These BAD Driving Habits Are Ruining the Road

These BAD Driving Habits Are Ruining the Road


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seat, it’s my car, my rules. But there’s another set of
rules, the rules of the road that drivers sometimes
feel don’t apply to them. Today we’re gonna go through some of the worst driving habits from the mildly irritating
to the downright dangerous. Are you a bad driver
and don’t even know it? Can’t wait to find out how
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M8 Competition Coupe plus $20,000 in cold hard cash. Thank you very much Omaze. First up let’s talk about parking. Parking is the easiest part of driving, yet we still find ways to screw it up. Real talk, I’m horrible at it. Oh (bleeps) that’s way too much. – He’s gonna swerve.
(man laughing) (engine growling) – Look at that guy.
(gear cranking) – This was the massacre. Whether it be squeezing our
wide boys into compact spots, blocking others in, a lot of people park like entitled bozos. I’m not sure what bugs me more, egregiously sparkers or
just an efficient ones. The ones who take up three good spots by parking like an a-hole
especially in big cities where street parking can be a nightmare. This sort of thing drives me nuts, don’t do that to your neighbor. Look, I’m not talking
about those instances where the spot made
sense when you pulled in, and then everyone who is
parked around you drove off, and now you look like a jerk. I’m talking about when there’s
a wide open stretch of curb and you slap that baby in the park just like an absolute
maniac just to feel alive. Okay, let’s talk about the
worst person you can encounter while parking, a spot saver. We all hate them and we hate to be them. There’s just something so ridiculous about someone standing in a car spot waiting to save it for
a car that’s not there when you, in an actual car, are there. This isn’t grade school,
there’s no tap tabs, or savesies, or sevens, or
whatever, this is road life. No by pad tells me where
I can and cannot park, I will run your ass over! Even worse, are people who put up cones to reserve spots on public streets, you don’t own that spot. Plus, those aren’t even real cones, those are from your kids soccer practice I will also run them over. (upbeat music) Okay, we all know pollution is bad, but what about noise pollution? Yes, also bad, blasting
music, revving engines, honking toot toots and
pilling out are all super fun, but there’s a time and
a place for it, okay. And that time is not at 3
a.m on a residential street. (car revving) (bleeps) Look I get it,
I used to be that guy, pressing the overdrive OFF
button in my automatic Mustang, turning up crash control, and
doing a Bernie a stop sign. But I’ve also been at the other end of it. And it sucks to be woken up by clapped out G-35 burning
rubber down my street. And as long as we’re on
the subject of noise, one beep of the horn is enough. If another driver pisses
you off, laying on the horn will only piss off the
innocent people around you. And that’s just the big piss party, and everyone has to get out of the pool. Some of the most annoying driving I see happens at stop signs. A more common infraction
is the rolling stop, a.k.a the California
roll, we’ve all done it in this case (chuckles),
it is bad driving. I actually got ticketed for
California roll a few years ago, and it cost me $225 (chuckles). I did it right in front
of a police officer. (crew members laughing) I did not see him. If people actually do
come to a complete stop, they usually completely disregard
the proper right of way. How hard is this to understand? At a four-way stop, the right of way goes to whoever showed up first, unless you arrive at the
same time, in which case, the right of way goes to
the person to the, huh? Let me hear it, the right. Look how easy they made it to remember, seriously, it’s not that hard,
person on the right, okay. What kind of stoplight
person are you, let me know? The kind who creeps into the
intersection on a red light waiting for it to turn green? Or the one who zones
out, and gets honked at, and tries to save face by peeling out? Been there, because either
way you’re doing it wrong. Look, everyone knows if you want a head start
at the green light, you just hold down the accelerator on the second beep of
key two’s start signal. Here’s a rule of the road
you may not even know about if you’ve never gotten a flat. It concerns your temporary spare tire which is also known as the donut. Donut spares are designed
lighter, narrower, and less durable than a full sized tire, they have to be in order
to fit in your trunk. But this means they have less
tread, meaning less traction, meaning decreased stopping
and handling ability, which can make prolonging driving on one of these super dangerous. If you find yourself on a temporary spare, make sure you stay
under 50 miles per hour, and don’t travel over 50 miles. But we’ve all seen that person who’s had that spare on
there for a long time, don’t be that person. (upbeat music) I don’t see a single turn
signal in there, which is cool. ‘Cause it’s not like a blinking light that literally allows drivers to anticipate each other’s movements would help everyone get on
the same page or anything, that would be stupid. It’s so easy to use your blinker just a literal flick of the wrist, okay. Yet about half of drivers
say they don’t use them. Half, are you guys insane? No wonder the world’s like this. Not using your signal at all is lame, but using it late can be just as annoying. You know what I’m talking about. You’re driving along and
the dingus in front of you gives you know heads up
they’re turning left, by the time that blinker’s flashing, you have no room to get around them. Or this annoying scenario. You’re turning left onto a busy street, and you finally have an opening but there’s one car speeding
towards you from your left. You wait because you
don’t have a death wish. And then at the last minute they flip on that right blinker, and turn onto your side street. Why, you couldn’t have
just told me, you jerk! Now let’s talk about tailgating, not the awesome kind where you
