View Full Version : Driving/race related pet peeves..

01-09-2003, 01:39 AM

ill start..

when people come to a complete stop.. THEN enter the turn lane..

01-09-2003, 02:06 AM
I could go on all day but off the top of my head...people who almost stop in order to make a turn. Hello people, we can make turns at or above 5mph.

01-09-2003, 02:13 AM
People who don't remove snow from the top of their cars and SUVs.

01-09-2003, 02:49 AM
Slowing down on the highway On-ramp. They're there to get UP to highway speed!

01-09-2003, 02:54 AM
Turning without using turn signals. Hmmmmmm I wonder what that is for... perhaps intermittingly lighting up street signs?


01-09-2003, 03:04 AM
sorry I cant list only 1...... lol

When at stop lights, the lil civic next to you peels out when the light turns green.

After beating someone in a race, they claim they miss-shifted.

When people get in front of you and start to drive slow.

When people in bigger cars (like SUVs, trucks etc..) look down on you when you pull next to them cuz your car stands out.

01-09-2003, 03:20 AM
people who talk on the cell and drive.. PAY ATTENTION!!!

01-09-2003, 03:36 AM
Mine would have to be when people drive like 10mph below the speed limit

01-09-2003, 03:42 AM
...People that feel they must turn out in front of you into your lane when you are the only car on the road.

...Driving in front of people in their urban assault vehicles(SUV's) at night with their 10 auxiliary fog lights they need to light up 8 city blocks on their trek to the grocery store.

01-09-2003, 04:48 AM
...people that drive automatics. Hellooo!!! Pay attention! http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif

http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif That's for you, MTX http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/wink.gif .

01-09-2003, 06:04 AM
People that drive in the left lane while moving slower than traffic surrounding them....

01-09-2003, 07:53 AM
How about when you're doing about 10-15mph above the limit in the fast lane. You are trying to get over, cuz you see a car in your rear view doing like 90-100( usually some expensive car). The problem is that you can't get over fast enough due in part to traffic and the speed of the other car. Meanwhile the car is inches off your dumper, thats when I tap the brakes and watch them http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/wink.gif talk about rude

01-09-2003, 08:15 AM
when people dont pay attention.. i once saw a girl read as she drove.. swerve every where n still kept her eyes on the book

01-09-2003, 09:40 AM
Snotty euro-trash kids in the $50K+ cars their parents bought them cutting me off in traffic. http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/mad.gif
(what i get for living in a college city)

01-09-2003, 10:54 AM
What drives me crazy is when people attach to your car. I'll be driving 10 or 15 MPH faster than someone else. As I pass, they speed up and drive either right behind me or just off my quarter panel. If you have the balls to speed, do it by yourself. Don't use me as a body guard. It won't help you anyway. What really bothers me about it is that they place me and them both in danger by driving this way. Makes me want to get a surface to surface missle. The only thing that makes me feel better is that one time a cop caught both of us. Ha, Ha!

01-09-2003, 10:57 AM
Ah... you've noticed a silver shadow, Lord Vader?

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01-09-2003, 11:11 AM
Yes. It happens to me all of the time. I tried to wave my hand and say "You do not want to follow me...", but it didn't work. http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif

01-09-2003, 11:19 AM
Everything else I planned to say has been mentioned already... so I thought I'd mention that people driving GM/Ford/Chrysler peeve me.
Of course I live in Detroit, so I'm constantly peeved. http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/tongue.gif

In particular are Jeep owners who think they own a SPORTS utility vehicle. Of all the vehicles I've raced on the freeway, about 60 percent have been Jeep drivers who have to be in front of everyone else. Race in and out, and of course, no blinker use. http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/wink.gif

I come from a family that drives mostly Ford products due to my aunt's discounts, thus it would be hypocritical not to mention the 85-90 mph flying runs that Explorer drivers make. http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/crazy.gif

In general, racing around Detroit trying to avoid crazed Jeep, Explorer, TrailBlazer, S-10, F-150, Ram owners is a very big pet peeve of mine.

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01-09-2003, 11:55 AM
here in new york the person in front of you most likely happans to be a dollar van or taxi, in which case they cut you off drive like a madman, only to come to a complete stop on a one lane street, to either pick up or drop off a passenger.

it drives me mad.

