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TheUltimateTeaGod wrote:

BACK SEAT DRIVERS!!!!


I hate this as well even though they're not technically drivers.

A seven hour trip can either be an enjoyable, quiet cruise on clear highways or it can be a stressful, argument-filled eternity that doesn't end because you simply won't shut up and keep distracting me, so we end up dead tired at the destination.

Yes, I see the truck up ahead on this straight stretch of road that is visible for miles ahead. No, I am not going to brake 200 feet in advance because I actually have depth perception. Stop freaking the hell out at left turns and shit. I know what I'm doing and your sudden alarming yells are going to make me do something retarded sooner or later.

I'm probably much more likely to make a mistake when you keep pissing me off while also interrupting the music. My car, my driving, my rules. I'm still following traffic rules and I'm not doing anything wrong, so you can go ahead and drive how you want in your car. I don't tell you what to do in your car, so don't do that with me.


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- no turn signals

- slow driving in the left lane

- not moving over when somebody driving faster in the left lane comes along, even though the three, two, and one lanes are completely open you choose to stay put you are a big part of what causes causing traffic

- that being said, drivers who can't chill out I'm already doing 75-80 MPH while keeping a safe distance between me and the car in front, but you feel the need to ride my ass without pulling my hair at least and cutting people off just to move up one car length

- constant brake tapping

- slowing down 10-15 MPH going uphill (the pedal on the right is called an accelerator for a reason)

- waiting until the last minute to move over for a car merging onto the highway (the entirety of the left lane was open the whole time)

- people at intersections who stop, but their side had no stop sign to begin with

- people who don't yield to people who don't have stop signs

- when everybody slows to a crawl, because it is raining (it rains every year during the same time of the season why are you still scared)

- when two out of three of your brake lights don't work, period (where is a Statey to pull your ass over)

- when people don't replace their car's headlights and tail lights; your lights are so dim I can't tell if you're pressing on the brake or not this is a safety risk to everybody

- TL;DR nearly everything

You forgot when people think their high beams are their normal headlights and all you see at night is two miniature suns burning into your retinas as they keep staying behind you.

And people who see your signal and know you want to switch but they take their sweet time staying right next to you. Or stay there on purpose to block you.

And idiots who suddenly drive like crap because of a little rain. I swear, they'll reduce their speed by half. It's ridiculous. Yeah, don't go super fast in the rain, but crawling along isn't really much safer when you're making people go around you.
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RedExodus wrote:

dem people who play pokemon go while driving11 >:O


If i recall, it got an update that no longer allows one to play it if the speed reaches certain limit. In other words, playing while driving: no longer possible.
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I was going to make a golf related comment, but that old trucker story really took it out of me.
Once you drive a semi, everything else seems pretty small potatoes, though.
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The theory for getting a drivers license, I'm suffering through it now...
I'm more of a practical learner haha
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Turning the engine off and getting out is about the only thing that doesn't annoy me. I feel like shit just sitting in a car, can't handle it.
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Other drivers.
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other vehicles.
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those people with unnecessary braking all the way down the highway/road
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Having a panic attack while driving, especially in congested areas with lots of traffic. That is NOT a good time to have one.
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Oh and Aholes who won't use their damn blinkers!
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People who cut you off and brake in front of you when the road ahead is wide open. WTF?

Amen with the blinkers. Use them, dammit.

Brakes for no reason---stay out of the road if you're too damn afraid to drive!
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How people suddenly forget to drive when two flakes of snow hit the ground.
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1. People who drive slow on the fast lane and then SPEEDS UP WHEN I TRY TO PASS. That's when my 330 horsepower engine comes in handy... BYE!

2. People who tailgate me even when I'm already going 10 above the limit. There's an easy way to safely take care of these bozos... Just put on cruise control and see how long they can concentrate... They'll get tired of that little exercise eventually.

3. Dummies that use fog lights when there is absolutely NO FOG OR RAIN. Look, I have fog lights too but I don't use them unless I need them. It's almost as if some twats think that "ooooooo lookie I have foglights!!!1!"... Dorks.

4. People who never look back when they're pulling out of a parking spot. It's as if they expect the coast to be automatically clear when they shift into reverse

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Posted 17 days ago
Well, let's see...

1. Using the blinkers too late or not at all.

2. Driving too close behind. If it would happen in Autobahn...

3. Exceeding the area/road speed limit. Which brings the next one.

4. You wanna know what really annoys me? Those who makes passes that seem to have nothing with saving time and such.
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Might be applicable to all 50 states now but back in the day (1970's) a handful of states required any commercial vehicle driving slower than vehicular traffic normally drives on a two-lane mountain highway to either pull over in a pull-off to let traffic by and / or drive super-duper slow in a climbing lane to allow same if 5 or more vehicles are tagging along behind unable to pass.

I was in a situation in northern California where I had to deliver HHG (household goods) to a residence located in Eureka over near the Pacific Ocean. The quickest way from where I originated was I-5 North to Redding, then west on California Highway 299 over to the coast. I looked for trip alternatives but this way was the best way....dread. Going down the grades wasn't an issue as my rig engine had a Jake brake and it would adequately keep me in the lower gears without fear of slippage or brake fade from brake shoe application. No, the real deal was continuous curvature for many miles where any speed at all with a big rig wasn't going to exceed 45 mph. On the early going it didn't take long for 5 or more vehicles to accumulate behind me and as per courtesy and law compliance I would signal, slow way down, get off the highway in provided pull-offs or kick on the 4-ways on a climbing grade, drive uber-slow and hope all vehicular traffic would clear by the time I reached the merge lane. People were friendly enough they would either wave or friendly honk as if to show gratitude. Yea, all that. Highway 299 was a slow, agonizing grind; albeit scenic as all get out (pretty drive). At 1 real tight 180-degree curve I met a loaded logging truck traveling east. There was not enough clearance to accommodate both of us in the middle of this curve at speed. We both managed to fit and stay barely on the shoulders as we snaked by each other 10-mph. Ah, now I had a parade behind me again.

Long story shortened: I began to notice many of the delayed vehicles behind me were the same vehicles that I let by 15 miles ago. People would glide by, stop in the next town, buy snacks / firecrackers / whatever, or pull over, hike a short distance into the woods and water the grass / whatever. You know, being nice, complying with the rules is 1 thing but when certain members in the driving community start to take one for granted maybe it's time for a change-up re rules of the road. So, sure enough, slogging along the tight curves barely moving over 35-mph here came another contingent of recognized vehicles obligingly driving slow account moi. As I approached a pull-off I chose not to. I kept on keeping on. You 4-wheelers are going to have to earn it. Again, no problem driving uber-slow when the highway was 3-lanes letting people by, no problem at all. But on these other conditions, just grit your teeth, be mindful how far away opposing traffic is, pass the big slow truck, and be gone. Sometimes acting the part of a real jerk works (negative reinforcement). Once they came to the realization that I wasn't going to spend the rest of my life pulling over every mile they grit their teeth, mashed the pedal, and got by. I never saw anyone congregate behind me again after that, with 1 exception.

California 299 must have been designed by civil engineers high on Mary Jane who were heavy into emulating snake trails. The only straight stretches that existed on that route were main thoroughfares that went through towns. I couldn't speed up from 30 out on the open road to take advantage of the straightness as most city limits, once reached, were 20. One town I approached I happened to notice 1 family whose vehicle I recognized rushing feverishly about a gas station trying to do everything, get back in their station wagon, get out on the street before I overtook them again. Watching that unfold was so laughable I let them pull out ahead.....lol...too much.

Driving 2-lane mountain roads behind big slow trucks......works both ways.
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