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2012-05-18 11:30:16 AM  
Is this were I post how great a driver I am?

Turn signals are a sign of weakness. All you are doing is giving someone a warning that you want to get over so they can speed up and block you. If I'm in a turn lane it should be obvious I'm going to turn.

Anything you leave a car length between you and the next car, your just asking for someone to squeeze in so they can drive a few yards then turn in front of you.

I always drive in the left lane on highways, I'm usually driving faster then everyone else anyway, if someone come up behind going faster, there is a right lane they can use to get around.
 
2012-05-18 11:32:03 AM  

Gothnet: Buffalo77: And yeah I will ride your ass and cut you off if you drive below the speed limit in the left lane.

Then prepare to be frustrated, because I *have* got all day, and my brakes work just fine.


Why use brakes? I just back my foot off the gas and slow down almost imperceptibly at first if someone's riding my ass. Just keep easing off the gas until they freak out because they suddenly realize that miniscule gap is closing with no warning.

Very effective.
 
2012-05-18 11:32:16 AM  

2 grams: Here in MA, we consider using turn signals as "providing the enemy with secret information " . It's treasonous!


+1
 
2012-05-18 11:32:58 AM  

im14u2c: Gothnet: Buffalo77: And yeah I will ride your ass and cut you off if you drive below the speed limit in the left lane.

Then prepare to be frustrated, because I *have* got all day, and my brakes work just fine.

Why use brakes? I just back my foot off the gas and slow down almost imperceptibly at first if someone's riding my ass. Just keep easing off the gas until they freak out because they suddenly realize that miniscule gap is closing with no warning.

Very effective.


This.
 
2012-05-18 11:35:06 AM  

im14u2c: Why use brakes? I just back my foot off the gas and slow down almost imperceptibly at first if someone's riding my ass. Just keep easing off the gas until they freak out because they suddenly realize that miniscule gap is closing with no warning.

Very effective.


Ah, I go for the 'tap the brakes to activate the lights but not really slow down much' approach if they're a bit too close. If they're doing the full works (flashing lights and hand gestures) then I'll make sure to slow down a lot, but safely, and in such a way that it doesn't open up an opportunity for them to skip to another lane.
 
2012-05-18 11:37:55 AM  
Two can play that game and I don't mind you hitting the back of my car.

You sure of who is in the other car, because I am ready for a confrontation if I get into one and yeah you got to catch me first.

come on boys
 
2012-05-18 11:39:49 AM  

protectyourlimbs: I speed, I like bad weather since there is less traffic and the roads are more fun. I do not tailgate, do not cut people off and do not drink.

I do not like getting passed, if a car is going faster than me and the right lane is open I will move over.

My car is not a Muscle car but instead a normal looking one bit of work done. If someone comes up behind me and I cant move and tailgates me or flashes their high-beams it somehow seems to activates my brakes... I might have to get that looked at sometime...

/I think that if you have handicap plates you should not be allowed to drive in the left lane...


I don't tailgate but if someone is blocking the left lane I'll come up behind them and tap my high beams a few times. I dont consider it an asshole move, just friendly reminder that "hey, the left lane is for passing". Honestly, people forget these things or get distracted with their cell phone or radio program they don't see theine of traffic in the rearview. I'd say about 75% the driver looks over for an opportunity to move out of the way.

If they cop the "Ill show you how to drive attitude" I'll just accept that they are being an asshole and probably all around a bad person and I'll back off waiting for a right lane opening.

However, if some idiot is going to break check, I will do whatever I can to personally ruin you. CSB: Route 8 south of waterbury some minivan driving parrall with some other car about 60. First time i flash my lights he break checks hard. Now my testerone is ramped up to the dubstep im blasting, i flash my lights a few more times. Now that he's breaked a few times i get an opening to pass in the right land. In the time span of about 2 seconds i go around him and am pressing my breaks for a slow descent to about 30 mph. This idiot locks his breaks up (something he didnt have to do) and stops completly on the highway and holds up a line of traffic behind him.

Judging by his car he probably had his wife and kids in the car too and put them in a completely dangerous situation. Here's an idea of you want to drive safe and slow: get in the right lane. The highway is no place to be tough and macho especially if you have family. You want to be aggressive on people to lash out your frustrations, well somebody will return that and they will win. I'm sure that guy got a nice stern warning from his wife and now hapily puts along in the right lane.
 
