Originally Posted by Tck13
The person behind me drove up my ass for several miles. Feeling the rage building up inside
Who get's road rage from being tailgated? It means you're
Driving is serious business as Huntsman says, especially for those of us who do it a lot and need to be places at certain times, and can't afford to waste time on the road. Efficiency should be everyone's paramount goal while driving, out of which safety will come hand in hand. Here are the most important but probably most-ignored rules of the road:
-Keep right unless passing. I can't tell you how many freeways are fucked up in this country, how many unnecessary traffic jams are caused by idiots who go slow in the left lane. It's not just that, don't go the speed limit in the left lane if everyone behind you wants to go 10 over; and especially don't go the exact same speed as the car next to you, creating an impassible wall of car. It's not your place to be enforcing traffic laws on everyone else.
-On two-lane roads, encourage and make passing easy. I can't tell you how many people SPEED UP when you pass them, creating danger for everyone involved. Go over the fog line when someone's passing or tailgating; you have no idea why they're going fast and presuming it's illegitimate is extremely irresponsible.
Other than the above, I don't get road rage. I'm very conscious of who's behind me and try to accommodate them, because I realize that by virtue of being in front, I'm essentially controlling they're speed and how much time they're on the road that day. Fortunately I drive fast so this doesn't happen frequently. And I will add that I've found slow drivers are more often than not more
dangerous drivers than everyone else, because they're so stubborn.