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luangwa's picture
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Question of the day ~ Tuesday

Do you use your blinker when pulling out of your driveway?

Any other aspect of driving a car that you are particularly anal about?

Any driving habits about your DH that drive you insane?

HalcyonMama's picture
Joined: 08/21/07
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Do you use your blinker when pulling out of your driveway? Yes.

Any other aspect of driving a car that you are particularly anal about? See above. I turn on the blinkers even when in an empty parking lot. I also hate certain left turns so much that I will drive around the other way to only have to make right turns.

Any driving habits about your DH that drive you insane? Sometimes he tailgates!

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Do you use your blinker when pulling out of your driveway? No.

Any other aspect of driving a car that you are particularly anal about? I will avoid merges whenever possible and won't go on the highway (I am a fairly new driver).

Any driving habits about your DH that drive you insane? I don't like how derogatory he is about other drivers, so I never drive with him in the car. If I am driving, I go alone without his criticism (and so I can listen to my favourite radio station, which he hates, lol).

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Joined: 05/29/08
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Do you use your blinker when pulling out of your driveway? No

Any other aspect of driving a car that you are particularly anal about? hmmmm...not really. Oh wait, I hate it when a lane is ending and other people zoom ahead and then squeeze themselves in and make everyone else slam on their brakes. Hate it!

Any driving habits about your DH that drive you insane? lol He drives like an old man. Seriously, never over 50 mph and he practically slows to a stop before he turns. I'm scared to see how he drives when he actually is old.

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Joined: 10/10/07
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Do you use your blinker when pulling out of your driveway?
Yes

Any other aspect of driving a car that you are particularly anal about?
signals, I always use them, sometimes I catch myself using them on a sharp bend lol, I don't see what's so hard about letting someone know which way you're going, it's a tiny flick of the hand.

Any driving habits about your DH that drive you insane?
He's a good driver, but I hate that he blasts his music then fogets to turn it down before he turns off the car, fine in his car, but when it's mine an I get into it the next day the volume scares the sh!t outta me. arse, oh one more thing, when he parks without straightening the wheels after, dunno why, but it makes me want to rip him a new one LOL

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Joined: 02/27/07
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I hate they way ANYONE else drives when I'm in the car with them, lol! I think it's just a control thing really, so DH I just happen to drive with most, so of course his ways I don't like! I try to drive as much as possible when we are together...and of course he doesn't like the way I drive either! Neither of us are dangerous drivers, it's just we don't drive the same way!

I usually avoid crossing multiple lanes of traffic to make a left turn. I totaled my mom's car when I was 18 doing that, pulling out of a McDonald's with a friend in the car...there were bushes lining the road, had to pull out into the lanes to see, and the McD's was at the top of a hill...so seeing oncoming traffic to the left was hard. Pulled out and a car flew up over the hill and T boned on the driver's side. So now, I'll make a right, find somewhere to turn around to go the direction I want.

I only use my signals when there's other cars around....so like driving to my house at a certain point there's never another car around, so I just make my turns with no signal.

Joined: 06/29/08
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No I don't use my turn signal leaving my driveway. But I back out so I don't know which way I'd need to put on the signal anyway.

I have a tendency to put on my blinker WAY earlier than necessary.

I'd say I'm anal about seat belts buy I totally forgot to buckle Miles in yesterday! First time that's happened!

I hate what karrie hates, too. We have a lot of lane ends around here and it's a battle to see who is going to give first. I'd say that the non-mergers have the right of way but the mergers seem to have other ideas.

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Joined: 02/20/06
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Do you use your blinker when pulling out of your driveway? nope...

Any other aspect of driving a car that you are particularly anal about? i don't like people that drive too slow...or leave their directionals on

Any driving habits about your DH that drive you insane? i don't like the way my dh drives....seriously, it's the only time we fight......he drives too slow on the highway, and too fast on the country roads

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Joined: 01/10/07
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Do you use your blinker when pulling out of your driveway? I back out of my driveway in a very quiet neighborhood. If I were pulling out onto a busy road I would.

Any other aspect of driving a car that you are particularlyanal about?
I hate when ppl wait to the last second to get in the lane they need, so frequently I'm in the appropriate lane way early. I also hate ppl that tailgate me so closely I can't even see the front of their car. Oh, and not being buckled in/having kids in carseats. Dh and I called the police on a woman with 3 kids in her backseat under 6 yr old or so, all of them all over the place.

Any driving habits about your DH that drive you insane? He thinks its ok to check texts while driving. Drives me crazy when we have the kids with us. Used to be he drove everywhere. Now he wants me to drive which does annoy me.

