Road Rage poll – part 1

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A reader suggested we should run a poll on the types of bad behaviour on the road that wind us up.  So hop into the comments, and start listing the behaviours that you can’t stand.

I’ll run a poll tomorrow, using the suggestions you provide, and we’ll see what we can all do to make the world a happier place.

 


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  • tarkwin

    Camper vans doing 70k up the holiday highway and refusing to pull over!!! And Russel won’t give me any more lanes!! Wanker!!!

  • rouppe

    Drivers who think that indicating (usually at the last minute) gives them right of way.

  • People at an intersection, turning right who hog the middle of the road blocking people behind who want to turn left.

  • Peter Jenkins

    Failure to keep left when there is more than one lane as per the road code, especially on the motorway. There is no reason to be in the fast lane on the motorway unless you are 1) an emergency vehicle or 2) overtaking other vehicles

    • Bunswalla

      + 1,000,000

      • Dave

        True, I often find the left lane the fastest on a motorway, you have to change lanes a fair bit, but it can be quicker.

        • Hazards001

          Right..so that makes you one of the cunts slowing the traffic down for everyone behind you. Nice one!

          • Dave

            How do you work that one out Brainiack! If the SLOW idiots are in the right lanes, I move to the left and cruise up there, but have to change lanes a bit for the genuine slow traffic and those approaching an off ramp. If the SLOW idiots moved left, leaving the Right lane clear, i could overtake in that lane. And Hazards, I travel at or just over the limit most of the time, even in the wet – traffic and people make me drive slower. There are very few corners on SH1 that mean a huge reduction in speed. And no, I don’t drive an Audi, its German but not an Audi.

          • Travis Poulson

            Please tell me it’s not a Golf…

          • Dave

            No Travis, its not a Golf, the larger Sedan, “R” but diesel, handles far better than the Calais V i had prior to it, and uses under 5 L/100km on a trip. Cant beat the torque of a diesel when the turbo kicks in.

          • Travis Poulson

            Wifey drives an older model golf, can’t stand driving the bloody thing. Give me my commodore any day.

          • Dave

            Had a Calais V prior to existing VW much prefer the VW And it uses less than half the fuel the Calais did.

          • Hazards001

            You ignorant cock! Everytime you change lanes the traffic behind you has to slow down as a result..you sanctimonious fucking arsewipe..and idiot I’ve been a professional driver all my fucking life!

          • Kacanga

            Fuck, I hope I never cross you on the road, Hazards. As a result of misinterpreting Dave’s actions just on this thread, you have built up a full scale head of steam.

            Typical road rage behaviour.

          • Hazards001

            Have you ever driven on a real motorway?

          • Dave

            You assume I am not a professional driver – ignorant cock yourself! And how does it have to slow others, i am not that unaware of others around me that i cause them to slow down, and I can pick the appropriate gaps. PS: While I have no doubt of your skills, there is no guarantee a Professional Driver is a safe or courteous driver!

        • Hazards001

          And buddy…consider this…if you are the fuckwit trying to change lanes from the left to the right middle on the Northern just before the merging on ramp traffic and some bull headed arrogant looking cunt in a white 4 wheel drive with bull bars front and back won’t let you in…that’s me you lane hopping prick..and if you try take me out…well…that’s your call…I know it’s illegal not to let indicating traffic in (pro driver and all that) but did you know it’s also illegal to make multiple lane changes? And guess who the cops hate more?

          • Dave

            Again Hazards, the arrogance and superiority “i own the road” attitude is coming through, How do you assume I change lanes constantly, i do change lanes, but not across from one side to the other, i also scan the road in the distance, so get off your high horse, or i will definitely consider you a very arrogant and unprofessional driver, others here might as well. Have never come across a White overweight 4WD kitted up with with Bull Bars, be too slow accelerating to keep up with me anyway!! And FYI, I have not driven the northern motorway probably 4 times in the last 12 months – so I doubt you have ever come across me on the Motorway. Chill :)

          • Bikersteve

            I think you should be driving on the left and not in the middle of the road.

          • Hazards001

            I believe you are probably from Gore you halfwit!

