I swear there are so many stupid drivers out on the roads! I think they are making it easier to get a driver’s license these days! I was driving to and from Brown County recently and I could not believe how many times drivers had made me angry.
The speed limit is 55 around Interstate 465 near Indianapolis. Granted I think this limit is too low, people need to follow the rules of the road. I was going around 63mph most of the way on this road. Some drivers are swerving and ducking out of each lane and in between cars because they want to go 75mph on this road! Read the signs people!
Another thing I noticed is when people are not using the correct lane. When driving the speed limit exactly, usually you should be in the farthest right lane so other people who like to drive a little over, like me, can pass you. Do not drive in the middle lane when there is clearly space in the right lane for you to drive in. Several times I found myself in the left lane and another driver in the right lane passing a car simultaneously that was driving in the center lane. This should not happen…!
If a driver wants to pass a car, sure that’s fine. But when there is only two lanes on the freeway, speed up and pass the car and return to the right lane. Do not drive 1mph faster than the car you are trying to pass. There are other vehicles behind you that want to pass! Speed up! If you do want to pass and get back over, make sure you maintain a faster speed than the car you passed. Several times I had a vehicle pass me and then get in front of me only to drive slower than me!
The last thing that probably bothers me the most involves acceleration and deceleration lanes. Yes, those are things! The on-ramps and 0ff-ramps are what these things are. If you are going to get on the highway, please speed up with traffic so it makes it easier to merge! Also, when getting off the highway, use the off-ramp to slow down. Do not start slowing in the far right lane before your exit! There was one time a car was in front of me getting on the highway and we only reached 50mph before merging. Not only does it make it harder to merge, it makes people currently on the highway angry because they have to slow when there is not a chance to change lanes to the left to let you on.
I am not the perfect driver, but there are just some things that really make me upset when people are driving. Here are some other “Terrible Drivers” postings: