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Old 05-11-2007, 02:01 PM   #11
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ill just say that if im going five over and i see someone darting in and out of traffic, i consider it my civic duty to pull up next to someone else going five over and frustrate the crap out of the reckless driver who will inevitably pull behind me, ride my bumper. flash his brights, and scream at his passenger. and i will flash my brakes when they get too close. if theyre really making me mad, i might even slow down enough to make them think they can pass me on the right, then speed up to stop them and make it look like im passing the other 5-over. then slow down.

reckless drivers make me mad. by not making an effort to stop them, im telling them that i think its okay to risk everyone'* life.
in a situation like that, youd get passed on the shoulder out here lol
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in a situation like that, youd get passed on the shoulder out here lol
its happened before and itll happen again. but that doesnt mean i have to let it happen.
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ill just say that if im going five over and i see someone darting in and out of traffic, i consider it my civic duty to pull up next to someone else going five over and frustrate the crap out of the reckless driver who will inevitably pull behind me, ride my bumper. flash his brights, and scream at his passenger. and i will flash my brakes when they get too close. if theyre really making me mad, i might even slow down enough to make them think they can pass me on the right, then speed up to stop them and make it look like im passing the other 5-over. then slow down.

reckless drivers make me mad. by not making an effort to stop them, im telling them that i think its okay to risk everyone'* life.
actually that would be called being an *******. They wouldn't have to weave in and out of traffic if people would just move the hell over when they aren't passing someone. You are luckey you haven't done it to someone like me. I promise I would pass you (shoulder, right lane, off ramp, wouldn't matter) and slam on my brakes 10x harder than you flashing yours. I'm sure your insurance company would love to increase your rates after they have to pay to replace the back half of my car.

Fuel: you and 95 percent of other ohio drivers. And I can't ******* understand what attracts them to the left lane. Even the state rule book for driving clearly states it is a passing lane.
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They wouldn't have to weave in and out of traffic if people would just move the H*** over when they aren't passing someone. You are luckey you haven't done it to someone like me. I promise I would pass you (shoulder, right lane, off ramp, wouldn't matter) and slam on my brakes 10x harder than you flashing yours. I'm sure your insurance company would love to increase your rates after they have to pay to replace the back half of my car.
first and foremost: "they" wouldnt have to weave in and out of traffic if "they'd" go with the flow of traffic and obey traffic laws. it is in no way my fault if someone else weaves in and out of traffic. "they" need to slow down and respect the lives of the people around.

secondly: the passing to slam on brakes has happened too. there was no accident because i follow at a respectable distance. if someone manages to edge in front of me [rare], i immediately back off. if an accident is caused because someone was passing on the shoulder or off-ramp, its not my fault. again with the obeying traffic laws.
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first and foremost: "they" wouldnt have to weave in and out of traffic if "they'd" go with the flow of traffic and obey traffic laws. it is in no way my fault if someone else weaves in and out of traffic. "they" need to slow down and respect the lives of the people around.

secondly: the passing to slam on brakes has happened too. there was no accident because i follow at a respectable distance. if someone manages to edge in front of me [rare], i immediately back off. if an accident is caused because someone was passing on the shoulder or off-ramp, its not my fault. again with the obeying traffic laws.
There is no law that states they have to go with the flow. If they dont want to, they have just as much of a right to go fast as you do to go slow. You are right it is not your fault they may be weaving in and out of traffic UNLESS you are disobeying the law by not letting them pass or by driving in the left lane while not passing another car. In which case you are at fault.

Why are there less accident per traffic amount of the autobahn? because people get the **** out of the way when someone else is going faster.
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There is no law that states they have to go with the flow. If they dont want to, they have just as much of a right to go fast as you do to go slow. You are right it is not your fault they may be weaving in and out of traffic UNLESS you are disobeying the law by not letting them pass or by driving in the left lane while not passing another car. In which case you are at fault.
i apologise, i apparently didnt make myself clear. there is a law that says obey the speed limit. common interpretation is that the speed limit actually means go 5 miles over. thats cool, ill go 5 over. but when someone comes flying up at 20 over weaving in and out of traffic -- thats unacceptable. and not enough people in society make it clear that is unacceptable.

and i dont go slow. i go 5 over the speed limit -- which is the acceptable interpretation of most speed limits. i get just as p'd at people who go under the speed limit as i do at people who go more than 10 or so over.
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