What never ceases to amaze me is the large majority of people that drive 80+ mph with less than a foot of clearance between them and the car ahead of them in a full on screaming match on the phone with someone. I imagine these are the same people that lay on their horn before the photons of a green traffic light can enter my eyeballs.
In my experience, many drivers understand that a stop sign means "stop", but they don't understand that it also means "wait until you have the right of way before you go".
Try dealing with power outages and the people who don't know a traffic light that is out is now a massive 4 way stop. I don't knew how many accidents I've had to avoid during Irma's aftermath here in Orlando.
The only time I beep is when someone doesn't know the right of way. Like if I'm following someone stopped at a light and we are both going straight and when it turns green they wait for the car coming from the other side to make a left turn. You are killing traffic flow and I hate you.
I once had a guy pull-up at a stop light next to me and yell at me that the speed limit was 35....to which my answer was pointing at the 45mph speed limit sign less than 2 feet away.
Had a guy beep me for merging in front of him on a road that was going from 2 to 1 Lane, like come on dude this is how the junction works!
This is Florida right now. People, A TRAFFIC LIGHT THAT DOESN'T HAVE POWER YET SHOULD BE TREATED AS A FOUR WAY STOP!!!
Thats me...I do the speed limit, and stop fully. Im as courteous as I can be, but Im not getting a ticket because you didnt wake up or leave your house with enough time to get where youre going
That's when I put it in park and leave to inspect my vehicle. They obviously wanted to notify me of something wrong, but I thought everything was fine. Might as well take advantage of the full stop.
I was just at a 4-Way stop yesterday and saw a stand off between two cars who were both trying to wave the other through. Didn't get there in time to see who actually stopped first, but this lasted a good couple minutes with hand gestures, honking horns and flashing lights being exchanged. It's like half of drivers didn't have to take any kind of road test to get a license.
Yeah, I'm not taking sides on this one, especially since I've personally experienced motorists perfectly content with sitting at a stop sign for ten seconds for no better reason than to look at the butterflies.