L.A. Can't Drive

Weaving Transplant from Illinois Blatantly Runs Red Light

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Here’s a point for the native Angelenos, though they are getting fewer by the month. Here’s a jackass transplant from Illinois who just ran a red light at Vesper on Burbank Blvd. in Sherman Oaks going east for no reason whatsoever. I kid you not, we were stopped at the red light when this fool suddenly accelerated for no reason and drove through the intersection. I honked at the guy to get him to stop, but he just rolled through. About 10-15 seconds later, the light turned green, and I easily caught up to this car. I noticed that the driver was weaving and swerving in his lane, which made me believe that he must’ve been on something or just hungover, especially since it was about 10:30 on a lazy Saturday morning. Well I think we can safely assume that this wannabe actor isn’t exactly starting off on the right foot.

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Arrogant Older Lady in Red Toyota Prius Parks Like a Jackass

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Here’s another Pri-ass driver (license plate 6BQK) who unfortunately gives hybrid drivers a bad name. The parking lot at the Bed Bath & Beyond in Studio City on Ventura near Whitsett is bad enough that people don’t need to make it worse parking like a geometrically challenged moron. Not only was this oblivious old hag too lazy to adjust her vehicle, but she was also so preoccupied with chatting on her phone that she was completely oblivious to a family trying to get into the vehicle to her right. Twiggy would’ve had a hard time squeezing through that driver’s side door. The family actually had to have one of their kids climb into his car seat from the other side of the car because they couldn’t open the passenger side door on the left. Talk about such classic arrogance and blatant lack of consideration for others. Either this lady is totally blind and couldn’t see this entire charade happening in front of her or just didn’t give a sh*t.

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Selfish Lexus Leapfrogs in Rush Hour Traffic

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Happy March, everyone! Spring is coming and along with it the inevitable spike in bad driving. I have no idea why this happens, but since we started this blog in 2006, the pattern is undeniable. Perhaps you’ve already seen more aggressive tailgating and weaving and a noticeable drop in signaling drivers. Leapfrogging also tends to spike, though it may be hard to see a significant bump in what’s already a daily occurrence at the 101 N/405 Fwy interchange. Paging traffic cops who are trying to make their ticket quota…. The photo of this selfish prick in a Lexus (license plate 7BET) was taken during late morning rush hour when traffic was at a standstill in the 405 Fwy S interchange lane. As is typical of egocentric L.A. drivers like this, all sense of consideration and safety goes out the window as you can clearly see this jackwad at a complete stop in a 101 Fwy through lane when he’s trying to cut into the 405 S interchange lane well after the two lanes have diverged. What’s the big deal when there aren’t any cars, you may ask? Look at Exhibit B–there are your cars, along with many others that were zooming around this guy trying not to collide into his arrogant ass. Is waiting in line too hard for these grown adults, many who have children who are learning about all the inconsiderate things you shouldn’t be doing when you share the road? Unfortunately, L.A. is not only a destination for transplants who are bad drivers but is also a breeding ground for bad driving habits.

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Senile Granny Almost Collides Head-on with Oncoming Traffic

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Huh? Wha? Uh… Hmm? If there were thought bubbles hovering over this Cadillac ATS (license plate 7ARC) driven by this old lady, that’s what they would say. She also had a handicap placard dangling from her rearview mirror, which for some reason so many drivers in this town don’t remove when they’re driving. It even says to do so on the placard, though common sense would dictate that you would want greater visibility out of your front windshield anyway. However, if you drive like this senile moron, then visibility is essentially a moot point. To put it plainly, this person should not be driving. Period. First, she pulled a pointless scooching maneuver while going west on Sunset to reach the left turn only by Kenter Ave. As a reminder, we use scooching to explain the maneuver of impatient drivers who try to shortcut it to a turn only lane by pulling out from behind cars in front of them and riding the center turning lane–or worse turn only lanes going in the opposite direction–to reach their intersection sooner. Naturally, this is a problem when cars in front that patiently wait to legally veer into a turn only lane almost collide with a speed demon coming up behind them on their left. What granny did here took idiocy to another level; since there are no center turning lanes at this point, this lady scooched across the double yellow lines into oncoming traffic and nearly collided head-on with an eastbound driver. To put insult to injury, she pulled this asinine stunt when the light by Kenter was a solid green and not a left turn green arrow, which meant that she still had to come to a stop and yield to traffic, quickly getting passed by cars she scooched past in a matter of seconds. So….methinks someone has a death wish and is tired of shelling out her social security money on over-priced prescription drugs. This point was further emphasized as we headed south on Kenter as she continually veered over the double yellow lines again–though this time without trying to scooch or pass other cars. I’m sorry, but if you can’t drive straight in one lane and avoid careening into oncoming traffic, then your license needs to be revoked.

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Happy New Year, Happy Old Habits

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You get about 3 weeks of comparatively blissful driving in Los Angeles from the end of the year to about a week after New Year’s before all the assholes and delusional morons come back in spades to frack everything up all over again. Take for example the toolbag driving this Lexus (license plate 7BET) who just happened to be one of many–yes, many–that pulled this asinine leapfrogging maneuver in late morning rush hour last week. This egocentric L.A. mentality of no one’s business is more important than my business infects our driving culture resulting in blatantly selfish–and dangerous–stunts like this. Many will read this and not think it’s a big deal because so many people do it. But objectively, if hundreds of lemmings jump off a cliff, does that mitigate the stupidity of jumping in the first place? I’ve seen more than my fair share of near misses, often involving large big rigs that wish to continue north on the 101 but do so by driving in the slowest lane. As you can clearly see, this moron was braking to a full stop in the fourth of four through lanes that head toward the 101 Fwy North. Instead of waiting patiently in traffic with most other commuters in lanes heading toward the 405 Fwy, this driver felt completely entitled to become a mobile road block before illegally crossing over a painted median (just before the raised concrete berm) to cut the line. Ever heard of picking a different route? How about leaving the house earlier? Regardless of the excuse, even unforeseen circumstance shouldn’t justify people driving this way. A true emergency would involve emergency vehicles….you know, lights? Sirens? Apparently, that’s too considerate a concept for these drivers to grasp.

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