An Irish man has warned others not to borrow their wife’s car after the way he was treated on Irish roads and said it was a ‘real problem’.
He said he was aware of the problem of road rage in this country, but when he drove his wife’s car it was amplified.
Speaking to Reddit, he explained: ‘I only noticed how incredibly bad Irish drivers are for road rage after driving my wife’s car.
“She mentioned before how women are treated differently than men on the roads, and I didn’t really agree until I started driving her car.”
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For context, he explained that his wife drove a “very feminine car” – a dusty pink Fiat 500, while he drove a BMW, “and had never been mugged on the roads”.
Then he went on to explain, “When I get out of my wife’s car, it’s a whole different story.”
He said: ‘Cars literally driving so close to the rear that I can see the color of the driver’s eyes, to being constantly overtaken even when approaching or exceeding the speed limit.
“It’s worth saying that I don’t change the way I drive from car to car.
“I like to think I’m a responsible driver, but I’m by no means a slow driver.”
Speaking of a specific incident, he went on to say, “This morning I was driving on a windy country road, where the speed limit was 80 km/h.
“I was going 80, and the car behind me passed me coming into a corner.
“They had to drive at almost 100 km/h and brake hard when they came to the bend. I also noticed that they have L-shaped plates, which is even more mental.
“It happens almost every time I drive my wife’s car. I would like to know if others are going through the same thing.
People started responding with their own experiences, and one said, “Really, exactly the same thing happens to me but with my sister’s ‘N’ stickers. Constantly challenged on the roads. “
Another said: ‘I borrowed my mum’s Yaris once to take her to the store…never again for similar reasons.’
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