          • Hazards001

            Up voting yourself and down voting a reply you don’t like is the sign of a complete fuckwit..I take it your bike is a pushbike you pull through?

          • TomTom

            The cops hate the idiots that block other cars from the lane they’re indicating for.

          • Justsayn

            I knew there was something I forgot to mention I hated – SUVs and those silly over-sized utes.

            Thanks for reminding me Hazard, and I’m sure when the doctor held you up he didn’t tell your mum “It is an arrogant looking bull headed cunt”, or maybe he did.

          • Hazards001

            Yeah…except mines a work one not a wankers toy.

          • Hazards001

            As for people that vote themselves up and people that reply to them down..well those are the same sort of arrogant fucktards that speed through road works sites as they know better than the people that work on them eh?

  • baygirl

    People travelling slower than necessary. There is absolutely no reason to be doing less than 100km/hr on a fine day along a safe stretch of road. People who drive slow are completely inconsiderate to others on the road, bloody selfish!

  • cows4me

    Fucking dumb townies who don’t slow down when we are driving stock along a road.

    • Dave

      On rural roads getting stuck behind a tractor with a massive trailer travelling on the road when they could pull slightly left but won’t.

      • BJ

        Wind down your window and slowly breathe in the country air.

      • RightOfGenghis

        Dave, try driving along the shoulder some time. See how far you get before you puncture!

    • unsol

      Add to that townies who have no idea how to overtake (hesitate then cut it fine etc)…there should be 2 road tests. One for 50km zones & one for open road.

    • Rodger T

      Cockies that let their cows shit all over the road when driving them along said road. ; )

      • Hazards001

        lmfaoooooooooooooo

    • Travis Poulson

      Should be driving your ute instead, stock are bloody slow.

    • Kacanga

      Fucking dumb yokels who meet and stop in the middle of the road yakking to each other out the respective driver’s side windows.

  • James

    People who don’t use on-ramps to speed up to the speed of traffic on the motorway – which causes congestion on the motorway at junctions and is one of the reasons for middle-lane morons.

  • richard.b

    Pedestrians who think if they don’t look at you they can
    wander slowly across the street and have right of way.
    (Matakana, Saturday mornings)

    • Agent BallSack

      Every place in the fucking country.

    • unsol

      Add to that pedestrians who don’t understand what the diamond on the road is for!

      P.S Matakana is a really lovely dulux colour!!!

  • Agent BallSack

    Gotta be people who zip up the inside of a merging lane to get 15 cars ahead and cause everyone else behind them who has merged earlier to brake and slow so they can get their Audi into Welligton 25 seconds faster. Yes I’m talking about the merging lane at the Petone off ramp.

    • Tom

      +1 Those bastards drive me apeshit

    • Anyone in an Audi. Top Gear has it right, they are cocks

      • unsol

        Disappointing but so true. Even the owners of our dream car – RS6. Such a let down. How can you have the ability to earn the $ required to own something oh so cool & yet be oh so useless. A very unfair juxtaposition!

      • Rodger T

        Have yet to see a Audi or a BMW with working indicators, can`t imagine how these cars get vinned.

        • Steve (North Shore)

          Indicators are only visible to other Audi/BMW drivers

    • North-bound, Curran St. on-ramp at AKL Harbour Bridge, evening rush-hour. Must be the same cunts, or at least related to them.

    • unsol

      + 1 million. I’m in Wellington too. Such people are not smart, they are not clever. They are just wankers. And it isn’t just the Audis. The biggest offenders seem to be almost anyone, usually male. After having driven in Auckland a few times in the last few years I have to say Wellingtonians are really really really useless. And rude & arrogant – rather than easing off the accelerator to let people in, bastards down here speed up.

  • Agent BallSack

    Any fucktard who doesnt understand the theory “Merge like a zip” Because a zip is highly technical you know.

  • Agent BallSack

    Truck drivers on cellphones. A very common sight.

    • unsol

      Yep,,and cars, courier vans, taxi drivers, van drivers, ute drivers…pretty much everyone! God knows why – not safe & there are these cool things called blue tooth ear pieces & hands-free kits (not useful if getting in & out of your car all the time – ear piece better).

