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Old 06-30-2007, 08:52 AM
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Hi all, ok this is my rant for today. Us "northerners" take alot of heat for being so called poor drivers. But with all the driving across this country that I have done, I have found that there are sh*tty drivers EVERYWHERE!!! Not just up north. Does it not drive you crazy when you are trucking along and there is some a-hole sitting in the left lane totally day dreaming and won't get over for you to pass..then you have to do the road rage video game manuvers to get around them so you can be on your way! Then there is the "pace" car game where the jerk in the left lane is going the same speed as the guy in the right lane, oh yeah..they maybe making a left turn...like 3 states from now....then there is the guy chatting on the cell phone, who as soon as I pass him, he wakes up and speeds up and makes it a race to get around him.....can you tell I had a bad day on the highway today??? I guess I really have to learn some patience on the road...but it still burns me to no end how selfish drivers are!
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Old 06-30-2007, 08:57 AM
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"guy on the cell phone"......

I see way more gals with a cell phone plastered to their ear than guys...and usally combing their hair, checking/applying makeup, etc. Flame away...LOL
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Old 06-30-2007, 08:58 AM
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Paint little icons on the front of your bumper or on a plate, at a height visible through a typical rear-view mirror. Stick figures for pedestrians. Various car shapes and maybe a baby carriage or two to indicate what a bad-(driver) you are.

Better luck tomorrow!

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Old 06-30-2007, 08:58 AM
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Yeah, he was a guy..the IROC type...
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Old 06-30-2007, 09:23 AM
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Big car, little....? Personally, I get behind them and flash my headlights to pass. Sometimes just gotta pass on the right, which I hate to do, and is illegal in civilized countries. The worst WORST are the idiots who weave thru interstate traffic.
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Old 06-30-2007, 10:23 AM
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i have a solution. purchase a used police interceptor, its like having the seas part for you when driving in the left lane

http://used-police-cars.com/
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Old 06-30-2007, 10:31 AM
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I could rant for hours about how the general population blows... Doesn't use turn signals, rides in the fast lane, weaves, talks on cell phones, rides my bumper..

When I am at the wheel I generally want to kill people.. And someday I might actually get my hands on a Vulcan Minigun and mount it on the car...

That's all I'm saying

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Old 06-30-2007, 10:31 AM
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Duct Tape, is that what you drive? I am always watching out for those white Crown Vics...never know when a cop will be there...
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Old 06-30-2007, 10:33 AM
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Imthebeachgirl - 6/30/2007 10:31 AM

Duct Tape, is that what you drive? I am always watching out for those white Crown Vics...never know when a cop will be there...
i was very close to buying one, but i needed a bigger vehicle for work. i do have a friend with one, and its hilarious how people get the heck outta the way for you on the Parkway.
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Old 06-30-2007, 10:56 AM
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Reading your post I get the impression that you are the issue.
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Old 06-30-2007, 11:12 AM
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Menzies??? What might that "impression" be? That it ticks me off when folks aren't couteous on the road??? YEH!!!
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Old 06-30-2007, 11:32 AM
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I think Menzies is on to something here. You sound like most of the problem. Relax,
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Old 06-30-2007, 11:33 AM
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"courtesy" isn't the issue..it's SAFETY. Passing on the right isn't safe. Idiots in the left lane CAUSE this safety issue. The left lane is for faster drivers, no matter if they are speeding or not. It's not YOUR business to enforce speeding laws..just because you are going the speed limit doesn't give you the right to block the left lane.

Personally, I wish we had REAL drivers license tests. Can't pass the highway test, can't drive on the highway. Now, to pass the "drivers" test, you have to be able to PARK the dam car. Cut me some slack.
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Old 06-30-2007, 11:40 AM
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IF im doing 5-10 OVER THE POSTED LIMIT and I am in the left lane.....you better be prepared to pass on the right. Anything less than that and I will be riding in the right lane.
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Old 06-30-2007, 11:53 AM
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there are signs posted all over the state, pass in left lane, drive in right lane. it doesnt matter how fast you are going in the left lane, if you arent passing someone, get over to the right lane. its the law around here.
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Old 06-30-2007, 12:10 PM
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Thank-you Duct Tape, couldn't have said it better myself!
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Old 06-30-2007, 12:18 PM
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BlueMarlin - 6/30/2007 11:40 AM

IF im doing 5-10 OVER THE POSTED LIMIT and I am in the left lane.....you better be prepared to pass on the right. Anything less than that and I will be riding in the right lane.
"SLOWER TRAFFIC KEEP RIGHT" That means if I'm doing 50 and you're doing 60 I keep right. If I'm doing 100 and you're doing 90 that means you keep right.
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Old 06-30-2007, 12:24 PM
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another thing you could always try http://www.hornblasters.com/video.php?pic=49
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Old 06-30-2007, 12:30 PM
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billinstuart - 6/30/2007 12:33 PM
... Personally, I wish we had REAL drivers license tests. Can't pass the highway test, can't drive on the highway. ...
I've taken the driving test in two states. Both times i made sure not to break any laws because I knew that was an instant fail. It seems everyone knows the law when they see a cop. I know what you mean though.
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Old 06-30-2007, 01:06 PM
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OK. I am in the left lane on I-95 attempting to pass slower moving traffic (70 mph) in the right lane. The left lane is moving a little faster (80 mph) than the right lane. There is traffic in both lanes as far up the road as I can see (actually all the way from Florida to New York).

What am I supposed to do when some smart ass who want to go 90 pulls up behind my Durango in a Passat and can't see all the traffic ahead and starts flashing his lights?

I think its a good time to make a cellphone call.
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