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To "Award" a driver, is to say thanks to a driver for showing courtesy and thoughtfulness.

To "Flag" a driver, is to warn a driver of his/her rude and/or careless behavior that you have witnessed.

To "Wink" at a driver, is to send a flirtacious message to a driver you've encountered.

To "Hazard" a driver is to warn them of a physical hazard that their vehicle exhibits.


DDD 2009







Latest Wires for United States : Minnesota
  • On US-10, 10 JULY 2014; Driver of small white pickup truck was in a dangerous hurry; excessive speed; tailgating; abrupt lane-weaving without once using a signal; even cut off merging traffic to attempt a pass.  All this I witnessed while following him with the flow of traffic from MN-65 to the US-10/I-35W split.  One has to wonder if drivers like this realize just how little the gain for the increased risk?
    364NEV
    MPLS
    July 10 2014
  • May 2, 2014.   MN-280 & Territorial.  Made a left turn from the middle lane.  Hello?  If the cross street is only marked for one lane, that's the maximum number of lanes that ought to be available for turning.  At least he used his signal so we all knew he was about to be an idiot.
    228ACN
    ST PAUL
    May 2 2014
  • Black Toyota on I-35. April 2014. Habitual tailgater-- the kind that drives as if the bumper of the vehicle in front of them has an inescapable gravity. I witnessed this driver follow too closely (within one-half second) one vehicle after another, all while declining opportunities to pass.
    809BZH
    Roseville
    April 23 2014
  • Dark sedan driven by male clearly old enough to know better; 17 April 2014; I-35Wsb between I-694 & MN 36.

Classic tailgating, traffic-weaving speeder-- even though traffic was flowing smoothly at between five and ten over the posted limit, that wasn't near enough for this yahoo. At least he used his turn signals while otherwise being a danger to society
    626BJH
    NEW BRIGHTON
    April 17 2014
  • MN 404-GPL: Female clearly old enough to know better driving a black Ford Escape on US-169, April 6th, 2014. She is the worst kind of left lane loser; not only rides exclusively in the left lane but she can't even maintain something resembling a constant speed; even drives under the speed limit with the lane clear ahead of her.  She singlehandedly created a minor traffic jam by driving in this manner in spite of numerous other driver resorting to passing her in the right lane. Did not leave the lane until time to exit onto I-494. Makes a sane person wonder if her sort actually enjoy making life less pleasant for others. The only humorous thing was the little texas decal next to the Minnesota license plate. Made me remember all to well how her type of selfish ignorance is all to common down there.  Praise the stars I only have to put up with texans on rare occasion in Minnesota.
    404GPL
    SHAKOPEE
    April 7 2014
  • 18 March 2014; 1 PM; MN-280 & Territorial.  Young male driving a small red car made a left turn from a middle lane that is not marked for such a turn because the cross street is only one lane.  Less than a minute later, he tailgated a vehicle that was already signaling to turn into a parking lot.
    028KRG
    St Paul
    March 18 2014
  • Red Pickup on US-10 eb and I-35W sb, 1PM 14 MAR 2014. Male driver with beard smoking a cigarette. Aggressive speeder; tailgater and traffic-weaver.
    IT46616
    TWIN CITIES
    March 14 2014
  • Green Chevy Tahoe on I-35W and MN-280. 1 PM 14 MAR 2104. Dangerous and habitual tailgater; tailgated every vehicle he was behind, often following at less than two vehicle lengths at 50+ mph.
    964CM
    TWN CITIES
    March 14 2014
  • Teal minivan on US 10, December 10th, 2013.   Male driver.  First he rushes up to a pair of vehicles when it's obvious there's no way through until one passes the other, so he has to lay on his brakes.  First chance, he snakes between them and rushes on his way-- no surprise, we've all seen idiots in too big of a hurry before, but then he slows below traffic flow and wanders halfway out of his lane.  He continued this behavior for several hundred yards.  I thought he might be drunk, but when I finally got around him, it was clear he was having an argument with his passenger and not paying attention to the road at all.  To make it all scarier, there was at least one child in the vehicle.
    404BHP
    TWIN CITIES
    December 10 2013
  • This idiot is an injury accident waiting to happen.  Male driving older brown sedan on MN-280, Oct 2013. Typical aggressive driver-- either on the gas or on the brake. Cut across multiple lanes without a signal. Raced up (and you could hear his engine wide open, probably needs exhaust work) behind a truck, only to have to hit his brakes.  As if tailgating a truck isn't bad enough by itself, how hard is it to see a truck, and I'm not talking pickup, in the lane ahead and realize there is no reason to accelerate up to it before braking?
    446JGV
    ST PAUL
    October 2 2013
  • Young male was driving a bronze sedan in northern Twin Cities suburbs in the summer of 2013. You can tell this impatient nitwit is a vehicular homicide waiting to happen. First he tailgated me through a left turn and when I did not mash my gas pedal through the floor within two seconds, he rushed past in the right lane. I didn't even look at him, but my passenger, an elderly woman, did.  Care to guess what he did?  He gave her the finger. Seriously, what kind of ill-bred cretin gives grandma the finger? So he rushed ahead at speeds well over the posted limit until he reached another group of cars, one of which he tailgated until the entire pack reached a red light. Naturally, we pulled right up behind him a quarter minute later, so the sum gain for his juvenile behavior was approximately 15 feet. By then, he was on his cell phone. Of course, you know what happened when the light turned green-- more lane weaving and tailgating, all while still on the phone, until the next red light, where we actually passed him because he got stuck in the wrong lane. This person is a totally impatient, rude, and dangerous driver who has no business holding a valid license.  If this is a teenager (he looked like an adult, but certainly didn't act like one) then here's hoping his parents have already taken the keys away.
    989JZR
    BLAINE
    August 29 2013
  • Young male driving white Ford Focus, plate 681KEG, southbound on I-35W in New Brighton, MN on August 2, 2013 at approximately 12:45 P.M.