eat wings in a parking lot. The annoying kind where
you drive really close to the person in front of you. Everyone’s car needs a
little breathing room, especially manuals, which lurch and roll more than automatics, particularly
in stop and go traffic. I will admit, I’m also guilty of this one, I do ride people’s tails a lot, and I’m trying to change. Tailgating limits reaction time, it increases your chances
of having a collision, which nobody wants. And it can also lead to the
super awkward experience of blocking the box. And we’ve all been there,
I did this two weeks ago. You’re following too closely, you wind up in the middle
of an intersection, the light turns red and you’re stuck. And you’re just in everyone’s way just sitting in your shame box trying to avoid eye contact with people in every
direction, and it’s horrible. And I’m sorry, they
aren’t even mad at you, they’re just disappointed,
which we all know is much worse. Okay, all the driving habits
I’ve talked about so far are inconsiderate, irresponsible, and frustrating to say the least. But let’s dive into the stuff
that accidents are made of like the last minute merges. It’s a crappy thing to do, and I’m sure each one of us has done it. Whether it’s cutting people
off to make your exit, merging at the last minute
to stay on the freeway, or doing some sneaky zip merging to skip a line of waiting cars. I will say, however, that
there’s a special place in heck for drivers who cut off
the person on their left in order to avoid a lane of parked cars instead of just waiting. Best case scenario, these
sort of last minute maneuvers piss off the drivers around you. Worst case scenario, someone gets hurt. So let’s all try to be a little more alert and not so impulsive behind the wheel. I am very calculating behind
the wheel, I will say that. Another common driving don’t, going the wrong speed
for the lane you’re in. Everyone knows the slow folks are supposed to stay out of the fast lane. But a bigger and less talked about problem are the people driving
fast in the slow lane. I will explain, the slow
lane gets more congested because of all the merging
that happens at on off ramps, so careening down them
is wildly dangerous. There’s way more going on in the straightaway of the passing lane. Think about it, if someone’s
trying to merge at 40 and you’re tearing through it at 80. Think about that crash,
it’s not gonna be pretty. I will say going the wrong
speed in the wrong lane is not as bad as going
any speed in no lane, and I’m talking about those
jerks who drive on the shoulder. I have never done this, I will say that. First off, let’s call shoulder
driving what it is, cheating. That strip a pavement
outside the outer lane isn’t a magical shortcut, okay. It’s an emergency stopping lane. Also, no one who drives on the shoulder ever goes a normal speed, right? They’re always like ripping down at 90 for absolutely no reason,
maybe they have to poop. I don’t know, I mean, that’s the only, it’s the poopspeed. Okay, here’s a big one, the one that every single one of you, no matter how righteous, and upstanding, and law abiding you are, are absolutely guilty of
including me, distracted driving. One of the most common
distractions while driving is of course, texting
or talking on the phone. First, let me hit you with
some pretty messed up stats. Texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be in
an accident, 23 times. Texting leads to more than
100,000 car crashes a year, and is six times more
likely to cause an accident than driving drunk. Take an already terrible
idea, then multiply it by six, that’s 10 While driving. But what it really comes down
to is making a commitment to not using your phone while driving. Here, I’ll do it with you. I, Nolan Juniper Sykes
pledge to put away my phone and drive distraction free. God, that actually feels
good to say that out loud. But there are tons of other non-phone relating driving
distractions as well. Trying to retrieve something that fell, putting on makeup, reading a book, what? Even eating and drinking at the wheel are considered distractions. I actually hate eating while driving, that’s one of my biggest pet peeves. Pizza is the only food that’s easy to eat while you’re driving. Then there is rubber necking, my absolute least favorite
thing on the road. It’s when people slow down
to look at accident scenes, it gets its name from the way drivers
crane their necks, right, to catch a glimpse as they pass by. Look, I get it’s hard to
control our morbid curiosity, but rubbernecking can cause
congestion and accidents, especially rear end collision. So try not to do it,
just do whatever you can. Also remember, we don’t
just share the road with other drivers. We also share it with pedestrian, some are better than others. Drivers zip around corners,
swerve through crosswalks, and slam on their brakes
at the last minute with no regard for human life. These are pedestrians, they don’t have a metal
cage surrounding them, they are but mere flesh. We ought to look out for each other. All right you did it, you made it to the across
the board worst thing we as drivers subject
each other to, road rage. Road Rage is that Hulk like fury we feel when another driver
wrongs us on the roadway. It’s that shouted expletive, the flipped bird, I’ve done that. But it’s also way more serious stuff, like purposely hitting someone
with your car, it’s happened. Road rage incidents don’t have
to happen in your vehicle, however, if you assault someone
because of a driving dispute that’s considered road rage too. True road rage is a criminal offense, unlike aggressive driving,
which is a traffic violation. Look, it sucks to get cut off but it’s not the end of the world. All right, so what’s my count, Alex? Show me my number, how
many crimes did I commit? (counter beeping) Not good. – [Assistant] Driving well sequence. – Haven’t you ever heard
the classic supreme song? No, I’m not gonna do that. ♪ Stop in the name of sign ♪ ♪ Before you break my car ♪ (crew cheering) – Very good.
– No, that’s horrible. Have you ever tried to eat
in and out while driving, the Thousand Island sausage
is like dribbling out.

