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What cager behavior gets you the most livid and under your skin?

Driver's not using turn signals really annoys the sh*t out of me. I see cars here cross like three or four lanes with no turn signals. It is almost like they are optional on cars around here.

The other thing that really annoys me is drivers who decide to try to make a left hand turn in the worst places. It is almost like they are completely clueless and unaware of their surroundings and traffic. The turn itself may be legal, but no person who is moderately paying attention would attempt to do so. Simply turning right and finding a better spot to turn aroudn would be more appropriate.

Finally, I can't stand the idiots who "block the box" at intersections. My commute winds up being at least 15 minutes longer or more because these idiots can't help getting caught in the middle of an intersection and blocking the opposing traffic. It is like they are too stupid to pay attention to the cars and light ahead of them to recognize if they go into the intersection, they are likely to be stuck there.
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I'm a Chicago Driver.


With the addition of Bicyclists who don't follow traffic rules. I'm with you 100%.

Oh, and the guy with the High Beams on right behind me to blind me on the Expressway. That one actually pissed off my fiance where she gave a guy the finger (she's a school teacher and extremely patient driver).
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This. I took this yesterday at Kirkland's in St. Augustine. Limited number of close parking spots so this asshat takes two of them.
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Texting of course. But almost equally annoying are people who stop 3 or 4 car lengths behind the car in front of them at a red light.
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Getting passed where passing is illegal just because I'm doing the speed limit and they assume I can't go any faster.
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This. I took this yesterday at Kirkland's in St. Augustine. Limited number of close parking spots so this asshat takes two of them.
I used to have some small business cards and fake parking tickets that I would put on people's windows. It just said, "assholes like you need to take the bus. Park between the lines next time."

In regards to parking, I hate when someone leaves too big of gaps between cars when parrallel parking. So you have these huge gaps in between the cars when if the offending car had just pulled up say another 3 or 5 feet, another car could easily have enough room to parrallel park behind the offending car.
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Where to begin...
Really there are so many...
Though I'm sure in the process of my (slow) typing of this someone else may come up with some of the same (so sorry, if I am repeating...)

Improper turn signal use is probably my #1. Ranging from leaving them on when not needed to that last minute use a half second before the turn or lane change or of course not using them at all... In my mind turn signals should be used to let others know what you are going to be doing since its not usually possible to read others minds.

2nd, I dont know if its just a FL thing, but in bad (rainy) weather drivers will use their hazzard lights (blinkers) to indicate that they are going slower. The main thing that bugs me about this is I undersand the need to use your hazards if you need to go slower than the general traffic around you... But when *everybody* is going 30mph under the posted speedlimit I dont think they are needed. And since they use the same lights as your turn signals when a car actually needs to change lanes it does not indicate. (its not as if they are going to use hand signal in the downpour)

Lastly, horn use in anger. I understand it is important to use your horn as warning or to give a heads up. But to lay on the horn just b/c you are p'ed off just makes me p'ed off
OK rant over...
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The two worst and most dangerous are the illegal, unsignalled, mid-block u-turn, and (this one mostly applies to NYC cabbies) suddenly changing lanes and coming to a complete stop right in front of you.

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Re: Where to begin...
llitten wrote:
Really there are so many...
Though I'm sure in the process of my (slow) typing of this someone else may come up with some of the same (so sorry, if I am repeating...)

Improper turn signal use is probably my #1. Ranging from leaving them on when not needed to that last minute use a half second before the turn or lane change or of course not using them at all... In my mind turn signals should be used to let others know what you are going to be doing since its not usually possible to read others minds.

2nd, I dont know if its just a FL thing, but in bad (rainy) weather drivers will use their hazzard lights (blinkers) to indicate that they are going slower. The main thing that bugs me about this is I undersand the need to use your hazards if you need to go slower than the general traffic around you... But when *everybody* is going 30mph under the posted speedlimit I dont think they are needed. And since they use the same lights as your turn signals when a car actually needs to change lanes it does not indicate. (its not as if they are going to use hand signal in the downpour)

Lastly, horn use in anger. I understand it is important to use your horn as warning or to give a heads up. But to lay on the horn just b/c you are p'ed off just makes me p'ed off
OK rant over...
I was going to post about horn use. I swear, the other day I was having one of those moments where in an alternate universe I got out of my car and stomped the doo doo out of the driver behind me. This moron would literally honk his horn at EVERY FREAKING stop light. The light would turn green and sure enough, he would honk his horn as to tell everyone to hurry up and go. It wasn't like people were sitting at the light not paying attention either.

