Every time you get behind the wheel, it’s almost guaranteed another road user will do something annoying, inconsiderate or possibly even illegal.
From those sneaky merges into slow moving turning lanes – you know, the one you’ve been crawling along in for a good 10 minutes, patiently waiting for your turn before someone noses in at the last second – to people who don’t feel the need to indicate, those that don’t know how to merge when a lane is ending, and drivers that decide to stop in the middle of the road to drop off a passenger when there is clearly a more suitable spot to pull over just 10 metres ahead.
How do you feel when you get stuck behind a slow driver in the right lane on a highway? Infuriated?
There’s no question that there are a lot of inconsiderate drivers out there, and a lot who get frustrated at what other people are doing.
It’s a vicious cycle and it creates a dangerous environment. Distracted, inconsiderate drivers make other drivers mad. Then the tailgating, swearing, beeping and shaking of fists out of windows begins. And that can potentially end very badly.
Drivers out of cars, getting into a physical and verbal altercation on the side of the road, causing delays for other motorists. Sometimes the tailgater ends up rear ending the car in front causing further disruption for others.
These people manage to create problems for everyone else who pays attention and is considerate to other road users. The majority of the time they arrive at their destination calm and with their vehicle and body intact.
Perhaps they get to their destination a few minutes later than an aggressive driver who weaves through lanes almost sideswiping other cars, but what’s a few minutes in the grand scheme of things? Maybe more of us should think about that.
We hit the streets to find out what other drivers do that annoys you. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.