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Old 09-01-2010, 04:24 PM   #43
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When I am in my Motor Home I am out to enjoy myself. If they don't hit me, I am happy and don't get excited about anything.
I like your attitude Don! Funny how often we allow the actions of others to spoil our good time by how we choose to react to them.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:05 PM   #44
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I also hate these drivers entering an expressway, and not merging. I find they are either on the phone or just ain't paying attention. There are times it is impossible to merge into another lane. How about the ones when you can get over merge into your passenger side blind spot, and just hang there ? Thankful for the fish eye mirrors without them you would not see them. I was able to move over one lane to allow on coming traffic several increased speed and passed on right, about a mile or so I decided to merge back to the right lane. Looked in the pass oval mirror only to see this van. I slowed down to get him to over take me, and as he finally went around me his whole drivers side was damaged. I guess some people never learn.
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Old 09-01-2010, 09:04 PM   #45
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You probably won't like what I think, but I understand full well why the big rigs do it. One of my pet peeves is to be in the correct lane for the construction merge, for a freeway exit, etc. and to crawl along for minutes while others who know that their lane is ending or that they're in the wrong lane for the exit they're going to take want to scream by in the left lane and then cut in line at the last minute. Sorry, Charlie - no way!!! My time is just as valuable as yours, and you can danged well wait in line with the rest of us peons. Try cutting in line like that at Kroger's or Home Depot and let me know how it works out!!

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Why does some jerk think he deserves to bypass the line and go to the front. Shoot, I'll scoot over and help block the line cutters as well. I waited my turn and you are no different than me. Get in line and wait your turn.

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Old 09-02-2010, 08:59 AM   #46
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I guess I wasn't too clear. When these truckers are blocking the lanes, there is no one in front of them, it's not that the "good lane" is backed up from the real merge point. As someone said the traffic will move faster if you wait and merge close to the construction point.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:29 AM   #47
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You probably won't like what I think, but I understand full well why the big rigs do it. One of my pet peeves is to be in the correct lane for the construction merge, for a freeway exit, etc. and to crawl along for minutes while others who know that their lane is ending or that they're in the wrong lane for the exit they're going to take want to scream by in the left lane and then cut in line at the last minute. Sorry, Charlie - no way!!! My time is just as valuable as yours, and you can danged well wait in line with the rest of us peons. Try cutting in line like that at Kroger's or Home Depot and let me know how it works out!!

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I soooo agree. This happens almost daily on the interstate that I have to spend an hour on to get to work every day. DRIVES ME NUTS!
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The one that bugs me is when there are two left turn lanes and a semi, in the outer lane turns without making the turn wide enough. The front stays in the lane but the back drifts out of the lane and into the the inner lane. I've seen a lot of cars having to slam on their brakes to get out of the way. I practice staying in the outer lane and it is not hard to stay there, you just go slow and make it wide. Joe
I don't have a problem with the semis making left turns - it's the guys in cars that are in the right-hand left turn lane who start their turn about 10 feet before they get to the limit line. It's often a 2-lane left turn onto a 3-lane road - they start in the outside left turn lane and drive into the inside left turn lane, then end up in the far outside lane after the turn! A total of 3 (illegal) lane changes within a single intersection...

Back when they actually taught driving left turns were taught as a 90 degree turn - now they are two 45 degree turns with no regard to other traffic...
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Regarding delayed red lights.

I was watching a crash the other day (Well, years ago) (This was back during the days of the Ford roll-over-a-matic explorers) and a driver in a Ford Explorer with the recalled tires still on it. was about 2 blocks in front of me when the light for us turned red.

IT's a delayed GREEN intersection, so a few seconds later a gentleman in a Cadillac headed in to the intersection on GREEN.

NOTE: SUV and I were headed North, Caddy East, it is a double divided road

The Caddy made it across south bound, past the median, and almost made it across the N/B before Mr. SUV slammed into the right rear quarter panel on his car.

I can understand why they put a delayed green in there.. Don't help, IDIOTS still run the red and crash.

but if you are one of the folks who thinks that the first 3 cars can go through RED.. then YOU are the reason for the delayed green.