  • Justsayn

    speeding up when they get to a passing lane so that you cannot pass them

  • Justsayn

    not leaving room between them and the car in front so that you can pull in between them when passing (and /or flashing their lights at you when you do)

  • Justsayn

    Police that do 95

    • Whafe

      Agree totally, it is like they are wanting to play with you… Be keen to really know what their motice is for doing that

    • Just pass them, I do

      • Justsayn

        Yes but to have to wait for the bloody desert road so that you can edge past doing 105, bastards

      • Whafe

        AS do I, but you can see them saying, I am going to get you….

    • BigDes

      They travel at 95 because that’s the speed they need for their radar to work effectively. Just pass them.

  • Justsayn

    not keeping left when not passing – on motorways and in passing lanes

  • John1234

    Tail gaters
    Inconsiderate drivers who don’t allow you in when you are indicating
    Drivers who womble along in the fast lane and are not overtaking
    Drivers who hold up lines of traffic on country roads and don’t pull over to let people past.

    Summary: Inconsiderate drivers!

  • Whafe

    Those that don’t realise that a car has 3 mirrors! Be aware of what is happening around you

    • Justsayn

      The one in the middle is for makeup, and the ones on the side for parking. If moving forward they are simply distractions that should be ignored.

      • Patrick

        Fold them in while driving – helps with the aerodynamics & fuel economy……

  • tarkwin

    Speed cameras where a passing lane closes. Chugging up the inside lane towing the boat, the lane is about to close and some twat in daddies Audi tears past sees the camera and slams the brakes on right in front of you.

    • Justsayn

      Speed cameras in perfectly safe sections of road – safety my arse

    • Audi drivers are cocks

    • I’ve noticed that speed cameras are being place about 500m beyond the end of passing lanes and am happy that they will catch people speeding rather than people who are speeding just to get past a slower vehicle.

      • tarkwin

        When I nearly shunted the afore mentioned Audi I rang *555. The woman who answered told me I shouldn’t be speeding! I tried to point out what actually happened but it was like selling condoms to the Pope. Rational thought was clearly not her strong suit, if it’s in the manual it must be right. My only avenue left was to laugh at her for working on a Sunday afternoon and being to ugly to be allowed out. Worked really well – sounds a bit childish I know, but it sure brightened my day and utterly wrecked hers.

  • Justsayn

    self appointed police who sit in the right hand lane doing 100 on the basis that no one should want to go any faster

    • Honcho

      Exactly! (typically ancient) people who use the whole passing lane @80kph to pass another driver travelling @79kph, if anything makes me len brown face slapping crazy it is that!

  • unsol

    Habitually poor driving is something that I consider to be indicative of attributes so many people lack: lack of foresight, consideration, respect, pride in ones workmanship & sheer arrogance.

    Make no mistake, I can get angry, flick the bird & mutter expletives or in earshot of my daughter, exclaim “firetrucks”! whenever I am personally affected by bad & annoying drivers. But I never treat it like a game.

    My number one pet hate is those who get so angry that they go crazy – get road rage & do stupid things like overtake then brake hard in front of the so-called offending car. I have seen it so many times & it is frightening as you can see how things can escalate & get really bad really quickly.

    In terms of general poor driving habits. I also really hate the following:

    1)Cars failing to keep up with the flow of traffic – 50km zones or open road

    2)Cars failing to keep left unless passing

    3)Tailgating

    4)Excessive speed

    5)Overtaking then pulling left (something I have experienced many a time as a driver & as a cyclist with the latter happening so much that I wonder whether cycling is a risk I am prepared to take).

    6)Failing to indicate when turning off a road that carries on

    7)Failing to indicate properly on roundabouts

    8)Undertaking a turning truck (I wasn’t driving but was in the truck. Hubby says this is a daily occurrence)

    9)Cars running red lights

    10)Cars braking hard as soon as the lights go from green to orange

    11)People driving erratically – reaching over the back to get something, texting etc

    12) slow vehicles failing to pull over – especially in holiday traffic

    13) holiday traffic failing to realise that slow vehicles cant remain pulled over or pull over the second you get behind them. There has to be a bit of grace & balance!!!