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  1. Not slowing down and moving over for vehicles with emergency lights active (Police, EMS, Fire, Tow truck) and road maintenance, or even just moving over for a broken-down car out of courtesy.
    Note: Did you know that one tow truck operator dies every 6 days on average in North America….that's more than Police and Fire. The first FIVE days of 2020 alone saw one tow operator killed each day the first as early as 6 hours into 2020.

  2. One time my dad was driving us home and we were stuck in traffic for like 1 hour from victorville to the 215 intersection and it was just people rubbernecking the whole time, expect lots of traffic driving on the 15 through the san bernardino mountains

  3. May not be the worst habit, but still: rigidly obeying traffic rules. In Denmark we drive by law – "If I don't break any laws, then I am allowed to do whatever I want." This, for example, translates to: "I have a right to maintain my (avg – 10 kph) speed on the motorway in the fast lane, so I am not shifting lane for anyone", and "The idiot on the ramp will just have to slow down and enter behind me, because I am neither slowing down or changing lane for him / her to enter."

    This is the exact opposite of the Italian way of driving: drive as you wish, but do not harm anyone or anything (car, pedestrian, cyclist, ..).If you encounter another driver conflicting your goals, you signal your intents to each other by hand gestures, and obtain a mutual understanding of who does what and you both drive on. In the unlikely event, that hand gestures does not suffice, only then do you resort to the traffic laws and obey them in order to avoid conflicts or crashes.

