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America's Top Ten Driving Pet Peeves

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  1. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    With gas prices at an all-time high – and more Americans on the road than ever – drivers are bound to be more irritated as they get behind the wheel for a warm-weather road trip or just the daily commute to work.

    The Hagerty Collector Network – the country’s leading insurance company for collector vehicles and boats – surveyed thousands of members nationwide to find out their top complaints about other drivers.

    Here are their "Top 10 Driving Peeves.”
    1. Distracted drivers talking on cell phones (Motor Mouths)

    2. Slow drivers in the fast lane (Turtle Racers)

    3. Pushy drivers who tailgate (Piggybackers)

    4. Drivers who weave through traffic to gain one or two car lengths (Wacky Weavers)

    5. Obnoxious drivers who speed up to keep you from changing lanes (Gap Snatchers)
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    6. Hasty drivers who change lanes without signaling (Space Invaders)

    7. Road Rage (Road Ragers)

    8. Motorcyclists who race down the middle of a lane, between cars (Speed Racers)

    9. Women applying makeup and men shaving (Driving Divas)

    10. Drivers who leave their turn signal on for miles (Morse Coders).

    btw... I had NOTHING to do with the nicknames they were given...
  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Got another one...

    The driver who straddles two lanes while trying to change lanes. I call them the "The Straddlers" ;)
  3. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    My biggest driving pet peeve is when people come to a complete stop at yield signs when it's clear.

    I call them idiots.
  4. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    That's #1 on my list right there. I can't stand when you're driving on the highway going your own speed, and someone comes from way back behind you, catches up to you, then just tailgates you. You speed up to 90+ for about 20-30 seconds, get some separation, then go back down to your normal speed, but they speed up, catch you again, then tailgate you again.


    That's when I slam on the breaks (yes, I've done it a few times). That method has worked 100% of the time to get people to stop tailgating me.




    Yes that's annoying, but not as annoying as when people completely ignore yield signs (like those that are on access roads and are suppose to yield to those exiting the freeway) causing you to either have to speed up in front of them or slam on your breaks.

    I call those people ****heads or ***holes. Or I'll just talk to them in sign language.
  5. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Or just the opposite Chief, ... when they are supposed to yield to merge, but instead they just come right out in your lane as if you are supposed to get out of their way.

    I call them morons.
  6. jksmith269

    jksmith269 Proud Navy Veteran 1990-1995

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    In the south we call that "drafting"
  7. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    When someone is a #3 I become a #5 :D
  8. bobtheflob

    bobtheflob New Member

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    My biggest driving pet peeve is not something I can easily come up with a nickname for. Say there's a major street, like 3 lanes in both directions, and it intersects with some small street or parking lot or something that's small enough for there to be no light. I hate it when someone from the smaller street who is turning left onto the larger street will pull out halfway and stop in the median area and wait for a break in traffic. Often they end up blocking the left lanes going both directions and causing a traffic jam.
  9. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    And if someone cuts you off you get right under their bumper, get 'em loose and send them in to the wall......Jeff Foxworthy :D
  10. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    When someone is a #3 I become a #7.
  11. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    One that I hate that isn't on the list are those people that are heading for the turn lane, but have to slow down to about 5 mph on a freaking 55 mph road BEFORE getting in the turn lane. Somehow, these geniuses don't know how to enter the turn lane as soon as its available and THEN gradually slow down so they don't slow down the 10-30 cars behind them. I don't have a special name for them, I just call them arseholes. :mad:
  12. AmarilloCowboyFan

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    Someone who stops on an onramp trying to enter the freeway.

    Someone who won't let people entering the freeway merge into traffic but instead try to force said driver off the road. This is easily my biggest pet peave and turns me into #7. While it might be the merging traffics responsiblilty to yeild to people on the highway, these people should allow them to get on the highway. If you aren't going to allow merging traffic to enter move to the middle lane.
  13. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Another one that's not on that list that I really hate is when people that are turning put on their breaks THEN turn on their blinker. Morons. You're suppose to put on the blinker FIRST further from where you're suppose to turn in order to let the person behind you know that you're about to put on your breaks, not break first and be like "Oh yeah, by the way I'm breaking cuz I'm turning so ... here's the direction I'm turning".


    TURN ON YOUR F'IN BLINKER BEFORE YOU HIT THE BREAKS, DUMB*****!
  14. royhitshard

    royhitshard New Member

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    Exactly what I was thinking when I read that. Nice to know somebody else feels the same way.
  15. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    and then slows down to a complete stop before turning :bang2:

    Ony of my pet peeves around here is what I call the sheep. There are 3 lanes each way but everyone lines up in one lane like it's the Daytona 500 and they are drafting the lead car.
  16. calico

    calico Active Member

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    I HATE the people who freaking READ a novel while driving.

    It is not uncommon. I just don't understand why in the hell would you want to do that. I love to read, but I can at least control that urge until I get home. I don't need to plop that ***** up on the steering wheel.
  17. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    Have all of you been driving in Corpus?
  18. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I don't know about Corpus but all of these apply to Houston :bang2:
  19. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    I coulda sworn they've been talking about all of the drivers in CC!
  20. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Tailgaters...Hate them.

    I once stopped in the middle of bridge, turned sideways so the guy could not go around and sat there for a minute, actually counted to 60.:laugh2:

    Another is people behind you at night with their high beams on.

    Now normally if another car in the opposite lane goes by most will realize they had their high beams on and turn them to low.

    However there are those that will switch to low only to turn them back to high once the other car goes by.

    Two instances come to mind.

    Once I was heading home and someone was doing that behind me and I turned the turn signal on to pull into a gas station that was closed and seen the car following me in.

    I slammed the car into park and jumped out of the car to go put a hurt on whoever it was. At the time I did not care if the guy was 8 ft tall and 400 lbs I was going to do some damage as this had gone on for about 10 miles.

    So I get out of the car and start walking over to the other car and I must have looked pretty mean as the guy jumped out saying...I'm sorry, I'm sorry with his arms up. Turns out it was a good friend of mine who lived close to me and he told me his low beams had went out so he had to keep the high beams on lol.

    The other instance someone was switching when a car would pass but turn them back on bright. This went on for a few miles on the interstate so I slowed down and let him pass.

    It was a state trooper but by that time I did not care so I returned the favor for a few miles until my exit came up :laugh2:


    Another thing that burns me...When someone pulls out all in a hurry, only to go slow afterwards.

    One last thing that irks me.

    When you are behind someone in a big truck or SUV and they slow down to turn in somewhere that might have a slight burm or dip and they go real slow turning in. I want to shout, You bought a vehicle made for 4 wheeling and you drive it like it is made of glass.

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