Another driving one.
As background, it has rained *a lot* in the past day and a half. Areas south of me are under flash flood warnings, but we're far enough from other bodies of water that we're not in danger of rivers/creeks overflowing. Still, on my route to work, there was one spot where a storm drain had clearly gotten overwhelmed, and half the street (other side from where I was driving) was under water. You could clearly see the edges of the water (spreading puddle from the drainage ditch on the side).
So, it's not that wide of a street in the best of times, and it is obvious that anyone heading north on the street (I'm heading south) will have to move into the southbound driving area to safely continue. However, the SS was the northbound driver as I am heading southbound, who *accelerates* so as to get there before me, crossing into my lane and forcing me to brake hard to avoid the head-on collision.
Yes, I know they had to cross into my lane for safety, but what I was taught in driver's ed was that if you had to cross into opposing traffic lanes to avoid something (water of unknown depth on the road, a parked car, some object dropped into your lane, or whatever else) that you were supposed to *wait* and that the people in the lane who were traveling in the proper direction have right of way. Furthermore, the road is still wet on both sides (still raining), so how SS do you have to be to accelerate and execute several sharp turns (chopping from one lane to the other and back when the pavement is wet? Watching your back end slide around in evidence of the oversteering is not something I want to see when you are traveling toward me at a rate of speed probably above the actual speed limit, let alone safe-for-conditions speed.
There was no one behind me at the time, it wasn't like there was a solid line of cars that they would have had to wait for, just take an extra minute to wait for me to pass (per rules of road) and no need to drive like a maniac on wet roads, but clearly it was far more important that they get there first and not have to wait at all.