  4. I hate when people are driving and they cut their wheels One Way start going and then they immediately cut their wheels the opposite direction like they're pulling a trailer

  5. The funny thing about it is these people are generally not even in big cars I've seen people in two-door Hyundai Accents do this they'll be in front of you they'll cut their wheels to the left start going to the left then immediately cut the Wheels to the right when they could have easily just turn the wheel to the right and made the move people just don't understand that maneuver was made for large vehicles and vehicles that have trailers not small and midsize vehicles

  6. For example let's say you're pulling into a restaurant somebody starts going to the left so of course you go and try to get around them on the right next thing you know they cut their wheels to the right and you're getting ready to have an accident

  7. Like I said if you're in a larger vehicle or pulling a trailer that's one thing but to do this in a small to medium-sized car especially when it's not warranted it's just stupid where do people learn how to drive

  8. We also gotta stop thinking of other road users as "cyclists", or "pedestrians" and directing our anger at these "other" groups? That's another person riding a bike, or walking down the street. How they move around is irrelevant to how much respect we give them on the road. Drive the way you want other people to drive when you, your kids, or your mum are riding your bike or walking, or skateboarding etc.

  9. texting and driving is worse than driving over the legal limit for alcohol.
    Carrying on a conversation or concentrating on that new springless valve while driving can also be worse than driving drunk, not to say driving drunk is better, because that cant be switched off, but i've literally cought myself staring straight ahead, and drift into oncoming lanes imaging how i would get my single valve engine to work, heres my secret, its not a normal valve and is zero interference

  10. American road rules are bonkers… Four way stops are based on who arrives first? So you're relying on both parties to always agree who came first or if they arrived simultaneously? Where I live, four way stops don't exist and at an uncontrolled intersection you always give the right of way to the car on the right. If a car from the right has to slow down for you, you have failed to yield.

  11. Rubber necking is largely a myth from a bygone era. If you see stuff happening on the shoulder you're supposed to slow down and move over.

  12. I'm a bus operator for the past two years and everything he said is right, turn signals at the last minute and merging to a different lane is dangerous …. I witness three collisions while working

  13. Another one is making obnoxiously wide left turns.

    While being the first car in the left turning lane, my front driver side has almost been clipped so many times because of people making wide left turns.

  14. Never enter an intersection unless you know you can clear it. Need motivation? Think of getting t-boned by another vehicle at full tilt. Think of an intersection as a war zone, your only mission is to get through it, not hang out as if it were a vacation.

  15. When drivers don't look both ways while turning, keeping their heads completely glued towards oncoming traffic without checking for any pedestrians walking from the opposite direction. Now THAT is a terrible driving habit.

  16. 6:18 no matter what whether blinker is on or not never jump on a street if theres oncoming traffic until that car's tires move into that street then its no longer oncoming. Remember just cause the blinker is on doesnt mean thats what they are doing. And of course vice versa. Defensive driving all the way : ) and it happens more often than not where i couldve gone but waited and sure enough the person intending to go right never did.

  17. How about respecting the Variables in bad weather. Be courteous and Patient of the Snow plows who are guessing at where the lines/lanes are because they can't see them. I'm talking about a specific impatient Semi Driver that I didn't catch his company truck's name that came flying past me at 55 or 60 out off nowhere when I was doing 40 on snow covered 2 lane expressways. Previous driver's who passed me inched ahead at 45mph which is courtesy and respectful of the current conditions.

    My specific scenario I was in the right lane with 1 car behind me with a plow emerging on to the expressway guessing lanes. The next closest vehicle I was aware of was the plow I passed about a mile behind me at the moment. Then the Semi Prick comes flying past me at 55-60 like the Delorean in Back to the Future and I'm ,"Where the Heck did you come from!?" I Blasted my horn at him while he was passing and about to collide with the snow plow. He didn't collide with the plow but after that I did Blind the Prick Semi Driver with my brights in His Side Mirrors. Be considerate of the Variables or stay off the road. Plow Truck drivers are up all night in the cold so we have nicer roads in the morning. Be considerate and don't be a prick like the semi driver with their panties giving them a wedgie.

