Ah, the wide open road, where the left-lane hog roams free.
Quick warning: If you have high blood pressure, you might not want to watch this montage of very bad drivers.
I live a largely blissful, happy life filled with joy and ease. Why is this? Because I don't have to drive every day, and I don't have to put up with the raging morons that traffic the world's roads.
When you get a congested highway full of tailgaters, fast-lane hogs, and throw a cop in the mix, something's bound to go down. I'm not sure whether to call this a spectacle of quick reactions or just lucky people in a pit of dumbfuckery, but it sure is something else to see.
Who's worse in this situation? The jerk who keeps pulling the same dangerous stunt of faking a left turn so he can run a red and cut off the traffic going straight, or the stalker who's been recording this behavior for more than 6 months and turned it into a 20-minute montage?
Your stereotypical image of a bad driver is someone who's reckless and aggressive at the wheel. Overly timid drivers can be just as bad, as this Lada versus streetcar crash shows.
It seems like the very worst drivers on the road are the ones that think they're the next Mario Andretti. Jalopnik readers are here to help them see the light.
Whatever you do, don't stop in the middle of the highway. Just look at this Chinese driver who nearly causes a massive pileup when he or she brakes after missing an exit.
Note to this dickbag in a Ferrari 458: It's not certified hoonage if you're putting innocents at risk. Watching him cut blind corners and blow past cyclists like they're signposts makes us wish there was a car-to-car rocket launcher. But those risk collateral damage too.
An old Toyota truck does massive burnouts in the middle of a highway while an SUV drives around on two wheels in the distance. It isn't Grand Theft Auto, it's just any given Wednesday in Dubai.
Bad driving isn't endemic to a specific location, but there's no arguing that poor drivers tend to congregate on the coasts. This selection of ten horrible Los Angeles drivers comes courtesy of Mike at L.A. Can't Drive. —Ed.
Spend just a few minutes driving on congested New York City streets, and you'll immediately see some of the world's worst driving. GMAC's fifth National Drivers Test reveals just how horrible — along with news drivers nationwide are getting worse.
Anyone who's done any driving around the San Francisco Bay Area will likely flinch at the mention of the dreaded Caldecott Tunnel, whose crazy merges and direction-changes provide the perfect petri dish for growing cultures of bad driver behavior. Cynthia Gorney has written a humorous (yet deadly accurate) piece…