Unfortunately, we've all seen this kind of driver.  Drives 20+ mph over posted limit until he comes up behind someone going with the flow, whereupon he hits his brakes and follows within a car length at highway speeds until the lane is clear and he then repeats the process.

From the middle lane, I watched him do this three times in a row between County 10 and County C.  In that time, he gained a few hundred yards relative to me while I cruised in the middle lane at the same pace as everyone else.  A little quick math says he averaged less than 2 mph gain over that stretch compared to traffic flow.  

Why does anyome imagine this minor gain is worth the danger, aggravation, and fuel?
    681KEG
    NEW BRIGHTON
    August 2 2013

  • Latest Blogs for United States : Minnesota

    859 EEM   Wednesday, October 05, 2011

      Douche bag middle age Caucasian male deliberately breaking in open hwy 494/35 in apple valley! 859 EEM dodge stratus 2000ish light blue in color! Was on my way to work he was tailgating people and let us by and decided he wanted to be a jerk! Anyone see this guy around give him the finger for me! Please and thank you

    v4c4@hotmail.com 

    VEN-100   Sunday, April 24, 2011

    Driver was going about 15 mph over, weaving through heavy traffic.  Saw them pulled over a few miles down the road, and then they sped past me again a few miles after that.  Hope they got where they were going safely.

    joey95es 

    MN plate MMGMGM3   Sunday, June 06, 2010

    Minnesota plate MMGMGM3. Dark blue Ford Expedition going from Co Rd 5 to Fleet Farm in Lakeville. Just another vanity plate smack-tard driving to big of a vehicle. This clueless idiot should just stay home. Pulled out in front of traffic with NO attempt to get up to speed causing all of us behind him to slow down. Then about 3 blocks down the road decided to turn left from the right lane causing those of us still behind him to slow down again! Wish this "Super-sized" SUV moron would just STAY OFF THE ROADS! On another note, can anybody explain why I cannot post a wire? Keep getting a web-page error that will not allow me to choose the plate for the wire.  

    plk514 

    Selfish ignorant driver   Thursday, May 27, 2010

    MN plate NLL 480 is a rich middle aged white woman, driving a BMW who thinks that SHE owns the road. While talking on her cell phone & attempting to drive, she was constantly honking while I was trying to allow drivers to merge. She should have her drivers license revolked, and be forced to deliver community service to learn some compassion & humility!

    sparks 

    737ckv   Monday, February 22, 2010

     Driving 40 in a 30 mph zone

    OutofGas 

    Comcast Van   Friday, January 29, 2010

    I was nearly run off the road this morning by driver of a Comcast van. It happened where Cedar Avenue North narrows down to one lane at Lake Nokomis. The driver of the Comcast van had just merged from Hwy 62 and immediately went into the left lane right in front of me causing me to move into the right lane to avoid slamming on the brakes. When we got to the merge, I happened to be ahead of the driver and to the right. I would have been merging behind the car in front of him. The Comcast driver accelerates like crazy and steers to the right so much that his mirror was inches from my window. It was more of an attempted assault with a deadly weapon than a traffic incident. The number for reporting this van is #1235. I reported the incident to Comcast but have not and don't expect to hear back, despite having left my number. This driver was extremely aggressive and dangerous.

