Wikipedia defines “pet peeve” as: a minor annoyance that an individual identifies as particularly annoying to them, to a greater degree than others may find it.
Wouldn’t it be great if we all understood what ticked each other off on the road – especially during winter when the elements are already stacked against us? Failing to clear the snow off your entire vehicle before the morning commute may not seem like a big deal when you’re in a hurry at 7am, but it sure makes a difference for trailing drivers blinded by wisps of snow flying from your hood, roof and trunk.
We place a lot of trust in our fellow drivers every time we pull out of the driveway. And although we may not be able to control others’ driving behaviours, we can enlighten ourselves on how our highway habits affect others’ experiences (and nerves!), which can then lead to some serious self improvement. Work a bit of respect into your driving routine and, chances are, it’ll rub off.
Where to start? Read what a few of our Twitter followers consider their personal winter driving pet peeves. Don’t be shy – share your own pet peeves, too, by taking the Tell TranBC survey or by connecting with us via social media.
Here are a few examples of what you had to say:
We also encouraged you to let off some steam on Facebook:
Ahhh, now doesn’t that feel better? I’ll bet you can’t help but understand (or, dare I say, agree?) with some of these peeves. Sharing our beefs is cathartic, and can bring about positive change. So, please keep the peeves coming.
We all have the power to earn good winter driving karma. As Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”