May 30, 2006
Dear CNET members,
You were on fire last week, tallying more than 700 posts when we presented the hot topic: "What do you hate about cell phones?" You had plenty to say about what you didn't like about cell phones, and I'd like to feed that inferno with this week's discussion about road etiquette from CNET editor Brian Cooley's latest Driving It article--where he gives us the top three things on the road that make his blood boil. While many things about other drivers can make a grown man cry, it drives me nuts when an accident happens! It's bad enough that traffic congestion already comes from these accidents, but everyone passing has to pause or slow down to look (I refer to these folks as "rubberneckers" or "Lookie Lous"), which causes the traffic to back up even more! Anyway, enough about my personal pet peeve on the road; do have your own? Never mind just a couple, give us the whole list of things that bug you about other drivers and your reasons. As a note of courtesy to other readers and participants, please be civil when posting your opinions and replies. Have fun!
This week's hot topic:
Pet peeves on the road
Do you have a particular pet peeve about drivers on the road? From drivers talking on the phone to obnoxious drivers who speed up to keep you from changing lanes, several of you shared your opinions in editor Brian Cooley's latest Driving it article: Road Etiquette. Here's what some of you said:
Moe, Larry, and Curly syndrome
What irks CNET member tonyny77 are those drivers who use the reserved exiting/merging lanes to pass through traffic; tonyny77 refers to this tactic as the Three Stooges: Moe, Larry, and Curly syndrome. Read more to see what he describes as one of his pet peeves.
Read tonyny77's full post in CNET TalkBack
School zone madness
CNET member parker555's pet peeve is when he approaches a school zone--where it seems like no driving rules apply. From illegally parked cars to parents speeding to get their kids to or from school, these drivers endanger the safety of all students.
Read parker555's full post in CNET TalkBack
Left-lane vigilantes are DANGEROUS
Sounds like CNET member whhook is speaking from personal experience. If you drive on the fast lane and expect faster drivers to go around you, think again. Overall, he feels it's better just to get out of that fast lane or else!
Read whhook's full post in CNET TalkBack
Everyone has their pet peeves about other drivers on the road, whether it's the guy who's had his blinker on for the past half hour or the tailgater that just won't quit. What are your pet peeves about other drivers on the road?
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