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Old 05-26-2019, 05:07 AM
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Some cyclists also will just about run you down if the opportunity presents itself.
Tell me about it. A few years ago at the beach, we were crossing the street, with the WALK signal going, and two guys on bikes just blew right across our path. One of them muttered "excuse me", but they didn't even slow down.
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:25 PM
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A lovely gentleman decided to tailgate the car in front of him so that there was no room to merge in between. He had been several car-lengths back until the "merge" sign came into view, of course.

He pulled the "I'm looking rigidly straight ahead and not acknowledging that there is anyone there so any incident cannot be my fault" thing as he went by.
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:03 PM
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"Dear" driver who was behind me earlier tonight:

Yes, I was driving slower than the speed limit. Yes, I was doing 50km/h in a 60 zone. Yes, I could tell that you were annoyed about that, since you flashed your high beams at me several times and then just turned them on and left them blazing.

Did you not notice that everyone else was driving with their fog lights on? Because of the, you know, ridiculously thick FOG? Did you also not notice the other cars in front of me driving at the exact same speed, so even if I wanted to speed up for your convenience (I didn't!) I couldn't?

I guess you didn't notice all those things.

I hope you at least noticed the expressive gesture I made out my window at you.


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Old 06-18-2019, 06:11 PM
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I always get nervous when I see a pickup truck with its tailgate open and an unsecured load in the bed. My fears have been realized when a pickup with landscaping tools took a right turn off of the freeway onto another highway. A bucket of wire flew out right into the path of a tractor trailer truck. It barely affect the big truck, but the truck destroyed the bucket.

At least the pickup pulled off the road to retrieve the wire.
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:42 AM
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That's one of the joys of the big trucks: Not as many things will stop them, including the vehicle that darted in way too close and stopped in front.

As to the unsecured load... effing moron got lucky it was just a bucket and no injuries.
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Old 08-16-2019, 01:01 AM
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Why do you have to stop in the middle of the road to check your phone? Couldn't you pull into the nearly empty parking lot that was inches away?
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Old 08-29-2019, 01:08 AM
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First, at a three way stop I wait because the person across from me should take their turn. I see what looks like the "wave you on" motion, so whatever I start going. Right at the same time they go too??! So either the person was gesturing to the passenger or I thought it was the wrong motion, but JEEZ people. It was a car-share rental from the Country to the North. Maybe they hadn't driven recently or were lost.

Second, on the same drive home I saw a car with their blinker on to move right. Problem was, there was a semi there. This car was dead in the center of the semi, in the next lane. They stayed exactly there for a while, so long I thought maybe they had forgotten the blinker on. But then suddenly the car breaks sharply and jerks behind the semi. Like. Were you mad at the giant truck that probably can't even see your blinker for not magically moving? Why do I share the road with these people, it scares me.
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:14 PM
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A bucket of wire flew out right into the path of a tractor trailer truck. It barely affect the big truck, but the truck destroyed the bucket.
At least it was just a bucket. I had some idiot in front of me lose a BBQ grill at 70mph on the highway once I stood my grandmother's car (a '95 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera) on its nose avoiding that. Had I hit that, it would have been fatal. Either the impact would have killed me...or my grandmother would have killed me for totaling her car
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Old 09-26-2019, 05:25 PM
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Have you ever driven up to a situation and wonder what is going on?
I'm wondering what the police is doing.
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Old 11-08-2019, 12:26 AM
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I just can't win in my complex parking lot recently. First, I see a guy driving toward me and I know he likes to back in, so stop back far enough that he can swing around. Instead of doing that, he stops where he is and abruptly waves me on. *sigh* Soooo, his car is basically right in the middle of the road directly in front of where I park. I end up having to take two tries to get into my spot because I had to squeeze past him.

Second, I'm following a guy into the lot and he pulls in oddly, like sideways, so I think he's going to turn around and back in. He comes nearly to a stop, so I continue around him. But THEN he swings out into the road and he has to hit the breaks because I AM THERE.

Finally, I'm just trying to make the turn into the actual lot and there's a guy right in the middle, blocking it so I can't get in. He's half pulling out, which means that instead of letting me just stop and let him out, I end up just going a little past and making a U turn and going back. I could have stopped, but I sort of was half turning already (you can't see very well until you're right there, but if a person is in there own lane this is never an issue) when I saw how weirdly the other person's car was so I just noped out.

ARG. These happened within the past couple weeks and it's getting on my nerves.
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