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What's the worst thing bad drivers do?

GasBuddy Blog -- In the scholarly journal 'Accident Analysis and Prevention' a study completed at Canada's Center for Addiciton and Mental Health (CAHM) reports that there's one kind of bad driving behavior that makes our blood boil the most -- and that's when aggressive drivers are cutting in front of us and weaving.

Driver aggression is a major safety concern and researchers estimate this behavior is a factor in nearly half of all motor vehicle collisions.

And researchers say the worst thing we can do is retaliate... to teach the other guy a lesson. You wouldn't do that, would you?

CAMH researcher Dr. Christine Wickens reviewed thousands of entries posted on RoadRagers.com, a website that invites drivers to submit complaints...


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snapper06
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 8:18:05 AM

Really makes you wonder what it will be like in another 10 years, If road rage continues to get worse.
QualTekGuy
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 8:49:08 PM

I blame society. If we didn't mandate so many safety devices for everything, then these idiots would kill themselves off. Most of them would do it before they had a chance to procreate.
honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2013 4:57:23 AM

maybe drunken texters who speed on winding roads...
Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 8:26:58 AM

A bad driver is one that has to lay on their horn behind you just because you didnt take off just as the light turn green. Heyyy Im waiting for the intersection to clear to make sure some one isnt going to run a red light and T-Bone me.
FrankLee1
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 1:44:53 AM

uh
jim27106
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:53:14 PM

>> What should we do when we encounter such poor drivers?
"Remind yourself to take a deep breath, stay calm, and do whatever it takes to bring your anger down," she said.
Read more at http://blog.gasbuddy.com/posts/What-s-the-worst-thing-bad-drivers-do/1715-532174-1633.aspx#xpYOCRXHgtU8fKdY.99

I find if I drink and drive I am more relaxed. It really helps to keep my anger down.
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:15:23 PM

text and drive on winding two lane country roads.
BluWahoo
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:07:26 PM

get out of bed
GoJackets2011
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 5:26:11 PM

If you don't like the way I drive, stay off the sidewalk!
lowspeed
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 9:14:14 PM

don't drink and drive
lowspeed
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 9:09:10 PM

why does everyone think they're the best driver?
Double_Golden
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 8:55:16 PM

tailgating and hit and run...
Rednix
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 7:25:51 PM

Don't retaliate just stay ahead of them.
bell013
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 6:52:08 PM

You don't keep up with the car in front of you, I am coming around.
goldrose1
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 5:26:33 PM

Pull out in front of you while looking the other way. Then don't have insurance!
Digger52
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 4:44:58 PM

Driving as if they're the only ones in the world on the road - oblivious to everyone and everything
sb0804
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 2:13:28 PM

Not using their turn signals
TheThorn
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 1:58:53 PM

start their engines
caddilac
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 1:34:41 PM


Old news.
kishoreCA
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 1:28:40 PM

there are so many worst things and so many bad drivers out there...many people think the road is their own and they can do whatever they feel like.
ItisAJeepThing
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 1:26:41 PM


Bad drivers kill other people.
belladog
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 1:26:37 PM

let the fool go
visitor_2
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 1:23:25 PM

worst thing is Hit and Run
beekeeper1
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 1:23:25 PM

They can't wait to get in someone elses way.
MotoDad
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 1:15:43 PM

Get out of my way
CTarp
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 1:09:28 PM

Everyone just needs to chill.
Dipstick1
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 1:06:37 PM

The worst thig bad drivers do is complain about others' driving while thinking they are good drivers.
jpj23
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 1:06:06 PM

A repeat post from yesterday. How about something new?
Tralp
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 1:05:21 PM

everything but driving
derek84us
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 1:04:07 PM

smoking, drinking coffee and putting on the makeup, while talking on the phone all at the same time. During rush hour. I've seen it more than once.
oldiesman
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 1:03:02 PM

Drive!
goinwgas
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:53:14 PM

What's the worst thing bad drivers do? EXIST
bjdorval
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:47:16 PM

How about gals putting on their make up and panty hose at the same time while driving?
JohnLM
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:46:46 PM

The best thing they could do is make a law that forces slow-pokes in the left lane to move over promptly. They figure they have the right to be there, but the reality is they cause more speeding, reckless driving, and accidents than anybody else on the road.
eaglev
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:44:19 PM

People cutting you off is the most, how about those who are not paying attention. Lighting cigarite, eating, drinking their soda, messing with the radio, using the phone, etc.
Asbury09
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:42:41 PM

getting beyond the wheel and texting their friends
mysub
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:41:24 PM

fenster66, I'm with you.
Zackny
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:39:54 PM

ok
Tamas2evil
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:38:14 PM

not doing the speed limit at the very least in the fast lane.
Connie11
Veteran Author Arizona

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:38:02 PM

Road rage is never a good thing.
fenster66
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:37:56 PM

talking on the cell phone is number one for me...
tbbMI
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:34:39 PM

As I said yesterday, if they're a bad driver - just the fact that they're behind the wheel & driving is BAD!
lil_ebb
Sophomore Author Virginia Beach

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:33:58 PM

changing lanes with no signals...argh
HDUltra03
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:32:49 PM

Besides sitting in the fast lane going just as fast or just a mph faster than the slow lane and not get over; or talking/texting be oblivious to others on the road, wandering all over; or passing in the fast lane then moving to the slow lane just few from your bumper when you are the only two on the road.... I do have more.
bojiway1
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:32:43 PM

Texting
CorvairHaven
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:31:42 PM

Sometimes it's hard to avoid road rage.
pecos
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:29:54 PM

Text on the phone.. give them life in front of the firing squad.
Tigrelily
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:29:23 PM

Things that annoy the crap out of me: Using a cell phone in any capacity, while driving; not using the turn signal properly; racing up to cut in front of me then slowing down to force me to change lanes; pulling out into traffic in front of me when there's a mile of open road behind me; and not paying attention to the road and traffic.
FusionCa
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:26:39 PM

No Texting!!!
quattro02
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:26:36 PM

I submit that the left lane is no longer the "high speed" lane. It has become the cell phone lane. The jerks with the phone stuck in their ear enter the highway and cross all of the lanes of traffic to get to the left most lane as quickly as possible no matter who might be in the way.
Wes1972
All-Star Author California

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:23:29 PM

The stupid constant use and concentration using cell phones texting and talking mindlessly is a serious problem. People are driving a machine weighing thousands of pounds at high speed and only limited attention directed at operation of the vehicle.
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