As a lot of you already know, the reason why I have Asshole and Idiocy meters is because the bulk of bad drivers in L.A. are either raging dicks or pathetic morons. Here’s one thing that drivers in both categories fiercely have in common: they act as if no one is driving behind them. Case in point, here’s a retard in a Ford E350 van going west on the 101 Fwy near the I-405 interchange. Well, instead of moving steadily with the flow of traffic until he found a safe point to merge, this guy decided to brake to a dead stop in the #4 lane of traffic until he could find a place to merge to his right to transfer to the 405 Fwy. First of all, there are plenty of signs that give drivers who wish to merge onto the 405 more than enough notice to change lanes to the right on the freeway. All too often, though, you either have imbeciles like this tool or egocentric fu*kheads who don’t want to wait patiently with the rest of traffic and try to squeeze their vehicles over to the right at the very last second. And mind you, stopping in the middle of a freeway through lane is not uncommon in L.A. It’s pathetic because it’s true. Whether it’s an arrogant asshole or a full-fledged moron, these pieces of fungi exponentially increase traffic congestion by acting as mobile road blocks until they complete a lane change they could’ve done earlier if they were either more alert or not selfish pricks. This guy was both because he had plenty of opportunities to merge over, including in front of our vehicle, but just chose not to because he had no idea how large his vehicle was and didn’t think he had the clearance (a very typical L.A. problem of people driving vehicles way too large for their abilities of perception); rather, he chose to make everyone behind him wait, not once but twice, as he performed his dumbass road-blocking maneuver again when he tried to get to the 405-N-only lane. We couldn’t believe that he was pulling this stunt again that we honked at him to move his egocentric ass forward while merging. He just looked at us completely perplexed in his sideview mirror. This brings up yet another problem with bad L.A. drivers–they often don’t know that they’re in the wrong. I’m sorry, but do people in this town have a difficult time walking across the street while chewing gum? You keep your car moving forward while you’re merging, changing lanes, whatever….if multi-tasking behind the wheel is too much for you to handle, then take mass transit instead. But if you’re one of those vagoids who choose to cut into traffic at the very last minute while holding up traffic in the freeway through lane, then nothing I write is going to make an impact in your thick head, so you can just kiss my righteous ass.
Posted on September 20th, 2008 by I-95, U-405