I can’t help but notice the impatience of drivers on the roads lately. Where is everyone trying to get to in such a hurry? It seems people have lost their patience cutting cars off, tailgating, beeping.

Yesterday while waiting at an intersection to turn right from a single lane road the driver behind me started beeping. Yes, the arrow to turn left was green, but it was a single lane and I was going to turn right, so we had to wait for the main lights. Beeping wasn’t going to get her anywhere faster. Then she continued beeping nonstop, waving her hand out the window, and clearly in hysterics. Then the lights turned green and we turned in opposite directions and drove on. Were the hysterics really worth it for a 2 minute wait?

Posted anonymously, 23rd April 2015

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  • There are alot of idiots on the road l must say!


  • One has to wonder that, there are so many people out there who are always on a rush.


  • great story to read


  • reading these stories are great


  • Some of them are in a hurry only to be the one front , most of the times the first one stoping for a red light.

    • This is so true, all they do is rush past you to stop at signal!


  • I tend to agree. I think part of it is, as well though, that people are more time poor and stressed than ever. I was doing the speed limit the other day, and I had a man in a massive car driving dangerously close to my tail end, with his lights on in the middle of the day, and went past and wound his window down and swore at me, whilst
    My son was in the car.


  • I agree that people are more impatient on the road lately not sure why either normally this happens around Christmas time. Well that’s when I notice it the most.


  • I hear you! I drive a big car and people always feel the need to overtake/be in front, then they go slower than the speed limit but can’t stand someone else setting the pace. Gah. Some people need their horn privileges revoked.

    • Interesting idea to revoke horn privileges! ;)


  • I had someone start beeping me once when there were three cars in front of me, and we were all waiting for the lights to change. What did he think I was going to do? Inch forward another ten centimetres?


  • I agree with you and have noticed a lot of this behaviour on the road. The funny thing is 9 times out of 10 you all end up at the same traffic lights; even with the lane changing, beeping and tailgating and rude finger gestures from some other drivers! I just take deep breaths and continue driving according to the rules of the road and with due respect to other road users; cars, motorbikes, trucks, buses and cyclists.


  • I have to agree. It is getting nasty out there. There are many stories on the news or in the newspaper these days about road rage to the point of death or serious injury.It is a massive worry


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