2012-05-18 11:42:00 AM  

ChuDogg: Now my testerone is ramped up to the dubstep im blasting, i flash my lights a few more times.


You're the asshole. That is all.
 
2012-05-18 11:43:28 AM  

One particular driving rule I use daily: beware of cars with the COEXIST bumper sticker - they're among the sloppiest/inattentive drivers I've ever encountered. Best bumper sticker I've seen in years:

ENVISION USING TURN SIGNALS
 
2012-05-18 11:44:19 AM  

Strategeryz0r: Auto-bahner and proud of it. The other 3 groups are clearly the assholes.

Idiot douchebags driving trucks/SUVs when they need to haul all of 1 person. If you have one of these massive vehicles and have no legitimate purpose for it, we should be allowed to shoot out your tires at highway speeds. Those driving large vehicles with work purposes, or hauling large amounts of things are a-ok. Just stop thinking you own the damn road because your car is as enormous as you wish your penis was.

Second group says is primarily retired women(aside from the fact they're women, they're old too. God save you if it's a retired Asian woman. That's like the shiat driver trifecta =P)

Third group is mini-vaners. Ahh the mini-van, the ultimate symbol that you've given up on life. I'm ok with this group since they typically have kids, I mean no self respecting man would willingly drive a mini-van without kids. But people in mini-vans make up the majority that I see around my city that fail to comprehend that the left lane on the freeway is called THE FAST LANE. As in if you're doing the speed limit and not getting around anybody MOVE THE fark OVER YOU CRAPCAN DRIVING DICKHOLE!! You do realize I want AROUND YOU and it's illegal for me to pass on the right don't you? Or did your mini-van come with a complimentary lobotomy?


This. Nail. Head.
 
2012-05-18 11:44:57 AM  
Command-F BMW

Mad Scientist: BMW and full sized pickup truck drivers= assholes.


Couldn't believe it took this many comments to cut to the chase to cast all BMW drivers in the same light.

/bmw driver
//why yes I do look and drive awesome thanks for noticing.
 
2012-05-18 11:46:39 AM  

YEREVAN: One particular driving rule I use daily: beware of cars with the COEXIST bumper sticker - they're among the sloppiest/inattentive drivers I've ever encountered. Best bumper sticker I've seen in years:

ENVISION USING TURN SIGNALS


People with COEXIST stickers are the ones who usually hate driving. In that instance I subscribe to the Clarkson philosophy. If you have no interest in driving, then you shouldn't be allowed to. Driving is a privilege, not a right. If you aren't going to be attentive enough to be a good driver, then your license should be immediately revoked.

You're so concerned about global warming that the only thing you care about in regards to your car is that it runs on bio diesel? Great, gimme your license and buy a bike. YOU are the problem.
 
2012-05-18 11:47:12 AM  

ChuDogg: protectyourlimbs: I speed, I like bad weather since there is less traffic and the roads are more fun. I do not tailgate, do not cut people off and do not drink.

I do not like getting passed, if a car is going faster than me and the right lane is open I will move over.

My car is not a Muscle car but instead a normal looking one bit of work done. If someone comes up behind me and I cant move and tailgates me or flashes their high-beams it somehow seems to activates my brakes... I might have to get that looked at sometime...

/I think that if you have handicap plates you should not be allowed to drive in the left lane...

I don't tailgate but if someone is blocking the left lane I'll come up behind them and tap my high beams a few times. I dont consider it an asshole move, just friendly reminder that "hey, the left lane is for passing". Honestly, people forget these things or get distracted with their cell phone or radio program they don't see theine of traffic in the rearview. I'd say about 75% the driver looks over for an opportunity to move out of the way.

If they cop the "Ill show you how to drive attitude" I'll just accept that they are being an asshole and probably all around a bad person and I'll back off waiting for a right lane opening.

However, if some idiot is going to break check, I will do whatever I can to personally ruin you. CSB: Route 8 south of waterbury some minivan driving parrall with some other car about 60. First time i flash my lights he break checks hard. Now my testerone is ramped up to the dubstep im blasting, i flash my lights a few more times. Now that he's breaked a few times i get an opening to pass in the right land. In the time span of about 2 seconds i go around him and am pressing my breaks for a slow descent to about 30 mph. This idiot locks his breaks up (something he didnt have to do) and stops completly on the highway and holds up a line of traffic behind him.

Judging by his car he probably had his wife and kids in t ...


