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2013-03-12 03:29:19 PM  
The driver, who didn't want her name used, told NBC Washington she was driving in the left lane of I-95 in Laurel last Friday when she was pulled over and cited for failing to move right.

According to the citation, she had been driving 63 mph in a 65 mph zone.

"[I was] really shocked," she said. "I thought, 'Oh, my God, you've got to be kidding me.'"

This was the first time she had gotten a ticket. She said there was heavy wind and she had slowed down to be safe.

"Sometimes when it's dangerous, you have to do what you can to stay safe," she said.

NBC Washington meteorologist Doug Kammerer said that winds were gusting at about 40 mph that day.


"The reason [the ticket] is silly is because it's sending the wrong message," said John Townsend of AAA Mid-Atlantic. "And that is, 'We will tolerate you driving at more than the speed limit, but it you drive below the speed limit, then you're penalized for that.'"

 SHE WASN'T PENALIZED FOR GOING BELOW THE SPEED LIMIT, YOU FARKWIT.

She was penalized for not moving the fark over to the right lane.
 
2013-03-12 03:32:00 PM  

Spike Lee's Favorite Farker: I would assume that the radar has a +/-2 mph margin of error. So maybe she was driving right at the speed limit.


She wasn't ticked for her speed - she was ticketed for not moving to the right lane.

It's right in the farking article.
 
2013-03-12 03:32:29 PM  

germ78: Hero tag for the cop. Also, is there anywhere I can petition the government to add another lane on heavily driven 4-lane divided highways (meaning 2 lanes for each direction)? I-65 between Chicago and Indianapolis, I am looking in your general direction.


If there is, I have a few suggestions.  HWY 18 between Newberg and Lincoln City needs to be widened.  I'm tired of doing 10 under the speed limit just because corners scare the soccer moms and SUV drivers.

Although there are passing lanes, it has become a blood sport to pass anyone.  It seems most people take it as a challenge.  I'm not passing you to risk my life, I'm passing you so I can get on with it, you slow ass fark tard. Nothing like the look on someones face when you pull out next to them, they floor it, and watch you fly past them anyways.  I love my 400bhp car.
 
2013-03-12 03:32:29 PM  

ggecko: Time for some more Russian car cam videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3_gP03lhe0


Is it me or are the reactions in the car pretty damn funny?
 
2013-03-12 03:32:53 PM  

ZAZ: While she was in the wrong morally, she was probably not in the wrong legally. In Maryland you can stay in the left lane as long as you are within 10 mph of the speed limit.  Most states require drivers to keep right when moving slower than the normal speed of traffic.


I'm fairly sure they just changed the law so that if you are impeading traffic in the left lane, you are breaking the law. So she was wrong legally.
 
2013-03-12 03:34:05 PM  
"And that is, 'We will tolerate you driving at more than the speed limit, but it you drive below the speed limit, then you're penalized for that'."

Impeding traffic is a significant cause of accidents. Regardless of the speed limit, the slower traffic should keep right or at least yeild to faster traffic behind. If you can't drive with the flow of traffic (or especially if you feel that it's your job to make everybody else drive at a certain speed), then get off the road before you cause an accident and kill someone.
 
2013-03-12 03:35:33 PM  

Kahabut: germ78: Hero tag for the cop. Also, is there anywhere I can petition the government to add another lane on heavily driven 4-lane divided highways (meaning 2 lanes for each direction)? I-65 between Chicago and Indianapolis, I am looking in your general direction.

If there is, I have a few suggestions.  HWY 18 between Newberg and Lincoln City needs to be widened.  I'm tired of doing 10 under the speed limit just because corners scare the soccer moms and SUV drivers.

Although there are passing lanes, it has become a blood sport to pass anyone.  It seems most people take it as a challenge.  I'm not passing you to risk my life, I'm passing you so I can get on with it, you slow ass fark tard. Nothing like the look on someones face when you pull out next to them, they floor it, and watch you fly past them anyways.  I love my 400bhp car.


I've had so many old men and women in SUV's try that shiat with me.  I set my cruise, and I ride up on their ass, pass when I can, they try and race(fail) then when I get back over I go to my cruising speed...now all of a sudden they're riding my ass acting like they're going to pass me.   I'm not sure why they're so offended, my speed will not hinder them, and I didn't affect their travel...at all.

