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2012-04-14 05:42:06 PM
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2012-04-14 05:51:15 PM
IT'S MY FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO DRIVE IN ANY LANE I WANT!!1!
 
2012-04-14 06:33:39 PM
Fun fact: 89% of drivers polled are liars. The definition of tailgating is "the practice of driving on a road too close to the vehicle in front, at a distance which does not guarantee that stopping to avoid collision is possible". Given that and using the old rule of thumb of one carlength per 10 miles per hour of speed or the two (sometimes three) second rule, everybody tailgates. You need only go out in rush-hour traffic to demonstrate that.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-04-14 06:46:28 PM
What's more, almost half of drivers surveyed don't know the proper recommended distance they are supposed to keep behind the car behind them.

What's the proper recommended distance? When I was born it was a car length per 10 mph, or 20 feet per 10 mph. When I learned to drive it was two seconds, or 30 feet per 10 mph. Now I hear it's three seconds, or more than 40 feet per 10 mph.

Highway designers build roads for real drivers, who follow the 1960s rule in heavy traffic (1-1.5 seconds). If the two second rule were enforced as law we would need 50% more lanes to achieve the same traffic density.

Some states are enforcing the two second rule as law. Gadget makers came up with a laser thingee that measures following distance. Some police in the West are armed with one of these and instructed to ticket people if the gadget said they were less than two seconds apart.
 
2012-04-14 07:21:38 PM
In Houston Texas, no matter where you are or where you are going, or what time it is, there is always some a-hole behind you that wants to go faster
 
2012-04-14 07:22:32 PM
Hogging the passing lane should be a capital offense.
 
2012-04-14 07:23:07 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Fun fact: 89% of drivers polled are liars. The definition of tailgating is "the practice of driving on a road too close to the vehicle in front, at a distance which does not guarantee that stopping to avoid collision is possible". Given that and using the old rule of thumb of one carlength per 10 miles per hour of speed or the two (sometimes three) second rule, everybody tailgates. You need only go out in rush-hour traffic to demonstrate that.


I've always found it's extremely easy to estimate the distance of six or seven car lengths between my vehicle and the vehicle in front of me because I can count all the other vehicles that will enter that space and occupy it.
 
2012-04-14 07:23:56 PM
Good driving is a lost art.
 
2012-04-14 07:25:04 PM
There is a special place in hell reserved for those dickweeds who, when a lane is closed off and there is a merge lane, speed up and cut off those who have waited their turn. I seriously get stabby when someone does that.

Yes, I am one of those coonts who will drive half in and half outta that lane so your entitled ass can't get passed. I've been known to flash a boob as a 'thank you' to truckers who do that for those of us in the corrent lane.
 
IP
2012-04-14 07:25:36 PM
Drive right, pass left. It's just that simple people.
 
2012-04-14 07:26:29 PM
DONE IN ONE

Seriously, you bunch of farking assholes. Move the fark over if you wanna go the speed limit. Let the rest of us WHO HAVE GODDAMN PLACES TO GO to farking pass you, you farking nimrod pieces of shiat.

I hate 90% of the people on the road.
 
2012-04-14 07:27:05 PM

BeatrixK: There is a special place in hell reserved for those dickweeds who, when a lane is closed off and there is a merge lane, speed up and cut off those who have waited their turn. I seriously get stabby when someone does that.

Yes, I am one of those coonts who will drive half in and half outta that lane so your entitled ass can't get passed. I've been known to flash a boob as a 'thank you' to truckers who do that for those of us in the corrent lane.


The real problem is with the idiots who let them over. Stop letting them over and let them sit there trying to merge for an hour and they will eventually stop doing that shiat. I always do my part to keep them from getting over.
 
2012-04-14 07:27:48 PM

casual disregard: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Fun fact: 89% of drivers polled are liars. The definition of tailgating is "the practice of driving on a road too close to the vehicle in front, at a distance which does not guarantee that stopping to avoid collision is possible". Given that and using the old rule of thumb of one carlength per 10 miles per hour of speed or the two (sometimes three) second rule, everybody tailgates. You need only go out in rush-hour traffic to demonstrate that.