01-09-2003, 11:58 AM
oh jeeps,
50 mph speed limit
im doing 70 at a constant rate.
the expedition/navigator/tahoe/h2you get the point is behind me and apparently im going to slow.
so i move out of the way, once they are in front, they have to slow down to about 50 cause they cant make the turn, where i could have made the turn at 70.

01-09-2003, 01:10 PM
the biggest one of mine is that when i'm doing 10 mph fasther than the spped lmit on a 4 lane highway, someone will ALWAYS speed up and cut in front of me and go down to 5 mph below the speed limit when we are the only two cars on the road. AAAARRRRGGGHHHH

01-09-2003, 01:49 PM
People who think that only THEY know how to drive...and their way is the RIGHT way....

01-09-2003, 01:58 PM
i hate people who will pull out of their driveway in reverse at high speed without looking either direction.... causing you to slam on your breaks to prevent t-boneing the sh!t out of them.. then THEY have the never to give you this pissed of look like "what are you doing driving on my street!?"

wish i had a hummer with a steel grille full of concrete welded to the frame... hell yes..

01-09-2003, 02:08 PM
i live in an uberconjested college town, sometimes i think im the only patient drive on the roads here

constantly see cars start out right behind me, then they will bob and weave in and out of traffic trying to get into the faster lane, making stupid passes on double yellows...ectect. trying to get ahead...only to have me right next to them at the next traffic light, having gained no ground, and irrated 3 or 4 drivers, and just driven dangerously for it...those people never make eye contact at the lights

its not that i even mind people trying to drive quickly and get ahead, i do it all the time on freeways 2lane state routes and things....but nobody realizes that it is SOOO conjested here that nobody ever gets anywhere fast, and your just making everybody more stressed and angry

01-09-2003, 02:12 PM
State College traffic versus Ann Arbor traffic, who rules??

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01-09-2003, 02:23 PM
I went to Penn State...I remember the traffic there...but then I moved to Atlanta... http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/tongue.gif

OK...another pet peeve...people who read while driving...and I don't mean while sitting in stop-and-go traffice...I mean while driving 80 mph on the Interstate.

01-09-2003, 02:26 PM
who the heck reads at 80 mph http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/shocked.gif

01-09-2003, 02:27 PM
last summer i was driving down the parkway inbound into pittsburgh (376 W)

i saw a guy playing his claironet (sp?) while driving....im talking both hands on the instrument, doing 80+ in heavy traffic...i couldent make this up if i tried, i dont know how he was doing it...i WISH id had my digicam on me that day

ive got a hunch this is gonna be a LLLOOOONNNNNGGGGG thread....think we can top the 34page long 'most recent pic of your car' from advanced??? http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/tongue.gif http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/tongue.gif

01-09-2003, 02:29 PM
Please...I have seen it...reading a paperback and while changing lanes no less... http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/tongue.gif

01-09-2003, 02:42 PM
heh. my mom does that.

Complaint: f0rkin bastards who can't figure out how to open their doors without hitting mine. I've had my car just over a year now, and there are over a dozen of quarter-size dings all over it now. Not to mention the front of the car that looks like it's been hit by a beed blaster. Stoopid trucks.


01-09-2003, 02:51 PM
I cant stand people who drive SUV's like they're race cars. SUV's were not meant to weave in and out of traffic at over 100 mph!

01-09-2003, 03:37 PM
Some idiot hit my car with his car in the parking garage where I park... had no incidents for 10 months... rear right fender got it. It was a car that hit my car, because the black mark was too low for it to be a SUV.

I'd like to think that somewhere out there, there exists some idiot in a black car with a piece of silver paint on his front left fender.

I painted it over with silver Testor paint... still looks disgusting.

Now I park only in the corners of the parking garage where no one can hit my car with their doors short of letting loose and crashing into it~!

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01-09-2003, 03:40 PM
Toso, look above to one of my previous posts. We share the same peeve!

Go to your local auto show, whichever one it may be. More high-of-the-ground "sports" vehicles.

You usually don't see speeding Muranos though... I mean, the fastest dudes are always the ones with the big Dodge Rams or Ford Explorers or whatever. The vehicles least designed for racing or high-speed cruising.

