Only British Columbians are worse than us … except when it comes to littering, that is. (Tsk tsk, Calgary.)
With tailgating, turning without signaling, and cutting into lanes without notice, it seems many Albertans are getting failing grades in those areas as well.
Eighty-two per cent of survey respondents have witnessed tailgating, surpassing the national average of 77 per cent. Eighty-four per cent saw drivers turn without signaling, compared to 82 per cent across Canada. And 82 per cent of Albertan respondents saw drivers cut into another lane without notice, compared to 67 per cent nationwide.
Oy. We’re downright nasty to each other when we get behind the wheel.
However, my recent road trip enlightened me.
We aren’t that bad.
No, really. I just said that.
For someone who grouses on Twitter about the way y’all drive? For someone whose boyfriend thinks she’s the most terrible driver he’s ever seen and yet somehow not as bad as some of the people he’s encountered on the Deerfoot?
I. Just. Said. That.
Let’s not even consider the crazy Quebecers and the way they weave and wobble through Montreal freeway traffic at 150 km/h.
There’s something far scary than that.
Far more terrifying than the Deerfoot.
Such that it intimidated me into driving the speed limit with my hands at 10 and 2 on the steering wheel.