Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New York Drivers....Angry???

So I found this article describing how New York Drivers have been moved up the list to the most aggressive in the country. To quote:

"New Yorkers were most likely to wave their fists or arms. They were most likely to lay on the horn and they were most likely to make some sort of obscene gesture,"

Obscene Gesture? Wave their fists or arms? What the #$?@ is that supposed to mean? I grew up driving in NYC and that's where I learned. Those are not obscene gestures or random flailing of limbs. Those are polite criticisms on other people's driving skills, but since they can't hear us in our car we need to move around a bit more to be noticed.

At least when people drive around NYC you know what they are going to do. They drive aggressively (It's not defensive driving there, it's offensive driving). I currently live in Salt Lake City and if the people weren't so damn nice here I would probably rip off their heads as I drive around. It's not that they are bad drivers here, it is more as if they have no clue that other people are on the road. When a person pulls into the left lane, for no reason, doing 10 under the speed limit, just as I was about to pass him, that is enough reason for their license to be revoked, I feel. Keep in mind this has happened on more than one occasion.

I could probably go on for hours describing the inability of people to drive here, and probably most other places, but please, don't insult my NY drivers. At least they can drive (Ok, at 90 while flipping you off, but I can handle that).

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