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01-09-2003, 03:58 PM
Sorry... I cannot list one...

SUV's that like to pretend they are sports cars, weaving in and out of traffic so crazy, they almost tip over... I was doing a canyon run once (I drive a Miata) and this SUV came up on my @ss out of no where, so he/she wanted to play, sad car almost either tipped over or drove off the canyon cliff, it was funny $hit.

SUV's that tailgate, I drive a small car, so its annoying as well at night the lights get into my eyes. I end up giving the finger.

Cars that like to race you (on straights). So I am chilling in my car and the light is red, then a WRX pulls up, I glance at it just for a sec and then mind my own business. The light turns green, and I take off first for like 5 feet, no tire chirp, no rev, nothing. All the sudden, I hear the WRX gun it for no reason, and like at the end of the block, he turns on his hazards claiming victory... Ugh... I wanted to throw my club at him. I think he was scared a [censored] little Miata would probably take his WRX, and he had his [censored] at stake or something... Ugh. People.


01-09-2003, 05:27 PM
I'm with MAV1178.Turn signals are there for a reason people lets use them.

01-09-2003, 07:28 PM
Remember this about SUV's...Real men know a station wagon when they see one.

01-09-2003, 08:53 PM
gotta love it when someone blowas past you on a one lane each direction strip of 70mph highway doing 90+.. only to slam on the breaks.. so they can turn

01-09-2003, 09:04 PM
...Or blasts by you to get on the off ramp ahead of you...then locks it up 'cuz they don't know how to corner.
Had both a Porche Boxter (actually 2) try this, one almost spun out when I closed on him in the corner, the other I waved to as I changed to the inside lane of the ramp and passed him, and 1 older gen Integra, who cut me off to get by me going into the ramp, then almost locked his brakes going into the turn (I was inches from his bumper after that stunt) , a turn I know I can take at 130- 140 KPH (hi speed sweeper 1st turn on a long off ramp)...on the plus side...I suspect he did some bad things to his engine when he downshifted (sounded alot like he went from 5th to 2nd) and dark smoke started pouring out his tailpipe http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif

01-09-2003, 10:22 PM
I tell gotta you, it's all those dang Integra FF punks!!!

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01-09-2003, 10:23 PM
Hehe.. good thread.

K CAR/VAN DRIVERS WHO THINK THEY`RE HOT SH1T!! Argh.. they drive around with these godawful fart pipes (worse than a Civic) and loud a$$ BOVs.. tailgate me on roads that are like 1 1/4 lanes wide but have 2 way traffic. Haha.. then when we get to a decent sized road they still try to act like they`re fast.. and I just walk away from them without even spooling up the turbo. Dorks.

On vacation in Tennessee, I was trying to speed around on the mountain roads but kept getting stuck behind slow people with NASCAR bumper stickers. Guess those "right turns" don`t sit too well with them http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/blush.gif.

Sorry. I could go on forever.

01-09-2003, 10:25 PM
Was the "fart pipes" comment about Japan or Tennessee??

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01-09-2003, 11:28 PM
i love having the "day beams" on my '95 s14

im very polite when i get an SUV will poorly aimed headlights (jeep wrangler enthusiasts are the worst, with 2 sets of offroad lights pointing every which way)

i just put on my turn signal and pull off to the side of the road and let them past, and then give them a brief taste of theyre own medicine

01-09-2003, 11:31 PM
nascar... non athletic sport centerd around rednecks http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif

01-09-2003, 11:48 PM

01-10-2003, 01:59 AM
No K cars in Tennesee, so it`s Japan http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif.

Woohoo I get to complain again! It annoys me when people pull into a (plaza, parking lot, etc.) and stop right when they pull in, leaving you stuck on the road if you`re trying to get into the same place.

01-10-2003, 11:01 AM
Different types of drivers by geographic location:

One hand on wheel,
one hand on horn:

One hand on wheel,
middle finger out window:

One hand on wheel,
middle finger out window,
cutting across all lanes of traffic:

One hand on wheel,
one hand on newspaper,
foot solidly on accelerator:

One hand on wheel,
one hand on nonfat,
double decaf cappuccino,
cradling cell phone,
brick on accelerator,
gun in lap:

Both hands on wheel,
eyes shut,
both feet on brake,
quivering in terror:
but driving in NEW YORK.

