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(Quad City Times)   "Lane zippers" are the cause of more traffic headaches and crashes because they're in too big of a hurry to actually READ THE F*CKING ROAD SIGNS   ( qctimes.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, I-74, Illinois State Police, headaches, Cowardly Lion, road rage  
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12685 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Jun 2011 at 11:48 PM (6 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2011-06-18 06:18:10 PM  

gimmegimme: Bevets: Some people are accustomed to dropping into one lane the split second they see a merge coming. And they insist on subjecting everyone else to their customs.

Traffic that is in one lane can drive 45 mph UNLESS coontIL) some farker goes all the way to the dead end and THEN puts his blinker on so everyone in the open lane has to STOP to let him in -- This is ONLY efficient for the one cutting in line.

Wow...I didn't expect to agree with Bevets on this. Or anything. BUt he and I are united in hatred for that arsehole who thinks he's soooooo special and zooms past the queue and then expects to be let in at the last minute. This is why I straddle the lanes to prevent these jerkoffs from being tools.


Thanks for nothing. You are the reason that getting INTO the construction zone is slow as molasses, then magically it picks up to 45mph.

/you're not as bad as the idiots driving 25 in a 45.
 
2011-06-18 06:48:57 PM  

serial_crusher: Merging at the last second only works if everybody's going the same speed and leaving a safe distance with the car in front of them. If you pass up a huge gap only to expect the next guy to hit his brakes for you, you've just slowed everybody down.
Once traffic is backed up to the point of stop and go anyhow, yeah go ahead and use both lanes. But if it's moving at a reasonable speed, merge somewhere that won't slow everyone down.


Since this is construction zone, it is assumed that during rush hour traffic is already stop and go. Nobody is trying to tell people that they can fly down the merge lane and then expect the right lane traffic flowing at speed to yield turns. But yes, when it is stop and go, regardless of whether it's a merge lane/lane blocked by an accident/construction/etc), please for the love of god, use the whole available lane. Slowing down early to wait for a gap in traffic when there's road still ahead of you is just stupid.

And while we're talking about merging, if it's a combined entrance/exit ramp and you're entering, I'm exiting and our cars are anywhere close to adjacent, YOU GO FIRST. Speed the fark up, don't wait for me to merge onto the entrance/exit ramp before you. Again, that's just stupid.
 
2011-06-18 07:20:47 PM  

srewolf: And while we're talking about merging, if it's a combined entrance/exit ramp and you're entering, I'm exiting and our cars are anywhere close to adjacent, YOU GO FIRST. Speed the fark up, don't wait for me to merge onto the entrance/exit ramp before you. Again, that's just stupid.


You're already on the freeway. Someone entering has to yield to traffic already on the highway. You go first.
 
2011-06-18 08:08:07 PM  

ParaHandy: If you don't live in Germany, learn to suck it up


Maybe when the idiots who spout off about how we should have social programs like Germany shut up.

That's another dumb thing about Iowa; if you look around at native Iowans, people whose families have been here for a century, you come across a shiatton of German surnames. Yet they all drive slower than molasses. How does that compute?
 
2011-06-18 09:24:32 PM  

jaylectricity: Mentat: Is this the thread where a bunch of internet tough guys tell me that I'm the real danger because I'm going the speed limit in the right hand lane?

Nope, that's the other thread about passing lanes. This is the one where you get raped for letting more than one car merge in front of you.


This is Fark. Rape would be too good for anyone who admitted to letting even one car sneak past you. It's the principle of the thing.

As for going the speed limit, that makes you worse than Hitler.
 
2011-06-18 11:08:21 PM  

Roy_G_Biv: ParaHandy: If you don't live in Germany, learn to suck it up

Maybe when the idiots who spout off about how we should have social programs like Germany shut up.

That's another dumb thing about Iowa; if you look around at native Iowans, people whose families have been here for a century, you come across a shiatton of German surnames. Yet they all drive slower than molasses. How does that compute?


If you can't stand the blitzkrieg, get out of the fatherland.
 
2011-06-19 12:42:33 AM  

Roy_G_Biv: That's another dumb thing about Iowa; if you look around at native Iowans, people whose families have been here for a century, you come across a shiatton of German surnames. Yet they all drive slower than molasses. How does that compute?


That's odd, most native Iowans I've heard of have names like "White Cloud" and "Mahaska."
 
2011-06-19 02:18:57 AM  

Baloo Uriza: If you followed Vanderbilt's Traffic blog


OMG he's got a blog?! I so need to read this. BRB
 
2011-06-19 10:51:05 AM  

Baloo Uriza: Roy_G_Biv: That's another dumb thing about Iowa; if you look around at native Iowans, people whose families have been here for a century, you come across a shiatton of German surnames. Yet they all drive slower than molasses. How does that compute?

That's odd, most native Iowans I've heard of have names like "White Cloud" and "Mahaska."


Brown people don't count.
 
2011-06-19 12:15:06 PM  

d000fus: Baloo Uriza: Roy_G_Biv: That's another dumb thing about Iowa; if you look around at native Iowans, people whose families have been here for a century, you come across a shiatton of German surnames. Yet they all drive slower than molasses. How does that compute?

That's odd, most native Iowans I've heard of have names like "White Cloud" and "Mahaska."

Brown people don't count.


Good news: They're red.
 
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