You're the type of driver who gets shot on the freeway. There's farking with people, and then there's farking with people. What you've just described could very easily get you killed in Chicago.

/road rage thread!
 
2012-05-18 11:47:42 AM  
Let's see....

I follow traffic, find the speed limit (highways and large main roads) to be a joke but do my best to follow them.

I use my flashers (signal/turning lights), keep a safe distance from other cars as much as possible.

I will let anyone that wants to go faster to me pass. (it provides me with a buffer/scout for cops ahead).

I consider the vehicle an extension of myself when I drive as I tend to feel all the tiny things that the car does and comes in touch with (ground, wind, etc.)

When the light goes green I will step on the gas and not stay there to have a cup of tea as it appears others do before they decide to start moving. I aim to reach the proper speed quickly and then coast safely as opposed to someone that appears to have bicycle pedals to get the car moving only to suddenly try to go and hit warp speed halfway down the block.

My car is not a boat, it does NOT require two lanes to turn to another street or a driveway, my wheels can be turned more than 2 degree angles.

Following lanes does not mean one should try to be following the line as in try to have it in from of them, they are separations of the road and many appear to not understand the concept that they shouldn't have their tires over them.

Oh well, that's my rant about driving for the day.
 
2012-05-18 11:48:01 AM  

surewewang: Command-F BMW

Mad Scientist: BMW and full sized pickup truck drivers= assholes.

Couldn't believe it took this many comments to cut to the chase to cast all BMW drivers in the same light.

/bmw driver
//why yes I do look and drive awesome thanks for noticing.


Hi5! BMW owners should get a special lane just for us...

ya know..

Because we're so much better than everybody else.
 
2012-05-18 11:48:04 AM  

ChuDogg: Judging by his car he probably had his wife and kids in the car too and put them in a completely dangerous situation. Here's an idea of you want to drive safe and slow: get in the right lane. The highway is no place to be tough and macho especially if you have family. You want to be aggressive on people to lash out your frustrations, well somebody will return that and they will win. I'm sure that guy got a nice stern warning from his wife and now hapily puts along in the right lane.



What's funny, in a really sad kind of way, is you think there could possibly be a winner in that situation. Two morons risking their, and others, lives on the highway and you think it's a game that can be won or lost.
 
2012-05-18 11:48:55 AM  
surewewang


Couldn't believe it took this many comments to cut to the chase to cast all BMW drivers in the same light.

/bmw driver
//why yes I do look and drive awesome thanks for noticing.


Nice. Finally a BMW driver that didn't reinforce the stereotype that you guys are douche bags.
 
2012-05-18 11:51:07 AM  

Pilikia: ChuDogg: protectyourlimbs: I speed, I like bad weather since there is less traffic and the roads are more fun. I do not tailgate, do not cut people off and do not drink.

I do not like getting passed, if a car is going faster than me and the right lane is open I will move over.

My car is not a Muscle car but instead a normal looking one bit of work done. If someone comes up behind me and I cant move and tailgates me or flashes their high-beams it somehow seems to activates my brakes... I might have to get that looked at sometime...

/I think that if you have handicap plates you should not be allowed to drive in the left lane...

I don't tailgate but if someone is blocking the left lane I'll come up behind them and tap my high beams a few times. I dont consider it an asshole move, just friendly reminder that "hey, the left lane is for passing". Honestly, people forget these things or get distracted with their cell phone or radio program they don't see theine of traffic in the rearview. I'd say about 75% the driver looks over for an opportunity to move out of the way.

If they cop the "Ill show you how to drive attitude" I'll just accept that they are being an asshole and probably all around a bad person and I'll back off waiting for a right lane opening.

However, if some idiot is going to break check, I will do whatever I can to personally ruin you. CSB: Route 8 south of waterbury some minivan driving parrall with some other car about 60. First time i flash my lights he break checks hard. Now my testerone is ramped up to the dubstep im blasting, i flash my lights a few more times. Now that he's breaked a few times i get an opening to pass in the right land. In the time span of about 2 seconds i go around him and am pressing my breaks for a slow descent to about 30 mph. This idiot locks his breaks up (something he didnt have to do) and stops completly on the highway and holds up a line of traffic behind him.

Judging by his car he probably had his wife and kids in t ...

You're the type of driver who gets shot on the freeway. There's farking with people, and then there's farking with people. What you've just described could very easily get you killed in Chicago.