    14) failing to merge properly

    15) failing to judge the speed of an oncoming car

    Driving a car on a road at speed is not a game. It is a privilege that can be taken away in an instant thanks to a moments inattention. That metal that people assumes protects them can cause injury & harm beyond your worst comprehension. Trust me, I know. As do all those who work in the emergency field.

    When next faced with a situation where you want to gain oneupmanship, imagine what it would be like to see your young child half thrown threw the side window of their car (seat belt prevented full ejection).

    Car crashes don’t just mean death, they can mean horrendous injuries.

    So if you tend to do any of the above & wonder what so many people race past you giving you the bird or if you are the kind where you get so angry that overtake then brake etc, take a moment to imagine what would happen if you lost control. If you tyre happen to blow out etc.

    And remember, everyone makes mistakes & end of the day it costs you nothing to have a bit of patience & be the better person. But it will cost you everything if you crash in a fit of rage (or get out of your car & attack someone).

  • Michael

    my order of annoyance is usually: tailgating, then those that don’t merge like a zip, then those that think passing lanes are a grand prix track. You are all wankers and deserve cruel and unusual punishments for your driving.

  • Gazzaw

    Blatant red light runners. We all do an amber every now and again but running a red light is just fucken stupid. Doubt whether there’s a WO Army Aucklander who hasn’t narrowly escaped a T-boning in the last six months. The $150 fine is a travesty – should be 3-6 months license loss as it is overseas.

    • Whafe

      Totally agree, it could lead me down the road of starting to say things like, there is for sure certain nationalities that run more red lights than others!

    • Kacanga

      Yeah, when I go down to the big city I treat a light turning green as permission to enter the intersection after checking the road is clear in both directions.

  • Harroputza

    People who leave a good metre between the end of their car and the yellow line when parking on the side of the road.

  • Harroputza

    Also, I’m not sure why everyone is suddenly so inconsiderate these days, but no one seems to be giving way to me when they’re turning left and I’m turning right. They start shouting and waving at me, and I’m all like, “Learn the road rules, buddy!”

    • Jman

      That’s cos you’re the one who is meant to give way.
      “where two vehicles are facing each other at an intersection with no
      signs or signals or the same signs or signals (in this case Stop signs) a
      vehicle turning right must give way to a vehicle turning left.” Learn the road rules buddy.

      • Harroputza

        You must be either German or friends with Colin Craig. Possibly both.

        • Justsayn

          Must be German, Colin doesn’t have any friends.

        • Jman

          Jawohl. Ok if you were just making a joke you should have clearly indicated that with a smiley emoticon or similar at the end. Otherwise it’s too hard to distinguish the genuine idiots from those who are only pretending in these comments threads.

          • Justsayn

            :-)

        • Michael

          Jman is right, the intersection rules were changed last year.

    • Kacanga

      Nice one!

  • out2lunch

    Drivers applying the brakes just before a massive hill.

    Drivers indicating and turning right, but not actually moving their whole car into the flush median.

    Drivers who can’t maneuver around these people and end up adding to the problem.

    Drivers who don’t know the size of their car and drive on your side of the road with their right set of wheels.

    Slow accelerating drivers who make you miss the light.

    Most new zealand drivers tbh.

  • I do quite a lot of distance driving, and one of my biggest gripes are people who wont go over 100 to pass a slow car and thereby take up the whole passing lane for their passing manoeuvre, leaving the 25 cars behind them to continue on at 90 behind the slow vehicle until the next passing lane.

  • Justsayn

    Jman

    • Jman

      lol :)

  • TomTom

    There was one time I was driving north to Chch and came up behind a douchebag in a Commodore going 80km. I passed him and carried on at 100-110km indicated only to find the fucker tailgating me til he could overtake and slowed me back down to 80km. I tried again, going at 120km for a couple k’s, thought I got rid of him and he fucking caught me up in the next town and did the same thing again!! I just resigned myself to a slow painful drive til he buggered off.