    plymouthian 

    Blows off stopsigns   Wednesday, September 30, 2009

    In Mankato yesterday...5ish. White SUV blew through two stopsigns. Don't know where he/she was going but almost didn't get there. License PCY 046 ...watch out if you see this guy coming or going.

    ggrama 

    Litterbug   Tuesday, February 03, 2009

    Hi, I'm new here. I'm really glad I found this site because I saw something the other day that I just had to report and I didn't know what to do about it. I was driving home from work when a car turned onto McKnight from Radatz Avenue, in front of me. As the car slowed down for the next stop sign, someone threw a fast food drink out of the window! I had never seen such blatant littering before. I was so pissed but managed to get the license plate. It was a light colored Impala with the plate number KFS 990. Thanks so much for providing a site like this for drivers and pedestrians to report on the grievances they see.

    gemini22 

      Tuesday, October 14, 2008

     UGG472 at the WB Crosstown 62 exit ramp to Penn Av S. Tuesday, October 14, 2008 5:00 pm (rush hour, you idiot). I was first in line waiting to turn right onto Penn Av S heading north. While right turn on red is allowed, there was a steady two-lane stream of traffic on Penn and thus I could not turn. As the opposing traffic's light turned yellow, the idiot behind me began honking, even as one last car went through the intersection. As our light turned green and I pulled into the intersection, he wedged his dark red Ford Explorer into the space between my car and the next lane, roared past me to turn right in front of me, and was heading straight into a head-on collision with the southbound traffic on Penn. If I had not pulled sharply to the curb to give him space he would have crashed. This is a narrow street with a school, heavy traffic and a completely residential neighborhood. He proceeded to floor his SUV up to a stoplight at 60th and Penn and tailgate and attempt to pass others on the inside lane despite parked cars. He must be terribly important to endanger so many others!

    exminnesotan 

    Westbound Hwy 55 Tip   Thursday, October 09, 2008

     If you regularly take highway 55 west across the Mendota bridge and wish to continue west on 55 to downtown here's an idea:  Follow the 55 West signs that direct you to the right lanes on the west side of the bridge.  If you take the two left lanes that say Hwy 62 you have to merge down to one lane, then make two lane changes to get back onto 55 west...all in 1/4 mile.  I see people make this mistake every day and I don't know if they're clueless or just driving like jerks.

    Signs.  They are actually there for a reason.

    Tommaso808 

    Crazy Driver   Friday, June 20, 2008

     Last Sunday which was Father's Day I saw a car that was driving in the bike lane. When we got out on the highway they would slow down move over I thought maybe they were drunk. The plate is # is UKA 518 STAY AWAY!!

    RDcatspurr 

    Lack of turn signals   Friday, October 26, 2007

      You ever notice that nobody bothers to use turn signals anymore? Why is that? Minivan drivers are the biggest violators, probably distracted by all their bratty kids. Arrogant SUV drivers and my personal favorites, the pickup truck drivers, rarely do as well. Then you have all the douchebags who are too busy talking on their cell phone/text messaging who clearly aren't smart enough to do two things at once. Funny how common courtesy has just gone out the proverbial window these days. People are rude and lack manners. Society thing or personal choice? Interesting debate in my eyes.

    JJD12274 

    Bad Driver... suprise surprise   Thursday, September 13, 2007

     On Sept. 13 2007 at 8 am a Lady driver in a red Ford Focus passed 10-20 cars on the right shoulder at a four way stop. She stopped for the stopsign in the right turn lane. Then proceeds to drive forward (not turning) and nearly side swipped me and come very close to a parked car. This car was seen traveling southbouth on Bonne Ave just south of 63rd Ave in Brooklyn Park, MN. This incident occured at an intersection were there is a school and typically kids. She should be considered dangerous and should not be licensed to drive.

    observer07 

    JDF-493   Friday, August 17, 2007

     This woman was driving Eastbound on 94 in her beige BMW convertible talking on her cell phone.  She changed lanes w/o looking or signaling and when my husband honked at her to aviod a crash, she flicked him off and mouthed 'asshole' as we drove by her.  Real charming lady.  Watch out for this spaced outed ditz. 

    steva 

    What is wrong with minivan drivers?   Wednesday, July 25, 2007

     Maybe it's just me, but almost EVERY time someone does something rude, dangerous, stupid, etc. on the road, it's a #$% damned minivan!!!! Can't buy a (decent) car, can't drive one. I am still amazed at how 98% of idiotic maneuvers I see are perpetrated by these stupid (and they sure do LOOK stupid, too) f#@*ing a$$h*%es. The saddest thing is, many of them have children in the vehicle! Way to set a great example and endanger the lives of innocents! For f%$#'s sake, at least learn how to use a flipping TURN SIGNAL.
        
       

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