These days I am managing to filter out much of the trivial bad-driving and concentrate my hate-rays onto four main culprits.
The first are those people I call light-ditherers. For some strange reason, as they approach traffic lights that are green, they dither, slow down even. They do this for just long enough that when they actually get to the junction the lights turn red. Now, if they stopped at this point it would be bad enough but what they actually do is to suddenly stop dithering and shoot through the red lights leaving you (in the car behind them) stuck at the lights! Both annoying and dangerous.
The second group I call lane-flitters. These are the people, approximately 60% of Warsaw traffic, who are simply unable to decide which lane they would either like to be in, or need to be in. As a result, they spend their time constantly flitting from one lane to another with only two guaranteed outcomes
1/ They don’t get any further ahead than people who stay in one lane.
2/ They are always in exactly the wrong lane when the time finally comes for them to take their turning.
I find these people amusing but terribly distracting. It really is hard to concentrate on driving properly when the cars in front of you are constantly moving around for no good reason.
The third group are the turn-takers. So named because of their ability to never miss any turn they wish to take even if they are in completely the wrong place from which to take the turn. Even if they have to stop in the middle of a highway and hold up three lanes of traffic while they move from left to right lane (or vice versa), that’s what they are going to do. They will not miss that turn because only they know that if you miss your turn it is completely impossible to get back to it because the “missed a turn monster” will come and eat you all up!
Finally, and this is one I’ve written about before, but it’s getting worse not better, are the ignorant-shits. These people completely block your lanes from moving because they would rather drive across your lane and then get stuck than wait back, just in case. Total and absolute morons of the highest order. Many of them are bus drivers.
No doubt I’ll be back on driving in Warsaw in about 3 months time! :)