Am I a bad driver, or are others around me bad drivers?

Seriously, every time I’ve hit the road this summer since having my license, which I obtained on 6/5/2013 (or 5/6/2013 for you international people), I have apparently pissed off a driver in some form to another…

One of the main things is people going around me. That pisses me off, especially when there’s little room between my car and the one in front of me. I mean, I was originally going to drive at the speed limit at all times, but I quickly gained confidence in the road and now I usually drive slightly above the speed limit, by as much as 5 miles most of the time. And it pisses me off whenever I find myself going at least 5-10 miles per hour above the speed limit and I see people passing by like I’m either non-existent or like I’m going under the speed limit.

Another thing is: my car doesn’t have the fastest acceleration.. And one perfect example today was when I was getting ready to take off at a traffic light today that I had been stopped at because it was red. When it turned green, the car behind me thought it would be a genius idea to get into the right hand turning lane into the local grocery store just past the traffic light and get back in front of me. He had to have been doing at least 60-65 miles per hour, because he was well ahead of me by the time I got past the grocery store’s parking lot. At the time he passed me, though, I was still going at around 45mph, when the speed limit is 55mph.

Also, how about this: ever seen those large right-hand turning lanes at long traffic lights? I usually know where I’m going, so whenever I need to turn right (or left), I get into the lane immediately where it begins. However, there’s always that one driver who decides to stay in the straight lane, but then slightly before they approach the intersection, they decide to merge into the right hand turning lane. It pisses me off when people do that, whether it’s intentional or not.

And finally, lane merges. If I know a road that has a merging lane ahead, I usually try my best to not get into the lane that has a merge ahead. But what pisses me off is when people do get into the merging lane thinking it’s a whole lane. Then what I have to do at times is slam on my breaks and let them over because they didn’t merge way back by the “lane ends” warning signs, or just didn’t give a ****. It isn’t as much of a problem when a normal compact car or an SUV is getting over, but when a big rig/tractor trailer is getting over, it is a problem, and I’ve had it happen twice since my time driving.

I apologize for the rant. This is just my excuse to squeeze in a blog post, since I haven’t made one in a while and I’ve also been wanting to as well.

Until next time,
Servine out~!

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