Its been building up in me for a long time now but it was the worse yesterday. When I was driving up to Cypress to go skiing, I just couldn't believe how awful, poorly educated and inconsiderate drivers are.
I start my list with this:
Highway drivers are hands down the worst in Vancouver and this could be said about most of North America too, but its the worse here. I've never seen anything like this in any other place I've been too, especially in Europe where I've seen the best drivers in the world.
-My #1 problem is all the people who stay in the passing lane on the left and than continue on without returning to the right lane after they passed someone going extremely slow, allowing all the cars on the right to pass them. Getting stuck behind these people is the most annoying thing in the world especially since I don't want to be a hypocrite and pass them on the right cause you're not allowed. So I usually flash them with my highbeams but they never understand and started flipping me off like I'm in the wrong , they're the reason traffic is so slow.
-People who drive with their highbeams on at night, how stupid, inconsiderate and how dangerous do you have to be to do this. I saw at least 10 cars on the highway doing this last night
-When in traffic on the highway, instead of everyone keeping a 2 car distance they all decide to pull up right behind you than constantly braking making the traffic stop and go. If you keep your distance than it will be a constant flow without braking.
-Letting people on and off the on ramp. I swear every traffic jam on the highway here is because of aggresive people who either don't let in the drivers by squeezing right up to the back of the car in front of them or completely slowing down cause the person on the on ramp doesn't know how to speed up to get to highway speeds
-People who pull out of a street in front of you when there's NO ONE behind you and then continue on proceeding at a low speed, making you need to brake. Awful judgement.
-People who don't use their signals, especially when you're behind them and they don't use it until they fully stop, leaving you stuck behind them.
-People who don't know how to read signs for when the times you are or not allowed to turn left or go in a lane. For example the HOV lane, I find it hilarious how when there's traffic at night after 7, no one uses the HOV lane cause they cannot read the sign that it stopped at 7pm or when someone turns left during the time you're not allowed.
-Texting and driving. Now I don't care about talking on your phone cause holding it isn't the problem, the problem is you get distracted with the talking part, through a headset or just holding the phone, it doesn't matter how you do it. That part of the law is poorly thought out. As for texting, I find it sickening how people could text while going 50+ km's not looking at the road. Most dangerous thing ever, but I'm not gonna lie I've done it too but I've never done it while I'm driving, only when I'm at a full stop at a red light and I know that's no better but at least I can't harm anyone at a red light.
-Stop signs. I got hit a month after I got my 1st car because some lady decided it was unneccesary to use a stop sign, hiting me right on the passenger door. I don't care how you do it, rolling stop or full stop, just don't go flying through the stop sign.
-When I'm trying to parallel park and people go right up to you as I want to reverse in
I can probably think of many more but to do that I'd have to go on the road to notice people's awful habbits. That was my rant.
If you have anything else, please feel free to add.
Edited by warmplate, 31 March 2012 - 10:40 AM.