10 Things I Hate While Driving

Some Things I Really Hate While Driving

Okay, I’m not exactly the driver here. My husband is the one who drives me around town (and even out of town). Why? Well, because he is a good driver. Second, we have a manual car and although, in theory, I can drive a manual car, I’m really more comfortable with an automatic car. However, this doesn’t mean that I just sit back, in queenly fashion and let him do all the work. Whenever we travel for long distances, I make sure I don’t fall asleep (no matter how sleepy I am). Since I know a little bit about driving and road rules and I’m better in knowing directions, I sort of assist him in his driving. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a backseat driver (ask my husband, he’ll tell you exactly the same thing). I just feel that two pairs of eyes and ears are better than one pair.

An Example of an Idiot Driver

That said; there’s another thing I share with my husband, and that is our pet peeves when it comes to driving. We often take 4 or 6 – hour long trips to other cities and, boy, do we end up venting our frustration and annoyance during the trip. So, in memory of these times, I compiled the ten things that I (or we) hate while driving. Before I go on, let me just clarify. This is driving on a highway with one to two lanes each side and with no barricade between the opposing lanes. This is not driving on a super-highway or a freeway or an expressway (as we call them here). So on with the 10 things.

Text – or Call – Addicts. Okay, I know we are the texting capital of the world and I find it kind of funny that we are called such. But when I see a car in front or beside us slowing down because the driver is texting or talking to somebody over the phone, I don’t find that quite as funny anymore. I mean, why not just pull over while doing any of these things? It may just save you from an accident or accidentally hitting anything or anybody and may also spare the driver of the car behind you from getting angry at you.

Men (or Women) Walking on the Moon. Not literally, of course. I’m referring to those guys and gals who cross the street unhurriedly, as if they are walking on the moon and there are no incoming cars anywhere. And then when you honk your car’s horn, they’ll just look at you as if saying “Wait! I’m still crossing the street.” Oh man, hurry up! And just a note, these 'pedestrians' are not crossing in the designated crossing lanes (which is legal and which we respect), they are crossing the streets everywhere!

Living Room Extension. Highways here (and I guess anywhere else in the world) have “shoulders” for emergency purposes or for short stops. But sometimes, they’re used for another thing – as a place to hang out a.k.a. living room extension. Several times, we have seen people sitting on the edge of the highway while talking with other people. And that piece of the road was on the other side of a curve with a blind spot! I mean, hello! Don’t you know that is dangerous?

Overtaking…On a Blind Spot! This one happened just recently, like yesterday. Our car was going through a curve and there were two or three cars approaching us from the opposite lane. Then suddenly, on the opposite lane, we saw this bus overtake the last car on the curve, in a blind spot! The #&#@($#$% driver flashed his lights at us to make us slow down. Er, not bloody likely. To avoid the head-on collision, my husband just went through the shoulder (see why number 3 is dangerous?), giving all three vehicles enough space to pass each other by.

Motorcycles, Bicycles…In the Middle of the Street. Technically speaking, the bicycles should not be allowed on a highway but I don’t think we’re really that strict here. So when we go out, we often see bicycles, motorcycles and tricycles (three-wheel vehicle used for transportation around here) along the highway. They’re fine but they have a habit of hogging the whole lane, making it difficult for us to overtake them. It really annoys us especially if we know they know we are just right behind them and waiting to overtake them (if we don’t overtake, it will really, really, really delay us because they are soooooo slooooowwwww).

Intersection Maniacs. There’s this one time, our car was just 200 meters away from an intersection. Again, we’re on a highway, we’re supposed to be in the right-of-way, right? Unfortunately, this pick-up truck driver coming in from the right street didn’t seem to know this. He just came barreling up (the street was inclined) and turned right without even stopping to look if there was an approaching vehicle. Fortunately, we were still a few meters away. A few seconds and there would really be a collision between our vehicles.

Slowpokes. Okay, here’s the deal. We don’t mind seeing a vehicle overtake us. We don’t even mind when the car we want to overtake actually overtakes the car in front (making it not possible for us to overtake at the same time). But sheeesssh, please don’t overtake at a very slow speed. Nothing is too painful to watch as a slow car trying to overtake another slow car. Nothing is too frightening to watch as two cars running side by side (the other is on the opposite lane) and then seeing another car approaching from the other lane!

