Am I the only one who knows how to drive

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  1. RealityTalk profile image61
    RealityTalkposted 7 years ago

    Am I the only one who knows how to drive

    Don't today's drivers frustrate the Aunt Bee out of you?  Drivers cannot stay within the lines defining their lane any better than a 3 year old can color within the lines. Drivers swerve into the other lane when turning left & into the shoulder when turning right. Warning signals (aka turn signals) are rarely used & if used only after the turn or lane change has been made; hardly a warning. Drivers fail to stop for crosswalks, behind stop lines & try to out run emergency vehicles. They also tailgate & can't wait 5 secs for vehicle in front to turn; must go off road to get around.

  2. CraftytotheCore profile image78
    CraftytotheCoreposted 7 years ago

    I was almost mowed down today at the grocery store.  I was standing right by the curb at a crosswalk, looking both ways, and this car slowed way down.  I stepped out as I had the right of way. The car decided to suddenly swerve with no signal, almost clipping my bad leg! 

    I believe some people have invisible glasses on when it pertains to crosswalks.

    Here in my state, if a pedestrian is at the curb, a car must STOP to allow them to cross.  This doesn't mean the pedestrian can just bolt out in front of a car though.  Except if there is an electronic crossing post or crossing guard.  Then the pedestrian must wait their turn.  No one seems to get this, which is odd because I'm sure it's in the 101 driving things to know before getting a license!

    It's getting worse every day.  These days there are cars literally pulling up on the left in a left turn lane only and blowing past when the light turns green.  That behavior is typically found in large cities, not in my small town.

    1. RealityTalk profile image61
      RealityTalkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I feel 4 u, that is why I wrote this Q. I'm glad u r ok. I had a similar experience today - not as close as yours. I entered a crosswalk in a plaza & the driver blew right thru. I gave her a thumbs up & she looked embarrassed. There was a sto

    2. CraftytotheCore profile image78
      CraftytotheCoreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Our schools have employed a police officer to make people obey crosswalks, school buses with lights on in the parking lot, and stop signs!    And still, people try to blow past the officer!

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    christiananrkistposted 7 years ago

    I know what you mean. so many people are so impatient. Im at fault for this many times as well, so I still try to be understanding when someone is tailing me for 20 miles. but when I cant get over, i cant. i think much of the swerving and being unable to stay in the lines is due to texting, talking, playing with the radio and whatever else. I just saw a video today where a school bus driver hit a car in front of him because he was texting.

    1. RealityTalk profile image61
      RealityTalkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      When I drive I don't even listen to the radio. I love the quiet time I get in the car. It seems we have too many toys available in & to be brought into cars. It's crazy & definitely unsafe.

  4. edhan profile image42
    edhanposted 7 years ago

    People tend to know how to drive when they are learning but after passing the driving test, they put it behind their minds. We should be applying what we had learned in daily driving.

    1. RealityTalk profile image61
      RealityTalkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You are so right.  If more drivers drove as if taking the driving test, we would all be safer on the road.

  5. moonfairy profile image80
    moonfairyposted 7 years ago

    I agree with you 100 %. I'm always amazed at how rude drivers are. Maybe I'm old school but when I learned how to drive, I also learned about how to be courteous. I was passed by someone not too long ago. They passed me on my right going way too fast. The female driver's bare foot was up on the dashboard and her music was blaring. She almost forced me into oncoming traffic. I was so infuriated that I followed her (she was from out of state and going to the grocery store) and called the police.

    1. RealityTalk profile image61
      RealityTalkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I know how u feel. I followed a young woman weaving in & out of traffic who twice almost hit other cars & then twice mailboxes. I caught up at a light. Looked over & asked if she was ok. She looked at me like a pervert & sped off. Sca

  6. fpherj48 profile image61
    fpherj48posted 7 years ago

    You can't be the only one who knows how to drive, RT....since all the comments so far, are feeling a whole lot like you about some of the Road-Crazies you mention.
    My impeccable record speaks loudly in terms of my driving skills.....BRAGGING.   Next yr I will celebrate 50 years of having a driver's license, without......a single SOLITARY mark of ANY kind...moving or accidents.   SPOTLESS......I tell you!    I believe I can say I KNOW HOW TO DRIVE.   and BTW......I have the very best Insurance coverage available....and need only pay $40.00 a month. about blowing one's horn!   Wow.   Now, if we talk about being "organized" .....I might sneak out of the conversation!

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