I've always found it's extremely easy to estimate the distance of six or seven car lengths between my vehicle and the vehicle in front of me because I can count all the other vehicles that will enter that space and occupy it.


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2012-04-14 07:29:19 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Fun fact: 89% of drivers polled are liars. The definition of tailgating is "the practice of driving on a road too close to the vehicle in front, at a distance which does not guarantee that stopping to avoid collision is possible". Given that and using the old rule of thumb of one carlength per 10 miles per hour of speed or the two (sometimes three) second rule, everybody tailgates. You need only go out in rush-hour traffic to demonstrate that.


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I don't tailgate. I always maintain one carlength per 10mph when I drive, I just choose a specific car for the length.
 
2012-04-14 07:29:28 PM
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Drives really slow in the ultra-fast lane.....
 
2012-04-14 07:29:42 PM
And another thing, you dumbass assholes who seem to LOVE driving right next to trucks. GO TO HELL you farking asshats.

PASS THE GODDAMN TRUCK. No there aren't any cops around. No you're not going to get a ticket for going 10 or 20 over the limit to pass a farking truck. Jesus farking Christ.
 
2012-04-14 07:29:56 PM
Here in the south it's called drafting
Speeding? Nope it's qualifying
Don't forget the race from Texas is on tonight.
 
2012-04-14 07:30:12 PM
"Honey! Make me some popcorn please!? I have a feeling I'll be here for awhile".
 
2012-04-14 07:31:05 PM

butt-nuggets: In Houston Texas, no matter where you are or where you are going, or what time it is, there is always some a-hole behind you that wants to go faster


I'm never behind you trying to go faster because if you're in the passing lane going slow I'd rather pass you on the right if I can, especially if I happen to spot that the nearest car in front of you is a quarter to a half a mile away. I won't beep or tailgate or make funny faces as I pass you. I'll just pass you (but not cut you off) and go my way. I'm over road rage incidents. I'd rather just reach my destination, and let you and some other driver mix it up.
 
2012-04-14 07:32:33 PM

cig-mkr: Here in the south it's called drafting
Speeding? Nope it's qualifying
Don't forget the race from Texas is on tonight.


And here in south Florida, driving like that (tailgating, passing on the right, etc.) is called "driving".
 
2012-04-14 07:33:07 PM

casual disregard:
I've always found it's extremely easy to estimate the distance of six or seven car lengths between my vehicle and the vehicle in front of me because I can count all the other vehicles that will enter that space and occupy it.


and then once they cut you off they will slow down to 5 mph slower than you were going when they passed you.

/next person I have to follow for over a mile while they're texting and driving 65 in the left lane, I'm putting their sorry ass into the wall.
 
2012-04-14 07:33:34 PM

Silly Jesus: The real problem is with the idiots who let them over. Stop letting them over and let them sit there trying to merge for an hour and they will eventually stop doing that shiat. I always do my part to keep them from getting over.


So it upsets you that other drivers know how to merge and to use both lanes?
 
2012-04-14 07:33:52 PM
Leave proper following distance. Don't get bent out of shape when dickheads zip in in front of you.

Do something like this. (new window)
 
2012-04-14 07:34:03 PM
And the other 89% are liars.
 
2012-04-14 07:34:22 PM
I drive in the left lane at the speed limit. That's proper driving. If you want to drive slower, get to the left. If you want to drive faster than the speed limit, than you're not worth considering.
 
2012-04-14 07:34:43 PM
I'm a big fan of the Crazy Ivan. It always astonishes me when someone who is following too closely gets brake-checked and then they get right back to tailgating me again. It's always a clueless woman who just can't figure out why I just just hit my brakes.
 
2012-04-14 07:34:55 PM
This is a pretty awesome way of dealing with the left lane idiots.

A cop turns on his lights just to get them to pull over to the right shoulder and then he gets back into the fast lane an continues on his way.

Link (new window)
 
2012-04-14 07:35:43 PM
Serious question:

You're behind someone in a single lane doing 5-10 mph under the speed limit.
The lane splits into a two lane passing zone.
The person in front of you courteously takes the right lane.
You continue in the left lane to pass.
They inevitably speed up 10-20 mph.
You're forced to step on the gas and go 20+ mph faster than you wanted to go in order to pass them...
OR
You decide not to speed and drop into the right lane behind them.
The passing lane ends, and they slow back to their original speed.


