Friday, June 3, 2011
Pet Peeves: Driving
I'm delighted to post a new entry in what has become a regular feature of this blog, "Pet Peeves." It seems that lots of you like complaining just as much as I do. Yay! Complaining's the best.
Today we'll talk about driving pet peeves. Here are a couple from my blogworld friends:
This one is pretty similar to my own biggest driving pet peeve: When you are in the right lane (but there is no dedicated right-turn lane) and going straight, leave enough room for people to get past you so they can turn right.
And another thing. When it's your right of way, take it. Sometimes I get behind someone who slams on their brakes for no apparent reason and then I realize it's to let someone at a stop sign/light/driveway pull out. It's not nice, it's not thoughtful, it's just dangerous to all the other drivers expecting you to follow the rules!
Finally, and I know this one is common, don't go under the speed limit. When I lived in Hawaii they posted a minimum speed right under the maximum speed on the freeway. Genius.
And even though my daughter is only 12, she just looked over my shoulder as I was writing this and spouted off one of her own: "When your mom and dad freak out about someone else's driving and that's all they can talk about for 10 minutes." She's grounded.
What's your biggest driving pet peeve?