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    i find that that faster im going when i start approaching someone in the left lane, the more likely they are to move over
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    I am tired of being rearended by stupid drivers.
    Three times while stopped at a light and once on the highway in rush hour traffic.

    Each of them caused by stupid ****s that thought they could control the deadliest weapon known to man. Stop driving like an *** before you kill someone.

    Slow down...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckinMP3
    Slow down...
    Slowing down is only one part of the equation. Sure, slowing down is helpful, but you also need to pay attention, use your turn signals, get off the damn cellphone (or at least get a handsfree setup), turn down the stereo, teach your kids to behave in the car, and so on.

    I drive quickly, although not blazingly fast. 75 on the freeway is my nominal speed. But I'm also paying attention, watching in my rearview mirror, and so on. I'm also not cruising 75 in the rain or snow. My daughter understands that I can't look at the picture in her book or the screen of her Tamagotchi while I'm driving, as well.

    While we're ont he subject of dumb-as-**** drivers....
    What's with people hitting their brakes on the freeway for no apparent reason? There are very few times I touch my brakes on the freeway (heavy rush-hour traffic being an exception). People seem that the car has two modes: accelerate as hard as possible or stop as quickly as possible. 99% of the time, I can slow down to prevent rear-ending the guy in front of me by taking my foot off the gas. Is that such a difficult concept to comprehend?

    Maybe i'm just old and bitter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert
    Slowing down is only one part of the equation. Sure, slowing down is helpful, but you also need to pay attention, use your turn signals, get off the damn cellphone (or at least get a handsfree setup), turn down the stereo, teach your kids to behave in the car, and so on.

    I drive quickly, although not blazingly fast. 75 on the freeway is my nominal speed. But I'm also paying attention, watching in my rearview mirror, and so on. I'm also not cruising 75 in the rain or snow. My daughter understands that I can't look at the picture in her book or the screen of her Tamagotchi while I'm driving, as well.

    While we're ont he subject of dumb-as-**** drivers....
    What's with people hitting their brakes on the freeway for no apparent reason? There are very few times I touch my brakes on the freeway (heavy rush-hour traffic being an exception). People seem that the car has two modes: accelerate as hard as possible or stop as quickly as possible. 99% of the time, I can slow down to prevent rear-ending the guy in front of me by taking my foot off the gas. Is that such a difficult concept to comprehend?

    Maybe i'm just old and bitter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorcity
    That is why they are called speed LIMITS.
    Slow down. People swerving in and out of lanes cause accidents. If you are late for something, too bad. Leave earlier next time. I don't know about Canada, but in the US driving is a Privledge, not a right. If you get upset when someone doing the posted speed "slows" you down, then quite simply don't drive. Walk, ride a bike or use public transit. You don't own the road, and you have no right to ***** at or about other drivers for obeying the law.
    I am not trying to direct anger or hostility toward you directly, just kind of took your post to heart. My 3yr old nephew was killed by a speeding driver.

    It wouldn't be so bad if it were people doing the posted speed limit, but regularly it happens with people doing well below the posted speed limit as well.

    As for people swerving causing accidents, you're absolutely right. BUT...behind alcohol & distractions, the MOST COMMON cause of accidents is timid and/or slow drivers. Overly agressive driving is actually down around number 8 or 9 on the national list of most common causes.

    As for how I handle it? If it's somebody going below the speed limit in the left lane...and I have the time...I'll go around them, get back in the left...and slowly reduce my speed to half that of the person I was going around...and just ride along like that until either they get over or it gets to the point where I'm blocking others.

    Ya know...it don't accomplish anything but it sure makes me feel better.

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    If someone is in front of me and blocking me, I try to pass then when I can, then I just cut them off. The worse is when you're on a highway that is EMPTY IN THE FRONT and there are like 3 cars causing like a driving roadblock... that is the worst thing! I try to speed as much as I can too - but my limit is 80 mph. I am talking about on highways and sideroads. On like public streets, with houses, etc, I keep to around 15-25mph.