Normally I can out accelerate them enough that they don't even have to slow down to merge back into their lane when they try and re-pass me.
 
2013-03-12 03:35:52 PM  
Tailgaters should also be targeted.  You're retarded morons.  Yes, that's redundant, but tailgating at 60mph, or any speed, is purely idiotic, and you should be fined $100s for it with limited chances of appeal.

German authorities ticket for this on the Autobahn, I think.  It's a seriously dangerous traffic violation, and I assume there are some mouthbreathing, righteous, ca. 100-IQ retards in here who do it regularly, because they fantasize that they need to get somewhere so fast, it justifies endangering lives.  You probably shouldn't be allowed to drive.
 
2013-03-12 03:36:14 PM  
My hero, although it was not something he was patrolling for the person was probably just pissing him off.

These people are 10X the safety hazard that speeding is IMO.  They cause people to swing in front of other slow moving traffic on the right and generally cause road rage across the board.

Driving through Oregon, I thought it was state law that you do 5 under in the left lane.  It was insane, from top to bottom of the state, almost the entire distance.
 
2013-03-12 03:36:58 PM  
Staying in the passing lane, expecially going under the speed limit, creates an incentive for drivers to pass you on the right, which is dangerous.  Therefor, driving like that is dangerous driving.
 
2013-03-12 03:38:55 PM  

Blame Hofmann: Tailgaters should also be targeted. You're retarded morons. Yes, that's redundant, but tailgating at 60mph, or any speed, is purely idiotic, and you should be fined $100s for it with limited chances of appeal


If you got your slow ass out of the passing lane, maybe people wouldn't tailgate you.

Pretty simple fix.
 
2013-03-12 03:38:59 PM  

Blame Hofmann: Tailgaters should also be targeted.  You're retarded morons.  Yes, that's redundant, but tailgating at 60mph, or any speed, is purely idiotic, and you should be fined $100s for it with limited chances of appeal.

German authorities ticket for this on the Autobahn, I think.  It's a seriously dangerous traffic violation, and I assume there are some mouthbreathing, righteous, ca. 100-IQ retards in here who do it regularly, because they fantasize that they need to get somewhere so fast, it justifies endangering lives.  You probably shouldn't be allowed to drive.


If it bothers you so much...get the fark out of the way.
 
2013-03-12 03:39:38 PM  

Itstoearly: Staying in the passing lane, expecially going under the speed limit, creates an incentive for drivers to pass you on the right, which is dangerous.  Therefor, driving like that is dangerous driving.


Tractor Trailers that ride the center lane cause this problem all the time.
 
2013-03-12 03:40:36 PM  
People like this are passive-aggressive drivers.
 
2013-03-12 03:44:44 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Blame Hofmann: Tailgaters should also be targeted. You're retarded morons. Yes, that's redundant, but tailgating at 60mph, or any speed, is purely idiotic, and you should be fined $100s for it with limited chances of appeal

If you got your slow ass out of the passing lane, maybe people wouldn't tailgate you.

Pretty simple fix.


Girion47: Blame Hofmann: Tailgaters should also be targeted.  You're retarded morons.  Yes, that's redundant, but tailgating at 60mph, or any speed, is purely idiotic, and you should be fined $100s for it with limited chances of appeal.

German authorities ticket for this on the Autobahn, I think.  It's a seriously dangerous traffic violation, and I assume there are some mouthbreathing, righteous, ca. 100-IQ retards in here who do it regularly, because they fantasize that they need to get somewhere so fast, it justifies endangering lives.  You probably shouldn't be allowed to drive.

If it bothers you so much...get the fark out of the way.


I don't get tailgated because I don't hover in the left lane.  None of what either of you said changes that tailgating is:
1.  illegal
2. very stupid
3. dangerous
4 and, that you two, and others who do it are:
a. stupid,
b. righteous
c. dangerous,
d. and shouldn't be on the road

Why don't you consider public safety when you drive?  You probably shouldn't be allowed to drive if you think dangerous illegal activity is a proper response to someone improperly hovering in the left lane.

