C'mon people, I know you think you're being helpful and nice by stopping in the middle of the road to let the guy on the side street slip in, or by letting everyone else at the 4-way stop go first even though it's your turn, or any number of other examples that I can't think of because I'm totally furious right now, but here's a clue.
All you're really doing is creating a hazard and pissing me off*.
If you need me to lay it out for you -- or even if you don't -- I will.
- When everyone plays by the same rules, everyone know what to do and what results to expect, and no one gets hurt.
- Therefore, it follows that when rogue dumbshits decide to flaunt the rules and behave unpredictably, no one knows what to do or what to expect and someone may well get hurt.
And by the way, when you stop in the middle of the road to let the guy on the side street slip in? You are slowing down the flow of traffic behind you which may well cause the person behind you to miss the light. As happened to me just recently, coincidentally.
So while being kind and courteous to the guy in front of your face, you just f'cked the people behind you**.
Just knock it the hell off, 'k?
(Shit. I need chocolate.)
* Or maybe that's creating a hazard by pissing me off.
** Actually, that's kind of an interesting phenomenon, really. I didn't think that was possible.