane and refuse to get out of the left lane