Anyway, I'm finished, I won't have a discussion with morons whose brains operate like this.
 
2013-03-12 03:45:09 PM  

scottydoesntknow: StrandedInAZ: I so wish they would ticket for that here. It's worse when you're trying to get to work or home in rush-hour traffic and some blue haired snowbird is driving 45 in the left lane, completely oblivious to how badly he's farking up traffic. You can drive below the speed limit, but get the hell over so people can pass you. Why is that so hard?

Because 9 times out of 10 the people who drive that slow are chicken shiats who don't want to be on the road in the first place. By moving to the far left lane they only have to deal with drivers on one side of them instead of two. Even the right lane has to deal with people entering/exiting.

They just don't want the headaches of actually paying attention to their surroundings.


THIS.  Also, these people are the people for whom all the speed limits are set.  We wouldn't want to frighten them into.........not driving.
 
2013-03-12 03:47:45 PM  

Erebus1954: People like this are passive-aggressive drivers.


Word.

You aren't a cop, lady.  Get out of the passing lane.
 
2013-03-12 03:48:48 PM  
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files.abovetopsecret.com
 
2013-03-12 03:49:45 PM  
I just emailed the Maryland State police and told them thank you.
 
2013-03-12 03:51:25 PM  

VoodooTaco: timujin: "The reason [the ticket] is silly is because it's sending the wrong message," said John Townsend of AAA Mid-Atlantic. "And that is, 'We will tolerate you driving at more than the speed limit, but it you drive below the speed limit, then you're penalized for that'."

No, it's sending the message that if you're "experiencing heavy winds and <have> slowed down to be safe." you should also move over to the right lane.

Also:
[www.majhost.com image 489x323]

Does not apply in MD.  Or 64 in VA.


What do you mean by "it doesn't apply in MD"?  It applies anywhere you're driving on a freeway.  Driving slowly in the left lane causes a traffic hazard as faster traffic is forced to pass you on the right, which is inherently more dangerous.
 
2013-03-12 03:51:51 PM  

The Muthaship: Erebus1954: People like this are passive-aggressive drivers.

Word.

You aren't a cop, lady.  Get out of the passing lane.


Then there's this guy (NSFW language in article):

http://jalopnik.com/5978168/the-jackass-in-this-grand-am-will-totall y- tell-on-you-for-speeding
 
2013-03-12 03:52:55 PM  
mimg.ugo.com
 
2013-03-12 03:53:10 PM  

Blame Hofmann: scottydoesntknow: Blame Hofmann: Tailgaters should also be targeted. You're retarded morons. Yes, that's redundant, but tailgating at 60mph, or any speed, is purely idiotic, and you should be fined $100s for it with limited chances of appeal

If you got your slow ass out of the passing lane, maybe people wouldn't tailgate you.

Pretty simple fix.

Girion47: Blame Hofmann: Tailgaters should also be targeted.  You're retarded morons.  Yes, that's redundant, but tailgating at 60mph, or any speed, is purely idiotic, and you should be fined $100s for it with limited chances of appeal.

German authorities ticket for this on the Autobahn, I think.  It's a seriously dangerous traffic violation, and I assume there are some mouthbreathing, righteous, ca. 100-IQ retards in here who do it regularly, because they fantasize that they need to get somewhere so fast, it justifies endangering lives.  You probably shouldn't be allowed to drive.

If it bothers you so much...get the fark out of the way.

I don't get tailgated because I don't hover in the left lane.  None of what either of you said changes that tailgating is:
1.  illegal
2. very stupid
3. dangerous
4 and, that you two, and others who do it are:
a. stupid,
b. righteous
c. dangerous,
d. and shouldn't be on the road

Why don't you consider public safety when you drive?  You probably shouldn't be allowed to drive if you think dangerous illegal activity is a proper response to someone improperly hovering in the left lane.

Anyway, I'm finished, I won't have a discussion with morons whose brains operate like this.


I dont tailgate, I just pass them on the right.  This is legal in most states, it's just rude.  They are already being rude so screw them.  The golden rule on the road for me is "do unto others as they have done unto you".
 
