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What are some things that drives you crazy when you are driving your car?

My biggest pet peeve is the person that is driving slowly in front of you. You are catching up to them quickly and will easily pass. But just ahead, the road narrows down to one lane so this guy/gal decides they want to be in the front, so they step on the gas. After it narrows to the one lane, they slow down again. Why does anyone do that? Do they enjoy having someone on their bumper? There is one spot close to my house where this happens all the time. It's a 55MPH zone and most cars for some reason drive about 50MPH. I drive a little faster, usually about 60MPH. Sometimes we'll get up to 75MPH just racing for no real reason. Nothing more annoying than having to sit behind someone at 50MPH because they sped up so much only to slow down again.

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My biggest pet peeve is being tailgated.  I fucking hate that!!  I'll even start slowing down just to piss the person off. One time tho, I was traveling the speed limit and the tailgater had the nerve to start making hand gestures at me as if I need to "move over" so she can pass.  I always went ballistic!!! lol

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LOL. I've only had that happen once on the highway where someone made hand gestures to get me to move over. I usually go a little over the speed limit and never stay in the passing lane just for the heck of it. I'm very courteous and will get over for a faster moving car.

With that said, the one time it happened, I wasn't  very courteous. I was moving along at a decent speed and some crazy woman came up from behind me. Plenty of traffic ahead of me and no real space to get over except for between two semis. She started giving me the finger and waving for me to move over. That is when I slowed down to go the speed of the trailing semi. After a while, I sped up a little, she zoomed in the other lane to pass me. I sped up a little more and got side-by-side with the next semi before she could pass me. Of course she whips behind me again and starts to do her little dance. Couple more minutes of this next to the semi. As my exit approaches, I sped up, passed the semi, and got over to get on the exit. Of course, this was her exit too. She speeds way up and cuts off the semi, barely making the exit. He laid on his horn at the crazy lady.

First light we came to was the grocery store. I was going straight and her turning lane had an arrow that had just gone off. She turned in front of oncoming traffic and a couple other drivers honked at her.

There was a short time during the drive that I felt a little guilty because I thought it may have been an emergency, especially how she was acting. Nope, she was just a reckless jerk who felt her time was more important than anyone else's. She needed her groceries and we were all slowing her down.

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Agreed. They might save a couple minutes on their drive every once in a while but they are going to eventually get in a wreck that will take up alot more of their time dealing with the other person, the police, insurance companies, and repairmen.

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