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December 23 2014 @ 07:09 pm
Answer for question 4162.: Pet Peeve  
Pet peeves are those seemingly-minor things people do or say that really annoy you. What tops your list of pet peeves?
One of my biggest pet peeves is people who drive 5 miles under the speed limit no matter the speed limit.

On freeways and such, sometimes it is unavoidable and sometimes you just need to which is why there is a slow lane. The thing that kills me is that you are driving on a highway that is 55 and the person is going 50 and when they get into a town where they have to go 35 they go 30.

Why can't you go the speed limit? It isn't like your car can't go 55 because now you are doing 30 in a 35 zone.

Yes, this is kind of a rant but then there are the drivers who will speed up when you hit passing lanes and don't want you to pass but they also won't go the speed limit.

People in my area do this to the volunteer fire fighters that are trying to get to the firehouse to get out to the fires or medical emergencies.

It is possible the person behind you is impatient but it is also possible it is an emergency. Let them pass!
Jo Ann: Winter: Cars on snowy roadyeuxdebleu on December 23rd, 2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
...there are the drivers who will speed up when you hit passing lanes and don't want you to pass, but they also won't go the speed limit.

It drives my husband crazy when someone is poking along then speeds up when he goes to pass them and causes him to have to go about 75-80 mph to pass. It drives me crazy when someone tailgates. I always pull over as soon as I can and let them pass. There are so many deer and moose on the roads here that I don't want to get rear ended if I have to stop quickly.
tracyj23: AoS - Coulson with cartracyj23 on December 23rd, 2014 07:35 pm (UTC)
Funny, we have the opposite problem. Speeding is such a problem here in Winnipeg - city street are typically 50km/hr (I think that's around 35mph? Not sure of the calculation, the only one I know is 100km is 60mph), but most people do at least 60 if not more. They've made a law that there are now school zone areas in front of all schools on major routes and you have to slow down to 30km/hr but people still zoom through at 60 or even 70. It's incredible the amount of tickets that have been written since this law came into effect in September!

People on the highways are the same, they drive at least 20km over the speed limit (which is usually 100) if not more and tailgate when you try to drive at the limit or just over by 5 or 10km. It really annoys me.

Another one of my pet peeves regarding traffic is red-light running. Lately it's been getting really bad -- there are always at least 3 cars driving straight through red lights without even trying to stop so anyone going the other way (or pedestrians) have to double check and triple check before walking out even when the light is green and you have a walk sign. It's rude, unnecessary and dangerous, people just don't want to wait the extra minute.