Road Rage Ranker - School Run
Our School Run Rage Ranker determines how much of a hot head you are when it comes to the school drop off and pick up, all you have to do is slide the pointer to the desired measurement of anger, for each of the top ten driving habits that drive you up the wall. We’ll then work out your school run road rage ranking!
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#10Shaky bike riders
All credit to the parents who cycle to school, we all know it’s good for the environment, but their green habits often result in your red rage when they wobble ahead, uncertain and ungainly with their little ones in front setting the snail-like pace. The kids have helmets and look a lot more competent than their parents, who aren’t but should definitely be wearing one.
#9Pokémon Go Away
A new (and hopefully short-lived) contender for the School Run Road Rage Ranker is those pesky Pokémon Go obsessives who are too busy looking for Pikachu than keeping an eye on the busy school run traffic. Why would you put a PokeStop in a school drop-off zone anyway?
There’s no questioning that school crossing safety is really important, but you’ve got to wonder whether some cheery lollypop men and women have a grudge against car drivers and take great pleasure in strolling out with their big yellow lollipop in front of every other car while you sit seething at the wheel.
Your heart sinks as you catch site of a fluorescent jacket glowing on the horizon, the dreaded traffic warden is doing the rounds. You’re running late and know that your usual parking destination is now a no-go and you’re going to have to hot foot it half a mile while half running and half walking your way to the school gates, dragging the kids along behind.
#6 Overly ‘considerate’ drivers
Don’t you just love those drivers who let everybody and their dogs through when you’re in a rush to get the kids dropped off and get on your way to work?
#5Ditch and Go
We all know that time is precious but those parents who come to an abrupt standstill in front of you, flinging out young Billy and Poppy along with their school bags in the middle of the road could really just leave five minutes earlier, couldn't they?
Every second counts when you’re a busy parent, but catching up with the school mums and dads through rolled down windows is not best use of time, for those sat behind you while you’re double parked talking about your extension at least.
You know they only live in the next street but instead of walking the relatively short journey to the school gates, Mr and Mrs ‘Keeping up with the Joneses’ have decided to show off their prized 4x4, unnecessarily powering up the 3 litre gas guzzler, blocking the road as they try to find a space. When they’re not parking in a no-drop zone they end up parking almost as far away as their house.
#2Kids playing ‘chicken’
You’re entering the school drop-off zone and are super alert as you scan for a space and keep an eye out for erratic drivers, when you have to slam on the brakes for a group of kids playing a heart-stopping game of early morning ‘chicken’ away from school crossing patrols. This is a sure fire way to set the nerves jangling for the rest of the day.
You see red when cars are parked on double yellows and have steam coming out of your ears when you see someone trying to fit a Chelsea Tractor into a space fit for a Mini Cooper. You sit seething behind your steering wheel waiting for poor parkers to nudge their way into that minuscule space in an attempt to get as close as possible to the school gates.