    • Jman

      Clearly in his mind the fact that you overtook him meant your penis was bigger than his.

      • unsol

        Ha so true!

    • unsol

      I have had the same thing happen to me time & time again – I think it is because some guys hate it when a girl passes them.I noticed it heaps when we did a massive road trip over Xmas – guys getting hot under the collar when I passed them & doing some serious tailgating. Of course when it came to the windy roads I left them for dust (ex-country kid with a lead foot who has done some racing & plenty of defensive driving courses). You can have a bit of fun, but you have to respect the road, the conditions, the law & the fact that it is ultimately the metal that wins not you.

      • TomTom

        Haha how d’you get into racing? Reckon I should have a try at that to see how shite I am!!

        I’m a “fast” driver but I drive carefully – there’s not point in doing stupid things like overtaking when your view of the road ahead is crap or cutting corners that you can’t see round. I particularly hate the thought of passing only to find that the car behind me is tailgating me, so I only do it if I’m being slowed to less than 90-95.

        • Dave

          Try it on a go kart track with a few mates, its heaps of fun. If you can get up the leader board, it shows skill. Any idiot can go fast in a powerful car, the trick is to know when to stop it on a wet road and avoid all other hazards, and how fast the corners can be taken with1% for safety :)

        • unsol

          Won a thing at school SADD comp where we got to do a course with Peter Brock & his team. We had a local raceway so I used to do the odd race in a friends ford escort.

          Btw saw an elderly woman on 7 Sharp the other night who does rallying at age 80…so want to be her when I grow up! Hubby & I thought about doing it together, but have to work out finer details (I get motion sickness so cant be co-driver & would tend to take too many risks and he is crap at giving directions & drives like a nana!). Have to say though that my skills have dropped since being in the big smoke & haven’t done a defensive driving course in a car with the new kinds of specs (anti skid etc) so wonder whether I would be able to drive out of a sticky situation the same.

          Yep I’m the same re weighing up whether it is worth passing slow cars. And end of the day 5km slower translates into gaining a measly few extra minutes, but a crash or being pulled over by a cop translates into heaps of lost time…including insurance claims etc (not to mention injuries etc).

          Make sure you be safe driving up from dunners……some crazy bastards on those roads!

    • Pissedoffyouth

      Did he have flashing lights and or a loudspeaker asking you to please pull over?

      • TomTom

        Nope! It wasn’t that a new Commodore – it was one of those fancy early 2000s one with some weird box thing attached to the boot.

  • rangitoto

    Drivers who virtually stop on the motorway to look at a car broken down on the hard shoulder

  • sheppy

    People that pull out at the beginning of a passing lane and just about crawl past a couple of cars by the end of it – inconsiderate w*******
    Add to that speed enforcement half way along the passing lane – crawling past traffic staring at your speedo, way safer than overtaking safely NOT

    • BJ

      People on highways that pull out on a hill into the only passing lane for ages and obviously haven’t got enough grunt in their vehicle to pass before the end of the passing lane while my Chrysler SRT8 is chomping at the bit behind them.

      • unsol

        Chrysler SRT8 – nice looking, grunts, good performance & cheap as chips. I’m impressed. But you’re not a townie? It must look a little out of place then!

  • Justsayn

    The road works signs where there are not any road works (or the shoulder is closed leaving only a perfectly good road to use for your car). It is crying wolf.

    • Hazards001

      OK I’ll explain that one for you. If the road works are carriageway works then the reason is for the new work to bed in…I’d get technical but why bother..speed reductions serve a number of purposes..you won’t like them but tough shit..
      1) To help roll in the prepared surface

      2) So the action of the sweeping effect is reduced to prevent damage to other vehicles via loose stones
      3) The lose of lane markings can cause confusion particularly in the dark
      4) To help protect a new surface.
      5) To protect fucking idiots that think it’s ok to speed through road works sites!
      6) Shoulder closure’s have a significant impact on many drivers ability to navigate the lane safely due to loss of perspective.

      There are serious rules regarding the placement of signs and cones along with the management of them. They are enforced rigorously by territorial authorities and the penalties for fucking up are hideous. Right down to a manslaughter charge that I know of in one particular case…against the contractor..the idiot driver was dead!