/road rage thread!


Yet bragging about slamming your breaks on somebody in HOPES of causing an accident is totally cool. Because there's no way that car behind them might spin out and ram a family of four minding their own business in the right lane.

Those guys are totally cool and just manning up on the road. We should just accept that they are awesome people and let them show us all how to properly drive.
 
2012-05-18 11:51:48 AM  
i.imgur.com

What I'm driving.
 
2012-05-18 11:52:36 AM  

midwestatheist: Strategeryz0r: Auto-bahner and proud of it. The other 3 groups are clearly the assholes.

Idiot douchebags driving trucks/SUVs when they need to haul all of 1 person. If you have one of these massive vehicles and have no legitimate purpose for it, we should be allowed to shoot out your tires at highway speeds. Those driving large vehicles with work purposes, or hauling large amounts of things are a-ok. Just stop thinking you own the damn road because your car is as enormous as you wish your penis was.

Second group says is primarily retired women(aside from the fact they're women, they're old too. God save you if it's a retired Asian woman. That's like the shiat driver trifecta =P)

Third group is mini-vaners. Ahh the mini-van, the ultimate symbol that you've given up on life. I'm ok with this group since they typically have kids, I mean no self respecting man would willingly drive a mini-van without kids. But people in mini-vans make up the majority that I see around my city that fail to comprehend that the left lane on the freeway is called THE FAST LANE. As in if you're doing the speed limit and not getting around anybody MOVE THE fark OVER YOU CRAPCAN DRIVING DICKHOLE!! You do realize I want AROUND YOU and it's illegal for me to pass on the right don't you? Or did your mini-van come with a complimentary lobotomy?

This. Nail. Head.


I'd out-drive both of you in my Ford Windstar any day of the week. Not if my kids are with me, of course - I stick to the middle lane and speed limit +5 when carting them around. But solo, it's the driver that counts, not the car. Where I live the biggest traffic hazard is douchebags who think owning a high-performance luxury sedan automatically makes them great drivers.
 
2012-05-18 11:52:57 AM  
Being an Auto-Bahner gives me an Auto-Boner.
 
2012-05-18 11:53:23 AM  
www.motifake.com
farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2012-05-18 11:54:36 AM  
now that everyone is getting out their e-peens this thread is gonna be awesome.


I will out drive you. LULZ.
 
2012-05-18 11:54:40 AM  

Pilikia: midwestatheist: Strategeryz0r: Auto-bahner and proud of it. The other 3 groups are clearly the assholes.

Idiot douchebags driving trucks/SUVs when they need to haul all of 1 person. If you have one of these massive vehicles and have no legitimate purpose for it, we should be allowed to shoot out your tires at highway speeds. Those driving large vehicles with work purposes, or hauling large amounts of things are a-ok. Just stop thinking you own the damn road because your car is as enormous as you wish your penis was.

Second group says is primarily retired women(aside from the fact they're women, they're old too. God save you if it's a retired Asian woman. That's like the shiat driver trifecta =P)

Third group is mini-vaners. Ahh the mini-van, the ultimate symbol that you've given up on life. I'm ok with this group since they typically have kids, I mean no self respecting man would willingly drive a mini-van without kids. But people in mini-vans make up the majority that I see around my city that fail to comprehend that the left lane on the freeway is called THE FAST LANE. As in if you're doing the speed limit and not getting around anybody MOVE THE fark OVER YOU CRAPCAN DRIVING DICKHOLE!! You do realize I want AROUND YOU and it's illegal for me to pass on the right don't you? Or did your mini-van come with a complimentary lobotomy?

This. Nail. Head.

I'd out-drive both of you in my Ford Windstar any day of the week. Not if my kids are with me, of course - I stick to the middle lane and speed limit +5 when carting them around. But solo, it's the driver that counts, not the car. Where I live the biggest traffic hazard is douchebags who think owning a high-performance luxury sedan automatically makes them great drivers.


Bring it onnnnnn!! I race my high performance luxury sedan :P lets see what ya got!! lol

I don't mind mini-vanners who actually drive like you describe. It's the numbskulls taking the family out, driving 5 under the speed limit, in the farking left lane, on our TWO LANE interstate. It's illegal to pass on the right, your dumb ass isn't even doing speed limit, and I REALLY want to get around you so I can continue on at a decent speed.

Those people INFURIATE me.
 
