...It's not only bad drivers. Sometimes it is the highway engineering staff that sucks. Here in PA, many acceleration ramps are totally inadequate for cars with less than 400 HP. Just not enough room to get up to speed. Or sometimes completely nonexistent - for instance the inner loops of a cloverleaf not having continuous space between them, but instead being separated by a concrete bridge abutment. Whoever engineered THAT setup needs a good hard kick.
Having grown up in PA, I KNOW your pain (I-70/RT 51 comes to mind ...) come to think of it ... any of the I-70 interchanges in western PA....
I know the "speed up cause I put my turn signal on" crowd ... I didn't know they existed outside of KY.
I also know the "Parkers" ... the ones who get in the left lane and park the cruise control at the speed limit ... problem is, their speedo is out of cal, and they're actually going 5 under. (most cars sold today register under actual speed between 3 and 6 mph at 65. I think it's to accelerate the end of the warranty mileage-wise. speedo's can be +/- 10% and be considered acceptable by DOT. ... but that's a rant for another day)
Let me add trucks who pull out to pass on an uphill, knowing full well that they're only going 2 mph faster than the truck they're passing, and that they'll not be able to pass until after they crest the hill. and all the while, they're griping about all the dang four-wheelers on the road, and how THEY are God's gift to driving and highways ...
and "blinker missiles" ... those who turn on their turn signal as they start moving into your lane. they usually do a quick lane change, hence the 'missile' connotation
"impatiens" ... people who drive right up on my butt and then flash their brights expecting me to pull over to the right lane so that they can pass, when I'm already doing 15 or more over the posted limit(see lexus drivers). If you're in that much of a hurry, please, just pass me on the right. I'm probably staying in the left lane because I don't want to get stuck behind that 18 wheeler going 25 slower than me that's about 8 car lengths ahead of me, and there are about 6 people behind you who are nascar-ing it ... Flashing your brights behind me is a sure fire way to keep me in the left lane, and MAYBE even hit the coast button... Yes, I know, I'm bordering on being a Parker, but remember, I'm at 15 or more OVER, and belive me, that's not my indicated speed, that's actual ... I know my car.
My biggest peeve, however is people who just don't pay attention because they're "multi-tasking".
I average about 3K to 4K miles per month for work, and I've seen IT ALL....
-lady doing a puzzle book type puzzle (crossword puzzle?) on a 5 lane expressway DURING RUSH HOUR ..
-lady putting on eye makeup going 80+ in a ford Explorer (I 64)
-guy reading notes (sales charts) draped over his steering wheel on I-64
-guy reading the newspaper (propped up on the steering wheel) I've seen this one on all the interstates in and around Louisville, Lexington, Paducah, Evansville In, Mt Vernon Il, Cape Girardeau Mo, and everywhere in-between
-numerous idiots yakking away on the cell phone oblivious to all around them.
-Lexus drivers ... (see impatiens) nuff said
I'll get off the soapbox for now ... sorry for the long rant, but since I do so much driving as a part of my work, this thread really struck a nerve with me ...