There are some pretty bad drivers out there, and sometimes you can’t help but question how people got their driver’s licence. Sometimes encountering one of these bad drivers is the last thing you need to tip you over the edge after a long day at work!
Here’s our top 15 list of things that cause us to rage the most when we’re out on the road.
So you’ve got all the road to drive on, but you’re choosing to stay right on my tail, hey? Sure buddy, that’s plenty safe.
2. People who don’t use their indicators
Has the blinker on your shiny new BMW just suddenly stopped working or…?
3. Someone trying to cut in front of you in congested traffic
They think they’re so clever travelling up the empty merging lane right until the last minute, then they just muscle their way into the standstill traffic.
4. When someone won’t let you merge
On the flip side of things, when you’re trying to merge and everyone wants to speed up and not let you in, it’s equally annoying!
5. Someone staying in an overtaking lane without overtaking
While we’re on the subject of lane etiquette, how on earth do some people misinterpret the “overtaking lane” as a lane they can cruise along in without actually passing anyone?
6. Passenger seat drivers
I’m sorry, who’s driving again? That’s right, me. I don’t need you to do it for me.
7. People texting/being distracted while driving
Not only is it INSANELY dangerous to text/do your makeup/read a book/do something distracting while you’re driving, it can make people around you really angry when you, say, go 20kms under the speed limit because you’re too busy updating your Facebook status.
8. Getting every red light
For some reason, this seems to only happen when you’re already running super late.
9. Someone slamming on their brakes at a yellow light
Yellow means that the lights are about to turn red, not that you need to come to a complete stop in 2 metres from travelling at 60km an hour.
10. Someone driving below the speed limit
The sign says 60, but sure, let’s try out 30kms an hour instead.
11. Someone stealing your car spot
No problem, I’ve only been driving around in this godforsaken car park for the last 3 hours, and then waited for this family to load up their car and get out of this spot for the last 10 minutes. Why don’t you just take this one, I’m sure something else will turn up!
12. Thinking there’s a parking spot but there’s actually a small car parked there
Smart cars, I’m looking at you.
13. Bad parkers taking up two spots or forcing you to awkwardly park
14. Getting high beamed
This is often due to forgetfulness, but it’s still rage-worthy when someone coming from the other direction hits you in the face with their full high-beams!
15. When people litter while driving
While this doesn’t necessarily affect your actual driving, it’s still infuriating to watch someone throw a cigarette butt (or anything for that matter) out of their window as they cruise along. It’s annoying when someone is walking along, and it’s not any less annoying when you’re travelling on the highway in front of me.
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