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.
drive on a tractor. The rudest drivers seem to be in Austin - it's like they are playing "chicken".
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! Id 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 isnt.
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.
Flashers are supposed to mean you are stopped!
People here have absolutely no regard for red lights, or else theyre colorblind. Whats 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.