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Old 05-17-2018, 12:11 PM
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Default Why do people drive fast thru puddles when they don't need to?

My neighborhood puddles up pretty good especially when it rains a lot like it has been. I usually drive around when I can or slow down a lot so I don't splash the car or the one next to me. Most people don't slow down and just stay in their lane (this is a quiet place where only the main streets have a line painted). Just makes me wonder if they are lazy or just don't give a crap.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:16 PM
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I'd say they don't give a crap.

I've never in my life thought about slowing down for a puddle or swerving to avoid one, except in the case of a pedestrian/cyclist.
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I thought Winter was over?

Ok, Ok...seriously......

1. They're too stupid to know any better
2. They could care less
3. Both 1& 2
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Are you kidding me? Driving fast through a puddle and sending a wall of water 30ft in the air beside you is FUUUNNNNN!!! Bonus points if you can soak a cyclist or pedestrian.
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Because it's a free car wash and it is awesome when the water sprays up and hits your windshield. DUH!
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
I thought Winter was over?

Ok, Ok...seriously......

1. They're too stupid to know any better
2. They could care less
3. Both 1& 2

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All the things in the world to be mad about and this is what you pick? Lol, first world problem for sure... As long as your not soaking a pedestrian or a cyclist blast away.
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These people can't go when the light turns green. You really think they can see a puddle?
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Avoid puddles?



You are lucky if I slow and swerve to avoid a poodle.
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Originally Posted by joe.giuliano View Post
My neighborhood puddles up pretty good especially when it rains a lot like it has been. I usually drive around when I can or slow down a lot so I don't splash the car or the one next to me. Most people don't slow down and just stay in their lane (this is a quiet place where only the main streets have a line painted). Just makes me wonder if they are lazy or just don't give a crap.
yep. Pet peeve of mine. Lots of key west floods pretty bad during heavy rains and there are ALWAYS people who just plow through with no regard to anything or anyone else around them. It mystifies me. Homeowners and businesses sometimes even put up "No Wake" signs because the water will literally flood the buildings if someone pushes a big enough wake.

I always am aware of my surrounding and if there's any chance that my actions would flood a building, drench a pedestrian or bicyclist, throw a wall of water onto another car, then I slow down. It's a common courtesy that I'd hope others would do if the roles were reversed.

Unfortunately, people don't give a crap about anyone else except themselves.
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yep. Pet peeve of mine. Lots of key west floods pretty bad during heavy rains and there are ALWAYS people who just plow through with no regard to anything or anyone else around them. It mystifies me. Homeowners and businesses sometimes even put up "No Wake" signs because the water will literally flood the buildings if someone pushes a big enough wake.

I always am aware of my surrounding and if there's any chance that my actions would flood a building, drench a pedestrian or bicyclist, throw a wall of water onto another car, then I slow down. It's a common courtesy that I'd hope others would do if the roles were reversed.

Unfortunately, people don't give a crap about anyone else except themselves.
Correct I should have added lack of consideration to why.
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Too stupid *3
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Originally Posted by joe.giuliano View Post
Correct I should have added lack of consideration to why.
yeah I don't see any other good reason.
Because they don't know any better? How does someone not know that a wall of water would soak a pedestrian?

Because they're oblivious to their surroundings? Being oblivious means that you don't care.

Hey, if it's an empty road or out in the middle of nowhere, go for it. But if there's any chance at all that it will impact someone or something, have some consideration.
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December 2002. I’m driving my Brand new Grand Cherokee Overland. At most 500 miles on the car. Out after a heavy rain storm but it was warm out so had the sun roof open. Cutting through a parking lot and see a fairly large puddle at the exit. Didn’t think much of it and hit it at around 25 to merge on to a road.

Puddle was way deeper than I thought and suddenly there was a wall of water traveling over the windshield and in thru the sun roof. Knocked my hat off and left 5 gallons of water in the rear of the SUV.

Was pissed but by the time I got home laughing my ass off about it.
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I thought that's why you buy a F250, 6.4L twin Turbo with big ass tires.
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Originally Posted by Qb1rdman View Post
I'd say they don't give a crap.

I've never in my life thought about slowing down for a puddle or swerving to avoid one, except in the case of a pedestrian/cyclist.
This^. I'm like a little kid when it comes to hitting puddles but won't do it if it's going to hit anybody. After hurricane Bonnie, the most fun I had was riding around the island with my 12 year old son looking for puddles seeing how much water we could throw.
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Are we talking hydroplane, spinout speed or just the wall of water? I have no problem with the wall of water as long as I'm not going to soak a pedestrian. Now if there is a chance at a cyclist I might try to drawn the bastard.
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Are you kidding me? Driving fast through a puddle and sending a wall of water 30ft in the air beside you is FUUUNNNNN!!! Bonus points if you can soak a cyclist or pedestrian.
there's spillway for a lake in the town I grew up in. We used To drive around the lake and smoke um- cigarettes. Cars idle thruogh it.

We were in my buddies Subaru wagon and eight street bikes (crotch rockets not pedal bikes) were idling through. We convinced him to spray the shit uot of them, which he did, and of course they all spun it and chased us down.

My idiot friend pulled into a driveway trying to hide, and they cornered us. Bunch of mid twenties dudes in construction boots and jeans. We were 17 I bet. We all locked our doors and my buddy driving tried to apologize thruogh a crack in the window. We were surrounded. They're beating on the car, jumping on the hood, etc. Turns out my buddy in the back seat was distracted from all the "cigarette" smoking and didn't lock the door behind driver. So they get in that door and start pulling us uot of the car. It was bad. We were gonna (deservedly) get our asses kicked.

Never had I been happier in my life to see lights and sirens. Half dozen cops showed up, saved our asses, everybody shook hands and apologized, and we went on our way.

Never splashed another person with a puddle since that day.
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there's spillway for a lake in the town I grew up in. We used To drive around the lake and smoke um- cigarettes. Cars idle thruogh it.

We were in my buddies Subaru wagon and eight street bikes (crotch rockets not pedal bikes) were idling through. We convinced him to spray the shit uot of them, which he did, and of course they all spun it and chased us down.

My idiot friend pulled into a driveway trying to hide, and they cornered us. Bunch of mid twenties dudes in construction boots and jeans. We were 17 I bet. We all locked our doors and my buddy driving tried to apologize thruogh a crack in the window. We were surrounded. They're beating on the car, jumping on the hood, etc. Turns out my buddy in the back seat was distracted from all the "cigarette" smoking and didn't lock the door behind driver. So they get in that door and start pulling us uot of the car. It was bad. We were gonna (deservedly) get our asses kicked.

Never had I been happier in my life to see lights and sirens. Half dozen cops showed up, saved our asses, everybody shook hands and apologized, and we went on our way.

Never splashed another person with a puddle since that day.
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