Why can't people learn how to drive?

@jabull (15)
United States
November 14, 2007 3:12pm CST
First of all, let me say I'm not a road rage person. But I can see where some of it could come from. Have you ever sat at an intersection waiting on a car to pass when it turns onto the same street your on? If they had just used a turn signal you wouldn't have been sitting there waiting on them to pass by. I have seen people talking on the cell phone, eating a sandwich and driving with their knee. People need to wake up and pay attention before they kill themselves and others with them. Why do people do this?
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Why do they do it? Selfish attitude and irresponsibility. That's it. You can attribute virtually any dumb driving scenario to either of those two or both. People cutting you off - selfish and irresponsible People talking on the phone - selfish and irresponsible People speeding (10+ over) - selfish and irresponsible (especially in SCHOOL ZONES) People on your tail - irresponsible People disregarding the rules of traffic - selfish and irresponsible People DUI/DWI - selfish and irresponsible People trying to beat pedestrians in a crosswalk - definitely selfish and irresponsible And people don't learn to drive because society has it ingrained. A few others and I dub it the 11th commandment in this case (yes even if you don't believe in the religion, just roll with it -_-) People feel its a given right to drive and so many people abuse it on a lot of levels. If you want to disagree with me fine, but I study it as one part of my profession and I have plenty of third person experience. I bet I'll be seeing more accidents and even black or white tarp soon enough with how poor people are driving -_-
• Canada
14 Nov 07
There are enough idiotic drivers on the road to make even the nicest person feel rather tightly wound, when driving. The frustration on the roads is at a very dangerous level. Even if we are extremely careful, it's not that hard for us to fall victim to someone else's frustration.