Dumb things that drivers do:
- Plod along in the fast lane when they're slower than other
traffic. First, you're in the way of faster drivers. Given
how many crazies there are, and the amount of road rage incidents that
occur, why would you take the risk of pissing off the driver behind
you? Also, as a friend of mine says, it's not YOUR job to enforce
the speed limit. Get out of the way, and let the people who
choose to exceed the speed limit, go by.
- Jam on the brakes when they see a cop. If you are going the
speed limit(based on conditions), the officer CAN'T give you a speeding
ticket. Jamming on the brakes says one of 3 things: One, you have
no idea how fast you're going. Which means you're not paying
attention and you're a hazard anyway. Two, you don't know what
the current speed limit IS. Again, that means you're not paying
attention. Three, you normally drive faster than the speed
limit. Some cops might give you a ticket on that basis alone.
- Slow WAY down when you see someone changing a tire, even when they're
safely off the road. Have you never seen someone change a tire
before? Is your life so boring that this is a source of
excitement for you? You should be able to glance over and
understand what the situation is long before you get there. If
you have to slow down so much to take in enough information to know
what's going on, then you're too stupid to drive, and you shouldn't be
on the road.
- Slow WAY down when you see someone pulled over and getting a
ticket. What, are you jealous?
- Failing to pass a police car that's moving slower than the speed
limit. I see this one all the time. The speed limit might
be 70, but the cruiser is only going 60 or 65 for some reason.
Traffic stacks up behind the officer because you're too much of a
chicken-bleep moron to pass them. Here's a clue - it is NOT
illegal to pass a police car if you're not breaking the speed
limit. If you go by the cop who's doing 60 while you're going 65,
what can he do? Geez, people - WAKE UP!
- This one is for those idiot drivers who have been living in a cave
for the past 10 to 20 years: You CAN turn right on red in
Michigan! So unless there's a sign
stating otherwise, why sit there looking clueless when the traffic is
Some car owners do some stupid
stuff to their car. They install non-essential aerodynamics on
low-powered cars. They get fancy spinner wheels and fancy
psychadelic paint jobs. They install neon lights. They
basically do everything that screams, "Please look at me!" Then
they get tinted windows so that nobody can see who they are...
Why do smokers throw their
cigarette butts out of the window? They don't have any problems
sucking the poisons into their lungs, but they don't want the smell in
their precious car?!? This one has to be one of the heights of
Here's another stupid one that
smokers do - dumping your ashtray in the local mall parking lot.
You wouldn't like it if we piled a bunch of shopping carts on your
LAWN, would you?