We’ve all been there: you’re stuck in traffic, cursing the most imaginative names under the sun, wishing that your commute would be that little bit more relaxing. And you can’t deny it either. Last year, America’s AAA stated that over 80% of us had reported getting angry behind the wheel in 2016 and these figures are only expected to go up. For this week’s blog, we’ve taken a look at some of the things that anger us the most, both minor and major.
Lack of Indication
Apparently there is a species that doesn’t understand what the two sticks by the side of your steering wheel mean. And no, it’s not the windscreen wipers. What’s even more annoying is when people leave them on, particularly on the motorway. Alas, Pure Rally have concluded: Indication lessons should be on the national curriculum. Or perhaps they are now an optional extra when you buy a new car?
A slightly more obvious one, but nonetheless annoying. Traffic jams can happen for all kinds of reasons and it’s the really pointless ones that get to us. An accident is understandable, a breakdown is forgivable, but when it’s because of a detached caravan on the M3, some curses just aren’t colourful enough.
Middle Lane Hoggers
This category deserves its own name. The delightful middle lane hoggers. The ones that don’t want to drive slow, yet don’t want to put their foot down in the fast lane. Which means that switching lanes becomes that little bit more difficult. Middle Lane hoggers; they exist and don’t we all know it.
How irritating is it when you finally find a car space after circling the car park for ten minutes, to find that the space isn’t quite big enough to fit your car? It would have been fine, had the person next to it not parked diagonally… and over the white line. Time to do the loop again…
We saved the (best?) until last. Ahh the joys of tailgaters. The limit is 30 so you’re doing 30 but some people just don’t like it. The worst is when people tailgate for no apparent reason too. Pull over and let them get a speeding ticket; they won’t do it again! What we really don’t get, is that you wouldn’t walk that closely behind someone in the street, so why do it in a car? If I’d like to know what you have for breakfast then I’d ask…
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