June 20, 2008
The Mark of the Jerk

It must be true, or why would they put it in the paper?

Drivers of cars with bumper stickers, window decals, personalized license plates and other “territorial markers” not only get mad when someone cuts in their lane or is slow to respond to a changed traffic light, but they are far more likely than those who do not personalize their cars to use their vehicles to express rage — by honking, tailgating and other aggressive behavior.

It does not seem to matter whether the messages on the stickers are about peace and love —”Visualize World Peace,” “My Kid Is an Honor Student” — or angry and in your face — “Don’t Mess With Texas,” “My Kid Beat Up Your Honor Student.”



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at June 20, 2008 10:49 AM
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But, Jerry, they are just road-bloggers. Simple minds, simple slogans.

Better to sit behind them than having a big black and completely unmarked BMW with tinted windows sitting 10 inches behind you on a German autobahn, honking the idiot slogan "Freie Fahrt für freie Bürger". Which translates to something like "free acceleration for free citizens".

No speed limit in Germany. Bang. Your out. You are dead.

Posted by: Peter on June 21, 2008 11:21 AM
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