2013-03-12 03:54:40 PM  

Blame Hofmann: scottydoesntknow: Blame Hofmann: Tailgaters should also be targeted. You're retarded morons. Yes, that's redundant, but tailgating at 60mph, or any speed, is purely idiotic, and you should be fined $100s for it with limited chances of appeal

If you got your slow ass out of the passing lane, maybe people wouldn't tailgate you.

Pretty simple fix.

Girion47: Blame Hofmann: Tailgaters should also be targeted.  You're retarded morons.  Yes, that's redundant, but tailgating at 60mph, or any speed, is purely idiotic, and you should be fined $100s for it with limited chances of appeal.

German authorities ticket for this on the Autobahn, I think.  It's a seriously dangerous traffic violation, and I assume there are some mouthbreathing, righteous, ca. 100-IQ retards in here who do it regularly, because they fantasize that they need to get somewhere so fast, it justifies endangering lives.  You probably shouldn't be allowed to drive.

If it bothers you so much...get the fark out of the way.

I don't get tailgated because I don't hover in the left lane.  None of what either of you said changes that tailgating is:
1.  illegal
2. very stupid
3. dangerous
4 and, that you two, and others who do it are:
a. stupid,
b. righteous
c. dangerous,
d. and shouldn't be on the road

Why don't you consider public safety when you drive?  You probably shouldn't be allowed to drive if you think dangerous illegal activity is a proper response to someone improperly hovering in the left lane.

Anyway, I'm finished, I won't have a discussion with morons whose brains operate like this.


If you're not hovering in the left-lane, then the discussion isn't about you.  I seriously doubt people are tailgating you in the right, or slow lane, assuming, of course that in you country traffic drives on the right side of the road.
 
2013-03-12 03:54:53 PM  
Girion47:

If it bothers you so much...get the fark out of the way.

Kind of hard to do on roads without passing lanes. Some people tailgate no matter what speed you're driving. I usually go at least 5 mph over on small or residential roads but when someone gets right up behind me I slow way down. Pass me if you really need to.
 
2013-03-12 03:55:42 PM  

JustGetItRight: timujin: "The reason [the ticket] is silly is because it's sending the wrong message," said John Townsend of AAA Mid-Atlantic. "And that is, 'We will tolerate you driving at more than the speed limit, but it you drive below the speed limit, then you're penalized for that'."

No, it's sending the message that if you're "experiencing heavy winds and <have> slowed down to be safe." you should also move over to the right lane.

Also:
[www.majhost.com image 489x323]

/yes, I know it doesn't cover every single instance
//but it's a handy guideline for people like this woman.

You're over complicating things.

Are you in the left lane?
If Yes, is there a car immediately in front of you?
If no, you're in the wrong lane.  Move over as soon as the right one is empty.


What does a car being in front of you (in your lane, it seems you're saying, due to the word "immediately") have to do with when you move over?  If there's someone in the lane to your right and they're going slower than you are, wait until you are past them and move over.  If they're moving faster than you, you're in the wrong lane, move the fark over.  If there's no one in the lane to your right, move the fark over.
 
2013-03-12 03:56:06 PM  
Spiral roads, people. Spiral roads.

Rule 1: Every five miles a new lane appears on the left and half a mile later a lane disappears from the right. This naturally collects dull people in the right hand lane without them having to ever waste precious brain cells on things other than texting and talking on the phone.

Rule 2: Lanes may ONLY appear on the left.

Rule 3: Lanes may ONLY end on the right.

Rule 4: Lines and chevrons make the left lane appear smaller and the right lane appear larger to make dull people less comfortable being in the left lane.
 
2013-03-12 03:57:49 PM  
 Blame Hofmann: Tailgaters should also be targeted. You're retarded morons. Yes, that's redundant, but tailgating at 60mph, or any speed, is purely idiotic, and you should be fined $100s for it with limited chances of appeal.

German authorities ticket for this on the Autobahn, I think.

they also ticket you if you fail to yield when someone behind you flashes their high beams
 
2013-03-12 03:58:44 PM  
Good job officer! I so wish they would do that down here where we have people that go 40 MPH in a 70 MPH in the left lane passing cars that are backing up in the right lane trying to exit or enter the interstate. I don't even take the interstate anymore even though the alternate route is well out of my way. Also slowing down because of wind? Someone no longer needs to be driving.
 