Both hands in air, gesturing,
both feet on accelerator,
head turned to talk to
someone in back seat:

One hand on 12 oz. double-shot latte,
one knee on wheel,
cradling cell phone,
foot on brake,
mind on radio game,
banging head on steering wheel
while stuck in traffic:

One hand on wheel,
one hand on hunting rifle,
alternating between both feet
on the accelerator
and both feet on brake,
throwing McDonald's
bag out the window:

Four-wheel-drive pick-up truck,
shotgun mounted in rear window,
beer cans on floor,
squirrel tails attached to antenna:

Two hands gripping wheel,
blue hair barely
visible above windshield,
driving 35 on the Interstate
in the left lane
with the left blinker on:

And finally...

Perfect driver
Never uses horn or middle finger
Always courteous and considerate
Blames all bad driving on people from other parts of the country

01-10-2003, 11:27 AM
LOL good one
except for

ATLANTA http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/tongue.gif

most of them are new yorkers

01-10-2003, 11:43 AM
To list only one is to deny the true meaning of hatred!

There's a LOT of people around here who, when they get to a stop sign, let every person go before them...which sometimes takes 10 minutes. God is it annoying! Especially when you're trying to get somewhere ON TIME!

More on Jeep drivers...on older Jeep Cherokees you can't go above 40mph in 4WD. When you do, the thing lurches back and forth like a crazy down syndrome kid having a seizure. I've seen 5 or 6 kids driving down the road like this in the past week...the bad part is they're usually in a 50mph speed limit!

01-10-2003, 11:54 AM
How many squirrels and beer cans do you have, Nigaud?? http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/grin.gif

Well, Atlanta drivers sound to be quite similar to Detroit drivers... kinda cheap knockoffs though... Detroit drivers are still the best in the country!

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01-10-2003, 12:20 PM
Actually, there are a lot of Californians here...

I actually made the one up about Atlanta myself...as a transplant, this is all we hear from native Atlantans.

01-10-2003, 01:50 PM
One hand on wheel,
one hand on hunting rifle,
alternating between both feet
on the accelerator
and both feet on brake,
throwing McDonald's
bag out the window:

the only one better is the LA one..


01-10-2003, 06:10 PM
Folks who decide to pull out in front of you and cruise at unbelievably sow speeds and then when you finally get the chance to get around them..... they flip you off for riding thier ass.....hahahahah...isn't daily driving beautiful???


01-10-2003, 06:55 PM
I've got a couple I can think of off the top of my head.

How about when people wash off their windows when going 80mph down the highway and of course you're following them, so dirty wiper fluid gets all over your car.

When people are pulling into a left turn lane and they have a red light but you're going straight and you still have a green and no matter how far those other people still have before they have to stop they always slow down to like 5mph before pulling into the other lane. Or even worse when they're doing this and don't use their turn signal and just slam on the brakes when your right behind them.

Then there's when people are in traffic on a road with lights and there's always those people who have to try and squeeze through the light no matter how far they're going to stick out into the middle of the intersection. This always happens at this one offramp that I used to take everyday and I would always make a left turn and people would just block the intersection and no one could get through until the other light changed.

That's all I can think if right now that other people haven't said.


01-10-2003, 07:39 PM
I love people who are attempting to turn on the main street youre driving on from a side street, but instead of going when its perfectly clear, they wait, and wait, waaaiiiit, then bam, right when youre on them they pull out in front of you. Maybe theyre just testing my reaction skills.

01-11-2003, 01:31 AM
When you're going straight through an intersection with a green light, and some moron coming in from the right waits until the last minute, pulls in front of you as if it'll be the last chance he'll ever have to make his turn, but then drives at a slow and leisurely pace in front of you.

When someone does that to me, it's the only time I drive dangerously on the road. You've never seen someone get tail-gated until you've seen someone pull in front of me like that.

Oh, and my anger over this pet peeve gets tripled (at least) if the lane I'm driving in is #1 of 2 or more lanes. Nothing like some idiot making a last minute right turn and then coming over 2 or 3 lanes to chill just a few inches off of my front bumper.

