Friday, April 30, 2010

List: Things I Wish Other Drivers Would Do

Lists: either you love them or you hate them. This post will be the first list on this blog. If you like it I will post more in the future.

Top ten things I wish other drivers would do (in no particular order)

1) Use a turn signal. Its not that hard. And it gives me a few seconds of warning before you cut me off.

2) Give the courtesy wave when I let you in front of me. Again, it's not that hard. It's about the same amount of energy to flip me the bird and I know you can do that, I have seen you do it before.

3) Hang up the phone and drive. You think you a good driver when you are the phone.  Think again, you are not. If you think you are, get one of those bumper stickers that says "tell me how I'm driving" with your phone number on it and let me know how that goes.

4) Leave a little space for me to go through when you are about to sit at a light and you can clearly see I am trying to cross your lane to turn left. I mean, do you really need to sit directly behind that car, or can I drive in front of you for a second?

5) Don't stop at the first available gas pump. Pull up to the one in the front so the person behind you can use the one in the back.

6) Don't honk before the light even turns green. That is just annoying.

7) Don't drive on my ass. I can only go as fast as the car in front of me and driving that close is not going to get you there faster.  And it is dangerous. As much as I would like to meet you I would like for you to stay in your own car if I need to suddenly apply the breaks.

8) If you drive in Massachusetts learn the rules of a rotary. They are simple. Yield if you are not in the rotary and don't if you are. Also learn what yield means. Please see number 9.

9) Learn what to do at a yield sign.  It is also simple. You stop if there is a car coming. No need to stop if there is not a car coming. It does not mean that you get to just keep driving because it doesn't say "stop".


10) Learn how to park your vehicle. If you drive a huge car and you cannot easily pull in or out of a parking spot please buy a smaller car.

Tell what you would add to the list.

I hope you enjoyed this first list post.

1 comment:

  1. 11) Don't be in the left lane if you are not passing another car. 99 cases out of 100, the driver is on the phone and completely oblivious to drivers behind them + the fact that the right lane is EMPTY and that is where you should be.