    I know what I do ain't the right thing but no one else is doing the right thing. I can be a hippy and promote safe and proper driving techniques but NO ONE would follow them. This is what the DMV tries to do but they haven't succeeded.

    Therefore, I do what I want.

    The worst problem is here in nyc with small single lane roads. WHY THE **** DO PEOPLE DOUBLE PARK NEXT TO AN OPEN PARKING SPOT RATHER THAN JUST PULLING INTO IT?!?!??! It boggles my ******* mind - it blocks traffic and slows everyone down as they try to pass the person! There are so many spots (in driveways, etc) available to TEMPORARILY LEAVE YOUR CAR - as long as you are near - there is no need to block other drivers!

    In situations like this, I have been known to yell at people, spit at their cars, and a couple of other things I don't want to mention. My behavior is justified since I dont do those sorts of things and don't want others to do the same to me.

    I am a very corteous and respectful driver - as long as no one does anything wrong on the road.I don't do things that I know will cause others problems, IE, doubleparking on single lane roads, backing into parking spots with other cars trying to pass me, etc.

    The other thing - people who drive slow do cause accidents. When people are going unbelievably slow, I cut them off then slow down my car - AND THEY GET ****ED AT ME! lol - they're the ****ers who are wrong in the first place, i am simply taking the extreme route to show them that they're doing something wrong...
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    great... two wrongs do not make a right....

    But three lefts sure do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shrinkydinx
    i find that that faster im going when i start approaching someone in the left lane, the more likely they are to move over
    generally that does work but there are situations where you wouldnt want to try it:

    - the right lane is pretty full and you cant tell if the guy can move right at that time or not

    - hes driving a truck or suv or some bastard thing with tinted windows and you cant see whats infront of him

    i do that alot at night but have decided against it and am just gonna go around the empty right lanes if i see a moron that doesnt move when im a safe distance away, problem is the closer you get the less time you have to slam on the breaks if he doesnt move ... and then whose the moron ... sadly both of us, him for not moving and you for rear ending him, only problem is he gets away with it most likely

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    Quote Originally Posted by breaker021
    If someone is in front of me and blocking me, I try to pass then when I can, then I just cut them off. The worse is when you're on a highway that is EMPTY IN THE FRONT and there are like 3 cars causing like a driving roadblock... that is the worst thing! I try to speed as much as I can too - but my limit is 80 mph. I am talking about on highways and sideroads. On like public streets, with houses, etc, I keep to around 15-25mph.
    - sh00k

    Now THAT isn't a good idea because you have just become a danger to others. By cutting them off, you will in many cases cause them to make drastic and sometimes irrational & dangerous moves of their own. The "pull in front & slow down gradually" will sometimes make them think, more often **** them off & make them get over...sometimes they'll just sit behind you and stew...but no matter what reaction THEY have, it makes me feel WORLDS better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckinMP3
    great... two wrongs do not make a right....

    But three lefts sure do.
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    Well anyways, back in Colorado they recently passed a law saying only passing in the left lane. However they never enforce it, so it is rubbish. I too dislike people who mozy along in the left lane on highways. In the city, the left lane has turns and stuff so to me no biggie. But when you have 3-4 lanes on each side of the highway, and the granny is going about 45 on the interstate (Minimum speed 45 -- Maximum speed 75mph) in the left lane, that IS dangerous. I do about 5 over the speed limit if safe to do so, 80 is the limit (85-90 through Nebraska and Kansas at 3am though).

    People really don't care about what is around them when they are in their cars. I was brought up to be polite. I say please, thanyou, let the old lady sit in the bus/subway train if all seats taken, that sort of stuff. I sometimes even say thankyou to the vending machines out of habit, they give me stuff, I say thankyou. I hate people who believe that their presense is a gift upon all around them.

    Cutting people off, and acting rude only perpetuates (is that a word? Sounds like it is...) the evil's on the road. If you cut people off, then they will cut people off, and then something is going to happen where they just don't leave enough room, and SMACK!

    People need to learn to be nice in the U.S. (Some parts of Canada are to be blamed as well though )
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