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Driving pet peeves

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by KeithB, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Jan 26, 2019 at 9:17 AM
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    I'm talking about pulling out without looking. I'm talking about one second there's nobody there and then there's somebody there.

    On the other hand, at my college almost 6 year ago, some kid in an old Ford Escort almost backed directly into my door! He would have too, if I hadn't laid on the horn.
     
  2. Jan 26, 2019 at 9:20 AM
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    This is more of a parking pet peeve, and I think I've mentioned it before...

    People who think that someone else's truck bed is a garbage can.

    Seriously! One time I came out of college and found an entire section of someone's bumper in the bed of my Tacoma! There was no damage to my truck, so I figure someone must have found it and was too lazy to find a garbage can...
     
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  3. Jan 26, 2019 at 9:24 AM
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    And why so aggressive? You weren't in the truck with me when it happened. It was about 7 in the morning, I checked to see if the lane was clear (which it was) and signaled. Maybe I should have gotten over quicker, but this woman in the green Accord just appeared of nowhere. I guarantee you she was just in a hurry to get where she was going and didn't want the guy in the pickup truck adding another 30 seconds to her trip by getting in front of her.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2019 at 9:29 AM
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    This amuses me a lot more than it makes me mad...

    People who tailgate my truck in sedans and hatchbacks. I even had a guy tailgate me on a motorcycle one time! I guess he wanted a Darwin Award.

    One time, there was a Volkswagen of some sort (either a Golf or a Jetta), just riding my ass in an area of Route 611 where the speed limit dropped from 55 to 45. I did not break check them. I just slowed wayyy the hell down they finally passed me...
     
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  5. Jan 26, 2019 at 9:34 AM
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    As for the motorcycle, I was driving home from a diesel truck show at Maple Grove Raceway (near Reading). I was on a two-lane road in the middle of nowhere, and this guy on a bike just roars up behind me. It technically was illegal to pass, but I think the motorcyclist should have done that...

    He kept weaving back and forth and riding my back bumper. I wasn't about to purposely brake check a motorcycle, but if I'd had to stop for an emergency, he probably would have been killed. I didn't want to pull over because there no shoulder and I obviously didn't know who this guy was or what he was capable of...

    I stuck my hand out the window and waved him past several times, but he just stayed right on my ass until one of us turned.
     
  6. Jan 26, 2019 at 9:35 AM
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    Cops who think they have a right to tailgate me just they're cops...
     
  7. Jan 26, 2019 at 9:54 AM
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    I don't like to be tailgated either, but I concentrate on what's in front of me, not behind.
    Vehicles do not appear out of nowhere. Someone was not paying attention.
     
  8. Jan 26, 2019 at 9:54 AM
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    I worked with a guy that was a "bike" guy and I dont know how we got on the conversation but he said he would drive up on me and sling a chain through my window...on his bike!...I said you are on a bike I'll knock you into a ditch! or slam on my brakes! LOL he just looked at me like he couldnt comprehend I would win in that situation.
     
  9. Jan 26, 2019 at 10:24 AM
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    Sorry you feel I'm picking on you by explaining the facts to you while using the same language you did. The fact remains that when backing out of a parking space or changing lanes it is YOUR responsibility to ensure it is safe to do so. If you back out of a space or change lanes and hit someone or cause them to hit you, then more than likely you will be getting the ticket and you or your insurance will be picking up the tab for repairs.

    You're right, I wasn't there but automobiles don't just "appear out of nowhere" like they just teleported in from outer space or turned off their cloaking device. Maybe you should consider trying to be more observant in the future.
     
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    At least the kid had the attention and reactions to stop.
    Or the people that use a turn signal as intel to speed up and get there first, not even realizing that they're doing so in your blind spot. Most accidents can be prevented but both party's have to make the effort. Lot's of people don't drive defensively or consider what the other drivers around them can see or anticipate. Free-for-all clusterfucking maniacs.
     
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  11. Jan 26, 2019 at 3:56 PM
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    Actually it was my boss who hit somebody while backing out. A woman in a Hyundai pulled behind his Dodge truck and he clobbered her fender. It was his first at-fault accident in like 30 years so his rates didn't go
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    It was just the stupid grin on his face. My truck was three years old at the time and had less than 30K on it. He was driving a beater 15-year old Escort. Luckily, I have coverage for underinsured and uninsured motorists...

    Some of the people who've almost hit me over the years look like they don't have adequate insurance just based on what they were driving.
     
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    This is more of an amusement than a pet peeve. Today, I was on Route 611 (residents of the Philly area will know what road this is) driving to work and the line of cars in front of me stopped rather abruptly for a light that was turning red. I really had to slam on the brakes myself, but I came to a stop with a good two or three feet between my truck and the silver Jeep Compass in front of me. There was a woman in a green 1999-2002ish Honda Accord behind me, and I was convinced she was about to rear-end me. I braced for impact, and she braked so hard that the ass end of her car went up in the air, but she realized she didn't have enough space and turned left at the last possible moment. She probably would have ended up with her front end under my truck if she hadn't turned when she did.

    Best part? I caught the whole thing on my dashcam!
     
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    when people cant navigate a 3 or 4 way stop. Or if the lights go out or are messed up and its flashing red at the intersection.
     
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    Everyone else on the road.
     
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    Jaywalkers don't bother me that much because I typically see them from quite a distance away. Also, I jaywalk all the time!

    What really annoys me is when I have a green light, and I'm at a crosswalk that has a red light/hand signal, and somebody decides to mosey across the street like there's nobody glaring at them from inside a vehicle as they take their sweet time!

    Again, I have no problems with jaywalkers who time it properly so nobody has to slam on their brakes or come to a complete stop. I've been at intersections where the cars had a green light and the crosswalk had a red, but there were no cars coming, so I just crossed the street. Police around here are pretty cool and just don't care!
     
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    I hate that...if you got someone waiting on you, HURRY THE HELL UP! and get out of the way! people nowadays strolling around like they are in la-la land...
     
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    Late mergers. Especially in construction zones. Rushing up in the empty or near empty ending lane.

    Com'on!!! you saw all 5 signs, flashing light, and orange barrels saying the lane was ending same as I did!! Now your self importance, rush, and lack of planning somehow are supposed to stimulate me to see you should be allowed to merge in front of me? Lack of planning on your part does NOT constitute and emergency on my part! It is Your job to merge, not MY job to yield.

    Just sayin'
     
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    Ive gotten flipped off numerous times for blocking them...I just pull even closer and flip the other person off trying to merge.
     
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    You're wrong and you should feel bad. Use the entirety of both lanes.
     

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