…don’t be an asshole.
There is a fine line with being an aggressive driver vs. just being a giant ass.
Take today for instance. If you’re sitting at a signal that is about to turn green, and you see traffic in your lane (the slow lane) ahead of you, but the left side (the fast lane is clear), but there’s a slow moving vehicle (like a truck) stopped next to you at the light…
…it’s completely understandable that when green light signaled GO… you’d jump on the gas pedal, and vroom, vroom at high gear to get past the truck and quickly change lanes and then slow down appropriately. No one wants to be stuck behind a diesel truck and you’re doing everyone a favor by helping traffic not to “bottle neck.” It’s being an aggressive driver, while still maintaining safety. It’s reasonable to rev that engine and power from completely stopped to quickly moving.
However, you enter asshole-dom, when you’re stopped at a light in the slow lane, and someone coming from the opposite direction comes up to their red light…stops, pauses to yield for oncoming traffic, sees you stopped, and then proceeds to turn right, around the time your light turns green…and you REV your engine, like HOW DARE THEY be the only car in front of you, as if they CUT YOU OFF…and you ZOOM past the signal, cut into the left lane, race AROUND THEM and cut back in front of them.
There’s no point. No one was on the road but the two us, plenty of lane to go around, in fact 2 of them, with plenty of distance before the next light, should you need to turn right. Now, you’re being reckless because you’re speeding like a demon for no reason. In CA, we are allowed to turn right on a red signal (unless there’s a sign posted that states you can’t), as long as we yield to oncoming traffic, which I did. You were stopped. I turned seconds before your light turned green, and for that I apologize. I didn’t plan it that way, but I had no idea at what precise moment that would be. If you had accelerated normally, you would have had plenty of time to build up speed, change lanes, and pass me safely.
Instead, you chose to make a point that you were pissed that I dared to go in front of you. For that, you’re an ASSHOLE and deserve a post in your honor. I hope your day gets better, and you proceed more cautiously for the safety of everyone.