Driving Pet Peeve

sinclair1

Senior Member
I understand that you are going to fly at 100 in a 70 I will get over then.
I am talking about doing 70 in a 55 how fast is fast enough?? And if you have an emergency put on your four ways that will surely signal that you have an emergency.
70 in the fast lane in metro Atlanta is too slow. I don't use the fast lane much because I don't like getting over every ten seconds. I am usually in the third lane running 75 just to keep with the flow.

Like I said, the blocking because you think you're going fast enough, might send a message, but it's dangerous. They will pass and cut you off, maybe brake check or other nonsense. It's not worth it:flag:

The only place I can remember 55 as a speed limit in Atlanta is I20 inside the perimeter, that's a joke, it's as fast thru there as anywhere and 70 is too slow.
 

GoldDot40

Senior Member
^^^^
This man speaks the truth. If somebody comes up on your rear going faster than you in the left lane of a multi-lane hwy...just move out of the way. It's your duty per the law.
 

BeerThirty

Senior Member
OK, bringing this back up since I just moved to an area that has several more roundabouts... I guess folks around here just don't know how to properly navigate them? The point is to keep moving and only yield to your left, it's not a 3-way stop and an opportunity to be polite and someone else go.

Also, high-beam lights. Now that it is darker earlier, apparently other drivers don't care about blinding oncoming drivers...

Lastly... rain. People around here drive slower when it rains than people up north when its snowy and icy. I'm completely baffled that when I'm driving 65 on a posted 55, and I'm getting passed left and right. Yet when it's raining, those same people are likely the ones who back it down 45 like the rain is going to somehow magically push them off the road.

Rant over. :deadhorse:
 

sinclair1

Senior Member
OK, bringing this back up since I just moved to an area that has several more roundabouts... I guess folks around here just don't know how to properly navigate them? The point is to keep moving and only yield to your left, it's not a 3-way stop and an opportunity to be polite and someone else go.

Also, high-beam lights. Now that it is darker earlier, apparently other drivers don't care about blinding oncoming drivers...

Lastly... rain. People around here drive slower when it rains than people up north when its snowy and icy. I'm completely baffled that when I'm driving 65 on a posted 55, and I'm getting passed left and right. Yet when it's raining, those same people are likely the ones who back it down 45 like the rain is going to somehow magically push them off the road.

Rant over. :deadhorse:
We just got a bunch of roundabouts and some blinking yellow turn arrows, and you're right people don't have a clue. People think the yellow turn arrow is about to turn red and hurry thru and get t boned.
 

jcountry

Senior Member
Was checking to see what your driving pet peeve would be?

Mine are below.

People not using blinkers

Texters

Tail Gating

People going slow in fast lane,

People stopping when they see a cop having someone pulled over on side of road.
Don't drive anywhere in the Northeast. Those idiots make crazy drivers around here look like the finest of ladies and gentlemen.

Friend of mine in NJ told me to never use turn signals up there. People will use that information to cut you off and try their best to cause a wreck. He wasn't kidding.)
 

BeerThirty

Senior Member
Don't drive anywhere in the Northeast. Those idiots make crazy drivers around here look like the finest of ladies and gentlemen.

Friend of mine in NJ told me to never use turn signals up there. People will use that information to cut you off and try their best to cause a wreck. He wasn't kidding.)
I have driven in the NE quite a bit for business (NY and NJ) and what I've experienced up there is not very different than around here.
 
OK, bringing this back up since I just moved to an area that has several more roundabouts... I guess folks around here just don't know how to properly navigate them? The point is to keep moving and only yield to your left, it's not a 3-way stop and an opportunity to be polite and someone else go.

Also, high-beam lights. Now that it is darker earlier, apparently other drivers don't care about blinding oncoming drivers...

Lastly... rain. People around here drive slower when it rains than people up north when its snowy and icy. I'm completely baffled that when I'm driving 65 on a posted 55, and I'm getting passed left and right. Yet when it's raining, those same people are likely the ones who back it down 45 like the rain is going to somehow magically push them off the road.

Rant over. :deadhorse:
Ever had a car hydroplane with you? It will magically push you out of the road, into the wall, or into another car. Especially if you're in a front-wheel drive car. Every time it rains here, some idiot driving 75 mph through the pouring rain hydroplanes, wrecks several other people, and shuts down the interstate for hours.
 

BeerThirty

Senior Member
Ever had a car hydroplane with you? It will magically push you out of the road, into the wall, or into another car. Especially if you're in a front-wheel drive car. Every time it rains here, some idiot driving 75 mph through the pouring rain hydroplanes, wrecks several other people, and shuts down the interstate for hours.
I've never hydroplaned because I'm pretty good at spotting those hazardous areas from a distance, adjusting my speed accordingly and then speeding back up.

