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Old 02-02-2018, 04:08 PM
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What's so difficult to understand? It gets frustrating at times, but the rules are simple. If you get there 1st, you go 1st.

If 2 vehicles get there at the same time, the person on the right goes 1st or if they are across from each other, the person going straight or turning right goes 1st. If you are turning left, you wait. SIMPLE!! But I never force the right-of-way.

Many times I get behind the person that doesn't know when it's their turn to go, but more dangerous is THAT person who thinks it's always THEIR turn to go. I almost got run into by THAT guy today and he got mad and flipped me off.

Just crazy.......



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I've just developed a snooze and loose mentality. If someone hesitates for a split second I'm going first no matter what the rules say.
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Try roundabouts.

The reality is, whether driving or anything else, more than 50% of humanity is simply stupid.
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Originally Posted by rickboat View Post
Try roundabouts.

The reality is, whether driving or anything else, more than 50% of humanity is simply stupid.
Yup.
The rules are in the handbook. Learn them before you drive.
You are supposed to be tested on this.
If you don't know the rules, you have no business driving.
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We have elderly people going the wrong direction in roundabouts all the time.
Old 02-02-2018, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Billdo View Post
I've just developed a snooze and loose mentality. If someone hesitates for a split second I'm going first no matter what the rules say.
I think this is legit. If someone has the right of way and surrenders it, then you are still playing by the rules when you go.
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I drive through a lot of industrial Park and there is often a lot of yielding done by large trucks
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So the driver in lane one perpendicular from you gets there fractions of a second before you, as you are waiting for that driver to go another vehicle pulls alongside him/her in lane two, as the lane one driver moves the lane two vehicle use that driver as cover to go a head of you, is that within accepted protocol of a four way stop.
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Originally Posted by Billdo View Post
I've just developed a snooze and loose mentality. If someone hesitates for a split second I'm going first no matter what the rules say.
Me too.

I adopted that policy years ago after much frustration with people who had the right of way and just sit there to be polite or some such nonsense.
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Originally Posted by Reel 007 View Post
So the driver in lane one gets there fraction of a second before you, as you are waiting for that driver to go another vehicle pulls alongside him/her in lane two, as the lane one driver moves the lane two vehicle use that driver as cover to go a head of you, is that within accepted protocol of a four way stop.
My situation today was similar. Myself and the driver across approached at about the same time (actually, I was slightly ahead), but I was turning left and towing a boat. As I waived him on, another car approached from the right and stopped. As the driver across from me made it through the intersection, I pulled out to turn. The driver to the right apparently thought he had the right-of-way and pulled out as well. How he didn't hit me, I'll never know. But he sure was mad as hell at me.
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You mean you stop at stop signs?
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Originally Posted by FishLife View Post
What's so difficult to understand? It gets frustrating at times, but the rules are simple. If you get there 1st, you go 1st.

If 2 vehicles get there at the same time, the person on the right goes 1st or if they are across from each other, the person going straight or turning right goes 1st. If you are turning left, you wait. SIMPLE!! But I never force the right-of-way.

Many times I get behind the person that doesn't know when it's their turn to go, but more dangerous is THAT person who thinks it's always THEIR turn to go. I almost got run into by THAT guy today and he got mad and flipped me off.

Just crazy.......


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You have to let it go and take solace knowing that you're right and they're idiots.
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One of my major driving pet peeves happens and multi-way stops.

As I'm approaching (maybe a half block away) a 4 way stop, I see a car on the cross street stopped at the stop sign.

That car waits for me to come to a complete stop before he goes through. Then I am stopped waiting for him to go through the intersection and finally I get to go. It wastes so much time. It would go much smoother if he would stop and go then when I get there I can stop and go.

Unless a car is barreling toward the intersection and you are the only one there. Stop and GO! Dont wait for me to get there and force me to wait for you to go through.
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Originally Posted by rickboat View Post
Try roundabouts.

The reality is, whether driving or anything else, more than 50% of humanity is simply stupid.
Which means, at some point, we are the stupid one. The question is, are we willing to admit it?.......
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In my AO, traffic circles are even worse. People already IN the circle stop and wave people at the stop signs out in front of them...
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Just take your turn and BE PATIENT.

No need in driving like a PISSED OFF YANKEE down here in SC.

ENJOY THE DRIVE
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Never noticed it at home but down here in Florida it seems everyone is just old and not too quick to move, or just not in a hurry. I just do a quick stop and go here. Try that in Jersey and there will be contact.

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