You Can’t Overtake Me. My husband has this endearing quality of slowing down and giving way when he sees a much-faster vehicle behind us trying to overtake us. I wish every driver is like that, unfortunately, it doesn’t always happen that way. There are drivers who seem to think that they shouldn’t be overtaken by any other car. They speed up, slow down, go left, go right, anything to avoid being overtaken by the car behind them (like ours). And to top it all, our car is faster than theirs! Road courtesy, man, road courtesy.

No signals. In fairness, I seldom see this. But seldom is more than enough. There are just drivers out there who do not bother to signal when they’re going either right or left. And it makes us hopping mad when we are following such a car. It’s good if the road is clear and the space between us is wide enough for braking. What if it’s not?

Late Warning Devices. I don’t know why they call these early warning devices. I mean, they just put the device a few feet away from the vehicle, making it virtually useless in terms of warning the incoming vehicles. And some drivers / vehicles evidently don’t carry these devices. I see some devices made out of branches and leaves! Er, shouldn’t these be called late warning branches/leaves instead?

Well, that’s it for the 10 things that I hate when my husband and I are out driving. There are still a lot more but these are the usual ones we encounter out there. What about you? What sets you off when you’re out driving?

Note: Since I have decided to join the October hubchallenge, this is my first hub for this October =).

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What Do You Hate When Driving 93 comments

ralwus 6 years ago

Feel better?


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

LOL, yup but there was a time yesterday when I thought we won't make it. Thanks for asking ralwus.


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nilum 6 years ago

Nice Hub !!!


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harrisdy 6 years ago from New York

hmmm... driving is supposed to be fun! great hub...


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

I am not a driver but do see some wild stuff on the road. Thanks for the hub.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks nilum.

Harris, yup, it is fun. Especially when I stayed in California for 3 months and I drove myself around San Jose / San Francisco area. But you have to admit there are really bad stuff out there. Thanks for reading my hub.

Hello, me too. You're welcome and thanks for reading my hub.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Just last night, I had three instances where I would have loved to just hit someone with a tomato (I wish I had a few of them at the helm). I had one person that was I think lost and going 10 miles below the speed limit and hogging two lanes of traffic, another person who was a slow-turner (I hate those), and yet another who was making a left turn at the light as I was following behind who SLOWS DOWN at the end of the turn as traffic is coming toward me!!! Ahhhh!!!!

Thanks for the road rage rant, Emie! Bad drivers suck!!!


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

LOL, just a tomato? That's too mild. I'd throw a wrench at them (love the sound of breaking glass LOL). Seems like you can write part 2 of this hub dohn =). Thanks for dropping by.


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Wildlifelover 6 years ago

That was really funny and thank you for the fan, can you tell me how you added that light blue box on the right in your hub ?


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

You're welcome wildlifelover. The blue box is the 'link' capsule with a blue color. There are 3 options for colors when you edit the 'link' capsule, just choose the blue one.


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Wildlifelover 6 years ago

Where do I find this capsule and how do I include it in with my text ?


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

When you make / edit a hub, there are capsules at the top right most part of the hub. click the capsule that you want then scroll down to the lower right hand corner where you will find the actual capsule. Drag the capsule where you want to put it then click "reorder now". Once reordering is complete, go to the actual capsule (on the left side) and click 'edit'. You can then start to edit it. Hope this helps.


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

I like the one of the trucks turning to head down the wrong side of the road - that was scarey!


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Wildlifelover 6 years ago

Yes I see it and will use it next time, sorry for disturbing your hub.


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thanks for great hub, very informative. creativeone59


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elisabethkcmo 6 years ago from Just East of Oz

wow, guess drivers can be the same all over

on the road, it's like all the drivers are a community...

but when you get the inconsiderate ones, the ones who only are thinking of themselves and what they want to do, that's where all the craziness comes from


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yt55500900 6 years ago

Nice Hub !!!


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Dolores, yes it was. I was really holding on for dear life.