      • Justsayn

        And because they are too bloody lazy to remove/cover them when they go home for the weekend.
        Shoulder changes don’t change shit – there are plenty of 100k road in NZ with no shoulder at all.

        • Hazards001

          idiot

        • BJ

          I recall last year a motorcyclist that skidded on residual loose metal that had migrated from the original works to the other side of the road and he took the council or Transit NZ and the contractor to court. He claimed, because the cones/signage had been removed despite the cleanup not being entirely completed, he did not know to lower his speed entering the corner to allow for loose material which then caused his accident.

          • Justsayn

            If they only left them out when it mattered then that might be less likely to happen. They cry wolf so often that people don’t slow down when they should.

            Next long trip you take on a non working day you count them. I reckon about 1 in 3 is pointless, and one of the other two could be 70 instead of 30.

          • BJ

            I do long trips frequently and agree with you. I drive in relation to the state of works and any other close cars but am aware that a sneaky cop just may slap one on me if there is a speed limit sign and I am exceeding it

          • BJ

            I agree. I travel long distance quite often and drive at a fitting speed through some of them all the while being aware that a cop may slap one on me if there was a limited speed sign.

          • Hazards001

            “Next long trip you take on a non working day you count them. I reckon about 1 in 3 is pointless, and one of the other two could be 70 instead of 30”

            Because of course you are a roading engineer? FFS I explained it to you and you still don’t get it?

  • BJ

    Inconsiderate, aggressive NZ drivers – not found anywhere else in the world. That should cover it.

    • 4077th

      Not unlike some of the comment here!

    • Patrick

      Go to Greece mate – they can match the Kiwis.

  • DavidW

    One flick of the indicators when changing lanes and then only after the front wheel has crossed into the new lane. Waddaya mean indicators are to tell other people what you INTEND to do, not what you are ALREADY DOING !!!!!

  • Brian

    People failing to keep left on the motorway unless passing. The amount of times I see the cars in the right lane going slower than cars in the left lane is unbelievable.

  • People that tootle along at 90km/h on the open road but who accelerate to 110km/h as soon as they come to a passing lane.

  • BJ

    The one that gets me the most is that while I dip my lights well ahead of being in a direct line with any oncoming vehicle at night, just about without fail these days, all oncoming vehicles wait till they’ve blinded me with their lights on high before dimming them in what appears to be an afterthought.

    • I’m in Auckland BJ. Haven’t used high beam for years. There is always oncoming traffic.

      • BJ

        I was in Auckland last weekend – all lit up like a Christmas tree – horrible – couldn’t wait to get back to peace, quiet and no road lights.

  • Liberty

    Ban all Caravans

  • Agent BallSack

    Anyone under 30 and over 50

  • Sarrs

    Courier drivers who just stop anywhere they damned well please

  • Sarrs

    Does anywhere else besides Invercargill have an abundance of intersections that are two laned on one side (straight/left and straight/right) but are one laned on the otherside?

    Sometimes it’s the stupid f**ken road layout that does my head in more than the drivers.

    • Dave

      Like a lot of things southern Sarah, it seems to me its unique to Inver’s.

  • Ururoa

    Pass the car you want to pass and then MOVE THE FUCK OUT OF THE FAST LANE.

    Travel to Japan and see how well this works. Traffic flows a hell of a lot better.

  • Michael

    Cyclists and drivers who can’t share the road. Cyclists need to keep as far left as practical, others need to pass cyclist only when it is safe.

    Yes, I am a regular cycling commuter and the fact that the existing laws would work well if both groups followed them (but don’t) pisses me off the most.

    • unsol

      Hear hear. Blame is on both sides but bad cyclists exacerbate it for sure; they forget to ask themselves the question ‘how many roadies – professional cyclists – get killed’ & of course the answer is very little. Recreational roadies – like Mallard (I have seen him cycling around enough to assess his form) & dawdling commuters are a pain in the backside. They give everyone a bad name & make us all targets. It sucks. I won’t let hubby commute via bike anymore (actually he is happy not to anymore) & I have given up road cycling. Mountain biking only now. Too many people are starting to get too shitty yet ironically most cyclists are drivers which is proof that the bad cyclists are probably also bad drivers.

