Every city is burdened with their very own bad drivers. From tailgaters to people who forget to signal, Ottawa, of course, is infamously no exception.
With our extra harsh winters and narrow downtown roads, we're always constantly battling cyclists or dodging the snow people forgot to wipe off their cars in front of us. Nothing may be as bad as driving in Toronto, but Ottawa has their own drivers that you'll probably see once or twice on the Queensway
Here's 17 types of drivers you're bound to see in Ottawa:
The "Oh, that's my exit" driver
Cars were never meant to cross three lanes at once.
The "I'm 16 and just got my first Honda Civic" driver
Will most likely be spotted in a McDonald's parking lot or going 80km through Orleans or Barrhaven.
The "High beams" driver
I'm blind, don't worry, it's OK. Really.
The "I'm going to slow down before going on the Queensway" driver
Will most likely look over their shoulder and slow down to about 60km before merging on the Queensway.
The "Baby on board silver Dodge Caravan" driver
Most likely shops at No Frill's and drives her children to hockey practice.
The "Let's drive the speed limit in the left lane" driver
Cruising on the left lane of the Queensway.
The "Light just turned green, let's honk" driver
The "Red plate" driver
Ooou, diplomat. Fancy.
The "Blast my emotions" driver
Will be blasting "Summer of '69" or some other song from their Ford with their windows down.
The "613 Bro" driver
Most likely drives a Dodge pickup truck and will be caught tailgating you on the Queensway.
The "What signal?" driver
Will freely switch lanes without signalling. Because, hey, it's not a safety feature, right?
The "Let's leave last night's snow on top of the car" driver
Oh, don't worry. It's just sharp ice that can hit my windshield.
The "Pedrestrian countdown is my stop sign" driver
If it's green, go.
The "Lights off" driver
Never turns on their lights at night and is basically a 65km/h shadow.
The "My lane, mine, mine, mine" driver
They won't let you merge, never heard of the zipper method and you'll probably give them an evil stare when you pass them.
The "Crosstop" driver
Will stop on the crosswalk and create a wall for pedestrians.
The "I need to Snapchat this" driver
It can wait. Really.