Austin Plack – Indy Writer
Cars are great. They get you from point A to point B in little time. They have relaxing, comfortable seats. They have devices in them that allow you to play your favorite music. They even have devices that allow you to change the temperature inside the car, so you always feel just dandy when you’re driving around. You know what’s not great? Some of the habits that people who drive these cars have. There are few things in this world that are more infuriating than encountering an annoying driver. In order to alleviate the mental anguish that annoying drivers bring to the world, it is vital that we spread awareness about this pressing issue. Awareness needs to be spread because some of those reading this may perform these annoying habits and they don’t even realize it. The goal of this article is simple. Let’s make the world a better place. Let’s bring awareness to the nuisances known as annoying drivers. Here are the 5 most annoying types of drivers.
5) The ‘Brights’ Guy
For those who may commute to school through countryside roads, like Route 9, this type of driver is encountered often. This is the guy who damn near blinds you by not turning off his brights when he passes you. This is definitely one of the most dangerous types of drivers, as the lack of visibility from the brights increases the risk of your car going into a ditch.
4) The Slowpokes
These people may just be old, or overly cautious, or lost, but they all share one thing in common: they’re annoying. When someone is going 20 mph in a 35 mph zone, all they’re doing is clogging up traffic and slowing other people down with them.
3) The Radio Blasters
No, we don’t care how much you love that new song by Drake. And no, we don’t care that the bass in that Kanye song really shakes your car good because of the custom subwoofers that you installed. Radio blasters can be extremely annoying, particularly when they have the windows rolled down for all of us to hear.
2) The Turn Signal Neglectors
As mentioned previously, cars are amazing machines with some amazing features. For those who don’t know, one of those features activates a flashing light that indicates where you are turning to the cars around you. Of course the people who neglect to use their turn signal know about this device; they just choose not to use it. Why? I’m guessing because they’re lazy. Or inconsiderate. Probably both. Seriously, it takes almost no effort to use a turn signal. And it’s actually an incredibly important action that can prevent a rear end collision. Rant over.
1) The Tailgaters
Arguably nothing is more annoying than these people. These are the people who simply don’t seem to understand the need for there to be a fair distance between two cars. These are the people that seem to think that if they get as close to the back of a car as possible, maybe that car in front of them will speed up 5 miles per hour. Maybe they just like to play a game to see how close they can get to a car. Or maybe they have really poor depth perception. Regardless of the reason, these people are not only annoying; they’re incredibly dangerous. Tailgating is such a dangerous action because if the car in front of the tailgater has to break suddenly, there’s a very good chance that a rear end collision will occur. Tailgaters can be especially nerve wrecking when they are following so closely behind on a road that deer frequently are found on. This puts the front driver in a scary situation, because if a deer runs in front of their car, they either hit the deer or get rear ended.
(Featured image retrieved from: blog.allstate.com)