Wildlifelover, hey it's okay, I don't mind. Ask anytime and I'll answer them =).

elisabeth, unfortunately, lots of drivers are like that. It's getting to the point where we are questioning what kind of driving education they got, if they got any in the first place. Some of these are basic road courtesy that every driver should know. Sometimes when we go on the road, I would really really brace myself for anything to happen while on the road. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.

Thanks gejin, creativeone and yt.


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Joel McDonald 6 years ago from Denver, Colorado

Texting while driving people are the worst. I've seen a study that says that they're actually more dangerous than drunk drivers.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Whoa! more dangerous than drunk driving? That's it, I'm gonna tell my husband to keep a kilometer worth of distance between us and that texting driver. Thanks for the info. =)


BadCo 6 years ago

Old farty drivers that drive at 10 mph, they really annoy me !


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

LOL BC, this reminded me of the time when I was just a new driver in California and I parked in my client's parking lot at a speed of 5 mph! My team mate laughed at me and told me the 'minimum' speed for parking is like 10 mph. But 10 mph on the road? Is there really a driver like that?


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Hub Llama 6 years ago from Denver, CO

10? That's it?

Come on, half the fun of driving is complaining about other drivers. It's like golf and complaining about your clubs.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

LOL Hub Llama. Don't get me started. I'm limiting it to 10 coz if I don't...I think I can make a 30 hubs on 30 days hubchallenge on this one =).


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Sage Knowles 6 years ago

the one that bugs me is when dropping my kids off at school; there is always the parent that thinks its ok to stop in the middle of the road and hold up everybody instead of taking the time to pull over into a parking spot...


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MikeNV 6 years ago from Henderson, NV

At least once per year I read about a person - usually a child or elderly person getting killed crossing the street.

People slow down then stop to let them cross... invariably some selfish idiot sees the stop cars and an open lane on the left and just flies through it with out a second thought as to "why" the cars are stopped in the other lane(s) and they plow right though someone killing them.

I see it all the time. It is way too easy to get a drivers license. Cell phones are a huge problem I can not tell you how many distracted drives I have seen barely avoiding accidents while they chat away clue lessly on the phone.

It's time to restrict driving to those who are worthy to drive and eliminate the distractions. Cars are deadly and should be treated with respect.

Driving is a privilege not a right.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Sage Knowles, I forgot about that. Here it's not only the parents, the jeepney, and tricycle drivers as well. I think they think they think they own the road.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Mike, hmmm, you're not talking about my country are you? I can see that the things I stated above are experienced by a lot of drivers in other parts of the world. Man, the crossing through the left lane because the other lane stopped is scary, it's downright suicidal. Cell phones are great but on the hands of drivers driving their cars, they're a menace.

Driving is a privilege not a right - definitely agree on this.

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a rant, er a comment. Feel free to drop by anytime.


opinion duck 6 years ago

I am sorry, but you missed so many other real dangerous driving examples.

This is not my hub, but just for an example, what I like to call the crazed optimistic driver. This driver on the highway with multiple lanes approaches the congested all lanes occupied scenario. This driver approaches that condition at high speed as if there was a path or hole to go through. The more lanes the more zigs zags this driver makes trying to make a path.

Strangely, sometimes this tactic works.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

opinion duck, er sorry, but this is my hub and it's personal. I did qualify at the beginning that I'm talking about a highway with maximum of four lanes, two on the other side, because this is what we have here. And our experience is limited to this set-up only. What you provided as an example, we haven't experienced because it is a different scenario and it pertains to a freeway / superhighway / expressway, which I specifically stated is not a scenario for this hub. But then again, thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. You're right, your example is really a dangerous one. If it works, well and good (for the driver only, not the other people on the lane). If it doesn't then all hell breaks loose.


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magdielqr 6 years ago

I like the one of the trucks turning to head down the wrong side of the road - that was scarey! Very nice.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Yes it was. thanks for dropping by magdielqr.


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patful 6 years ago

I don't know if you have ever been to Miami, but you'll find all 10 nuisances here plus several more.Driving in Miami is a contact sport, a life-and-death matter. While driving, Miamians hold their phones close to their ears (or use headphones) so that the driving is a second priority.

