Drivers hate other drivers

From “Man’s Greatest Mistake”…

Bizarre but true, more than anything else, motorists hate cars. Cars with lights on, cars with lights off, cars that cut across their path, cars that nip into their parking spaces, cars that overtake, cars that don’t overtake, cars that undertake; cars that go too fast, cars that go too slow, cars that don’t pull out at junctions, cars that do pull out at junctions, and cars that get too close. Just cars that share the road space, get in the way of and generally threaten their own car.

More –> Road Anger: Why Motorists Hate Cars.

Reminds me of Disney’s “Motor Mania,” starring Goofy as “Mr Walker” and his evil alter ego “Mr Wheeler.”



4 Comments

  • Warren T
    October 5, 2011 - 9:16 am | Permalink

    Or rephrased, people are self-centered.

  • J Nolan
    October 5, 2011 - 9:56 am | Permalink

    I believe this to be one of the greatest reliefs I’ve experienced since giving up my drive to work for my bike to work.

    That sense of stress created by other humans who act in an annoying manner while driving.  It’s so obviously hypocritical.  But I didn’t really realize it until I noticed my wife’s reaction almost every time she gets in a car.  “Don’t drive angry” I say, just as a joke.  But it’s true.

    Sure I see other cyclists do stupid stuff, and I see car drivers do stupid stuff.  It is true, humans are dumb (or self centered, your choice.) 

    It must be the act of exercising which allows that stuff to not phase me as much.  I sure don’t miss it.   

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  • Warren T
    October 5, 2011 - 1:58 pm | Permalink

    Act of exercising or exorcising?

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