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Top 100 Annoyances For Drivers

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Papercut, 1 Jan 2016.

  1. Papercut

    Papercut Jermaine Jenas

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    Been meaning to do this for a while and particularly because I finally got on the road over 3 years ago - at a more mature age (thanks to being a parent).

    I know as a new driver you notice bad habits more so I ignore some of the things that may have bothered me in my first year on the road.

    Oh and I was a pedestrian for a long time so tend to be more empathetic as a driver (was never a cyclist).

    Will start with 5 (I could easily list 100!):

    1. Indicators/Signals at junctions - Some people find it difficult to find the stick and let you hang there waiting. Even more beautiful when more than 2 cars do it on the trot... Perhaps they should also realise it's for the benefit of pedestrians too...

    2. Zebra crossings - Is it me or do elderly people refuse to use them? So many times I've seen people trying to unsuccessfully cross the road 3 metres away from a crossing... Surely they can walk on that bit more and succeed in their attempts? Not just the elderly; people trying to get to a bus-stop that is opposite them but a few metres along a crossing...

    3. People at a sideroad/junction who wait and wait and wait as you approach and then decide to pull out last minute, only to go 15mph for the rest of the journey...

    4. People that use their horns when there is clearly an issue and a traffic jam for a reason.

    5. A personal favourite... 2 lane junction; car wanting to turn right is indicating (sometimes a luxury that they find their indicator). Car following in right lane goes up their arse, gets stuck then decides to manoeuvre in the the flowing left lane without signalling...

    I'm getting annoyed now; time for a brandy.
     
  2. Seedy Ron

    Seedy Ron Vedran Corluka

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    At some sets of lights a single lane will become 2 and on the other side quickly go back to 1, presumably to get more cars through the junction, however even when very quiet there are some clams who will always try and affect an overtake, even if it's just 2 of you there, and quite often they'll then drive below the speed limit on the other side, but they just have to get through that junction first.

    The indicators one is good, my favourites are the people who'll start to turn and then decide to engage the indicator, presumably since they feel the flashing light is to celebrate successfully making the turn.

    Taxi drivers. The worst drivers on Earth, bar none. I think Chich was one once so that says it all ;)
     
  3. scaramanga

    scaramanga Terry Dyson Staff Member

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    Top 100 huh?

    1: Everyone in my way
    2-100: See above.
     
  4. Jordinho

    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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    Other drivers.
     
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  5. parklane1

    parklane1 Barry Daines

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    Blind car drivers who do not see those on motorcycles.
     
  6. galeforce

    galeforce Teddy Sheringham

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    there are only 2 things actually

    idiots going slower than me, and lunatics going faster than me
     
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    Superted Jonathan Woodgate

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    Completely politically incorrect but I play a game with my wife that when ever we spot a clueless driver we have to guess whether they're old, Asian or female. It's always one of the 3.
     
  8. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Johnny Morrison

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    Idiots who wait at traffic lights when the lights are green. This includes both drivers who don't realise that the lights have turned green..and those that take about 3 hours to get going again anyway. It's almost as if it's a surprise to them that the lights have turned green again. Their plans for a retirement home village in the middle of a busy road sadly dashed.
     
  9. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Paul Stalteri

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    Idiots that slow down as they approach a green light because it might change, then when it goes to Amber they go through anyway leaving those behind stuck at the red light!
     
  10. bennysleftfoot

    bennysleftfoot Steven Caulker

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    everybody on the road who isn't me
     
  11. AuroRaman

    AuroRaman Jonathan Woodgate

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    I would have found this 'offensive' if I hadn't lived in OZ and NZ for three years ;)
     
  12. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Paul Stalteri

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    Any driver wearing a hat.
     
  13. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Johnny Morrison

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    Away from driving, how about the clams that cycle on the pavement..seemingly oblivious to the road! Out running & one almost took me out, needless to say I kindly pointed out the error in his ways.
     
  14. Jordinho

    Jordinho John White Staff Member

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    I don't cycle in the road unless forced to. Crazy drivers running you down or just settling for slight nudge as they whoosh past.
     
  15. scaramanga

    scaramanga Terry Dyson Staff Member

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    That slight nudge is our polite way of telling you you're using more lane than you need.

    On that note, there are traffic calming measures where I live with little cyclist gaps to the left of them. Cyclists don't like using them as they have to slow down to do so. That's one of my pet hates. Still, it's nothing that a 40mph game of chicken doesn't fix - I think one may have literally shat himself.
     
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    Robbo Pat van den Hauwe

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    I think this sums it up perfectly. I can live with the occasional suicidal pedestrian and fat, 50 year old cyclist, as long as I don't have to endure the constant stupidity of other drivers.
     
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    parklane1 Barry Daines

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    I find a better way of dealing with them is to give them a slight/not so slight nudge as they pass me.
     
  18. Mulletperm

    Mulletperm Sergei Rebrov

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    Tailgating. Which is rife over here in Perth and seen as a normal way of driving.
     
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    Superted Jonathan Woodgate

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    To be fair though, you try driving and not tailgating after taking ice.
     
  20. Mulletperm

    Mulletperm Sergei Rebrov

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    Very good point...
     

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