View Full Version : Are You An Aggressive Driver? Mr./Mrs. Road Rage?
01-11-2007, 07:37 AM
Do you consider yourself an aggressive driver? To what degree?
Traffic here in NoVa absolutely gets to me, just about each and every day. People talking on their cell, putting on makeup, reading while driving (!!!)...by the time I get to work in the morning, I'm already frazzled. It's crazy.
I'd say I'm a good 7-8 on the AD/RR scale. I like to get in my truck and drive, not eat/read/talk on phone.
01-11-2007, 08:10 AM
I got mad sometimes but I'm not really a road rage kind of guy (4-6).
01-11-2007, 08:16 AM
I don't really get mad tooo much. What bothers me is when drivers are on their cell phones and not paying attention to road. Oh and another thing that kills me is when I let other drivers in and they do not say thank you! how rude!!!
01-13-2007, 01:29 PM
I'm probably a 10, other drivers piss me off. I'm the guy passing you on the right or on the shoulder at 85mph on a 55mph highway. I really hate tailgaters, and jockeying for position (lane changes, etc) when you're all going the same speed. So I decisively solve most of that by driving much faster than everyone else. I also hate it when people don't stay to the right (why the hell does everybody avoid the right lane like it's the plague?). And directionals, I hate it when people don't signal before turning.
Ah, and I hate gratuitous stop signs like the ones they put all over campus or ones where there isn't an intersection. I never stop for those, I run five or six of them every day.
And parking. I can't stand it when some dip**** takes up two spots in a crowded parking lot. When possible I squeeze into the infringed upon space and park really close (inches) to the offending vehicle so that the driver can't get in. As long as my vehicle is squarely within my spot, then it's their problem for parking stupidly. Hopefully they'll get the point.
01-13-2007, 06:23 PM
I'm definitely a 9 or 10. I too have an intense dislike for individuals who drive slow in the left lane. I don't understand why everyone has such a dislike of the right hand lane. I would much rather drive in the right hand lane since it makes me less susceptible to getting pulled over.
I learned how to drive in Boston and lived in DC for a few years out of school so I've had a good deal of practice in aggressive environments.
I tailgate like it's my job when people are going slowly in the left hand lane and I can't pass on the right.
01-13-2007, 10:55 PM
I drive offensively in both style and effect. :(
01-17-2007, 11:26 AM
I am definitely an aggressive driver. People irritate the :censored: out of me sometimes. I must admit, in Hawaii, my normal level of probably a 7-8 has dropped to about a 4 or 5. People on the road are way friendly, almost too friendly and accomadating. If it weren't for the people who, when they first get on the highway, move 4 lanes over to the fast lane just to drive slow, I would probably be a 2 or 3. The weather and the scenery (human and nature) are just too beautiful. It also helps that I rarely drive other than to or from work. :)
I'm not aggressive at all. Of course, certain types of drivers will bug me but I shrug it off. I usually go slightly faster than the flow of traffic, though I never speed more than 5-10 mph over the limit. Usually just 5, 10 if there is a pack of people around me. I always let people who want to go faster around me, even if I think they're being *******s.
01-17-2007, 05:59 PM
Generally what irritates me is inattentive driving by cell-phone users, or cell-phone users that are going slower than the speed limit. Other than that, I'm pretty laid back.
01-17-2007, 06:01 PM
Get upset...finger maybe...nod f the head...yell out something...no rage though
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