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Increasing aggressive drivers on the road

I been babying my new car for past 2 months driving the speed limit and accelerating slower then usual for the break-in period. I noticed every other day there are increased road raging drivers on the road. I am normally aggressive myself, driving little faster but haven't road rage yet, for past 20+ years driving I encountered like one rager per year. For me when there is a slow car in front, I signal and pass and be on my way. However, what is wrong which some people who tailgate like no tomorrow. Normally I would hit the gas but when I change lane for them to pass or when they decide to pass me on left or right, fist, fingers, whatever as they pass.

If you obey the traffic laws, do you find this to you as well?
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peteryorkuca wrote: I been babying my new car for past 2 months driving the speed limit and accelerating slower then usual for the break-in period. I noticed every other day there are increased road raging drivers on the road. I am normally aggressive myself, driving little faster but haven't road rage yet, for past 20+ years driving I encountered like one rager per year. For me when there is a slow car in front, I signal and pass and be on my way. However, what is wrong which some people who tailgate like no tomorrow. Normally I would hit the gas but when I change lane for them to pass or when they decide to pass me on left or right, fist, fingers, whatever as they pass.

If you obey the traffic laws, do you find this to you as well?

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Oh! that was you. sorry.

j/k. Happens everyday in the centre of the universe. you can ignore and chill or you can join them. In the end, it is not worth it to increase your anger and/or frustration.
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peteryorkuca wrote: I been babying my new car for past 2 months driving the speed limit and accelerating slower then usual for the break-in period. I noticed every other day there are increased road raging drivers on the road. I am normally aggressive myself, driving little faster but haven't road rage yet, for past 20+ years driving I encountered like one rager per year. For me when there is a slow car in front, I signal and pass and be on my way. However, what is wrong which some people who tailgate like no tomorrow. Normally I would hit the gas but when I change lane for them to pass or when they decide to pass me on left or right, fist, fingers, whatever as they pass.

If you obey the traffic laws, do you find this to you as well?
Same amount as always. You're likely noticing them more because you're babying your new car/driving slowly.

Same thing happened when I first started driving manual transmission. Driver's behind you get so eager while you're going from first to second.
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peteryorkuca wrote: I been babying my new car for past 2 months driving the speed limit and accelerating slower then usual for the break-in period. I noticed every other day there are increased road raging drivers on the road. I am normally aggressive myself, driving little faster but haven't road rage yet, for past 20+ years driving I encountered like one rager per year. For me when there is a slow car in front, I signal and pass and be on my way. However, what is wrong which some people who tailgate like no tomorrow. Normally I would hit the gas but when I change lane for them to pass or when they decide to pass me on left or right, fist, fingers, whatever as they pass.

If you obey the traffic laws, do you find this to you as well?
I actually started noticing this a lot more often myself, I was being tailgated by a Dodge Caravan for 5 minutes, they started high beaming me and honking at me, I made a right turn they went straight and they blared their horn some more then drove off.

The best part is we ended up crossing paths again as we took different routes to get to the same residential street, and they started honking me again LOL.
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peteryorkuca wrote: I been babying my new car for past 2 months driving the speed limit and accelerating slower then usual for the break-in period. I noticed every other day there are increased road raging drivers on the road. I am normally aggressive myself, driving little faster but haven't road rage yet, for past 20+ years driving I encountered like one rager per year. For me when there is a slow car in front, I signal and pass and be on my way. However, what is wrong which some people who tailgate like no tomorrow. Normally I would hit the gas but when I change lane for them to pass or when they decide to pass me on left or right, fist, fingers, whatever as they pass.

If you obey the traffic laws, do you find this to you as well?
Hit the gas and get going! Ain't nobody have time for you to babysit your new car.
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OMG another one of these threads, go complain to your MP ffs
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I agree OP. That's why I stick to the right lane with all the other geriatrics.
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I usually tail left lane slow pokes and sometimes middle lane slow pokes...

If the left lane slow pokes don't move I go around and then I give them a stern look and kinda cut hard in front of them with like 2 car distances apart.
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peteryorkuca wrote: I been babying my new car for past 2 months driving the speed limit and accelerating slower then usual for the break-in period. I noticed every other day there are increased road raging drivers on the road. I am normally aggressive myself, driving little faster but haven't road rage yet, for past 20+ years driving I encountered like one rager per year. For me when there is a slow car in front, I signal and pass and be on my way. However, what is wrong which some people who tailgate like no tomorrow. Normally I would hit the gas but when I change lane for them to pass or when they decide to pass me on left or right, fist, fingers, whatever as they pass.

If you obey the traffic laws, do you find this to you as well?
The only question for you OP, is whether you are babying and driving your car slow in the right most lane or not. Simple yes or no answer.
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Why do you need to baby your car during the break-in period?
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Dear peteryorkuca daily blog...lately I've noticed road rage in the roads...
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Or baby your car at 3 a.m.
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Baby your car in the garage. Behind closed doors.
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flyingnurse wrote: I usually tail left lane slow pokes and sometimes middle lane slow pokes...

If the left lane slow pokes don't move I go around and then I give them a stern look and kinda cut hard in front of them with like 2 car distances apart.
To the top.

Slow drivers should always move right - even if above limit.
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Slow traffic on the right lane, and everybody should be happy!

Enjoy the new car.
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what do you drive OP?
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