Here are the entries for eternal annoyances, large and small, on the roads. All members please contribute.
1. People who think the correct way to merge on a freeway is to hit the limit towards the end of the ramp, then back off and keep slowing down until a really big gap appears that lets a 20km/h car in. The best exponents of this art sucker cars behind them into thinking they know how to merge then, just after the sucker behind looks over their shoulder to check the freeway traffic, stop for no reason.
2. People who don't pull up at lights etc where they mean to stay, so that everybody behind them keeps shuffling up forever, and the people behind me who get stroppy with me because I can't be stuffed moving a length in eight moves to no purpose.
3. Peope who don't move their car clear of the pumps before paying in busy servos.
4. People who do well below the speed limit and get through on the last gasp of the amber light while you cop the red.
5. People who carefully position their car between two groups of cars at a speed that prevents anyone else pulling into the gap from side streets.
6. People with unrestrained children and animals in cars. Leaving aside what's going to happen to the kid or animal, what do they think is going to happen to anyone in front being hit by 30 or 40kg at 50k?
7. People who put on their left indicator before reaching the street you're about to leave from their left, when they're really going to pull over past it.
8. People talking on hand-held mobile phones while driving, especially the ones who have to slow down to do it and try to turn corners that would be beyond them with both hands.
9. People who cross double lines on the apex of corners. The tighter and worse the corner, the more the double lines are worn out, from both sides. They deserve to meet head on.
10. People who drive with poxy little dogs in their lap and hanging out the driver's window.
The behaviour of these so called "motorists" is what causes a fair percentage of accidents IMO. These are the people the revenue police need to target more than the person doing a few km/h over the limit. I guess that involves actually doing some work, not just sitting under a tree at the bottom of the hill with the $peed camera pointed out the window.
Smoking and driving should rate a mention too I reckon. Hot ashes flying around and not gripping the steering wheel properly with both hands is an accident looking for a place to happen.
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.
Got to agree with Falchoon here. Smoking and driving... I just don't see how it can be safe. Sure unlike having a mobile in your hand connected to your ear, the cigarette can be rested on the steering wheel while it isn't in your mouth (when you hand has to leave the wheel)
Ashes in the car, butts out the window, smoke in your eyes. Unsafe.
Oh, and people who pull into car parking spaces in front of you, or the ones who park in disabled/people with prams parking spaces just because they couldn't be bothered walking far.
People who run red lights....
Semis that pull into a busy intersection behind 2 cars waiting to do a right hand turn. Light goes red... One car... two cars.... semi next taking all the time up which is allotted to the intersecting traffic waiting to do their right hand turn.
Cars with no brakelights.
Drivers who let their cars wander over the road.
Road Ragers... theres enuff bullshit out there already without it.
Well done SA pollies (for once). Hoon laws are long overdue to protect car enthusiasts against idiot drivers.
Originally posted by EA S 3. Peope who don't move their car clear of the pumps before paying in busy servos.
I challenge this one! :s3 If the servo is busy, where the hell are you going to move it? If the car parks are taken up by slurpee-purchasers or if it happens to be the local 'Servo-nats' (as opposed to a Macca-nats or Kebab-shop-nats...) you'd be parking it on the street, which would make the staff a little suspicious.
How about we change it to people who dawdle getting back to their cars and get moving!
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