2012-05-18 11:54:53 AM  

wambu: [i.imgur.com image 640x480]

What I'm driving.


Can't afford a new car?
 
2012-05-18 11:55:26 AM  
I consider myself a Super Auto Bahner and scoff at 71 MPH
 
2012-05-18 11:55:53 AM  
If assholes could fly, this place would be an airport.
 
2012-05-18 11:56:03 AM  

midwestatheist: You do realize I want AROUND YOU and it's illegal for me to pass on the right don't you?


Where do you live that its illegal to pass on the right? Most states its legal, its just not always the safest move. Ill give a car a few seconds to get out of my way, if they don't move, I just shrug my shoulders and pass on the right. Its obviously a judgement call on the safety. If there is an upcoming on or off ramp, or a broken down car on the shoulder, you probably shouldn't do it.
 
2012-05-18 11:56:43 AM  
The last scene of this movie trailer is shockingly appropriate

No small coincidence the guy has a BMW too. Even as a BMW driver myself, I wish those people would get exactly what is shown in that video.

/marginally considerate BMW driver
//why yes I am better than you :P
 
2012-05-18 11:57:10 AM  

ChuDogg: Pilikia: ChuDogg: protectyourlimbs: I speed, I like bad weather since there is less traffic and the roads are more fun. I do not tailgate, do not cut people off and do not drink.

I do not like getting passed, if a car is going faster than me and the right lane is open I will move over.

My car is not a Muscle car but instead a normal looking one bit of work done. If someone comes up behind me and I cant move and tailgates me or flashes their high-beams it somehow seems to activates my brakes... I might have to get that looked at sometime...

/I think that if you have handicap plates you should not be allowed to drive in the left lane...

I don't tailgate but if someone is blocking the left lane I'll come up behind them and tap my high beams a few times. I dont consider it an asshole move, just friendly reminder that "hey, the left lane is for passing". Honestly, people forget these things or get distracted with their cell phone or radio program they don't see theine of traffic in the rearview. I'd say about 75% the driver looks over for an opportunity to move out of the way.

If they cop the "Ill show you how to drive attitude" I'll just accept that they are being an asshole and probably all around a bad person and I'll back off waiting for a right lane opening.

However, if some idiot is going to break check, I will do whatever I can to personally ruin you. CSB: Route 8 south of waterbury some minivan driving parrall with some other car about 60. First time i flash my lights he break checks hard. Now my testerone is ramped up to the dubstep im blasting, i flash my lights a few more times. Now that he's breaked a few times i get an opening to pass in the right land. In the time span of about 2 seconds i go around him and am pressing my breaks for a slow descent to about 30 mph. This idiot locks his breaks up (something he didnt have to do) and stops completly on the highway and holds up a line of traffic behind him.

Judging by his car he probably had his ...


I'm not judging. I'm just stating a fact - what you described doing is likely to get you shot in Chicago. And L.A. from what I understand. You can fark with idiots on the road without going full retard, you know. Subtlety, you needz it.
 
2012-05-18 11:58:51 AM  

fonebone77: midwestatheist: You do realize I want AROUND YOU and it's illegal for me to pass on the right don't you?

Where do you live that its illegal to pass on the right? Most states its legal, its just not always the safest move. Ill give a car a few seconds to get out of my way, if they don't move, I just shrug my shoulders and pass on the right. Its obviously a judgement call on the safety. If there is an upcoming on or off ramp, or a broken down car on the shoulder, you probably shouldn't do it.


I've been pulled over and let off with a warning for passing in the right lane in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Most cops don't enforce it, but there are laws in a few states specifying you do not pass on the right under any circumstance. That's why the left lane is called the passing lane or fast lane.
 
2012-05-18 11:59:56 AM  

Strategeryz0r: Pilikia: midwestatheist: Strategeryz0r: Auto-bahner and proud of it. The other 3 groups are clearly the assholes.

Idiot douchebags driving trucks/SUVs when they need to haul all of 1 person. If you have one of these massive vehicles and have no legitimate purpose for it, we should be allowed to shoot out your tires at highway speeds. Those driving large vehicles with work purposes, or hauling large amounts of things are a-ok. Just stop thinking you own the damn road because your car is as enormous as you wish your penis was.

