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Old 03-24-2023, 04:08 PM   #71
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Originally Posted by Alan_Hepburn View Post
Not according to the California Vehicle Code:

Lane changes have been legally identified as "turning right or left"...
Read what you quoted, applies to left and right turns, not lane changes on interstates!
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Old 03-24-2023, 04:17 PM   #72
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Call 911 and report them for their reckless operation.
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Old 03-24-2023, 05:02 PM   #73
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Originally Posted by Alan_Hepburn View Post
Not according to the California Vehicle Code:

Lane changes have been legally identified as "turning right or left"...
60 mph equals 88 fps.
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Old 03-24-2023, 05:03 PM   #74
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We also just got back from Aztec R V resort in Ft. Lauderdale. Drivers in Florida donít use turn signals and race from traffic signal to traffic signal and wow the traffic is heavy. You really have to keep your eyes open and moving from front of vehicle to rear view mirrors at least they donít shoot at you like some states.
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Old 03-24-2023, 05:16 PM   #75
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Old 03-24-2023, 05:20 PM   #76
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I always try to remember that I don't know why someone may be driving aggressively. Perhaps they are drunk, or perhaps they are angry, or perhaps they are in the middle of some serious emergency and trying to get to a hospital to save someone's life.

I just don't know so I try to let them have their way. No one wants to be behind an RV, especially if the RV is pulling a TOAD, so many are just trying to shorten their trip but given that I don't know why they are driving like that I just try to keep calm and carry on ...

And if there is a long line behind me I always try to pull over and let them pass. provided that there is a safe place for me to do that.
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Old 03-24-2023, 05:41 PM   #77
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Originally Posted by cyqk View Post
Im about as defensive as a driver could be!!!!

Your making a lane change and a moron speeds up
What can you do???
If you have your signal on and have plenty of space, hasten your lane change
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Old 03-24-2023, 05:42 PM   #78
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I hear you here! Just don't freak when they merge right to left. Keep your speed steady and remember you are the bigger threat.
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Old 03-24-2023, 06:13 PM   #79
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i have great insurance. Let them try, it would not be the first time
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Old 03-24-2023, 06:38 PM   #80
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Three thoughts about this from my experience:
1) from the international rules for prevention of collisions at sea (COLREGS): everyone is responsible for preventing collisions. Stated another way, drive defensively.
2) from my motorcycle safety courses, always ride defensively. Since on a motorcycle you WILL ALWAYS lose, do what is necessary to avoid a collision. Also, Always assume the other driver doesnít see you. I know that seems silly for a large RV, but itís never a bad assumption.
3) as others have said, it is far too easy to obtain a driverís license, which results in a lot of poor drivers on the roads. As someone said earlier, you canít fix stupid.

Worst place for aggressive driving Iíve lived is Boston. Itís a competitive sport, you get points for cutting people off. The word ďmergeĒ isnít in the dictionary there.
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Old 03-24-2023, 07:48 PM   #81
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I just assume everyone is drunk, on drugs or homicidal. Even the little old lady in the '83 Buick Electra. They're all insane and I stay as far away as possible.
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Old 03-24-2023, 09:11 PM   #82
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^ correct!
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Old 03-25-2023, 07:24 AM   #83
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There's no controlling other drivers, so you might as well toss that line of thinking out the window. Control what you can, which is being hyper-aware of your surroundings especially during lane changes, being clear and deliberate with your actions (using signals, committing to lane changes, etc), and driving defensively and being aware that people will always do a stupid thing while driving, so prepare yourself accordingly. About the worst thing you can do is try to "out-aggressive" an aggressive driver because there's really no good end to that situation.
I95 up near Jaxs can be insane. When i lived there I would routinely check the map to see if the big red line was in the way!! even though I knew my route.
also motorcycles drive insane,
As for driving. know your routes and plan well ahead for the right lane. Typically if you have the signal on and inch overa bit there is someone that has experience enough to allow you over. Again the motorcycles or sports cars that will still try to cut into that area.
Since I also live in Ecuador I often just pretend I am driving there...then it doesnt seem so bad!! JAHAJAHAHA
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Old 03-25-2023, 07:49 AM   #84
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We can drive as relaxed as possible

When there is plenty of space to do a lane change and you are in the process half way and a driver continues to accelerate on the lane you are merging to

How can we make this less?????
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