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Old 10-18-2006, 12:32 PM   #1
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because all the old people go to Florida!

I came waaay to close, today, to getting into an accident. I was driving down a 4 lane road speed limit 35. An old guy pulls out in front of me and gets into the other lane, that was fine but then he decides that he wants to be in my lane, and without a signal, breakes, or even a look behind him swerves into my lane, thank god for ABS or i would have nailed him... I swear almost none of the older people up here can drive! This is about the 4th or 5th time in the past 3 or 4 months i've had to avoide an accident because of old people, although none were as close as todays. That is the one good thing about winter... no old people!

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Down here we call them "Snow Birds"

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Just what is your definition of old
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please dont generalize....the same thing could have happened to you with a 16yr old behind the wheel of the car
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Try doing that when you have 80,000lbs making your butt dyno rip the fabric off your seat. I cannot count the # of times some jerk off pulls out in front of my truck, or cuts me off or whatever. Most people do not realize that a 40ton truck can crush a car like a soda can, or they think we can stop on a dime.
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Try doing that when you have 80,000lbs making your butt dyno rip the fabric off your seat. I cannot count the # of times some jerk off pulls out in front of my truck, or cuts me off or whatever. Most people do not realize that a 40ton truck can crush a car like a soda can, or they think we can stop on a dime.
how true i see it every day from my eagle
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please dont generalize....the same thing could have happened to you with a 16yr old behind the wheel of the car
im not generalizing... i am just stating the facts. Out off all the times either i or one of my family members has either been in an acident or came near to one, about 90% of the time it was a older person (uper 60'* - 80'*) Some older people know how to drive, like my grandma, she drives great, but then there are those who just don't drive well at all and cause accidents.

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Try doing that when you have 80,000lbs making your butt dyno rip the fabric off your seat. I cannot count the # of times some jerk off pulls out in front of my truck, or cuts me off or whatever. Most people do not realize that a 40ton truck can crush a car like a soda can, or they think we can stop on a dime.
yea i am very causcious around truck drivers, my brother was one and i know how some people drive around trucks... then you see people cutting em off, and you just think "are they tryin to get killed?"
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for me it is always younger drivers like 20 and younger
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because all the old people go to Florida!

I came waaay to close, today, to getting into an accident. I was driving down a 4 lane road speed limit 35. An old guy pulls out in front of me and gets into the other lane, that was fine but then he decides that he wants to be in my lane, and without a signal, breakes, or even a look behind him swerves into my lane, thank god for ABS or i would have nailed him... I swear almost none of the older people up here can drive! This is about the 4th or 5th time in the past 3 or 4 months i've had to avoide an accident because of old people, although none were as close as todays. That is the one good thing about winter... no old people!

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But all seriousness aside, I SWEAR I only drive in New Jersey but, like a good Old Person in Training, I do go to Florida for one week around Xmass.
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because all the old people go to Florida!

I came waaay to close, today, to getting into an accident. I was driving down a 4 lane road speed limit 35. An old guy pulls out in front of me and gets into the other lane, that was fine but then he decides that he wants to be in my lane, and without a signal, breakes, or even a look behind him swerves into my lane, thank god for ABS or i would have nailed him... I swear almost none of the older people up here can drive! This is about the 4th or 5th time in the past 3 or 4 months i've had to avoide an accident because of old people, although none were as close as todays. That is the one good thing about winter... no old people!

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Yes they are down here now... I went to hit a turn to get onto 528 / A1A down here and a lady cone to a dead stop in the turn lane with no one coming... A line of us ground to a hault at a short green light... And the Traffic has gotten twice as bad and will stay that way untill about March... Good thing I live in a more rual area tho

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well I hate it when it seems like when you are out testdriving a car athat is when the stupid drivers come out I was testing out the GTP we looked at and well this older lady gunned it across one lane of the highway just as I was getting to where she would have been if she would have gone all across but she stopped in the turn lane and to be safe I slowed down really quick and was hoping and praying that I didn't get rearended
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