I think this one is going to go on for a long time. I expect maybe several hundred responses.
Every day I used to encounter an entrance ramp in Burnsville-that’s in Minnesota. Prior to the long two lane ramp was a stop/go light. So the cars would bunch up, then when the light turned, 20 or 30 of them would fight to merge into one entrance lane and then flow into the freeway. The problem was instead of allowing some space between each, they would all flow bumper to bumper onto the freeway, jamming everything up. They just don’t get the idea of spreading out a little for an orderly entrance.
Last night I was coming back to town on a two lane. A car was stopped on the side of the road and hardly any other cars around. As soon as I got close, he pulled out in front of me causing me to brake. Then proceeded about 10 mph below the limit for the next few miles into town. So we finally got to the intersection that splits into a four lane and after a block or two with him in the left lane driving slowly, I changed to the right lane to go around him. As I did, he moved into the right lane, forcing me to the shoulder. I think I would call that “cutting me off” for the second time. I never could see if it was a man, woman, child, or animal driving and thought maybe “he” was on the side of the road lighting another joint or something, so I kept my distance. “He” proceeded to the freeway and have no idea if he ever made it home.
Thanks for listening. Driving every day though, one thing that used to amaze me was the drivers on the weekend. The weekends were the most dangerous time to be on the road. People that normally don’t drive. Don’t know where they are going and don’t care. Don’t know the roads and the traffic patterns, and don’t know the rules for orderly driving.