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Monday, August 24th, 2009
11:06 am
Stupid drivers on the way to work - Or why being in the correct lane causes you to be driven into
Cross posted from my personal journal. The title would have been better, but I ran out of space.

On the way to work in the morning I go through various intersections (for those of you who don't know, I'm in Australia, we drive on the left). Quite often I have people barge in front of me or worse, try to change lanes INTO me because they wanted to overtake everyone else and/or didn't plan their route ahead of time, like I did.

This is the first intersection where this occurs.

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I'm approaching from the right here. The left turn sliplane leads to the freeway on-ramp. I want to go straight ahead, across the freeway overpass. I'm in the left lane like a good little driver, but it IS peak hour so I don't blame people for being in either lane. Except for those people who DO want to turn left here down the freeway but for some reason are in the right lane. They have to indicate frantically and find a gap to slip through so they can turn, barging in on cars going straight ahead in the left lane.

Here is the second intersection.

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I DO turn left here, and I keep to the left lane, you'll see why in a bit. Of course, we still have people who want to turn left but for some reason insist on staying in the right lane until the last minute, where they have to shove themselves into the stream of moving traffic in the left lane to get around. *sigh*

Now the next intersection is the most fun, here's where I often have people trying to change lanes while I am right beside them in the space that they want their car to be in.

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Okay. I'm in the left lane. I want to turn right. But that's okay because both lanes DO turn right. If you want to turn left you move into the sliplane. Many people want to be in the left lane AFTER they make this right turn because not far down from there is a left turn that many people make. But STILL there are plenty of people who stick in the right lane to the last minute.

It's extra fun at this intersection because the people turning left often back up the main part of the road before the sliplane starts. Here I am happily sitting among them, intending to go straight ahead to the lights in front of me to turn right. People in the right lane are roaring past and many are dashing back into the left lane after the pass the bank up of cars turning left, so this row of cars is on a kind of angle from the left lane to the right lane as people move across.

Now, the lights go green and traffic starts moving. People in the right lane are still trying to get into the left so they are already in the left lane after turning right, they're all sitting there, indicators flashing. I guess a lot of them simply assume that because I'm in the left lane, behind the bank up of cars that ARE turning left, that I must want to turn left as well, to they position themselves to move across as I move across.

Of course, I DON'T move across because I'm going straight ahead. Many notice this and eventually roar forward or fall back to get into the lane ahead or behind me (sometimes they end up stuck in that right lane). But some don't pay attention to the fact that I'm already there and start to move over. I have to honk to get them to realise that hey, there's a car here already!

These people still stuck in the right lane will just barge across a bit later once they are around the corner. An often stationary bus in the left lane just adds to the fun.
Friday, December 19th, 2008
8:53 pm
Safe driving in all conditions... not just the sun
I live in South Dakota. I used to live in California, where bad drivers are just a given. I thought that I would encounter a better breed of driver when I moved out here. Boy, was I wrong.

There is snow on the ground. A blizzard warning is in effect. The snow and ice on the roads have been churned to slippery mush because the snow plows haven't been by yet. So why is it that people feel obligated to tailgate like there's no tomorrow?

Hello, people! Tailgating in perfect weather is dangerous. Driving six inches from the bumper of the car in front of you while it's snowing is just suicidal. Also, tailgating while stopped at a light or a sign is just as stupid. Brakes don't work as well on ice as they do when everything is dry. So leave enough room for yourself when you're stopped.


Can you tell tailgaters are my pet peeve?
Thursday, August 17th, 2006
2:49 am
just joined
hi everyone. i am a safe driver, and i hate to see everyone doing whatever they want on the road.

