The Burlingames

Chronicling the adventures of the B's

Category: Bad/Stupid Drivers

More Idiots

by Dave

It’s been an amazingly long time since I’ve seen somebody do something stupid on the road. They seem to come in bunches, though. Yesterday, on my way to Fridley, some guy was weaving in and out of traffic, cutting off cars like crazy. At one point he moved from the far left lane of 694 through the middle lane and into the right lane in one quick motion. In doing so he cut off a minivan that, fortunately, saw it coming and braked. If he hadn’t, the guy would have hit him. What makes it more stupid is he only passed one or two cars and then quickly moved all the way back into the left lane.

Later I saw a woman driving with a completely flat tire. She was just rolling down the street, trying to destroy her rim. She was looking around like she knew it was flat (she had to know; her window was rolled down and it was making a lot of noise) and was looking for a good place to stop. Mind you, she was on a city street; any place is a good place to stop. She even drove past a couple big parking lots. Maybe she thought it would be less expensive to buy a new rim rather than pay for towing. Somehow, I doubt it.

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More Idiots

by Dave

It’s been an amazingly long time since I’ve seen somebody do something stupid on the road. They seem to come in bunches, though. Yesterday, on my way to Fridley, some guy was weaving in and out of traffic, cutting off cars like crazy. At one point he moved from the far left lane of 694 through the middle lane and into the right lane in one quick motion. In doing so he cut off a minivan that, fortunately, saw it coming and braked. If he hadn’t, the guy would have hit him. What makes it more stupid is he only passed one or two cars and then quickly moved all the way back into the left lane.

Later I saw a woman driving with a completely flat tire. She was just rolling down the street, trying to destroy her rim. She was looking around like she knew it was flat (she had to know; her window was rolled down and it was making a lot of noise) and was looking for a good place to stop. Mind you, she was on a city street; any place is a good place to stop. She even drove past a couple big parking lots. Maybe she thought it would be less expensive to buy a new rim rather than pay for towing. Somehow, I doubt it.

Two In One Day

by Dave

I have several stops near the Northtown Mall for work. On my way to one of them, I was shocked to see a car on my side of the road. This person didn’t simply drift across the center line because there was no center line; there was a median dividing the two eastbound lanes from the westbound. This was my second bad driver encounter of the day.

I’m actually quite surprised that I don’t see more stupidity on the road. One thing that helps is my primary area includes an industrial area with very little car traffic. Not surprisingly, the drivers seem to get dumber the closer I get to the mall. Oh well.

Moron

by Dave

I just got back from the post office and on my way home I spotted yet another stupid driver. He stopped at the red light I was also approaching and then proceeded to turn left through the red. And, before you ask, it was not a one-way street. I wonder if he thinks lights work like stop signs. Moron.

Moron

by Dave

On the way home from church today I witnessed one of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen in a car. I exited 94 onto Ruth St. Another car was about two car-lengths behind me. All of a sudden, a car came flying up on the left and cut in right between me and the car behind. He got right up on my bumper because he was going so fast in order to catch up and cut between us. I wasn’t going very fast as the light at the end of the exit was red and there were already about five cars stopped at the light. He rode my bumper a long way up the exit until it widened out and I moved into the left lane. He also moved into the left lane for a moment, but then switched into the right, presumably to avoid the five or six cars turning left. Did he turn right? No. He turned left. From the RIGHT lane. Through a RED light. And to top things off, after making the turn, he looked out his window and flipped us off. What a guy. Where’s a cop when you wanna see somebody get theirs?