Come join the fun!


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Patful, wow, a life-and-death matter! Eeeccckkkk no thanks. I drove in California for 3 months and while it wasn't really bad, the speed of some drivers can be really scary. Thanks for the info. Hmmmm, Miamians can give a run for some of our scariest drivers here =).


V.C 6 years ago

Thing that I hate the most is stucking traffic.

In my country, this problem is really terrible. All around the world as well.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

yup, traffic is really horrendous in some parts of my country. I've found out, surprisingly, that it is the same in California. It has become a way of life for a lot of people. Thanks for dropping by V. C.


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hcksjstn 6 years ago from Lawndale NC

LOL!! Very funny hub, but has many serious points. i love the way you made a serious subject humorous. By the way you recently posted a comment on one of my hubs which a apprecitate it and it made my day Thank you bunches :) you left a tip "Why not post this hub on the forums - Extreme Hub Makeover and specifically ask the experienced hubbers to look into it". i was wondering if you colud provide me with more informatiob on how to do this. Again Thank you for tips and kind words


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

You're welcome. Just go to the 'forums' section at the top of your page then search for the extreme hub makeover at the left side. Just post your topic (like you're asking for some comments to your hub) then copy and paste your hub's URL.


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littledevil1983 6 years ago from cornwall, uk

great hub, i drive for a living and can sympathise with every single one of those 10, its shocking that idiots allowed to drive!!!!

great hub, now gonna read your others

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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

VibrantViews Those that think they own the sidewalk =). And then when you honk your horn they have the gall to look at your car as if it's from another planet. Thanks for the comment.

Thanks littledevil1983. Interesting name =).


Ashley Carew 6 years ago

I feel your pain!


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johnnyfr 6 years ago from Ormskirk, Lancashire

Young girls who drive one handed whilst looking down at their other hand which is in their lap.

WE ALL KNOW THAT YOU ARE TEXTING!!!

I WISH YOU KNEW HOW OBVIOUS IT LOOKS


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

That's even more dangerous johnny. And yes, very obvious. Thanks for dropping by and leaving the comment. I hope whoever reads this will change that habit (if they have it).

Thanks Ashley Carew.


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Jon Allan 6 years ago

Hahaha OMG i feel your pain!

Believe it or not we've got pedestrians here who walk in the middle of the bloody road and will only get out of the way when being hooted at....


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hey thanks Jon. We have that here and they look at you like they're annoyed that you interrupted their leisurely walk. =)


hamlett 6 years ago

When driving on the highway-You should expect that there will be slow drivers and fast drivers.Its normal for different folks-to drive-differently.I-dont-hate anyone-for that-But what I do-hate-is a slow driver who-gets in the left lane (the fast lane)and plants themselves there.Its-virtually-impossible to pass the slow driver-who-is-in the right lane-when the driver in the left lane is driving-just as slow.It drives me insane being trapped behind 2 lanes of slow drivers(drivers who are side-for miles and miles-and-going so slow-that they are almost-standing still)

A POEM ABOUT DRIVERS-BY JOANNE HAMLETT

THERES-SOMETHING-U-should-KNOW-THAT-WILL-ALWAYS-BE-TRUE

You-cannot-MOVE-A-slow-driver-NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO.

IF-THE SLOW-DRIVER REFUSES-TO BUDGE-AN INCH.

Your muscles WILL-tighten+Your-fists-WILL-clinch.

THEN-Ever-so-bold-You'LL-turn-off-of-the-road-

Your-tires-squealing-

from--puSHING-the pedal to the metal

AND-AS YOU-PASS-THE-SLOW-DRIVERS--U-GET-a-great-feeling.

THEN-a-tricky-manuever-PUTS-YOU-back-on-the-road-really-FAST

ThankING-The GOOD-Lord-THAT-YOU ARE-Free-At Last!

BUT-the folks-you-passed-THINK-you're-A REALLY-BAD-GUY

+They-PRAY-TO-The-Lord-AS-THEY-LOOK--TO THE SKY.

-WISHING-U-GONE-4EVER-+GREATFUL-that-THEY-DIDNT-DIE.