i live in mississippi, the biggest problem i see is people not using their turn signals. its crazy, its like they dont even have them
Sunday, August 6th, 2006
4:23 pm
Hello. =]
My name's Chrissy and I'm new to this community. Anyone who knows me knows that idiot drivers is my pet peeve. Back in April I went to visit my best friend. You have to travel on a narrow one lane road part of the way there, and on the way back home I had a fender bender on that very road. Some airhead who lived there was speeding and not paying one damn bit of attention to what she was doing, then skidded fifty feet before hitting me head on. I was completely stopped, and my airbags didn't go off. She had plenty of room to pull off and let me through, but I, on the other hand, did not. She tore the front end of my loving and faithful '98 Plymouth Breeze up. Not majorly, though. It just warped the hood and screwed up the paint job on the bumper. I'm just glad it wasn't anything worse than that.
Sunday, January 22nd, 2006
10:16 am
Yield or Stop
Does anyone else live in a city that does not understand the diffference between a "yield" sign and a "stop" sign? I find this really frustrating. *gets ready to use whimpy car horn*

Current Mood: awake
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006
11:39 am
parking lights
Besides the many dumb-ass people that can't frickin drive....... that really get on my nerves.
I'd like to mention something about these idiots that make me wonder...

WHY do people drive with just their parking lights on?? (which is illegal in TX) I mean, COME ON... just make one more click to turn on the headlights!
Sunday, December 11th, 2005
12:56 am
Hey! My name is Lauren. I recently joined this community. An even though I normally vent on all of the dumb stuff other drivers do, last week I felt like the dumb one. You see, my mom and I both park in our driveway because we still haven't unpacked enough boxes from our move three years ago to fit a car in the garage. Normally I park far to the right so I have room to open my door. Well...I parked a bit too far to the right and when I was backing out (simply in reverse, not even accelerating), my mirror hit my mailbox and basically snapped off. A lot of mirrors snap back in, but mine is currently hanging by the electrical cord. However, I have found duct tape to be very useful. I drive a pt cruiser. Has anyone else had a similar problem? Or a suggestion on a more permanent fix than duct tape?

Current Mood: not tired
Friday, August 26th, 2005
1:15 pm
Friday, December 10th, 2004
3:49 pm
All I want for Christmas is....
I know what *I* want for Christmas!


Current Mood: mischievous
Tuesday, October 26th, 2004
10:58 pm
I live in south-eastern Wisconsin for those who keep tabs on these things. Anyway, I'm fucking sick and tired of the goddamn left turn arrow runners. I have had many many times where I get a green light, start to go and am forced to hit the brakes and swerve to dodge the asshole(s) whipping through the red light AFTER traffic has started moving. I think the record is waiting for 6 cars to run the red before traffic can go for the green. The worst part is that the cops just ignore it.
Wednesday, September 8th, 2004
1:17 pm
Kids through the windscreen!
Monday afternoon driving to my parents.  For a while I was behind a car.  I this car were two unrestrained toddlers.  The brake lights didn't work and they were often speeding.  Hey at least they indicated correctly!
Tuesday, January 20th, 2004
2:48 am
Cut me off again..I dare you
You know what amuses me the most?
Those people who have not lead feet, but maganetic feet which instantly bond to the floor of their car when a light turns green.
Why do they amuse me, you ask?
Well because the weave and bob through traffic desperately hoping no one hits them while they have near miss after near miss, just to get to the same red light you get to a minute later.
Wow, that must be some red light to warrent such devotion with your lead foot goombah.
Heh, that amuses me, or better yet those people who try to drag race, when nobody else will join in.
Ohhhhh look smoek, enjoy replacing those tires before I have to replace mine numbnuts.
Ugh, and they idiots only get better when they come into my pub and show dumb-assery.

Current Mood: :_: amused :_:
Sunday, December 28th, 2003
4:44 am

i hate people i dont know..

especially ones that cant drive..

Current Mood: tired
Tuesday, November 18th, 2003
2:18 pm
Rant from the other side of the pond
Hi, I'm not American, which I hope doesn't exclude me from this group!
Shitty drivers really do piss me off, it'd be an interesting to see a comparison of stupid US drivers vs stupid UK drivers.

1) If you are 17 and can only afford to get insured on a 1litre, 20 year old car, don't give me the single finger salute when I beat you off the lights to a motorway sliproad. I'm not speeding, if your car can't go any faster then buy a better one, don't spend £5k bolting on bits that make it noisy as fuck and marginally faster, just get a better car.

