GTA: are people are behaving poorly on the road during covid-19?
People just drive really fast and have next to no respect for other drivers. Back then the media reported this and pinned it on that fact that there were not many cars on the road, so people started racing.
6 months later, I actually feel there are more cars on the road than pre-covid because everyone is afraid of taking public transit, but the driving is actually getting worst. I'm not a slow driver by any means, but is there really a reason to cut me off to pull into a strip mall when there are no cars behind me? Can't people just let off the gas pedal and pass from behind me when it is safe, instead of having me hard brake for you? On the 401, how many seconds do you save by cutting through traffic on the emergency shoulder? I see this every time I'm on the 401.
My theory is that all of the safe drivers that signals for at least 3 seconds before changing lanes, hold their steering wheels with two hands at 9 and 3 o'clock and yield for other drivers are AT HOME, afraid of getting covid-19. What you are left with are the rest of the people, the same people who would cut you off because he or she doesn't give a f**k about anyone., who are the same people who doesn't care if they get covid-19 and pass it onto their elderly parents, friends and relatives.
Another theory is that 2020 has been a difficult year and people just don't have a lot of patience or courtesy for anything.
Whatever it is, this needs to stop.