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Thread: If the sign says STOP, then STOP! (rant)

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    If the sign says STOP, then STOP! (rant)

    I was making a right turn at a red today and while stopped and looking for traffic, some moron high school kid in a Chevy Lumina ran into me from behind. I know none of you are dumb enough to run red lights, but why does it happen so often? He was on the job - in a company car! What was his rush? Why did he have to make the turn so fast that he couldn't look in front of him?

    It just ****es me off. Here I am on the verge of a new carputer and some prick tries to steal my glory. Thank goodness there was little damage - the new trailer hitch I installed last week took 99% of the blow. My can of Mt. Dew took the remainder and showered the dash with sugary goo.

    Go figure - My relentless persistence to follow the letter of the law would get me cold cocked by someone in an old beater. My first accident in 10 years - at least it wasn't severe enough to get the insurance companies involved...

    Edit: To add a bit of irony - I was on my way home from johns auto looking for a new dashboard to hack apart for the Xenarc. WTF.
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    You mean people there actually know what stop means? Here in Atlanta you can count on atleast 3 cars going through a red light! I think it's a unwriten law or something. Here's another one. How many of you know what to do when you see a flashing yellow light? Seems most drivers here don't know.
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    Four-way stops are the worst. They always seem to generate confusion, as people don't know what to do or how to react.
    I disticntly remember on my drivers test, even though it was 20 years ago, that the person arriving at the intersection FIRST gets the right-of-way. But people hem and haw and try to guage people's reaction.
    **** that. If you're going to pause, I'll take your damned right-of-way while you figure out what the **** you're doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert
    Four-way stops are the worst. They always seem to generate confusion, as people don't know what to do or how to react.
    I disticntly remember on my drivers test, even though it was 20 years ago, that the person arriving at the intersection FIRST gets the right-of-way. But people hem and haw and try to guage people's reaction.
    **** that. If you're going to pause, I'll take your damned right-of-way while you figure out what the **** you're doing.

    We don't have four ways like that. Round here they stick a roundabout in the middle

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    Quote Originally Posted by more mods
    You mean people there actually know what stop means? Here in Atlanta you can count on atleast 3 cars going through a red light! I think it's a unwriten law or something. Here's another one. How many of you know what to do when you see a flashing yellow light? Seems most drivers here don't know.

    Same in Denver, totaly sucks.
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    I have to go through a few 4 ways on the way to work. I'll actually stop early so I can go on through first

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowMileLude
    I'll actually stop early so I can go on through first
    Yep - me too!
    I think I'm going to move to Germany. They have this law that says you can't pass on the left. Hence, it's also illegal to be in the left lane holding up traffic. That law alone would force 95% of MN drivers to drive smarter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatO
    some moron high school kid in a Chevy Lumina ran into me from behind....at least it wasn't severe enough to get the insurance companies involved.

    Uhm... if you were rear ended and took damage, its automatically their fault. Why sit here and rant when you could be taking some action?

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    Quote Originally Posted by more mods
    Here's another one. How many of you know what to do when you see a flashing yellow light? Seems most drivers here don't know.
    Well, I have always been told yellow was "speed up" so flashing yellow must mean downshift and floor it? lol

    Sorry to hear about your troubles. I often yell at other drivers on my way to work, they cant hear me but it makes me feel better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gospeed.racer
    Well, I have always been told yellow was "speed up" so flashing yellow must mean downshift and floor it? lol

    Sorry to hear about your troubles. I often yell at other drivers on my way to work, they cant hear me but it makes me feel better.

    Nah, yellow means tighten your seat belt cause it might get bumpy...

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