I think this is a Chicago thing, but cars passing on the right drives me nuts. Drivers like to filter on the right in the parking lane to try to get ahead of stopped traffic and then drag race you when the light turns green so they can cut back over before the parking lane gets blocked again. It drives me nuts because these guys aren't saving anytime, but all you see is this guy dipping in and out of traffic and squeeling tires at stop lights or damn near running the red light because they keep creeping into the intersection to get the jump on you before the light turns green. Most are too dense to realize they haven't made any progress whatsoever in getting to their destination any faster.
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I don't have any hard statistics with which to back this up, but it seems to me that recently an awful lot of cagers are driving much nicer cars than me, which is really annoying.
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Here's a seasonal one I saw yesterday...jackasses who don't clean the snow off their car. They just hop in, run their front wipers and figure that's good enough. Not only can they not see through their snow covered windows, but their headlights are useless when they don't clean those off either. They become a rolling blizzard creating a whiteout behind them when they hit 25MPH, and then wonder why I go past them, cut them off and slam on my brakes
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I have mellowed to the point of realizing that here is behavior by others that I can't change, and just stay alert to protect myself from them. Life is too short to allow myself to be aggravated by what I can't control.

Now, when our son pulled out his damn Blackberry while driving with us in the car, he did get an earful from me, but it hasn't happened since. At least not when me or Mrs Av are in the car with him. The nervous twitch when the notification or ringtone goes off is so delightful to watch. Almost like he needs to get to a restroom in a hurry.
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Tailgaters who flash their lights at you to move over and let them pass when you`re in a queue of traffic with vehicles in front of you. And (usually at road works) drivers who ignore all the advance signs to move into the appropriate lane, and then force their way in at the last moment.
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Creeping after a stop. I finally broke the Lovely of the habit. Phones and speeding on residential streets are in the top three.
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drivers who ignore all the advance signs to move into the appropriate lane, and then force their way in at the last moment.


you just know that you wouldn't like that person if you met him (generally a him)
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speeding on residential streets are in the top three.


yep, that's near the top
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drivers who ignore all the advance signs to move into the appropriate lane, and then force their way in at the last moment.


you just know that you wouldn't like that person if you met him (generally a him)
Actually they're doing the right thing according to the Highway Code by continuing in their lane until it ends and then merging in turn. It's been discussed recently on MV as not only being the rule in many places, but also the most efficient way of getting traffic through a lane closure.
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[quote="Aviator47"]I have mellowed to the point of realizing that here is behavior by others that I can't change, and just stay alert to protect myself from them. Life is too short to allow myself to be aggravated by what I can't control.

Amen to that
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fleece wrote:
hexatony wrote:
drivers who ignore all the advance signs to move into the appropriate lane, and then force their way in at the last moment.


you just know that you wouldn't like that person if you met him (generally a him)
Actually they're doing the right thing according to the Highway Code by continuing in their lane until it ends and then merging in turn. It's been discussed recently on MV as not only being the rule in many places, but also the most efficient way of getting traffic through a lane closure.
doesn't make them any less of a wanker

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Yeah the guy in the video was a wanker for sure. But what Jim is referring to was the concept of staying in your lane until the merge point in traffic. As long as everyone cooperates it moves both lanes through more efficiently than merging early. At least that's what some states traffic studies report to have determined. Here is the thread Jim was referring to.

Traffic flow limits

Here are two videos I linked to on the subject.

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fleece wrote:
jimc wrote:
fleece wrote:
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drivers who ignore all the advance signs to move into the appropriate lane, and then force their way in at the last moment.


you just know that you wouldn't like that person if you met him (generally a him)
Actually they're doing the right thing according to the Highway Code by continuing in their lane until it ends and then merging in turn. It's been discussed recently on MV as not only being the rule in many places, but also the most efficient way of getting traffic through a lane closure.
doesn't make them any less of a wanker
What Jim says makes perfect sense if the lane is ending, but often the lanes are merely splitting and there is a lot of traffic creeping along in the two lanes heading off to the left, but not much in the lane that is splitting off to the right (obviously reversed in UK). The assholes pretend they are heading off in the less-trafficky direction until the last second and then go so far as to stop in the middle of the free-flowing lane with their signal on, completely blocking it, creating a real hazard for the traffic coming up behind them, and pissing everyone off until some "kind soul"/sucker lets them in.
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Cager behavior
The ones who like to ride your ass , like 20 ft behind. And cagers who are oblivious to motorcyclists and have a one track mind to look only for fellow cagers.
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I have mellowed to the point of realizing that here is behavior by others that I can't change, and just stay alert to protect myself from them. Life is too short to allow myself to be aggravated by what I can't control.
Me, too.