I ONLY WROTE THIS TO SHOW THAT DIFFERENT PEOPLE HAVE A TOTALLY DIFFERENT PROSPECTIVE THEN WHAT WE DO-ON WHAT THEY CONSIDER TO BE RIGHT AND WRONG- AND THINGS THAT THEY-HATE OR THINGS THAT THEY LOVE-OR-THINGS-THAT-THEY-FEEL ARE-ACCEPTABLE OR UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIORS. Developing tolance and an understanding of another-persons- point of view-that is totally different from our own-will-truely-take-us to an all new level-as compassionate-educated-human beings.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Uhm, welcome to hubpages! Hope you feel better after getting that off your chest. In that poem, and in my honest opinion, the fast driver was equally at fault because he resorted to underhanded means to get ahead, without regard to his and the other folks' safety. That said, why in the world are you going to drive in the left lane if you know you are slow? That is basic traffic courtesy. As I said above, if you know that the car behind you is faster than you and that driver wants to overtake your car, slow down and let him go ahead of you. Again this is basic road courtesy.


YellowBrickRose 6 years ago

I hate being stuck behind a car that is going 30 on a 40 mph road. Even when I am not particularly in a hurry, it is ANNOYING to be stuck behind someone who just will NOT SPEED UP. And the next thing I know, there are three more cars behind me, so now I'M the slow driver. Rrrrgh.

Moonwalkers irritate me, too. I mean, hi, there are CARS COMING. Just because you have the right of way doesn't mean you're too good to use a crosswalk at the right time!


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

YellowBrickRose, you're definitely not alone. Some drivers refuse to speed up. I don't blame them that's their choice. But they should also respect that there are cars behind them with drivers who want to overtake them and give way for these cars.

Moonwalkers eh? That's a good term. Might use that here when I edit this hub. Thanks for your comment.


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thaninja 6 years ago from America

My biggest pet peeve is the people who turn across all of the lanes of traffic instead of going into the one that they are supposed to,THEN changing to the proper lane.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Thaninja, thanks for that comment. It's a crazy world out there really and when you're driving, it's crazier than ever.


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Philent 6 years ago

I am just a new driver but witnessed these annoying things even before...but now I guess as a new driver I have caused an annoyance to others too. LOL!


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

LOL Philent. Good thing I'm not a driver yet. I may cause some of these annoyances as well =).


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Dale Mazurek 6 years ago from Canada

What a great Hub. I liked it enough to post it on my blog. You can find the blog through my profile.

It just shows you in many cases common sense just doesn't exist any more.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Wow Dale, I'm speechless. I'm following your blog and I'm really happy you posted my hub there. Thank you and thanks for your comment.


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HarperSmith 6 years ago

I liked this Hub. Love the videos. Keep on smiling, emievil.


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jenblacksheep 6 years ago from England

The thing that really gets me (and my dad) is when (even when there are two lanes) a lorry over takes another lorry but goes about 1mph faster than it. So it takes 10 minutes for the lorry to actually pass. Then all the traffic builds up behind them and you get stuck for ages going at 20 mph instead of 70. HATE it!


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks HarperSmith.

Jen, LOL, that's a common sight whenever we drive through the highway.


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gary777g 6 years ago from Springdale, AR

"What about you? What sets you off when driving?" you asked I will tell you two things: first, the driver who does not know what MERGE means. They stop in the onramp and wait for a gap (that never appears). I call these drivers merge-idiots. Second, the driver who get furious at me for driving slowly, when they don't realize that I am stuck behind another vehicle and can only go as fast as the one infront of ME! When they whip out to pass and flip me off, they then see the reason why I was going slow. And one more for free lol: akin to the above mentioned driver, the one who follows so closely, thinking that this will make me go faster. Good hub. Thank you. And thanks for your kind words the other day, and for being one of my fans! :)


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

LOL, your second reminds me of the times when my husband gets angry because the car in front of us is slow. But since I can see from my side of the car if there's another car (or a slowpoke passenger vehicle / motorcycle) in front, I tell him to be patient because that driver cannot do anything.

