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Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
Wed Mar 2, 2022, 12:37 PM Mar 2022

Rant: States that need their drivers to take remedial classes.

I am going to pick on two states. For the citizens of these states, who do not resemble these remarks, I will apologize in advance, even if I don't really mean it.

I frequently drive in Interstate 10, (La to Jacksonville, Fl.) The bible belt freeway. I have a problem with two State's drivers. For Georgia drivers I will ask, "Is it illegal to use turn signals in Georgia, or is it just none of my damn business where you are going?" I don't recall a Georgia driver ever using a turn signal, I don't know why they even have them...Off the interstate, you can wait and wait and wait in heavy traffic for a chance to turn right at an intersection. Your only chance of going is if someone is turning right from the opposite direction. Georgia drivers, will not give you a break and put on their signals, for any reason, so they turn and rob you of your chance to go.

Texans. The fast lane of the interstate is for passing! There are Texans that will drive in the fast lane from Dallas to Tallahassee without once leaving, for any reason. Normally they drive at 70 MPH in that lane, unless they are driving a King Ranch truck, in which case it is 65 MPH, or, if they are pulling a horse trailer, it is 55 MPH. They are either unaware or don't give a rat's ass that the traffic is bottled up for six miles behind them and the aggressive drivers are going ballistic, endangering everyone. They just sit there fat, dumb and happy. Dammit son, the right lanes work too!

I am a reasonably patient man, even if it doesn't seem like it. I would not be complaining if these were isolated instances, but they are not, these drivers are habitual offenders. I always wonder it they too get pissed when others do the same thing, or are they too damn unobservant to even notice?

If there are others that need calling out, please share, so that I can avoid the states.

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Rant: States that need their drivers to take remedial classes. (Original Post) Chainfire Mar 2022 OP
If oblivious slow drivers in the far left fast lane is your thing, then California has you covered. MenloParque Mar 2022 #1
In Washington state Ferryboat Mar 2022 #8
From what I can tell most of the people in Central Texas learned to walkingman Mar 2022 #2
Driver's Ed is not required Lars39 Mar 2022 #3
All fifty of them. n/t cloudbase Mar 2022 #4
I have a gripe about my former Tarheel state, moonscape Mar 2022 #5
Ohio we can do it Mar 2022 #6
Turn signals are a problem everywhere The Revolution Mar 2022 #7
What drives me crazy is when cars have their flashers on during a rainstorm. world wide wally Mar 2022 #9
Indiana, Indianapolis specifically. AngryOldDem Mar 2022 #10

walkingman

(7,988 posts)
2. From what I can tell most of the people in Central Texas learned to
Wed Mar 2, 2022, 12:47 PM
Mar 2022

drive on a tractor. The rudest drivers seem to be in Austin - it's like they are playing "chicken".

moonscape

(4,725 posts)
5. I have a gripe about my former Tarheel state,
Wed Mar 2, 2022, 12:58 PM
Mar 2022

in the West on I-40. I have lived in CA for 45 years but rented a house in NC to care for my mom before she died. Anyway …

There was not much traffic on the freeway, certainly compared to here on the CA central coast, but people tailgated like crazy! I’d be going the speed limit in the slow lane, with almost no cars around (everything is relative) and so often a car would sit on my rear for no reason before deciding finally to pass. At first I thought it was a one-off, a crazy driver, then a two-off, but it kept happening.

Here, people tailgate in heavy trafffic, but not when there isn’t.

Weird.

The Revolution

(768 posts)
7. Turn signals are a problem everywhere
Wed Mar 2, 2022, 01:04 PM
Mar 2022

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people are sitting in the turning lane with no signal. I'm left to wonder if they know they are in a turning lane or not (sometimes they don't, because they go straight).

Also a problem when someone is across from me at a light. If we are both turning left, we can both go. But if you are going straight, I have to yield. No signal would imply you are intending to go straight, yet you pull halfway into the intersection and then stop, so now I have no idea.

I could go on all day.

world wide wally

(21,764 posts)
9. What drives me crazy is when cars have their flashers on during a rainstorm.
Wed Mar 2, 2022, 01:19 PM
Mar 2022

Flashers are supposed to mean you are stopped!

AngryOldDem

(14,094 posts)
10. Indiana, Indianapolis specifically.
Wed Mar 2, 2022, 01:25 PM
Mar 2022

People here have absolutely no regard for red lights, or else they’re colorblind. What’s more, speed limits mean nothing, so you have idiots doing 70 in a 40, and running the light.

Cops were told to make traffic violations low priority during the pandemic, and it shows.

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