Photo

More Annoying Driver - Overly Aggressive or Super Defensive?


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 BSLChrisStoner

BSLChrisStoner

    Owner

  • Administrators
  • 114,657 posts

Posted 14 October 2019 - 12:48 PM

Both can be annoying. 

I think the super defensive driver gets on my nerves more. 



#2 BSLSeanJester

BSLSeanJester

    Restaurant / Travel Analyst

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,726 posts

Posted 14 October 2019 - 12:55 PM

Yeah I hate it when someone is in the left hand lane going the speed limit, or less. GTFO.

 

Both are terrible, though.


I never had friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?


#3 Mackus

Mackus

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 41,969 posts

Posted 14 October 2019 - 01:21 PM

Overly aggressive.  Super defensive driver is far less likely to kill someone (though there is added danger to everyone if somebody is driving under the speed of traffic in the left lane).

 

I don't mind people driving at high speed, but weaving in and out of traffic, crossing solid lines, and cutting people off is horrendous and dangerous.  Like drunks and texters, my main hope (beyond the fruitless, naive hope that they recognize their selfish and stupid ways and can change before something tragic happens) is that when those people inevitably get into crashes that the fatalities are limited to the driver.



#4 BSLMikeRandall

BSLMikeRandall

    Sr. Ravens Analyst

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 19,794 posts

Posted 14 October 2019 - 01:38 PM

Super defensive by far. Only overly aggressive that gets on my nerves is the rice rocket riders who weave traffic on the highways at like 90-100mph. I would not feel bad if someone suddenly changed lanes and scared the hell out of em...or worse.
@BSLMikeRandall

#5 glenn__davis

glenn__davis

    MVP

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2,108 posts

Posted 14 October 2019 - 02:23 PM

What are the characteristics of a super defensive driver other than just driving slow?



#6 BSLChrisStoner

BSLChrisStoner

    Owner

  • Administrators
  • 114,657 posts

Posted 14 October 2019 - 02:26 PM

What are the characteristics of a super defensive driver other than just driving slow?


Slow decision making. 

Overly cautious merging. 

 


Operating like they are scared. 



#7 Mackus

Mackus

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 41,969 posts

Posted 14 October 2019 - 02:26 PM

What are the characteristics of a super defensive driver other than just driving slow?

 

Screwing up merges onto or off of highways is a big one.  Taking forever to change lanes and not being able to turn out from a stop sign into moving traffic correctly are others that jump to mind.



#8 BSLRobShields

BSLRobShields

    BSL Analyst

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 85,670 posts
  • LocationBaltimore

Posted 14 October 2019 - 02:33 PM

They both can be very dangerous but the defensive driver is less prone to killing you or someone else.


@BSLRobShields

#9 Nigel Tufnel

Nigel Tufnel

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,429 posts

Posted 14 October 2019 - 02:55 PM

Screwing up merges onto or off of highways is a big one.  Taking forever to change lanes and not being able to turn out from a stop sign into moving traffic correctly are others that jump to mind.

 

Yeah, doing things like coming to a stop when trying to merge from an entrance ramp is really dangerous, since the cars behind you tend to be looking behind them.



#10 glenn__davis

glenn__davis

    MVP

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2,108 posts

Posted 15 October 2019 - 06:23 AM


Slow decision making. 

Overly cautious merging. 

 


Operating like they are scared. 

 

Well - I mean as annoying as those folks can be, I feel sorry for them more than anything else.  Similar to kids learning to drive I guess - they really are scared/nervous. 

 

Now the person driving slowly in the left lane on the beltway I have a lot less empathy for, because that's just inconsiderate.



#11 Mackus

Mackus

    HOF

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 41,969 posts

Posted 15 October 2019 - 07:53 AM

The worst thing that I do driving is that when I notice somebody driving aggressively, I try to screw with them. It's stupid and childish and perhaps a little dangerous.  But if I see someone behind me weaving in and out of lanes passing people, I'll occasionally make sure I stay even with the car next to me and clog things up a bit to slow them down, then giggle to myself as I see them getting angry in my rearview.


  • BSLChrisStoner likes this

#12 glenn__davis

glenn__davis

    MVP

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2,108 posts

Posted 15 October 2019 - 11:01 AM

The worst thing that I do driving is that when I notice somebody driving aggressively, I try to screw with them. It's stupid and childish and perhaps a little dangerous.  But if I see someone behind me weaving in and out of lanes passing people, I'll occasionally make sure I stay even with the car next to me and clog things up a bit to slow them down, then giggle to myself as I see them getting angry in my rearview.

 

That is indeed stupid and childish.  I tend to do the same thing :)

 

If I'm in the left lane and there's no on in front of me and a car comes up behind me, absolutely I get over and let him through.  But if I'm keeping up with the flow of traffic in front me and we're passing cars, I don't like the guy that tries to pass me on the right and sneak back in in front of me, just because I'm not absolutely tailgating the guy in front of me.  So if I see someone trying to do that I'll speed up just enough so that they can't squeeze back in. Equally stupid and childish.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Partners