DFW: Second Angriest Drivers in the Country
The angriest and most aggressive, according to a new survey, are in New York City, which means that the angriest, most aggressive drivers really are in Dallas-Fort Worth –– New York City, with its tight streets and city-intersecting thoroughfares, and its millions of people and buildings stuffed into such a geographically tiny area, is laid out unlike any other city in the world and must be treated as its own entity. (Driving in the Big Apple, BTW, is exhilarating. You can’t go 20 feet without having to blare your horn either to keep someone from cutting you off or to tell the person next to you that you’re going to cut his ass off. Yellow-bellied or slow drivers are advised to stick to the subway and/or the back seats of cabs.)
By “angry,” the conductors of the survey mean: prone to lash out at “bad” drivers by honking horns, cussing, or giving the one-fingered salute. What pisses off all “good” drivers the most is sharing the road with someone on a fucking cell phone. Other triggers include fast drivers, people eating behind the wheel, and people texting behind the wheel. People who put on makeup behind the wheel or shave (!) are also idiots.
What’s not in there is people who turn without signaling, which evidently is some sort of source of pride in Texas. I guess that some folks here think that getting rammed in the bumper is cool or “frontiersman-like” or something. It’s so not. Use your damn turn signal!