Second group says is primarily retired women(aside from the fact they're women, they're old too. God save you if it's a retired Asian woman. That's like the shiat driver trifecta =P)

Third group is mini-vaners. Ahh the mini-van, the ultimate symbol that you've given up on life. I'm ok with this group since they typically have kids, I mean no self respecting man would willingly drive a mini-van without kids. But people in mini-vans make up the majority that I see around my city that fail to comprehend that the left lane on the freeway is called THE FAST LANE. As in if you're doing the speed limit and not getting around anybody MOVE THE fark OVER YOU CRAPCAN DRIVING DICKHOLE!! You do realize I want AROUND YOU and it's illegal for me to pass on the right don't you? Or did your mini-van come with a complimentary lobotomy?

This. Nail. Head.

I'd out-drive both of you in my Ford Windstar any day of the week. Not if my kids are with me, of course - I stick to the middle lane and speed limit +5 when carting them around. But solo, it's the driver that counts, not the car. Where I live the biggest traffic hazard is douchebags who think owning a high-performance luxury sedan automatically makes them great drivers.

Bring it onnnnnn!! I race my high performance luxury sedan :P lets see what ya got!! lol

I don't mind mini-vanners who actually drive like you describe. It's the numbskulls taking the family out, driving 5 under the speed limit, in the fark ...


lol, there's nothing more pathetic than a middle-aged suburban dad drag-racing in a minivan.:-)

/I love this thread SO much
 
2012-05-18 12:00:13 PM  
A lot of bad drivers advertise. For some reason anyone with a Monster energy drink decal anywhere on their vehicle drives like a douchebag.
 
2012-05-18 12:00:15 PM  

sure haven't: You're touching on the biggest issue with I'd say... 90% of drivers. No one pays attention.


I'm piloting 3500 pounds of steel and plastic powered by fire at speeds up to 80mph, why should I be bothered to pay attention to anything more than 3ft in front of my bumper?

/watching the road might interfere with txting my bff Jill
 
2012-05-18 12:00:42 PM  

busy chillin': surewewang


Couldn't believe it took this many comments to cut to the chase to cast all BMW drivers in the same light.

/bmw driver
//why yes I do look and drive awesome thanks for noticing.

Nice. Finally a BMW driver that didn't reinforce the stereotype that you guys are douche bags.


I'm picking up some sarcasm! I of course was being sarcastic too =). I like to joke around with the stereotype. I don't even drive really. It sits in the garage most days of the year and I take bus, L, bus each way to work. I don't want to get sucked into road rage and wear the car out when I could just read or putz on the phone casually and get home in the same amount of time. Trying to use public transportation everywhere is sort of an adventure for me I suppose *shrug*.
 
2012-05-18 12:02:37 PM  

Pilikia: lol, there's nothing more pathetic than a middle-aged suburban dad drag-racing in a minivan.:-)

/I love this thread SO much


Are you kidding? When I was a kid and my middle aged father was driving like a bat out of hell, drag racing punk kids in their hondas, and getting yelled at by my mom for going too fast with the kids in the car that was when I loved him most lol.

Your kids would think you are a god for drag racing the mini van :P.

And assholes like me would probably respect you, lol. Takes balls to drag race with a mini van.
 
2012-05-18 12:04:09 PM  

joaquin closet: If assholes could fly, this place would be an airport.


Or a space station.
 
2012-05-18 12:05:36 PM  
i174.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-18 12:07:04 PM  
CSB story time.

Several years back, my girlfriend and I decided to have a little fun in traffic. There's a 1 mile stretch of I-820 southbound between Trinity Rd and Randol Mill road just south of Hurst TX that's mostly on a bridge. (Trinity flood plane.) No shoulder, just two lanes of straight road.

She got in her car and I got in mine, and then we each set our cruise control for exactly the speed limit (60MPH), side by side, just for that mile.

Now do the math -- that's 1 minute of travel. Even if someone could barrel through there at 120MPH, we're costing them no more than 30 seconds. The reality is we've slowed the fastest drivers down literally by no more than 5 or so seconds, since even without our shenanigans, traffic is heavy enough you can't get much above 60 through there. 65 or 70 tops if you're lucky.

Didn't matter -- everyone in traffic behind us was going nuts! People started honking, flashing lights, everything. They could do nothing. And technically we were doing nothing wrong: We were going exactly the speed limit.

As soon as the road opened up to 4 lanes on the other side of the bridge, she and I floored it and got out of there... This is Texas after all. Didn't want to find out who was carrying a gun.
 
