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10 Things You Do that Give Me Road Rage

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at JCU chapter.

1) Changing Lanes/Merging/Turning Without a Turn Signal:

Literally the easiest thing ever. Shoutout to 90% of the Cleveland area for never using it.


2) Braking Before Turning on Your Turn Signal:

Is there a deer? Are you making an emergency stop? Oh no, you’re just an idiot.


3) Slowing Down While Passing a Semi on a Two-Lane Highway:

This happened to me twice today, and it had me screaming in my car. You were going 5 over, but now that we have to pass a semi you’re going 2 under? Are you trying to get me to crash my car?

4) Driving Slower than a Semi on a Two-Lane Highway:

You shouldn’t be allowed on the streets.


5) Not Using Cruise Control:

Use it or make up your mind because 30 secs ago you were going 2 under the speed limit and now all of a sudden you want to race when I try to pass you.


6) Get off Your Phone:

This is a given in any situation. I am always one to hop on Spotify to switch a song, but at least wait for a red light or when it isn’t rush hour because I’m not trying to die.


7) Braking till Under the Speed Limit because You Saw a Cop:

I genuinely don’t get it at all. You were going 35 in a 35; WHY ARE YOU BRAKING?


8) Braking When Approaching a Green Light:

Why? Green means go.


9) Stopping an Entire Car’s Length Away from the Line at a Red Light:

Is it going to bite you?


10) Inching up when the light is red but you think it’s about to turn Green:

You’re not saving yourself any time. Calm down.

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I am a Senior Accountancy major at John Carroll University. I spent Fall 2017 studying abroad in Italy, inspiring me to also pursue a major in Italian Studies. I plan to pursue my Masters of Accountancy after graduating in December 2019.