An interstate is a bit of an extreme example, anyway. Of course hydroplaning is more likely in that scenario, especially in a downpour. On the other hand, doing 10-15 under in a posted 45 during a typical rainfall where overly cautious driving is not justified will result in me riding your behind dangerously close.
 
I've never hydroplaned because I'm pretty good at spotting those hazardous areas from a distance, adjusting my speed accordingly and then speeding back up.

An interstate is a bit of an extreme example, anyway. Of course hydroplaning is more likely in that scenario, especially in a downpour. On the other hand, doing 10-15 under in a posted 45 during a typical rainfall where overly cautious driving is not justified will result in me riding your behind dangerously close.
I agree with you on that. I drive a rear-wheel drive truck with good tires anyway. Unfortunately, I have to drive 80 miles of interstate every day.
 

Crakajak

Senior Member
I understand that you are going to fly at 100 in a 70 I will get over then.
I am talking about doing 70 in a 55 how fast is fast enough?? And if you have an emergency put on your four ways that will surely signal that you have an emergency.
If you have to turn on your flashers it should be an emergency and you should pull over to the side of the road...not keep driving 40 on the interstate for miles on end..
 
Wimmens putting on makeup, especially eye makeup, while in the car but especially while said car is in traffic. The visor is always down so they can see what they're doing, they're looking in the mirror anyway, and the slightest bump in the wrong way/time results in them being essentially blind. What could possibly go wrong with that?
 

sinclair1

Senior Member
32 degrees on wet roads and people are blowing by me like it's July.

I am prepared to start hearing ambulance sirens as soon as the black ice shows up.
 

ribber

Senior Member
By far the #1 peeve is the idiots who stop to let folks out when the light is green, and cause me to sit through another red light. Ask anyone who knows me and they will confirm that I absolutely can't stand it.
There is a major intersection where I live that has a Wendy's, a bank, Walgreens, etc. and the red lights are long and green lights are short.
I will have already sat through 3 red lights, the light turns green, and the jackhole in front of me stops to let 4 cars pull out of Wendy's, then I catch the red light again. Hate it with extreme passion.
 
By far the #1 peeve is the idiots who stop to let folks out when the light is green, and cause me to sit through another red light. Ask anyone who knows me and they will confirm that I absolutely can't stand it.
There is a major intersection where I live that has a Wendy's, a bank, Walgreens, etc. and the red lights are long and green lights are short.
I will have already sat through 3 red lights, the light turns green, and the jackhole in front of me stops to let 4 cars pull out of Wendy's, then I catch the red light again. Hate it with extreme passion.
What if you're one of the cars pulling out of Wendy's? :D
 
32 degrees on wet roads and people are blowing by me like it's July.

I am prepared to start hearing ambulance sirens as soon as the black ice shows up.
You do realize that just because the air temperature is at freezing doesn’t mean the roads are freezing, right? This is the biggest misconception I’ve seen from folks in the south, they think the roads magically ice over at 32.
 

sinclair1

Senior Member
You do realize that just because the air temperature is at freezing doesn’t mean the roads are freezing, right? This is the biggest misconception I’ve seen from folks in the south, they think the roads magically ice over at 32.
If it did we all would have crashed. I am a odds guy, so although I speed quite regularly and some times at really high speed, I always make sure the odds are in my favor to not crash or hurt other drivers.

Zooming around at 20 over the speed limit when trees were falling and slush was on the road is a stupid move.

We had a road full of snow and it was only 34 degrees six hours before and it had not fully melted on the shade areas, and still have 6 inches in the grass today, so I guess you can add single thinkers to my pet peeves. :flag:
 
has a Wendy's, a bank, Walgreens, etc. and the red lights are long and green lights are short.
Yep agree, that sounds like Russell Pky and Moody, and if so, it is foolish to even think about trying to go left out of the Wendy's. At main traffic hours especially. One needs to go right then turn around during hours.

I am always the courteous one willing to let almost anyone out, but if they are really expecting to get out left at that location, then they are the ones being rude.
 

ribber

Senior Member
Yep agree, that sounds like Russell Pky and Moody, and if so, it is foolish to even think about trying to go left out of the Wendy's. At main traffic hours especially. One needs to go right then turn around during hours.

I am always the courteous one willing to let almost anyone out, but if they are really expecting to get out left at that location, then they are the ones being rude.
I'm fine with letting them out if the light is red and you're not going anywhere. But, some people will stop while the light is green and let them out. Have seen some slam on brakes to let them out. It makes me talk ugly every time.:D
 
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