2) If I'm in the outside lane, thats because I'm overtaking, get off my arse and I'll let you past when it's safe to do so.

3) Yes my car is a diesel, yes it is actually still quite fast (By UK standards). Why do all you petrol drivers feel the need to take me on? Does it make you feel inferior when I overtake you?

4) If you pull in to let me overtake, do not put your foot on the throttle, why should I have to accellerate to 95 to get past before you give up and return to normal speed?

5) Mirror signal manouver, not pull out and put the signal on halfway across lanes.

6) White van drivers: The speed limit is not 20mph higher for your guys, nor is there a law which allows you to drive less than 5 feet from the bumper of the car in front when you have had to slow down for traffic

7) If you are driving a truck, you know you can only do 55mph, if someone else in a truck is doing 54.8mph on a dual carriageway, just stay there, please don't pull out and drive in formation, blocking both lanes for 5 miles

8) No, your car does not go any faster just because you put a frigging loud exhaust on it.

9) Trying to blind me by flashing your full beam headlights does not make it any easier for me to pull in when overtaking a long line of slower moving traffic. Nor does it put me in the mood to really do anything to help make your journey faster.

That'll do for now but I'm sure I'll be posting frequently.

Current Mood: pissed off
Wednesday, September 10th, 2003
5:54 am
Long Term Dumbness
It's bad enough encountering stupid drivers on regular roads. But when you have to travel twenty, thirty odd miles in the same direction on an interstate highway, it's much worse...
Friday, May 16th, 2003
3:35 pm
random rant
why in the HELL must you slam on your brakes at a yellow light?!?!

Current Mood: bitchy
Tuesday, April 29th, 2003
4:31 pm
Motorcyclist's Creed
Just something I came up with as a sports bike roared off at a set of lights clearly exceeding the speed limit withing 2 seconds.

Motorcyclist's Creed

Now that I own a motorcycle...

  • I can ride along the white lines in the middle of the road because that is the lane specially reserved for me.

  • I can sit in your rearview mirror so that you only see me at the last minute and have to practise your avoidance tactics.

  • I can travel at dangerous speeds on any road because the speed cameras cannot catch me. I only have a number plate on my rear end because one's on the front may prove lethal if I have an accident caused by my travelling at dangerous speeds.

  • I have the right to do all of these stupid things and still blame car drivers when I am in an accident.

Current Mood: annoyed
1:03 am
not exactly ON the road...
x-posted from my journal...
made a return @ target. while i was in the car looking @ the recipt, there were 2 old cunts in the car to the right of me. next thing i know, the old cunt lets her door go & it hits my rearview mirror, i look @ this lady & she's smiling & laughing w/ her fellow old cunt friend. i, of course, was screaming, "U STUPiD CUNT!!!!!!!!" & took her license plate # (bgp_4756...old chevy lumina) down in case there was any form of damage (which there wasn't). stupid old cunts should NOT be on the road. i don't like people hitting my car; i doubt that lady would like my fist hitting her face. GRRR.

some people are too rude for words.
Monday, April 28th, 2003
9:17 am
Post the first...
Road Rage....

Following someone to their home and beating them with a golfclub cause they cut you off
Pulling someone out of their car and stomping their skull
That sort of stuff

Road Rage

Flipping someone off and calling them a jackass cause they cut you off
Beeping yr horn once, because they stopped dead in the middle of a street
Getting pissed off at the woman in front of me who decided it would be a good idea to throw her junkmobile into the turning lane right in front of me, slowing to a crawl, and then deciding she didnt need to be there, and weaving out, sending the car that she almost swerved into, across into the traffic island. Beleive me, she was so close to being beating with my psychology textbook that it wasnt funny.

Seriously, all this PC road rage crap is just giving the idiots cart blanche to do whatever they want. Gah!
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2003
9:45 am
Why do they bother putting turn signals in cars...99% of the damn population doesnt use them!

And for fucks sake people, if you have to use your cell phone, pull over!!!! Or at least get a damn headset!! Or would you rather have a wreck and possibly kill yourself or someone else because your too impatient to pull over or to damn cheap to spend 5 bucks on a headset of some sort?
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