Bad driving is a pet peeve for millions of Americans and probably a source of frustration for readers in other countries as well.
How hard can it be?
You take a test, you pass it, then you spend the next 60 years of your life reinforcing what you learned every day of your life as you travel back and forth between work and home.
Yet some people still don’t get it, and they’re about to send one area Dallas redditor into a rampage. The pic posted above was shot at the Inwood intersection in Dallas and accompanying it is the caption, “You people that do this, you can go f**k yourselves.”
On Friday, it made it to the top of the front page of reddit.
Some crafty commenters were able to pinpoint the location, but there was little they could do to help the poor long-suffering driver.
As alluded to in the headline, if you can’t see the bad driving behavior in this image, then you’re probably one of the guilty.
What you’re looking at are two glorious green lights beckoning the photo snapper to move forward to her destination. Unfortunately, there are several blockheads who saw nothing wrong with inching their way into the intersection, not realizing they’re breaking the law and causing this poor person hair-pulling frustrations.
Most commenters were sympathetic.
“I once watched a motorcycle cop ticket 5 different cars in one intersection for doing this. Gridlock Violation I think?”
“In occasions like this I’m really thankful that I’m not a gun owner or a Monstertruck driver.”
“I feel my blood pressure rising just looking at this picture.”
While some pointed out that it’s possible to do this accidentally — like if someone up ahead of you slams on their brakes and you just end up stopping in the intersection — that doesn’t appear to be what’s going on here.
The actual practice is called “gridlocking,” and it is, in fact, a ticket-able offense, according to the Metropolitan Police of Washington, D.C.
If you do happen to be one of the unfortunates, who do it accidentally, we recommend not looking up to see the angry glares that will inevitably be heading your way.
And guilt. Don’t forget to feel plenty of guilty for a long, long time.
What do you think about the picture above, readers? Have you ever done this on purpose or by accident, or have you been the victim of it? Share your gridlocking and other bad driving experiences below.