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Old 04-21-2003, 08:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Are you an Angry Driver?

Well, are you? Are you a 'road rage' driver? Are you the reason people shouldn't have guns in cars?


I used to get pretty upset at silly things, cars following to close, guys cutting me off, cars in the HOV lane with only one person in them. I was even chased by a car of mexicans after I flipped them when they cut me off (oh that was a FUN day!) And Lord, how did I survive my youth??

While those things still bother me and probably always will, I've figured out that my road anger was just anger from other parts of my life spilling out during driving.
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I only get upset at the follow types of drivers

Cripples
Old People
Soccer Moms

If you are not one of these types of people, then I don't get mad at you...if you are I hope you stay the hell away from when I'm on the road
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i pretty much get angry at anyone driving under 75 on the freeway.
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old folks going 10 under the speed limit swerving all over the road tend to make me angry. And tailgaters.
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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For whatever reason, driving is the one area that I do get really mad. People just do such stupid things on the road sometimes But at least I only yell at them from inside my car, I've never flicked anyone off, or deliberately tailed them, or done any other such mean thing to them.
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I can get upset at some one but I never do anything stupid like flip them off or tailgate them. For one I am a self proclaimed pacifist and for two I am afraid they will be one of those idiots with a loaded gun in their car. What I DO do however is remember what happened and rant and rave about it later with friends.
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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In New York, you have to be a angry driver. Some drivers go down whole city blocks in reverse just to get a parking spot...
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:33 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Not much of an angry driver...although I do get pissed off occasionally...I told my mother that the most important skill I'd learned my first year driving was how to honk and flip someone off at the same time. She was appalled and told me I was going to get shot. Well, it's nearly four years later and I haven't been shot yet! I wouldn't, however, be surprised if other drivers got mad at me...I tend to be aggressive, and I drive a large truck with lots of blind spots. Tough combo.
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:35 AM   #9 (permalink)
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yes, the more late I get the angryer I become. Thank god I don't carry a gun when I'm driving!
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:38 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Driving is alpha waves all the way for me.
I'm happy as a clam driving my car.
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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oh hell ya when i get on I95 on my way to work and i got the tunes blastin and some dumbass is driving slow and ruining my groove it pisses me off so bad my fingers are just itching for a gun. god dammit its the fucking interstate. if your not doing 85 or 90 the cops are honking for ya to get out of the way. I dont care if you wanna drive slow.....just get the hell outa my way!!! oh and dont even get me started on the moron bastard yankee bluehairs. what the fuck is so difficult about the concept of a turning lane????? will someone explain that to me? dont you people have these up north? It pisses me off to no end having some asshole moron sitting in the fast lane with their blinker on waiting to make a left turn and what the hell makes the ones that do use the turning lane think they need to slow down to 5 MPFuckingH before they get into it.


aaahhhh ( a few deep breaths) now i feel better. ranting seems to be rather therapeutic (sp?)

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Old 04-21-2003, 09:46 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I used to be an angry driver, but since I've had kids I have changed my ways. I do revert once in a while, but only when I'm by myself. I've also taught my daughter to say,"Hey LADY!!! It's the one on the right!!!" That kills me when she says it.
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:46 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I get pissed off at people who can not:

- drive in the rain
- drive in the snow
- drive when it is too sunny

Okay, maybe I am an angry driver...
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:48 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm not an angry driver, I just wish all those other fuckers would get out of my fucking way. God damned morons can't do anything right and are just out to make my life a living hell.......

Uh, sorry, what was the question?
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:48 AM   #15 (permalink)
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My woman gets angry at me when I'm driving and shes in the passenger seat. That's scary.
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:57 AM   #16 (permalink)
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cell phone swervers... i hate them.
anyone driving an SUV that cuts me off deserves a good whipping.
old people are annoying, but i don't hate them.
aggressive assholes that swerve between lanes and almost clip cars deserve castration, i think...

i dunno... in jersey, there are soooo many jerks, morons, and assholes on the road that it's a miracle we don't have more accidents then we do already...
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:59 AM   #17 (permalink)
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in retrospect, one thing stands out though - listening to some really good music in the car does wonders for calming down road rage - hell, i'm a lot more laid back now then i was when i first started driving 10 years ago...
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Old 04-21-2003, 10:01 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I spend far too much time in my car (35,000 - 40,000 km/year) to get upset at stupid things. It would cause me far to much stress in an already stressful life. I just try to anticipate the actions of people around me and drive accordingly.
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Old 04-21-2003, 10:03 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I wouldn't be an angry driver if people knew how to fucking drive.
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Old 04-21-2003, 10:09 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I have my term for it: Offensive Driving.

Without baby on board, I usually go 15-20 over the "speed limit". I don't need a FuzzBuster, I have female intuition, big breasts, and the ability to cry at will.

I slow down to ambient traffic speeds with Hellion in the car.

If you are passing as many as are passing you, you are going the safest speed possible, regardless of the speed limit. If ambient traffic is going 77 and you're driving 65 you are as hazardous as the nut going 91; drop to 60 and you're as dangerous as if you were going 99.

If you think conditions are too hazardous for you to drive in, get off my road.

My remedy for backseat drivers is a roll of duct tape sitting in my glove box. They have to put it over their mouth before they can comment on my driving.
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Old 04-21-2003, 10:17 AM   #21 (permalink)
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hm... i only get pissed off driving occasionally, ie stupid drivers threatening to hit me or people in my car yelling and screaming at my driving skills! hehe
but usually, i am a happy and content driver... passive.