2012-05-18 12:07:22 PM  

NightOwl2255: wambu: [i.imgur.com image 640x480]

What I'm driving.

Can't afford a new car?


Recycling, dude. Recycling.
 
2012-05-18 12:07:41 PM  

Strategeryz0r: Pilikia: lol, there's nothing more pathetic than a middle-aged suburban dad drag-racing in a minivan.:-)

/I love this thread SO much

Are you kidding? When I was a kid and my middle aged father was driving like a bat out of hell, drag racing punk kids in their hondas, and getting yelled at by my mom for going too fast with the kids in the car that was when I loved him most lol.

Your kids would think you are a god for drag racing the mini van :P.

And assholes like me would probably respect you, lol. Takes balls to drag race with a mini van.


Not saying I haven't done it, just saying I know it's pathetic, lol. Well, not a drag race per se, but gunning it in the left lane approaching a lane merge, trying to beat the guy in the right lane who wants to beat me to the merge and cut me off. But not with the wife or kids in the car.
 
2012-05-18 12:09:12 PM  

Voiceofreason01: /watching the road might interfere with txting my bff Jill


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2012-05-18 12:09:24 PM  

Pilikia: ChuDogg: Pilikia: ChuDogg: protectyourlimbs: I speed, I like bad weather since there is less traffic and the roads are more fun. I do not tailgate, do not cut people off and do not drink.

I do not like getting passed, if a car is going faster than me and the right lane is open I will move over.

My car is not a Muscle car but instead a normal looking one bit of work done. If someone comes up behind me and I cant move and tailgates me or flashes their high-beams it somehow seems to activates my brakes... I might have to get that looked at sometime...

/I think that if you have handicap plates you should not be allowed to drive in the left lane...

I don't tailgate but if someone is blocking the left lane I'll come up behind them and tap my high beams a few times. I dont consider it an asshole move, just friendly reminder that "hey, the left lane is for passing". Honestly, people forget these things or get distracted with their cell phone or radio program they don't see theine of traffic in the rearview. I'd say about 75% the driver looks over for an opportunity to move out of the way.

If they cop the "Ill show you how to drive attitude" I'll just accept that they are being an asshole and probably all around a bad person and I'll back off waiting for a right lane opening.

However, if some idiot is going to break check, I will do whatever I can to personally ruin you. CSB: Route 8 south of waterbury some minivan driving parrall with some other car about 60. First time i flash my lights he break checks hard. Now my testerone is ramped up to the dubstep im blasting, i flash my lights a few more times. Now that he's breaked a few times i get an opening to pass in the right land. In the time span of about 2 seconds i go around him and am pressing my breaks for a slow descent to about 30 mph. This idiot locks his breaks up (something he didnt have to do) and stops completly on the highway and holds up a line of traffic behind him.

Judging by his car he probably had his ...

I'm not judging. I'm just stating a fact - what you described doing is likely to get you shot in Chicago. And L.A. from what I understand. You can fark with idiots on the road without going full retard, you know. Subtlety, you needz it.


Not really. If they were that big of an asshole we would have raced all the way down to bridgeport, and then stop to have a few beers while checking out eachother's rides.

It's usually these aging, bitter, frustrated, lonely types that always pull out that "ill show the world how to drive". Whenever they actually pull out a gun, it's usually pointed in their own mouth.
 
2012-05-18 12:10:45 PM  
I see lots of people here claiming to be good drivers, but willing to put other people in a potentially fatal situation in order to prove a point. I hope you all realize that your children drive on the same roads with people like you, and will adopt your habits. I hope you all realize that your friends drive on the same roads, and will be subject to such habits. I hope you all realize that you encourage such behavior in those around you. There is nothing about driving that is worth someone else being killed, or even being put in a situation where the likelihood of them being harmed is increased. If you feel otherwise, please take a moment to think about what would happen if you met yourself on the highway or coming around a corner.

No one thinks the same way, no one is going to drive the same way, so extending courtesy and consideration to other drivers is very important to maintaining safe and sane conditions for everyone to drive in. If I see someone driving like selfishly and stupidly, I do what all I can to get out of their way and let them do what they are going to do. Thinking that I need to "teach them a lesson" or something else like that simply increases the odds that I will get into an accident along with them. Yes, that elderly driver who is doing 60 in the fast lane is bothersome... but it might very well be your friends mother/father. They are human beings with faults and foibles just like you, and perhaps driving fast isn't their strong suit. Your desire to rush ahead, go at the speed you deem "acceptable" isn't their problem. How you feel others ought to drive is your own assumption, and such a thing is not shared by others; anything else and you are being belligerent. If that is how you choose to be, you are putting others at risk.

