I know there are a lot of stupid people out there and bad drivers, but why are the other motorist so lenient toward them? Why are we excusing them, ignoring them, not letting them know how we feel about their driving? I hardly ever hear people honking.
Today on my way to work, there was a minivan in the right turn “only” lane. This road leads to my work’s parking lot. The light was red for all the other lanes in that direction, except the right turn only lane, which had a green arrow.
I turned in to the right only turn lane when I saw a car in front of me and this minivan sitting in the right only turn lane with it’s left blinker on
Now, I’m courteous, If I made a mistake and pulled in to the wrong lane by mistake and there were other cars around me, I would just turn right and turn around somewhere (there is plenty of parking lots on each side at this intersection, plus you can pull a U-turn also) and allow the cars behind me to go, instead of just sitting there, blocking the lane, inconveniencing everyone
So being that I was already running late this morning, I got on the horn, hoping that the minivan would look in the rearview mirror, notice that there are two cars behind him/her and just make a right turn. NO. Not only did the stupid person sit there but then they cut in front of the cars that were going straight. So I laid on the horn for that too, three times in all. Not the kind of honk that you do when someone is not paying attention when the light turns green a short beep beep (hey, wake up buddy honk) no this was a beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep, flock you - you flocking flock beep, long and loud and angry, make no mistake, you are a moron and I’m letting you know this honk.
My philosophy is this, some drivers are so dumb, they won’t really care if someone is honking at them, but some may have a brain cell or two, so maybe honking at these individuals a few times, will make them think twice about making stupid moves like that.
Why should someone’s mistake inconvenience other motorists and backup traffic?
Why do we tolerate that in this county?
Are we allowing bad drivers to stay bad drivers by not honking at them, and letting them know they are not driving properly?
In South America/Europe, that wouldn’t happen, but if it did, all the cars would be honking until that person would make a right turn and get out of the way.
Let’s start honking people, who is with me?