I consider myself a bit of a crazy asshole driver. Only a little. I rarely let my driving put myself or anyone else in danger. That being said, there are some things that happen on the road that irritate the hell out of me.
The first thing that drives me nuts is the apparent lack of signal lights in this city. How lazy are you that you don’t signal? Do you expect me to just know where you are planning to go? This beyond.ca forum post shows that failure to signal lane change is 2 demerits points and a $115 ticket, and that page is from 2004! I would love to see a CPS Officer pull your lazy ass over for that one.
Another irritation would be tailgating. That is just dangerous. I brake for tailgaters. That is after I slow down to 5km under the limit. Following to close is $172.00 and 4 demerits! On that thought, this morning I was coming off 19th street on to John Laurie EB, which is also the exit lane to 14th street. I was getting up to the 70km/h speed in that lane. I had a blue Mitsubishi car sitting beside me with his signal light on. So this guy finally slows down enough to whip in behind me about a foot off my bumper. I slow down to get him to back off. No such luck. I tap the brakes. He flashes his lights at me. It was at that point I switch lanes to continue on John Laurie, and flash him the Hawaiian good luck symbol. End of story right?
Nope! Mr. Awesome decides to show me who Big Dick on the road is. He switches into my lane, comes up behind me, switches into the left lane, gets beside me, and his passenger returns the bird. Then he decides to remain there for a bit, before pulling out in front of me and pulling away. I switch into the left lane, and end up passing him on the corner at John Laurie and McKnight. Oops, that pissed him off. I get back into the right lane, he pulls back up on my bumper, then beside me. We hit the lights at 4th street, and once the light goes green, he pushes his way over to turn right and head south. Was that really worth it?