    I almost always drive with my dims even in broad daylight so it helps Semi's see me in their side Mirrors. When I do use my Brights it's on a dark road that I'm aware is Smash a Deer Central as well as going slower because I'm not paying for that repair.

    This specific case in Blind the Semi Driver was intentional because he was being an inconsiderate prick to every Varible in the current situation.

    His Response was,"Hey Stop Blinding Me!" (Lightly tapping his breaks 10 times after slowing down almost crashing into the plow in which he would have beem at fault)

    I kept my Brights on for a little bit to blind some sense into the Prick of Obviousness to the Variables. HMM… MAYBE SLOW DOWN AND I'M NOT SUGGESTING IT SINCE I'M BURNING MY POINT INTO YOUR SKULL LIKE THE HELL RIDER MOVIE. You know the movie where the Skelton is on Fire.

    It takes a lot for me to retaliate on an idiot driver. That Semi driver passed the wrong Motorist on one of the worst condition days you could pick for a Midwest Winter. Everyone knew this storm was coming 2 days prior to "The Night of February 26th 2020" yet the Semi truck driver proceeded to drive like it was dry pavement 13 hours into the future in broad daylight. Semi driver, the load your carrying isn't worth your life. You can slow down for 1 day and be courteous and patient for the plows.

  18. I've attempted to parallel park 6 or 7 times in my life, and I failed once. I just drive right by the spaces and don't even try unless somebody calls me a bitch and makes me. I didn't live in a city until recently. I never learned, man.

    For the "california roll", I've probably stopped at a stop sign fewer than a dozen times. And everybody in California stops at stop signs, unlike everywhere else on earth. Is the name supposed to be ironic? Heck stop signs.

  19. Interesting, in Europe driving in the left lane if right isn't occupied is illegal. And left lane is only for overtaking, but of course within speed limits.

  20. Only time I drove shity was with my mom because she is the worst navigator on this planet. It’s not very helpful being told to make a turn or lane change once you pass it is it

  21. Dumb question here: Isn't zipper merging, which is also waiting to the last minute to merge, considered more efficient than merging way before the end-of-lane? On the other hand I do see a difference between suddently deciding to merge, as brought out in your video, and noticing well ahead of time you need to merge as well as turning on your blinker and staging your car to fit between two others well in advance, as can be done in an effective zipper merge. Thanks!

  22. What about center turn lanes and decel/accel lanes. There's a center lane that goes down Main St. here. People are always turning into the center lane way too soon. Like a block away from the street their going to turn on. Then someone coming the other way tries to do the same thing and they end up having to jerk back into the normal lane again to keep from coliding. I don't know if it's very dangerous since I haven't seen any accidents from it. But it sure is obnoxoius!

  23. Highways in the civilized world work like this: You drive in the right lane, ONLY PASS in the left lane and if you see someone merging onto the highway, you move over into the passing lane for them to have room (if it's clear, of course).

  24. Actually driving in the breakdown lane is totally legal and encouraged in the greater Boston area during rush hours, rubber neckers and left laners are my two pet peeves

  25. Can't stress 'driving right passing left' on the highways enough.
    Especially on a two lane highway (like inside the DC beltway on 66). All too often I'll see a jackass in the left lane with nothing in front of him and everyone behind him.

  26. That spare tire thing isn't always true.
    Many older cars have full-size spares (our early 90s Honda did). It will cost you a bit of trunk space, but I think it's worth it. Especially if you don't have a spare tire and just have one of those flat tire fixer cans. Those suck.

  27. I got popped for a rolling stop just like you. Costed me $190.

    Half the drivers don’t use their blinkers? Didn’t know that many people drove bmw.