  • Jman

    In bumper to bumper traffic, having a moron in front of you who continuously lets a 100 meter gap form between him and the next car ahead.

    • Agent BallSack

      That isnt so bad because it allows for traffic stopping in front and can actually smooth out traffic flows. The people who speed up then brake then speed up and brake actually cause traffic to stop. Any good truckie worth his salt will cruise at just under the average traffic speed so as not to have to stop and go with the idiots who do the afore mentioned.

      Edit: I prefer to sit behind trucks in peak hour traffic for this very reason. Drop your car in 2nd gear and just idle along with them.

  • Pissedoffyouth

    Gillies ave on-ramp coming towards Newmarket in the morning

  • Rodger T

    Fuckwits that can`t keep left.
    Hint , trying turning in 1/2 a second later on those right hand bends,pricks.

  • RightOfGenghis

    Geisterfahrers

    • unsol

      Is that German for sleep….so you’re saying bad drivers who fall asleep at the wheel?

  • Stacey Hoggard

    Had a quick scan through the comments – what about people TXTing????

    I watched a MILF (more like a cougar perhaps) driving the Range Rover straight into a kerb on Kepa Rd yesterday morning at about 50 k’s. Lucky the big Kohi tractor had big wheels and power steer. She looked like she dropped a wee pooh – but never put down the phone !! Hubby will get some BS excuse why the Rangee needs a wheel alignment for sure.

    The next set of lights another woman TXTing while light goes green…..I was on Motorbike so no problem for me. Just stupid and inconsiderate.

  • Steve (North Shore)

    I can’t stand the bad behaviour of ROAD LICE

  • Hazards001

    Queue Jumpers

  • Dave

    Here goes my pet hate. I will no doubt get called a racist and more, but its NOT racist. Most westerners grew up around cars / driving from a very young age. In a lot of other countries car ownership is very limited. It is some of these TIMID and very unconfident drivers that should not be on the road.

    They drive very slowly, are over cautious on corners and at intersections, most speed up in wide open spaces such as passing lanes, and then brake all the way down hill.

    Classic case a year ago, new employee had to take a company (pool car) out, after it was back the brakes were reported as defective. Another report the car was smoking……. she drove 14 km each way with the handbrake on. Complaints rolled in every time she drove the car, yet she had a license.

  • Hollyfield

    People who pull out of a side street or driveway to fit into the small gap in front of my car, forcing me to brake moderately sharply, when there is an enormous gap behind me if they had only waited another half a second. I don’t mind when traffic is bumper-to-bumper, and I even ease back to allow them in, but when the rest of the road behind me is clear……

    • Stacey Hoggard

      Get a Class 5 and drive a 44 tonne truck and trailer – that will give you a new perspective as well. I have come very close to leaving a Scania logo imprint on a few idiots. What they do not realise is that I will live………

      • Hazards001

        Have one..been there done that..know the feeling. Stupid cocks that cut in front of you because you left the non killing field open…they decide to pop into it! Morons.

        Some time ago there was a campaign run by the LTSA to try educate drivers on behaviour around trucks…it was canned as it was unpopular.

        I’ve only had one truck V car incident and I saw it coming on a roundabout..still wrote her car off but at least no one died.
        And as an FYI to anyone reading this…the roundabout law has NOT changed…you still give way to your right..as the stupid twat I nearly T boned the other day clearly doesn’t know!

  • Hollyfield

    People who queue across an intersection, thereby preventing cars from the opposite direction from moving forward when they have the green light.
    People who queue across a pedestrian crossing (especially near schools), thereby causing a hazard for people crossing the road. (hint, when all the cars in front of you are stopped waiting for traffic lights, you won’t lose any travelling time by leaving a gap where the crossing is)
    People who are so unobservant they don’t notice that I have left a gap in a queue so that a car may turn across in front of me into a side street, and they don’t leave a gap in their lane, so that the car trying to turn is stuck in the middle of the road blocking traffic.

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