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Old 08-29-2010, 03:43 PM   #15
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Well a right turn, from the right lane, onto a road running to the right (Change everything to left and add "ONE WAY" to the road running left) is allowed in Michigan after a full stop unless there is a sign prohibiting.

What bugs me is those 40 mph stops (Where they slow to perhaps 40) and/or the 2nd and 3rd lane right on red's

Also the right hand exit from the left lane of the freeway 10 feet in front of my bumper.
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:59 PM   #16
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Where do I begin? In addition to agreeing with all of the previous posts I'll add my own. The following 3 happened to me.
1. I just hate when someone steals a car, rear-ends me & flees on foot.
2. I just hate when some teenager is talking on their cell & then rear-ends me.
3. I just hate when a 78 year old woman is rubber-necking an accident & then rear-ends me. Needless to say I hate tailgaters.

Speaking of rubber-neckers, if you are not going to stop & render medical assistance, why are you tying up traffic & what are you looking for? I suspect you are just a member of the "Oh, My God Squad" & are fascinated with others misfortune.

Finally, why in the world is everyone in such a darn hurry? I just completed a 10,000+ mile cross-country trip & speeding is a national epidemic. In the overall scheme of life, what does it matter that you arrive at your destination 5-10 minutes earlier than I do?

There, I feel better already !!! Jodann
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:41 PM   #17
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How about the ones who, when I'm crusing on my cruse control at the speed limit, and when I come up behind them and get in the left lane to pass, THEY SPEED UP TO MY SPEED!!!
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:24 PM   #18
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Driving in a 70 mph zone with cruise set at 62 or 63mph and the car that just passed me slows down so I have to hit the brakes. Crazy drivers with children in the car weaving in and out of traffic, cutting people off and tailgateing, trying to drive 80 or faster while in a 70mph zone. Just a couple more stupid driver practices.
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:39 PM   #19
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I recently spent time in Germany, Jamaica and Japan (where they drive on the left side of the road), and there's one thing most American drivers' display is a complete lack of courtesy!
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Oh, I forgot one thing that I don't quite comprehend. Here we are in the 21st century & approximately 50% of all vehicles on the road apparently do not come equipped with directional signals. Go figure !! Jodann
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:01 PM   #21
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Oh, I forgot one thing that I don't quite comprehend. Here we are in the 21st century & approximately 50% of all vehicles on the road apparently do not come equipped with directional signals. Go figure !! Jodann

Oh, they've got 'em. They're the ones going down the road for miles on end with their turn signal on.

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I recently spent time in Germany, Jamaica and Japan (where they drive on the left side of the road), and there's one thing most American drivers' display is a complete lack of courtesy!
I totally agree. It's like some think their drivers license requires them to act like a jerk!
As to other drivers actions, well_ I attribute it to them doing the best they can given their mental abilities.
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In a 1700 mile round trip to Ohio / Myrtle Beach SC, I had 3 vehicles that nearly took off my left front fender while passing. Two that I saw were on their cell....

My biggest worry is when your on the freeway and a vehicle is entering the freeway . You worry that they don't see your trailer. They might see my red SUV, but not the trailer behind it. I'll try to work with the person, either by coasting a few seconds for them to enter in front of me or speed up a hair to allow space in the rear.

You have to practice "Defensive Driving" habits in order to save your life and your investment in your RVing lifestyle.

One other Beef. Re-caps that fall off Semi-trailers. On this past trip I had 2 that ended up right in my lane. If it would have been night time I'm not sure I would have seen them....One was while I was rounding a turn on the very hilly / curvy West Virginia Toll-road. I came around the turn and (Holy S@*#) there it was. I was able to slow a hair and move onto the shoulder...It was a whole tire.....
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My two anti-favorites, and they both have to do with people thinking they're being courteous...

(1)- you have a 4-or-more lane road with a center lane for turning. Some guy is in the center lane waiting to turn left. An oncoming "nice" guy in the inside lane STOPS to let the guy turn left. Neither the nice guy NOR the turning guy seems to realize there's still one or two lanes of oncoming traffic that's NOT stopping, until someone T-bones the turning guy. I've watched that happen twice, and not too long ago our son T-boned a Prius that was turning...

(2)- I'm on a reasonably busy 4-lane road, and I'm waiting to turn left with a green light, half way into the intersection. A small space opens up, I just have to wait for the guy coming the other way to make his right turn. Then he stops. I look at him, then he "waves me on". BUT, within the 2 seconds he stopped to wait for me, and I figured out he was actually stopping (and for what??), oncoming traffic was now too close for me to turn, because I STILL didn't know if HE was going to start turning if I started turning... If the dumass would've just TURNED and got it over with, I would've had plenty of time to make my turn. And he was probably thinking I was the dumass!
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Azloafer- I must presume that you have never driven a semi tractor with a 53 foot trailer attached . Sometimes there just isn't enough room to get the tractor over far enough so the trailer will follow in the lane. Some times also it is how the lanes are laid out and painted. You should try it some time and see what the professional drivers (I know-there are some hot shots out there that using the professional term is best left unsaid) face daily. Two sides to every coin.
Superslif- Keep in mind that recaps are a cheaper way of keeping operating expenses down and better use of natural resources. however even many new tires come apart and they are all not from big rigs. Crossed interstae 70 today from PA to IL and blieve I have never seen as many tire parts before on that road. Included where two RV's with blown tires on the side of the road. But all recaps are not made the same way (unfornately neither is the new tires). my 2 cents
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Part of the problem also lies with the fact that many drivers forget that driving is a privilege and not a right--it can be taken away.
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Azloafer- I must presume that you have never driven a semi tractor with a 53 foot trailer attached . Sometimes there just isn't enough room to get the tractor over far enough so the trailer will follow in the lane. Some times also it is how the lanes are laid out and painted. You should try it some time and see what the professional drivers (I know-there are some hot shots out there that using the professional term is best left unsaid) face daily. Two sides to every coin.
Superslif- Keep in mind that recaps are a cheaper way of keeping operating expenses down and better use of natural resources. however even many new tires come apart and they are all not from big rigs. Crossed interstae 70 today from PA to IL and blieve I have never seen as many tire parts before on that road. Included where two RV's with blown tires on the side of the road. But all recaps are not made the same way (unfornately neither is the new tires). my 2 cents
When I wrote that post I had one particular intersection in mind and I have seen many large semi rigs do it properly and others not. Hence, my post. I recall many years ago that big rigs used to flash their courtesy lights if a car passed and gave them plenty of room before pulling back into the right lane. You don't see that any more. A former coach that we had still had a courtesy switch for that purpose. Just obervations. Happy travels, Joe
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Speaking of rubber-neckers, if you are not going to stop & render medical assistance, why are you tying up traffic & what are you looking for? I suspect you are just a member of the "Oh, My God Squad" & are fascinated with others misfortune.
This bugs the hell out of me too!
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