2013-03-12 04:00:05 PM  

timujin: JustGetItRight: timujin: "The reason [the ticket] is silly is because it's sending the wrong message," said John Townsend of AAA Mid-Atlantic. "And that is, 'We will tolerate you driving at more than the speed limit, but it you drive below the speed limit, then you're penalized for that'."

No, it's sending the message that if you're "experiencing heavy winds and <have> slowed down to be safe." you should also move over to the right lane.

Also:
[www.majhost.com image 489x323]

/yes, I know it doesn't cover every single instance
//but it's a handy guideline for people like this woman.

You're over complicating things.

Are you in the left lane?
If Yes, is there a car immediately in front of you?
If no, you're in the wrong lane.  Move over as soon as the right one is empty.

What does a car being in front of you (in your lane, it seems you're saying, due to the word "immediately") have to do with when you move over?  If there's someone in the lane to your right and they're going slower than you are, wait until you are past them and move over.  If they're moving faster than you, you're in the wrong lane, move the fark over.  If there's no one in the lane to your right, move the fark over.


If you actually need a flowchart or series of questions about your current situation to determine what lane you should be in, I propose you should just let someone else drive.
 
2013-03-12 04:01:30 PM  

Blame Hofmann: Why don't you consider public safety when you drive? You probably shouldn't be allowed to drive if you think dangerous illegal activity is a proper response to someone improperly hovering in the left lane.


While tailgating is dangerous, so is cruising in the left lane, as it forces faster traffic to pass on the right.
 
2013-03-12 04:01:32 PM  

Blame Hofmann: You probably shouldn't be allowed to drive if you think dangerous illegal activity is a proper response to someone improperly hovering in the left lane dangerous illegal activity.


FTFY. As many others have pointed out, its very dangerous to just hover in the left lane throwing traffic off, and as the article demonstrates, also illegal.
 
2013-03-12 04:02:47 PM  
Though I suspect that this was entirely about irritating the cop, I'm not horrified with this woman's being ticketed.  The woman was behaving antisocially.  But I have to disagree with the faction of the lynch mob in here saying that slow drivers in the left lane cause accidents because they "make" the people who wish to go faster pass on the right.  No one makes an aspiring speeder pass on the right except for the aspiring speeder herself.
 
2013-03-12 04:04:25 PM  

ChildOfBhaal: Though I suspect that this was entirely about irritating the cop, I'm not horrified with this woman's being ticketed.  The woman was behaving antisocially.  But I have to disagree with the faction of the lynch mob in here saying that slow drivers in the left lane cause accidents because they "make" the people who wish to go faster pass on the right.  No one makes an aspiring speeder pass on the right except for the aspiring speeder herself.


What does this case have to do with speeders?  Someone could pass this woman on the right by going the speed limit, as she was driving below it.
 
2013-03-12 04:05:27 PM  

ChildOfBhaal: No one makes an aspiring speeder pass on the right except for the aspiring speeder herself.

the asshole on the left lane who refuses to obey the law
 
2013-03-12 04:05:54 PM  

the ha ha guy: So does that mean the "slower traffic keep right" signs are invalid? Because I've been in the car with someone who was pulled over for exactly that.


I have no idea. I live in PA where we have keep right (and people don't anyway, of course, because it's never really enforced). But that link above says that there are only some circumstances where it applies in MD.

The MIT link could just as easily be wrong, I have no idea when it was compiled or if it's ever updated.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-12 04:08:41 PM  
I'm not an "aspiring" speeder. I am a highly accomplished speeder. I have exceeded the speed limit in most of the United States.
 
2013-03-12 04:08:55 PM  

ChildOfBhaal: But I have to disagree with the faction of the lynch mob in here saying that slow drivers in the left lane cause accidents because they "make" the people who wish to go faster pass on the right. No one makes an aspiring speeder pass on the right except for the aspiring speeder herself.


Sure, they don't "force" the people to change on the right, but they also don't leave them any other option.
 