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Joined: 08/06/07
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Do you use your blinker when pulling out of your driveway? No unless there is several cars around and it looks "congested" but that is very very rare.

Any other aspect of driving a car that you are particularly anal about? I really do not like people who speed down my street, do not use blinkers, and people weave in and out of traffic to get a whole 2 cars ahead of where they were.

Any driving habits about your DH that drive you insane? He parks far away when there are spaces closer

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Joined: 10/27/07
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Do you use your blinker when pulling out of your driveway? No, I back out

Any other aspect of driving a car that you are particularly anal about? I always use my blinker. I don't believe in driving crazy fast, but I cannot stand when people do 45 mph on the highway when the speed limit is 60. To me, that is more dangerous than the people going 90.

Any driving habits about your DH that drive you insane? DH honks his horn (and often yells obscenities) at everyone..... They don't take off at after the light turns green fast enough, he honks. They cross the intersection too slow at a 4 way stop, he honks.

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Joined: 04/08/07
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Do you use your blinker when pulling out of your driveway? Nope

Any other aspect of driving a car that you are particularly anal about? Not really..

If you want to talk about something that drives me crazy...it's when my kids all go ballistic when I'm driving a car. Shut the eff up and let me concentrate!

Any driving habits about your DH that drive you insane? Yes, when we are pulling out of our street, I always think he's gonna hit a pedestrian cuz he doesn't stop before the sidewalk. He does this every friggin time.

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Joined: 02/24/10
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Do you use your blinker when pulling out of your driveway? no, but I back out

Any other aspect of driving a car that you are particularly anal about? I'm a really cautious driver - so it just annoys me when people are being reckless. I hate when people speed to pass me through school zones ( you have to drive 30km/h here through school zones - it's the law).

Any driving habits about your DH that drive you insane? He always waits to long to slow down and then ends up slamming on the breaks. He starts taking his seat belt off 2 blocks from home!?

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Joined: 03/22/07
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I also back out of my driveway, so no blinker.

I used to have a long commute to school/work, but I never got overly particular about anything. RTP traffic can be a nightmare. The merge lanes that Karrie and Emily mentions were always the worst spots, but can be beneficial if people use the properly...unfortunately, there are always the hot shots that race up to the very end of the lane and then try to bulldog their way in. Annoying.

DH's driving is fine. I am a more aggressive driver than he is, but we're both pretty laid back. I think he listens to the radio too loud. Part of that could be that I don't really like his music though. Smile

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Joined: 05/05/07
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Do you use your blinker when pulling out of your driveway? No. I back out of our driveway - are you supposed to use a blinker when you back up? I never have.

Any other aspect of driving a car that you are particularly anal about? Tailgating. I HATE when someone tailgates me. I slow way down just to irk them. Oh but this is worse - road construction and there are signs for ever showing you need to merge into one lane and there is the one a-hole who is going to ride it out to get up as far as they can and then bank on someone letting their sorry a$$ in. Nope sorry - you can sit there effer. LOL! That really pi$$es me off.

Any driving habits about your DH that drive you insane? If someone is even close to pulling out in front of him he speeds up to ride their a$$. I mean WHY?

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Joined: 08/03/07
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Do you use your blinker when pulling out of your driveway? No, we are on a country road and have a long driveway.

Any other aspect of driving a car that you are particularly anal about? Everyone has to be buckled. If they are not, the car doesnt move. Drives me crazy when people pull out in front of me when it is clear behind me.

Any driving habits about your DH that drive you insane? We dont like the way each other drives. I usually sleep on long trips when he drives, so that helps!!!

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Joined: 07/06/07
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"luangwa" wrote:

Do you use your blinker when pulling out of your driveway? Nope.

Any other aspect of driving a car that you are particularly anal about? I hate when people tailgate. Like driving really close to my car will make me go faster. Actually, I tend to slow down...

Any driving habits about your DH that drive you insane?

He likes to go really fast and then hit his breaks. I really think he will hit the car in front of him!

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Joined: 08/22/07
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I don't use a blinker when backing out of the driveway. We live in a fairly quiet neighborhood with very little traffic, so it's really not necessary. I'm bad about using a turn signal when running around town, especially if there's no cars around.

I really don't like driving in traffic. We live in a very small town (about 9,000) so really no traffic. But when I go to Wichita I get nervous, especially when the aircraft plants are changing shifts. Anymore though, it seems like there is always heavy traffic and I hate trying to merge onto the highway and switch several lanes to get off the highway.

I'm fine with DH driving. He's a seasoned driver (after growing up in Southern Cali). He's probably the only person I can ride with and not get nervous. When my girls drive in Wichita, I start getting the sweats and feel like I'm having a panic attack. In town I'm fine with them driving, but not it the "big city". LOL