On the following closely, bbbbrrrr I don't want to think about that. It's a recipe for an accident. Especially if the car in front of you has busted tail lights. Good luck.

Thanks for your contribution to my hub. I think I'm going to have enough materials for my next hub :).


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

John, er, English please. Thanks. :)


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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

Dohn, is being the gentleman that he is by saying he would like to hit 3 people with a tomato. Every other day, I come across someone whom I will so love to kill and most of them are the ones you mentioned above i.e. the cell phone ones. Trust me these people are potential threat to the safety of others and should be jailed for life if not killed.

Thank you for writing this, feels good to read it.

Oh, and I forgot to mention, I once hit a guy with my car slightly(he didn't get hurt) and once another one with the side mirror of my car and the bicycle of another slightly. All these very deliberately... lol Wish could have killed them. Now don't think of me a mean person, didn't hurt any of them.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

UH, I know the feeling. Plus I can see that you and my husband have something in common (re: your last paragraph). Sometimes I have to remind him that the damage on our car will be greater than the damage on the bicycle or the other car :). Thanks for the comment.


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Ultimate Hubber 6 years ago

I came back to confess even more... lol... Today while driving, the traffic on the roads and the way people were driving reminded me of your hub and there it just occurred to me that I have hit a couple of cars also, that was long time ago.... lol .... and one of those cars lost the indicator part of its left front light(thank God), no damage to the other one though. :)


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hey UH, an indicator hmmm? You're driving too close for comfort :D. This already happened to us once when we bumped the rear fender of a car in front of us due to heavy traffic and the bumper-to-bumper situation. Glad we didn't do any damage to the other car. Thanks for coming over and for always remembering my hub :).


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Sage Knowles 6 years ago

I identify with your 'walking on the moon' pet peeve, some people will step right out in front of you without even looking or making eye contact.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks Sage Knowles.


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jobister 6 years ago from Anaheim, California

Holy crap you have a lot of comments on this hub! You should be glad you don't have to drive in Los Angeles for driving in Los Angeles requires a lot of patiences when stuck in traffic, people trying to do 200 mph in a car that can only do 100 mph. People with expensive cars think they own the road and drive without showing signal and just be rude. I feel better now.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

LOL thanks jobister. I actually drove in LA for like one day back in 2004. During the day, it was okay but at night time, it was kind of scary driving against big SUVs and going really fast. Good thing I did not experience any other stuff. :)


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Betty Reid 6 years ago from Texas

Lately I am bothered by people driving super slow in the parking garage at work. Since I park there every day, I know there is plenty of parking on the fifth and sixth floors. And the elevator goes all the way up to the top floor. So there's no need to drive at a snail's pace looking for the first available parking space closest to the ground floor. Also, people walking in the middle of the parking garage instead of to the side, or even worse, allowing their children to walk in the way of traffic.


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Paul Peterson 6 years ago

I am a newbie and just learned how to drive and the most irritating thing for me while driving is when someone shouts in my car and says "HEY SEE THAT .. "

C'mon, I am not an expert driver man.. let me concentrate!


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

@Paul LOL. I do that, good thing my husband already has experience in driving, otherwise, I'll drive him crazy.


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tlsaecourse 6 years ago from Florida

Great stuff. I too hate people doing all the ten things. Some people don't have at least self concern while driving.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks tisaecourse.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Totally understand you - driving can be stressful and some people can be so intimidating on the road. I only ask of one thing: ==> That the lights stay green when I'm driving to work in the mornings. Drive Safe. :)


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hey Lady_E. Staying green is my wish too but unfortunately, I always seem to see a red light whenever we reach an intersection. :)


Tracey 6 years ago

When one lane is closed, there's sign after sign telling you to move into the other lanes and you (and 99% of the rest of the drivers) obediently queue in open lanes and then some aggressive driver speeds up the open lane that's about to close, jumps a mile or so of queue, and then expects you to allow them to push their way in in front of you.


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Alisha2010 6 years ago from Irvine, CA

Great Hub, emievil! I usually help out my bf when he drives too! Better to have two eyes. Plus since he likes to speed somewhat, I have to keep a look out for cops. Ha ha!