2013-03-12 04:13:43 PM  

GanjSmokr: timujin: JustGetItRight: timujin: "The reason [the ticket] is silly is because it's sending the wrong message," said John Townsend of AAA Mid-Atlantic. "And that is, 'We will tolerate you driving at more than the speed limit, but it you drive below the speed limit, then you're penalized for that'."

No, it's sending the message that if you're "experiencing heavy winds and <have> slowed down to be safe." you should also move over to the right lane.

Also:
[www.majhost.com image 489x323]

/yes, I know it doesn't cover every single instance
//but it's a handy guideline for people like this woman.

You're over complicating things.

Are you in the left lane?
If Yes, is there a car immediately in front of you?
If no, you're in the wrong lane.  Move over as soon as the right one is empty.

What does a car being in front of you (in your lane, it seems you're saying, due to the word "immediately") have to do with when you move over?  If there's someone in the lane to your right and they're going slower than you are, wait until you are past them and move over.  If they're moving faster than you, you're in the wrong lane, move the fark over.  If there's no one in the lane to your right, move the fark over.

If you actually need a flowchart or series of questions about your current situation to determine what lane you should be in, I propose you should just let someone else drive.


I would agree, but some people need all the help they can get.  I'm simply offering it to them.
 
2013-03-12 04:14:10 PM  
THIS IS the feel good story of the day!

Left lane slowpokes are pathetic little control freaks who have no control over their own lives, so they try to ease the pain by trying to exert a little bit of control over others.
 
2013-03-12 04:21:18 PM  
BuckTurgidson:
i14.photobucket.com

I LOL at that caption because my wife says it perfectly captures my driving style. I don't speed much, but I get incensed by lollygagging drivers who can't be bothered to go when the light turns green, left lane hogs, entering the freeway 10 mph slower than traffic, etc.

/thinks she's silently cheering for the stress to give me the Big One... ;^)
 
2013-03-12 04:22:02 PM  

timujin: GanjSmokr: timujin: JustGetItRight: timujin: "The reason [the ticket] is silly is because it's sending the wrong message," said John Townsend of AAA Mid-Atlantic. "And that is, 'We will tolerate you driving at more than the speed limit, but it you drive below the speed limit, then you're penalized for that'."

No, it's sending the message that if you're "experiencing heavy winds and <have> slowed down to be safe." you should also move over to the right lane.

Also:
[www.majhost.com image 489x323]

/yes, I know it doesn't cover every single instance
//but it's a handy guideline for people like this woman.

You're over complicating things.

Are you in the left lane?
If Yes, is there a car immediately in front of you?
If no, you're in the wrong lane.  Move over as soon as the right one is empty.

What does a car being in front of you (in your lane, it seems you're saying, due to the word "immediately") have to do with when you move over?  If there's someone in the lane to your right and they're going slower than you are, wait until you are past them and move over.  If they're moving faster than you, you're in the wrong lane, move the fark over.  If there's no one in the lane to your right, move the fark over.

If you actually need a flowchart or series of questions about your current situation to determine what lane you should be in, I propose you should just let someone else drive.

I would agree, but some people need all the help they can get.  I'm simply offering it to them.


I agree that some people need more help than others.  My suggestion to let someone else drive is just my way of offering them help as well :)
 
2013-03-12 04:23:08 PM  
She wasn't ticketed for driving slow. She was ticketed for not letting people behind her pass. If I were the officer I'd write up the ticket without even mentioning her speed.
 
2013-03-12 04:24:39 PM  

Girion47: Kahabut: germ78: Hero tag for the cop. Also, is there anywhere I can petition the government to add another lane on heavily driven 4-lane divided highways (meaning 2 lanes for each direction)? I-65 between Chicago and Indianapolis, I am looking in your general direction.

If there is, I have a few suggestions.  HWY 18 between Newberg and Lincoln City needs to be widened.  I'm tired of doing 10 under the speed limit just because corners scare the soccer moms and SUV drivers.

Although there are passing lanes, it has become a blood sport to pass anyone.  It seems most people take it as a challenge.  I'm not passing you to risk my life, I'm passing you so I can get on with it, you slow ass fark tard. Nothing like the look on someones face when you pull out next to them, they floor it, and watch you fly past them anyways.  I love my 400bhp car.