I need to be more aggressive! I am starting to use the horn more cuz once when some dude was backing his car out into mines, he couldnt' hear my horn sounds cuz i ddnit' push them hard enough... and as a rusult, a dent in my front bumper. *sigh
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Old 04-21-2003, 10:24 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Yes - my wife is always pointing out how pissed I get while driving - I tend to think of it as a stress outlet, though - like I can take all my frustrations out on stupid moron drivers. I certainly never carry the anger with me once I'm out of the car
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Old 04-21-2003, 10:50 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I generally don't get pissed at other drivers. It just annoys me when I see someone with a nice car with turbo driving 10 miles under the speed limit on a 2 lane highway on a beautiful sunny day with almost no traffic. Of course it always happens in the no passing zones, too...
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Old 04-21-2003, 10:55 AM   #24 (permalink)
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people who do the speed limit piss me off,
"I'm doin a hundred on the highway, if u do the speed limit, then get the F*ck outa my way"!!!!
oh, that and people that just don't understand how to drive...most people just shouldn't get thier licences...
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Old 04-21-2003, 11:05 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I get pissed off when riding with my parents. They both drive slow and my dad does not pay attention. Those are the types of drivers I hate.
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Old 04-21-2003, 11:22 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I used to be pretty road-ragey. Lately, though, I'm just as happy to sit in traffic. I've got good music, I give myself plenty of time to get where I'm going, and the back of somebody's car is just as good to look at as open pavement.
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Old 04-21-2003, 11:24 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I keep a pretty even keel. Emotions behind the wheel will cause you to execute bad judgement.
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Old 04-21-2003, 11:24 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I wouldn't be an angry driver if people knew how to fucking drive.
This is exactly how I feel.
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Old 04-21-2003, 11:27 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Not that it comes as a surprise but I am a very angry driver.

Denver is now the 4th worst city to drive in.
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Old 04-21-2003, 11:44 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I think it was Sienfeld who said, "You ever notice how it is that people who drive slower than you are idiots and those who drive faster than you are maniacs?"

I'm amazed at all the angry drivers out there. Why are we so angry, people?
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Old 04-21-2003, 11:47 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Yes!
although I am not a violent driver.
All the stupid things other drivers continually do just get to me. Especially when I have to act to avoid them.

Recently I have been trying to calm down, but it only works for me until someone does something particularly stupid. Especially when it is snowing outside and everyone is driving too fast and losing control.

I am getting better though, and I have started apologizing to whomever is my passenger if I lose my temper, and that seems to help too.
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Old 04-21-2003, 01:38 PM   #32 (permalink)
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alpha phi says we aren't allowed to have a gun in the car...i'd kill to many people...i'll admit it...he's right.....the one thing that pisses me off the most is tail gaiters....if i'm going 5 over the speed limit ....Leave me the fuck alone!!!!! i told alpha phi i want a sign in my car i can hold up when someone drives like an idiot...the sign would say "MORON" plain and simple
i also hate being behind someone that won't fucking turn when they've had like 20 chances!!!! this happened today ....so it's fresh on my brain...
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Old 04-21-2003, 01:43 PM   #33 (permalink)
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If I'm not in a hurry, then I'm just fine. If I'm in a hurry though, I'm the driver angry drivers get mad at I never do anything really unsafe - I'm not stupid about it - but that doesn't mean I won't go 20 over on an empty road or take every opportunity to move ahead of someone O
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Old 04-21-2003, 02:14 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I wouldn't be an angry driver if people knew how to fucking drive.
Same here.
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Old 04-21-2003, 02:26 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I have my music on and I don't care unless its something really stupid.

I don't like driving period except for the awesome sound system I have in my car
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Old 04-21-2003, 02:27 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Guns in cars...if they allowed that in the UK. I'd be 15-life.

I'm really not an aggressive driver, but i HATE it in others. You cut me up deliberately 'cos you feel like a king in you kraut-mobile; i'll follow you 'til you stop and then take the fight to the ground. And have done.

The thing that gets me is that twats in cars feel inviolate, and i like to get them and demonstrate otherwise.


So that'd be yeah, then.
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Old 04-21-2003, 02:58 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I just laugh it off, it works- seriously.
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Old 04-21-2003, 03:02 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I get angry when people drive slower than me and I'm in a hurry...or not in a hurry.
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Old 04-21-2003, 03:10 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Sometimes I get angry, but I am working on it. When people follow too close, I pull off the the side of the road and let them pass. That really messes with their minds and they usually drive about 10mph under the speed limit for a couple of miles.
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Old 04-21-2003, 04:03 PM   #40 (permalink)
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One thing that really pisses me off is slow drivers.... especially the assholes that drive 55 in the fast lane right next to the car in the slow lane doing 54. And when you're at a stop light in the left turn lane and the light turns green, but the Ass in front of you lets everyone go so there's a two car gap before he/she takes off.... then the sensor picks up the gap and the light turns red right as said Ass makes it through and you get stuck at the light. Another thing is when you're merging onto the freeway from the onramp and no one will yield and let you merge until you run out of onramp and are about to run into them.... That happened to me a few days ago, I was getting on the freeway and as I was driving along the onramp this woman in a POS minivan decided she wasn't going to slow down and let me merge..... so we drive side by side until there is no more onramp so I just merge anyway.... she hits her brakes and then gets in the fast lane and comes up beside me and starts yelling at me in arab or something... so I just flip her off and call her a stupid Biatch.... Farking Foreigners are the worst drivers....
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