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Trinsick 5 years ago from Cali

This list could go on and on, just this morning I got behind a truck with an old trailer filled with gravel, too much gravel. I was behind him for a good 10 minutes, and almost exploded!


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writer83 5 years ago from Cyber Space

I also hate drivers who do not signal because i think it is not cool and can cause accident. Well, emievil this is a very nice topic and all drivers should read it because it is a must.


alexander 5 years ago

I'm sorry but the 'cant overtake me' is stupid. You think you own the road just because your car 'goes faster' get over yourself. You are a danger to society


Kelli 5 years ago

You know what I hate? Asshole couples driving along in their SUV wasting tons of gasoline and getting angry at pedestrians because they didn't cross a CROSSWALK or an INTERSECTION (please refer to your driving manual on crosswalks and intersections where people walk across the street legally) and start honking their horn. When these jerks do this to me when I'm walking (and I drive too by the way, and wait for people to cross the street legally!) and the stupid ass "honks" when I'm clearly in a cross walk or am crossing the street legally -- I walk so fucking slow you'd think I had crutches. Because some people do you ASSHOLE. And, if they honk more I fucking DARE YOU. GET THE HELL OUT OF YOUR SUV BITCH AND JUST MAKE MY DAY. Because I'm just this pissed off -- and hope I can take it out on your stupid couple driving backseat driver complaining ass.


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emievil 5 years ago from Philippines Author

@alexander, I've been thinking about your comment and I had to say this - if your car is slower than the one in front of you, can you actually overtake that car? You only overtake the car in front of you if you're faster right? so why shouldn't we feel annoyed that a slower car in front of us does not want to be overtaken? Do you mean to say that we'll spend another extra 30 minutes on the road behind a slower car just because we don't want to be called 'over ourselves'?


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emievil 5 years ago from Philippines Author

@Kelli, *sigh*. that's the second time I got that kind of comment. I was about to get annoyed and delete your comment but I re-read what I wrote and realized why it was misconstrued. I'm not talking about pedestrians who cross the streets legally. I'm talking about pedestrians who cross the streets ANYWHERE (and I've added that note in the hub, you can check that out). And if you know my country or you have been here, you would understand what I'm saying.

And by the way, thanks for the comment. It made me realize my hub needed some notes / caveats.


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toknowinfo 5 years ago

Thanks for taking me for a ride on the wild side. Enjoyed this hub.


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hotwebideas 5 years ago from New York

Hey Emievil, I have the same issues with other drivers. I like your Slowpoke section. These people just make road-ragers like you and me more agitated. LOL


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emievil 5 years ago from Philippines Author

thanks hotwebideas. I don't know about road - ragers but I would definitely rage when I see this happen :)


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Hunter Colling 4 years ago from New York City

Love this hub. Lol road ragers all the rage. I hate that!


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Reves-diary 4 years ago from Dhaka

Awful roads when you are driving at 90 miles per hour!


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Miss Tillman 4 years ago from New Orleans

I have to drive to and from the French Quarter nearly every night and I absolutely hate being on the road with drunk, or loaded drivers. You have to be extra defensive because they don't care. Also when mainly tourists don't know where they are going and drive so slow and nearly cause accidents because of the stop and go traffic they cause. Nice Hub!


anonymous 2 years ago

Rudeness, road rage, recklessness, stupidity, and pure evil abounds on our roads and highways. Theres bloody carnage nearly everywhere and both people and animals are injured and killed every year that goes by. This is not to mention the time wasted sitting in traffic jams and the pollution of the air, water, and land by motor vehicles and the increased rate of cancer from vehicle exhaust, oil, gasoline, and antifreeze. Here where I live, idiots routinely go through stop signs and red lights, routinely speed( going 60 miles per hour on residential roads and going 60 to 100 miles per hour on highways). Cutting people off, tailgating, finger gesturing, honking, yelling, cursing, and harassing and threatening other drivers is the norm here. Selfishness, cruelty, negligence, and stupidity. Driving while drunk. Driving while stupid. Rudeness, brutal dehumanization, sociopathy, and alienation are the way of life here. Its a sick, mentally challenged, morally challenged society. Its disgraceful and deplorable.

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