I've had so many old men and women in SUV's try that shiat with me.  I set my cruise, and I ride up on their ass, pass when I can, they try and race(fail) then when I get back over I go to my cruising speed...now all of a sudden they're riding my ass acting like they're going to pass me.   I'm not sure why they're so offended, my speed will not hinder them, and I didn't affect their travel...at all.

Normally I can out accelerate them enough that they don't even have to slow down to merge back into their lane when they try and re-pass me.


People are nuts, I don't really have a better answer.

CSB/
I was driving on a local road known for being dangerous and curvy.  It is in fact a mountain pass.  So anyway, it's 2:30am and I have 3 hours of driving to do tonight, so I'm not going slow.  I come across a lowered honda with a big wing on it and very loud exhuast.  I have to slow down.  I ride behind them for half a mile going under the speed limit.  Now, I know this road, I could drive it with my eyes closed, so I know after the next wide corner is a straight with a passing area.  I back off and then floor it halfway into the corner, pulling over a G to come out fast and straight in the oncoming lane.  It works and I blow past the honda.  I pull back in and reduce speed down to my normal 65ish.  The honda decides to try and catch me.  (reminder, mountain road, very twisty)  They catch up just before the next hard corner, a double S curve with a wicked elevation change in the middle.  I go in at 65, they go in behind me at 70+.  The honda loses it and does a nice 360 ending up on the wrong shoulder of the road (luckily, the other shoulder is a 120 ft drop).  I continued on at 65.  MORAL: I know how to drive, do you?
 
2013-03-12 04:25:36 PM  
i usually drive speed limit +5 on the freeway. i stay to the right, give people room to merge and try to be patient and courteous. BUT IF THE MF IN THE F-150 DOESN'T QUIT FLASHING HIS LIGHTS AND RIDING MY ASS I AM GOING TO LOCK UP THE BRAKES, HOPE THE CRASH DOESN'T KILL ME, GET OUT OF MY CAR AND BEAT HIM UNTIL THEY HAVE TO IDENTIFY HIM THROUGH DNA SAMPLES . seriously, the only thing as bad as the people who clog the left lane are the ones who won't use it for passing when they can.
 
2013-03-12 04:26:30 PM  
I remember a short story... Harlan Ellison, maybe?  Anyway, it start off with a police helicopter flying over the L.A. freeways, the pilot sees this pickup truck going ten miles under the speed limit and shoots him with a paint gun, marking him for a ticket later.

/could be mixing up the details
//like the idea of ticketing folks who are holding up traffic
///can't tell you how many times I've come up on a traffic snarl only to find out it wasn't due to any real issue other than some douche going 60 in the far left lane and forcing traffic to pass on their right.
 
2013-03-12 04:29:11 PM  
I'm ok with this.

I decided long ago that the first thing I will do upon receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis is to gather up all of my guns and go on a Mad Max rampage to take out every left-lane camper I come across. You people are the scum of the Earth.
 
2013-03-12 04:31:28 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: SlothB77: Impeding people from speeding?

Yes. It's against the law.


unless it's a bike

then you can just plod along at 7mph with a line 2 miles long behind you

and somehow that isn't impeding traffic
 
2013-03-12 04:32:54 PM  

timujin: .What does this case have to do with speeders?  Someone could pass this woman on the right by going the speed limit, as she was driving below it.


Granted, but let's be realistic.

scottydoesntknow: Sure, they don't "force" the people to change on the right, but they also don't leave them any other option.


No option except for the best, most safe one: Sucking it up and maintaining a safe stopping distance (which is at least a little bit less than the canonical car-length per 10 mph) while making your hopes and dreams for yourself, your car, and that particular lane of traffic crystal clear.  It's a tough balancing act, and it's not particularly emotionally satisfying.  But it is a third option (other than tailgating or passing on the right).   And, to the extent that passing on the right is dangerous (as many claimed above), it's the preferable option.
 
2013-03-12 04:33:07 PM  

BuckTurgidson: [i14.photobucket.com image 600x399]


I am a cat.  That clears up a lot of questions for me.

Thank you, Buck
 
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