I get road anger at times like anyone else. Just breathe, give yourself some car lengths and ask yourself, "Is this worth it?" That usually helps me to realize my part in creating a potentially bad situation, or making a bad situation far worse.

/I hope everyone has a safe and happy time driving today.
 
2012-05-18 12:11:10 PM  

im14u2c: And technically we were doing nothing wrong: We were going exactly the speed limit.


in my State it's illegal to block the left lane

/not that I've ever heard of anybody geting ticketed for it
 
2012-05-18 12:11:33 PM  

im14u2c: And technically we were doing nothing wrong: We were going exactly the speed limit.


Technically, the one in the left/passing lane on an interstate was doing something wrong.
 
2012-05-18 12:12:21 PM  

Dughan: I see lots of people here claiming to be good drivers, but willing to put other people in a potentially fatal situation in order to prove a point. I hope you all realize that your children drive on the same roads with people like you, and will adopt your habits. I hope you all realize that your friends drive on the same roads, and will be subject to such habits. I hope you all realize that you encourage such behavior in those around you. There is nothing about driving that is worth someone else being killed, or even being put in a situation where the likelihood of them being harmed is increased. If you feel otherwise, please take a moment to think about what would happen if you met yourself on the highway or coming around a corner.

No one thinks the same way, no one is going to drive the same way, so extending courtesy and consideration to other drivers is very important to maintaining safe and sane conditions for everyone to drive in. If I see someone driving like selfishly and stupidly, I do what all I can to get out of their way and let them do what they are going to do. Thinking that I need to "teach them a lesson" or something else like that simply increases the odds that I will get into an accident along with them. Yes, that elderly driver who is doing 60 in the fast lane is bothersome... but it might very well be your friends mother/father. They are human beings with faults and foibles just like you, and perhaps driving fast isn't their strong suit. Your desire to rush ahead, go at the speed you deem "acceptable" isn't their problem. How you feel others ought to drive is your own assumption, and such a thing is not shared by others; anything else and you are being belligerent. If that is how you choose to be, you are putting others at risk.

I get road anger at times like anyone else. Just breathe, give yourself some car lengths and ask yourself, "Is this worth it?" That usually helps me to realize my part in creating a potentially bad situation, or making a ...


Courtesy and consideration? I bought a license to ignore all that silliness..

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2012-05-18 12:12:59 PM  

surewewang


I'm picking up some sarcasm! I of course was being sarcastic too =). I like to joke around with the stereotype. I don't even drive really. It sits in the garage most days of the year and I take bus, L, bus each way to work. I don't want to get sucked into road rage and wear the car out when I could just read or putz on the phone casually and get home in the same amount of time. Trying to use public transportation everywhere is sort of an adventure for me I suppose *shrug*.

yeah sarcasm...happy to hear you were being sarcastic too. That Fitzgerald Page dude doesn't help the cause though. But you know...
 
2012-05-18 12:14:49 PM  

Strategeryz0r: Courtesy and consideration? I bought a license to ignore all that silliness..


I've heard that BMW drivers try to drive like the BMWs in the commercials so that they can feel that they didn't get ripped off by paying 40-70% more for a functionally identical car.

Care to comment?

/coming from a WRX driver this means something
//every road should be a closed rally stage
///would keep the meatheads and 'tards out of the way
 
2012-05-18 12:16:37 PM  

knightofargh: Strategeryz0r: Courtesy and consideration? I bought a license to ignore all that silliness..

I've heard that BMW drivers try to drive like the BMWs in the commercials so that they can feel that they didn't get ripped off by paying 40-70% more for a functionally identical car.

Care to comment?

/coming from a WRX driver this means something
//every road should be a closed rally stage
///would keep the meatheads and 'tards out of the way


It's called buy it used, BMW's suck at retaining their value. So you can let some other dipshiat pay the premium for buying it new, then when they realize a BMW requires a lot of preventative maintenance and care to avoid ASTRONOMICAL repair bills, they sell it.

Which lets people like me pick it up at a much fairer price. That's how I got mine.

Love the WRX though, just not the new hatchback model. I miss the boxy ol rally car it used to be.
 
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