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Driving pet peeves

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

  1. Jan 30, 2019 at 7:14 PM
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    eon_blue

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    One thing I've noticed since putting the bed rack and RTT on my truck is...People HATE driving behind someone when they:

    A.) Can't see the person that's driving in front of them through their window

    and/or

    B.) Can't see past or through the vehicle that's in front of them.

    Even if I'm going with the flow of traffic (I usually drive on the faster side) people coming up behind me will still insist on getting in front of me ever since the rack/RTT. Never had that experience in all my years driving before.

    Kind of makes sense, most of us when coming up on a big van or truck will change lanes to get past it even if they aren't going slow. Just never really bothered to wonder why until I became that guy lol.
     
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  2. Feb 1, 2019 at 10:45 PM
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    Yep, I have finally started seeing signs that say use both lanes to merge point.

    Should be more prevalent.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Feb 3, 2019 at 4:43 PM
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    Jamesboy2233

    Jamesboy2233 95.5 sr5

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  4. Feb 3, 2019 at 4:53 PM
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    Hill crests do appear out of nowhere. They make your mirrors no work.
     
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  5. Feb 5, 2019 at 8:25 PM
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    michael roberts

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    For the second time in the last two weeks, I came across someone dead stopped in the middle of the freeway. First time it was a Challenger, today it was an old van, with some guy on the phone in it. With 75 - 80 mph traffic flying by, this is the most dangerous thing I've seen in a while.
     
  6. Feb 5, 2019 at 8:39 PM
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    Jamesboy2233

    Jamesboy2233 95.5 sr5

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    do you live in an unpopulated area?

    its just i see that multiple times a day, i actually towed a guy home yesterday... his alt gave out
     
  7. Feb 5, 2019 at 8:51 PM
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    michael roberts

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    No, I live in SOCA. Seen this on one of the busiest freeways in the country, really have the your eyes open and be ready for anything, especially with being so close to the border.
     
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  8. Feb 5, 2019 at 8:56 PM
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    what change does the border make?

    i live like a good bike ride away from the border and dont see much of a difference between here and central texas
     
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  9. Feb 5, 2019 at 9:03 PM
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    Seen this a few times, usually its a car that broke down and the people panic and instead of squeezing themselves off the road to the shoulder they simply stop in the middle of the freeway. At that point the safest thing is to stay buckled and hopefully no one rear ends you.

    One time stopped to check on a young lady stopped in the far right lane. She was on the phone with a family member. My first reaction was why she hadn't called for a tow yet. Just pay for a tow driver to quickly come get you and get you off the freeway instead of calling your boyfriend or brother that's at work and won't show up for another two hours.

    Just my opinion
     
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  10. Feb 5, 2019 at 9:05 PM
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    michael roberts

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    There is every type of vehicle that can move under it's own power that comes across, safety is WAY down on the list, unlicensed drivers, underaged drivers, under the influence, uninsured, you name it. Heck, even the gas they burn is toxic.
     
  11. Feb 5, 2019 at 9:06 PM
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    sounds like texas hell i started driving when i was 13 my neighbor when she was 12 my friends car is un registered and uninsired

    lots of beat up old pos' here nothing unsafe about them just some panel damage
     
  12. Feb 5, 2019 at 9:10 PM
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    Don't get me started, I wish I was in Texas. But my retirement is on the horizon and I might just be joining you guys out there.
     
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  13. Feb 5, 2019 at 9:10 PM
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    read my edited post
     
  14. Feb 5, 2019 at 9:25 PM
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    SD has more people cross the border than Texas I believe. people that stop in the middle of the freeway are retarded. I had a fuel pump go out on me on a Ducati, right shoulder was blocked by k-rail. I was able to coast with hazards on over a quarter mile and found a break in the k-rail.
    not refilling blinker fluid
    people that drive with high beams cause one low is out
    people not knowing inside lane must turn and stay in inside lane
    slower traffic not keeping right
    running red lights
    felony hit and run drivers
     
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  15. Feb 5, 2019 at 10:23 PM
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    this
     
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  16. Feb 13, 2019 at 9:06 AM
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    Has anybody mentioned the jackwad that takes 10 minutes to creeeeep past the semi next to him, then finally eases out of the passing lane - then speeds up 15 mph when he gets in the right lane? WTAF is that?
     
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