Miami drivers either speed or drive way too slow. Visiting drivers are obvious; they're the ones using their turn signals. Miami drivers also tailgate so close you want to ask for dinner and a movie. On the bright side, my driving experience has broadened my multicultural exposure. I've learned to use expletives in 7 languages, including sign language.
The Worst Cities for Road Rage: 1. Miami
3. New York
4. Los Angeles
Cities With the Most Courteous Drivers:
3. St. Louis
Top 10 Driving Pet Peeves:
1. Motor Mouths: Distracted drivers talking on cell phones.
2. Turtle Racers: Slow drivers in the fast lane.
3. Piggybackers: Pushy drivers who tailgate.
4. Wacky Weavers: Drivers who weave through traffic to gain one or two car lengths.
5. Gap Snatchers: Obnoxious drivers who speed up to keep you from changing lanes.
6. Space Invaders: Hasty drivers who change lanes without signaling.
7. Road Ragers: Those drivers who feel the slow burn and red hot anger of road rage--and then act on it.
8. Speed Racers: Motorcyclists who race down the middle of a lane between cars.
9. Driving Divas: Women applying makeup and men shaving.
10. Morse Coders: Drivers who leave their turn signal on for miles.
As far as pet peeves, I'm guilty of #1 but I use my headset or speakerphone and definitely #9. Sorry, I'll try to do better but that won't help our rating. More and more people move here everyday without enough space to accommodate them.
© 2006 VANESSA BYERS, Vanessa: Unplugged