Aggressive Quebec driving
January 14, 2010 7:30 PM Subscribe
Why are drivers in Quebec so much more aggressive than in other provinces?
posted by fso to Travel & Transportation around Quebec, QC (31 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'd always heard about "Montreal drivers" but thought that maybe it was just a stereotype. But after my first visit there years ago I realized how much truth there was to it. People rarely use their blinkers when changing lanes, tail-gating is rampant, there just seems to be a real aggressive streak in drivers there that I haven't seen elsewhere in Canada.
I'm honestly curious as to why so many people there (and in Quebec in general, it seems - I find the same style of driving on highways and in cities across the province) drive like this? Is it something cultural? Are there different road rules I'm not aware of? I've learned to adapt to the different style when I drive to Montreal so it's not really a problem for me anymore (although managing to find my exit off the autoroute is another matter!) but I'm still curious.