They are not intentionally farking with you by the way, I experience this every day I commute.

Theories?
 
2012-04-14 07:36:14 PM
shiat-driving trolls are inbound to this thread.

"Maybe you should try leaving earlier."

"I have every right to slow down speeders. I mean, where do you have to be??!"

"The speed limit is just that, a limit. It is inviolable."

"What's this 'passing lane' you speak of?"

Etc and ad naseum
 
2012-04-14 07:37:02 PM
biatches.
 
2012-04-14 07:38:22 PM
I have a lot of respect for the people with the nuts to use their lights to get people to move over. I've been like 10th in line to pass a truck and a guy will come up behind me and start working his lights at me. I proceed to move over even though I'm thinking, good luck with all that, but sure enough, he just keeps doing it to each car, and each one moves over and he moves right up the line. By the time he finally got up to the lead car who was slowing us all down, that car had cleared the truck but still....that takes some serious balls and I have a lot of respect for that.

Don't get me wrong, I've done the light flashing thing to remind people to move over but never when you're coming up on a long line and the car directly in front of you isn't the one causing the problem.
 
2012-04-14 07:39:14 PM
I usually am 5 maybe 10 over on the speed limit in places that are wide open. If you want to go faster than that and can't get around me, fark off and die asshole.
 
2012-04-14 07:39:29 PM
If you can't tailgate then how else are you supposed to intimidate slow drivers into pulling over
 
2012-04-14 07:39:43 PM
Pet Peeve: I drive in the right lane with my cruise control on. When I catch a car and pull into the left lane to pass, I have to stomp the gas to pass the car I caught up with because they sped up when I changed lanes. Even worse, the ones are the ones that speed up and pull away as I'm pulling out to pass. I drive a lot of interstate miles and this happens in every state. But the one thing I have noticed is that if there is a car driving in the left lane at the speed limit (or less), it always seems to have a NC plate :(

//lives in NC
 
2012-04-14 07:40:46 PM

IP: Drive right, pass left. It's just that simple people.


There are more of those (usually created for women and teenagers). Two of my favorites as it pertains to using the roadway are:

When walking or riding a bicycle: "Ride with, walk against".

When fixing a flat and removing the lug nuts for the most popular type cars:

"Lefty loosey, righty tighty."

/Trying to be a positive contributor tonight :)
 
2012-04-14 07:40:56 PM
I only drive in the passing lane long enough to get the person behind me so tuned up that when I finally pull over, they zoom past me at 2x the speed limit. On more than one occasion I've then subsequently passed this same person stopped on the side of the road being written up by highway patrol.

Karma's a biatch, isn't it?
 
2012-04-14 07:41:10 PM
I love these threads. They defy common sense logic. People complaining that the people ahead of them are breaking the law because they won't move over and allow them to break the law by exceeding the speed limit.

It doesn't matter what lane you are in if the person ahead of you is going the speed limit, it doesn't matter since you are not supposed to be going any faster than that anyway.
 
2012-04-14 07:41:11 PM

rtaylor92: I have a lot of respect for the people with the nuts to use their lights to get people to move over. I've been like 10th in line to pass a truck and a guy will come up behind me and start working his lights at me. I proceed to move over even though I'm thinking, good luck with all that, but sure enough, he just keeps doing it to each car, and each one moves over and he moves right up the line. By the time he finally got up to the lead car who was slowing us all down, that car had cleared the truck but still....that takes some serious balls and I have a lot of respect for that.

Don't get me wrong, I've done the light flashing thing to remind people to move over but never when you're coming up on a long line and the car directly in front of you isn't the one causing the problem.


I'll move over for someone who flashes their lights unless there is a line of cars directly in front of me. They can wait their turn like the rest of us.
 
2012-04-14 07:41:13 PM

krafty420: If you can't tailgate then how else are you supposed to intimidate slow drivers into pulling over


You won't intimidate me, I'll do all possible to piss you off and there isn't a farking thing you can do about it.
 