Right turn on red.. Is allowed at that same intersection AFTER A FULL STOP from the right lane into the right lane

I see folks making that turn at 40+ MPH from the 3rd lane into the left lane.
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Regarding delayed red lights.

I was watching a crash the other day (Well, years ago) (This was back during the days of the Ford roll-over-a-matic explorers) and a driver in a Ford Explorer with the recalled tires still on it. was about 2 blocks in front of me when the light for us turned red.

IT's a delayed GREEN intersection, so a few seconds later a gentleman in a Cadillac headed in to the intersection on GREEN.

NOTE: SUV and I were headed North, Caddy East, it is a double divided road

The Caddy made it across south bound, past the median, and almost made it across the N/B before Mr. SUV slammed into the right rear quarter panel on his car.

I can understand why they put a delayed green in there.. Don't help, IDIOTS still run the red and crash.

but if you are one of the folks who thinks that the first 3 cars can go through RED.. then YOU are the reason for the delayed green.

Right turn on red.. Is allowed at that same intersection AFTER A FULL STOP from the right lane into the right lane

I see folks making that turn at 40+ MPH from the 3rd lane into the left lane.
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I travel 63mph on Interstates, unless I am impeding traffic. Does it make you feel good when some idiot does something stupid and gets ticketed by a policeman? Last year, on the way back from NovaScotia in Conneticut or Mass. we were crawling along on the interstate, right lane closed and signs said do not drive on shoulders. A gentleman on a harley decided to travel on the left shoulder. About three miles further, a Highway Patrolman had him stopped writing a citation. Boy, you should have heard the people blowing the horn and laughing, including me.
Unless it was a V-Rod, that Harley was powered by an air-cooled engine. No movement, no cooling. Sitting idling, or "crawling along" will absolutely destroy a Harley-Davidson in warm weather. When my oil temperature hits 300 degrees, I take the shoulder every time, and will continue to do so. I've been stopped for it, and explained calmly and rationally that I just couldn't sit there and let $25,000 melt-down right before my eyes (and between my legs). Never once been ticketed. Nor do I ever expect to be.

What happens when we have to swing our RV's wide to make a turn and cross a double yellow line? Should we all be ticketed for that as well? And while we're being ticketed, should people that have NO CLUE how to drive an RV take great pleasure in it? Or are only the clueless as to motorcycles be allowed to take pleasure in following the absolute letter of the law instead of simple common sense?

I hope you weren't ever a real judge.
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Running the should is not an excused because you chose to run an engine that can't operate in traffic conditions that are normally encountered. The only reason to run the should is a life endangering event, not a poorly designed engine.

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Why does some jerk think he deserves to bypass the line and go to the front. Shoot, I'll scoot over and help block the line cutters as well. I waited my turn and you are no different than me. Get in line and wait your turn.

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Ken,

I try to find a cooperative trucker to work the traffic blocking with by easing along side by side, never stopping but not allowing anyone around. It is absolutely phenomenal how well the traffic moves when you don't have lane jumpers. I recently had a hot shot in his big Ford (nothing against Fords) 4x4 decide he'd had enough of us blocking so he he decided to hit the outside medium...sunk to the frame in the mud. HeHe we all said.
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Your going South and a car at stop sign to your right decides to turn in front of your vehicle just before you get to his area. There is no other traffic behind you or in front of you. The stopped vehicle had to use the space you needed, and could of waited another two seconds and have the whole road southbound to dance all over the street, but no, he had to turn before your bumper hits his drivers door.
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Running the should is not an excused because you chose to run an engine that can't operate in traffic conditions that are normally encountered. The only reason to run the should is a life endangering event, not a poorly designed engine.

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I choose to run an American made engine, in everything I own. If my choices are to put an American out of work by buying foreign, or to sometimes discomfort myself and even risk aggravating the likes of you and dajudge, guess which choice wins.

I'll give you a hint. My father was a Toyota dealer for the last 30 years, and I could have had them at true dealer cost. Never owned one, never will.
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We're getting .

Let's get back on topic and knock off the personal comments.

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