Bad drivers, what annoys you?
We all have things we hate about driving and specifically about other drivers. We see things every day or our morning and afternoon commutes that straight up boil our blood and by boil our blood I mean send us into a hateful rage that leaves you cursing and yelling and pounding your fist until its bloody and raw.
Okay… that last part may have been a slight exaggeration (but only slightly), but that doesn’t mean that driving around is easy. Just imagine you’re driving around Edmonton in your 2016 Jeep Cherokee, and bam someone cuts you off. It’s horrible and it’s something we all deal with.
So with that, here are the top 4 things bad driver’s do that annoy me.
- Left lane losers –
The left lane has a purpose, but it’s clear that we either don’t all know this or we just simply don’t care. But in case you don’t, let me explain it for you. The left lane is for faster vehicles, this goes two-fold if you’re on a highway. We drive fast in Alberta, and if you find yourself driving the speed limit, or god-forbid going under it, assuming conditions are fine, please, do us all a favor and get your butt into the farthest right lane. As a general rule for driving, be courtesy.
- No signalling –
This is one SHOULD be pretty obvious. But please, if you’re turning or changing lanes, just flick it. It’s not that hard, it’s literally right there above your left hand. Again, courtesy, ladies and gentlemen, be nice and think before you drive. PLEASE.
- Mr. Got some place to be –
Okay, there’s driving quickly, and then there’s just being a jerk. We all know who I’m talking about. The guy weaving in and out of traffic, jamming in there in places where he doesn’t really fit, possibly revving his huge truck… we’ll maybe that’s a bad stereotype, but revving whatever engine they have practically in your face. Either way, we all hate that person, and just don’t be that person, kay?
- Above the Law –
Okay, this is a pretty personal one for me, but I’m talking about cyclists. I’m not talking about all of them and I have the utmost respect for people that choose to bike instead of drive, you’re doing a great thing, and I’m sad I don’t have the will power to join you. I’m talking about the person on the bike that runs the stop sign, or that bikes down the middle line and avoids traffic. The road is a place with rules, rules that should be respected. You’ve got to earn you place on the road and that’s the way to do it.