  28. Do omaze guys actually give away cars? I'd paid like 300 bucks so far… I'm afraid I'll end up paying the whole cost of the bloody car trying my luck… It's not fair to mess with fellow car enthusiasts…

  29. The worst type of people on the road are bicyclists 🤬 and pedestrians that walk across crosswalks when the light to not cross is on

  30. You guessed wrong, my phone is sitting on the back seat every time i get behind the wheel … people even get mad at me that i am not responding… its common sense that you should not look at your phone even when you are sitting on a red light

  31. 2:46 There's something worse. When a group of people decides to tax parking on a public road, without any authorization, just because an event is happening near that street.

  32. Great vid. Here in Buenos Aires we have a 6 lane freeway with 35mph min 85mph max speed, everyone drives on the left at 55mph and the slow lanes are completely free. Its annoying and dangerous and the authorities do nothing

  33. I'm never going to purchase O'Reilly parts because of the sheer volume of ads I'm experiencing, do companies not understand that this is a reaction that people have?

  34. It's funny how people get up in arms about gun regulation or whatever, yet so few people treat their most dangerous daily activity with any amount of professionalism. It should be way harder to get a license than it is.

  35. A lot of people around here purposely sit in the middle of an intersection waiting for traffic ahead to move, entering when their light had to be at least yellow.

  36. i tailgate when people drive absurdly slow, dont get out of the way ( on a road with more than lane) or both, and i'll keep doing it till everyone learns. The maximum speed has been there since the 60's! pussies!

  37. what tf is a turn signal? where at they located? how do you use it? if anybody knows please let me know. i have a bmw if that helps

  38. I've seen a lot of Mexican intercity buses do California rolls. Their excuse is that they didn't see the light, and if the driver braked immediately, the PEDCAS (Pedestrian Collision Avoidance System) would activate and brake the bus, lurching it back and possibly hitting a car behind it (even if it isn't tailgating). I call BS though.

    Oh, and they speed lime hell. I'm talking like 145 km/h. In a bus. With 45 people in it. That takes about 12 seconds to slow down at full speed.

  39. People who can't maintain their lane in 90+ degree turns. People who don't downshift or accelerate to maintain constant speed up hills. People who don't know what a parking brake is (had to replace a bumper a few years ago because the parking pawl broke on someone's truck and rolled into me in an inclined parking lot)

  40. Disagree on a blinking red to turn left. You take charge of the intersection (pull forward) to in order to maintain traffic flow

  41. The solution is not to be in your phone and not stopping when there is an intersection you are gotta get your front-ended and do not only use brakes when about to crash using the steering wheel too helps with bad pedestrian situations.

  42. I don't feel bad flipping people the bird for doing most of the things mentioned in this video, sometimes people are oblivious to how much of an asshole they are being until someone lets them know.

  43. Him: Its bad being woken up by a G35 doing burnouts on the street
    Me: Hears beautiful engine sound: RUN RUN RUN RUN I DONT CARE WHAT YOURE DOING UP AND OPEN THAT DAMN WINDOW DAMN IT!

  44. I had one guy with a huge trailer in the back of his f250, he was speeding without his lights on and he wrecked my mirror, then proceeded to kindly speed off

  45. I think the only things I’ve done while driving have been getting water which I’m pretty sure I only do when at a light and writing down the plate of someone who tries to breakcheck me or do something stupid

  46. Driving in the rain with no headlights on…especially on the highway with all the water spray going on, or if it's really overcast. Oh oh oh…and, AND the people who drive down the highway/freeway (Whatever.) in any inclement weather with their emergency flashers on. Seriously?

  47. I park my car inefficiently because if I park it like normal odds are I will hit someone's car when getting out. My car does not believe in turn radius.

  48. Nolan, I can't agree more on the parking. It's funny cuz I saw a guy park his BMW 3 series not even an m3 if that matters double style intentionally wasn't like it was the end of the parking spot. Love you guys love your media rebuilding a Subaru right now, entitlements sucks double parking equals me I mean apart two blocks from my home versus right in front of it because of someone's entitlement to double park

  49. For someone who does not use their phone while driving, IT"S ANNOYING WHEN PEOPLE TEXT YOU!! ESPECIALLY IF THEY KNOW YOU ARE DRIVING!

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