Most of the time.

I often see expensive cars taking two parking spaces. I assume it's because the owner doesn't want to have their precious get dings on the doors. Now, if they parked in the back of the lot where there are no other cars, great. But they also always seem to take two prime parking spaces.

This makes me want to key their car.

I would never do it.

But I want to.
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Yeah the guy in the video was a wanker for sure. But what Jim is referring to was the concept of staying in your lane until the merge point in traffic. As long as everyone cooperates it moves both lanes through more efficiently than merging early. At least that's what some states traffic studies report to have determined. Here is the thread Jim was referring to.

Traffic flow limits

Here are two videos I linked to on the subject.

different things sticky, the zipper merge is a good thing, especially when people do the right thing and merge in turn (i was amazed when i visited Jersey in the Channel Islands 20 years ago, no traffic lights or roundabouts, it's all merge in turn, and it worked ); however i was talking about out and out wankers who ignore signs telling them that the lane is closing and to move over when safe
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I would never do it.

But I want to.
That thin line that separates.
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Re: Where to begin...
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Lastly, horn use in anger. I understand it is important to use your horn as warning or to give a heads up. But to lay on the horn just b/c you are p'ed off just makes me p'ed off
OK rant over...
Isn't that kind of equivalent to us/motorcycles giving the rev at an unaware pedestrian or a stupid cager? Understandable though.
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mpfrank wrote:
I would never do it.

But I want to.
That thin line that separates.
I have to admit, I've tripped over that line once or twice
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Creeping after a stop. I finally broke the Lovely of the habit. Phones and speeding on residential streets are in the top three.
Yep this. Especially when the car in front of you stops 4 car lengths too soon then creeps. So wish filtering was legal in Florida...or at least not illegal.
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changing lanes in the middle of an intersection
right on red when traffic is heavy or pedestrians present
not pulling to the right (into the bike lane) when turning right
passing on the right
slower (even if fast) traffic not yielding to faster traffic
honking

Most days on my walk to the store and back I see at least one act that, were it not for the kindness of others to yield, would result in a collision or even vehicular manslaughter. I often wonder if the offending driver is even aware of the kindness.
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Cars in the left lane (or in the HOV lane) doing just under the speed limit. I can hear them when they arrive at their destination saying that traffic wasn't too bad, and that they were never stuck in traffic.

BECAUSE I WAS STUCK BEHIND YOU!!!

I feel better already. Thank you.
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Driver's who ride their brakes are huge annoyance.

A lot of pedestrian annoyances too.

1) Jaywalkers who can't seem to figure out how a cross walk works and walk into the cross walk screwing up the drivers trying to turn left with the signal. Tourist on Michigan Avenue, I'm talking about you.

2) I know this ain't PC, but I'm a say it anyway. If you are morbidly obese, crippled, slow on your feet, elderly, uncoordinated, talking on the phone/texting, or incapacitated in some kind of way. Don't freaking jaywalk.

I don't have a problem with jaywalkers, but at least do everyone a favor and get your ass out the street in a hurry! How hard is it do a little mental calculation and figure out whether or not you can make it across a street in a timely manner? And if you are going to get caught in the street jaywalking, at least have the physical capacity to be able to hustle your way off the street without backing up traffic.
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Can't say it's all that annoying, just worth an eye-roll.... Following another driver who slows, begins turning or changing lanes, and only THEN puts on his signal. Why even bother at that point?

Interesting hearing people complaining about horns. We're pretty staid and conservative with them in the upper Midwest, so laying on the horn is really an event.
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Use your turn signal.
I saw you, put down your phone.
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Have it programmed so you can turn on the appropriate message to the offending driver.
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Location: London UK
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drivers who don't put on their indicator until they're actually making the turn.

not really needed at that point, is it?
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