2012-04-14 07:41:33 PM
Two things on the highway really get on my nerves:

1) 2 lane highway, somebody wants to pass somebody else, at 1-2 MPH faster than the person they're passing. JUST GO BEFORE I PIT YOU OUT OF MY WAY

2). This doesn't actually slow me down at all, but if both(or all 3) lanes are moving at the same speed, the guy who has to weave between lanes to try to get ahead of 1-2 cars max per 10 miles. Okay, sure, you might be driving somebody to the hospital, or have some other emergency where seconds count. But I highly doubt it.

And just to make this thread a bit more exciting, motorcycle drivers. I give you all the space you need, and then some, but you still manage to make me almost kill you at least once a month. Most of you are good drivers and have good awareness, but goddamn, I swear some of you don't have any mirrors at all.
 
2012-04-14 07:42:05 PM
The solution to tailgaters is break checks. The fun part about this is it's always their fault according to the law because they didn't leave enough stopping distance
 
2012-04-14 07:42:42 PM

butt-nuggets: In Houston Texas, no matter where you are or where you are going, or what time it is, there is always some a-hole behind you that wants to go faster


Well I have more important places to be than you do, obviously.
 
2012-04-14 07:43:13 PM
I have no problem going the correct speed in the "passing/fast" lanes. My beef is with the jag-off who rides my tail when I am going the same pace as the car ahead of me, but just allowing the needed distance needed to haul-ass to a stop when the car in front needs to stop because someone causes an accident.

Just because there is distance between me and the car in front of me, doesn't mean I am going slow, I am just trying not to buy a new car if the person in front of me hits the brakes.

/but go ahead and blow by me in the right lane to then suddenly merge into my lane and slam your brakes when you realize the car in front of me is going the same speed.
//jag-off
 
2012-04-14 07:43:20 PM

evil saltine: Silly Jesus: The real problem is with the idiots who let them over. Stop letting them over and let them sit there trying to merge for an hour and they will eventually stop doing that shiat. I always do my part to keep them from getting over.

So it upsets you that other drivers know how to merge and to use both lanes?


There's a difference between smoothly merging and speeding up to 50mph faster than the rest of traffic to get to the bottleneck and take someones front bumper off cutting in.



i.qkme.me
 
2012-04-14 07:44:16 PM

JosephFinn: I drive in the left lane at the speed limit. That's proper driving. If you want to drive slower, get to the left. If you want to drive faster than the speed limit, than you're not worth considering.


You are breaking the law. The law is "slower traffic use right lanes". It says nothing about the speed you are going. If you are slower, you MUST MOVE YOUR STUPID ASS TO THE RIGHT.
 
2012-04-14 07:44:57 PM
and what's up with those a-holes that come flying up behind you at 90 mph, then in the last split second jump over in the next lane to pass you, even when there's not another car within 100 yards of either of you?
 
2012-04-14 07:45:01 PM

Warlordtrooper: The solution to tailgaters is break checks.


I think you meant brake cheques or brake Czechs.
 
2012-04-14 07:45:33 PM
There are some interchanges where I must take the leftmost lane temporarily because d-bags entering or exiting the highway use the MIDDLE lane as an extended on or off ramp.

Also, sometimes you need to take the left lane because of "move over" laws, or because there's a left exit ahead. Around here (Mass.), if you don't take the left lane a mile before the exit, you're not going to be able to take that exit.
 
2012-04-14 07:45:53 PM
Everyonceinawhile, I'll pace another car, but in their blind spot. 9 times out of 10 it bothers them, and they will pick up the pace.
/only if i'm in no hurry, and i see some POS in the fast lane with a horde behind them
 
2012-04-14 07:46:28 PM

OgreMagi: JosephFinn: I drive in the left lane at the speed limit. That's proper driving. If you want to drive slower, get to the left. If you want to drive faster than the speed limit, than you're not worth considering.

You are breaking the law. The law is "slower traffic use right lanes". It says nothing about the speed you are going. If you are slower, you MUST MOVE YOUR STUPID ASS TO THE RIGHT.


You are complaining because his "breaking the law" is an annoyance and prevents you from breaking the law. Think about how stupid your logic is for one god damn second. You are bashing people for "breaking the law" because you want to break the law.
 
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