01-11-2003, 02:41 AM
I'll pick something original -

in Auckland we get lots of poorly tuned Japanese cast-off diesel SUVs. These tend to belch out clouds of black smoke, their owners don't seem to know or care. Meanwhile I turn a corner and come up behind a grey Isuzu Trooper (it's ALWAYS an Isuzu Trooper) and it's spewing smoke all over the place. I scramble for my window switches and A/C recirculate. Due to a design flaw in my car, the recirc. button is behind the stick so I always end up taking a few gulps of poison air, which leaves me coughing and spluttering for several minutes. I hate that these [censored] could run these cars and just not care about others, the planet, or at the very least their image.

01-11-2003, 06:36 AM
#1 peeve: Dangerously impatient people...

No matter how hard I accelerate when entering the freeway, there are always impatient fools who CUT OUT BEHIND ME ON AN ENTRANCE RAMP, thereby managing to hang forever in my blind spot while I'm trying to merge into traffic.

#2 peeve: Dangerously impatient people (again)...

Fool comes up behind me in the left lane, doing 110mph in a 70mph zone. I see them and try to move right to get out of the way. Unfortunately, the fool can't wait, and tries to move right also, in order to pass me. Fool never uses his signal, always ignores mine, and damn near kills us both. This happens way too often. And I am NOT some slow unresponsive granny driver, so don't even think that.

01-11-2003, 12:04 PM
Always use signal when changing lanes. My dad rarely uses it and he's certainly not the only person on the road who has an aversion to signal use.

We live in a Game Theory sort of world... if you don't see the other guy merging and you don't see a turn signal, then you should be able to assume it's safe to get over and he won't simply jump over suddenly.


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01-11-2003, 05:49 PM
this reminds me.

when there is heavy traffic and i am on the entrance ramp trying to get on the highway. the general rule is let one pass, and then go.

im about to merge and the lane is running out, joe shmoe will speed up just so i dont get in front. meanwhile everyone is doin 10 mph ;/

01-11-2003, 06:10 PM
1) People who abruptly cut across 2+ lanes to exit.

2) People who don't follow the zipper merge.

3) People who wait last minute and try to get into the exit lane.

01-12-2003, 06:44 PM
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And finally...

Perfect driver
Never uses horn or middle finger
Always courteous and considerate
Blames all bad driving on people from other parts of the country


&lt;---Looks out of window at 75/85..

One hand typing email on Laptop in passenger seat,
One hand poised for horn OR radio activity to blast at the A**hole that crashed causing the backup,
Foot super glued to brake,
Fighting off sleep from staying up for 3 straight days by talking on headset cellphone,
Forgetting everything they were doing to look at an overheated car on the shoulder, as they jam up 75/85 for hours:

Biggest rubberneckers ever. Worse than LA. Not only that, but SoCal would beg for the riced hondas and DTM's when it is FIrebirds, Mustangs, And Chevy S-10's with catalogs of Tuner goodz like 4 generations of Altezzas. Each.

One hand turning wheels opposite direction on a mountain road at 11 pm,
One hand downshifting,
One foot on both brake and gas,
Other foot dancing with clutch,
Orange hair in eyes and wearing mechanics coveralls with a funny fisherman's hat,
Interior imbedded with burnt rubber shards:

01-13-2003, 02:54 AM
I hate it when a lazyboy fly's out the back of a truck and smacks into my 240

01-13-2003, 09:46 PM
One hand typing a text message on cell phone
Other hand flipping channels on the TV/Navi
Feet not in use - parking brake engaged
Must be a good driver because they paid $2000 for a license
JAPAN http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif

01-15-2003, 04:50 AM
when some punk moron kid in a rav4 tries to race u and ends up running several red lights cuz he thinks you're racing with him. (i wasn't, my car just sounds noisy cuz i always rev to 3000!)

uhm hello, don't you see that the reason we're all stopping is that there are a few old people cross the street? you sick f*ck. http://forums.freshalloy.com/ubbthreads/images/icons/confused.gif

01-15-2003, 11:27 AM
the sun is out and i cant see to well and thats when people walk across the street. i know its not thier fault, but hey its not mine either.

people who jump in front of me in a lane, and once they are in the lane thats when they signal.

01-15-2003, 09:12 PM
The CHP for pulling me over because my steering wheel happens to be on the other side.