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(WPTV)   Legislature approves bill forbidding drivers from going slower than 10 mph below speed limit in fast lane   (wptv.com) divider line 322
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2013-05-09 03:37:26 PM  

bigbadideasinaction: the_sidewinder: Difficulty: There is no fast lane

/Use the left lane to pass, then get the fark out of it

I dunno, Americans, I've found, are actually pretty good at this, until you add a third lane and everyone gets stupid.

/Canadian who finds most of your two-lane highways much saner than we have up here.


I can explain that.

2 lane road:

Right lane is for traffic, left lane is to pass.  It's also occasionally used to duck out of the way of drivers coming in off the on-ramp (which is long and straight enough that you can actually merge onto the freeway
"at speed"*) at which point you get back into the right lane.

3 lane road in theory:

Right lane is for traffic, left two lanes are for passing and additional traffic.

3 lane road in reality:

Right lane is an extension of the on and off-ramps.  Because 3-lane roads are usually urban to suburban, there are these extremely short on/off ramps and a fairly consistent stream of traffic coming on/off of them at very slow speeds.

The middle lane then becomes the defacto "slow lane".  Because it's a pain to duck out of the way of traffic all the time, most slow through drivers get into the middle lane because it's easier.

Left lane is now the "fast lane", middle lane is now the "slow lane", right lane is the "local lane".

The problem is that nobody bloody well understands that.  So you get local drivers getting into the left lanes trying to cut up past the traffic and thereby slowing down everybody when they can't merge back over.  (Seriously, all of 101 SB through Silicon Valley's problems are caused by the Rengstorff Road exit (Dinky exit that's near Google, a couple of shopping centers and all the apartments).  You get past that and the right 2 lanes literally empty during rush hour because of the line.  They're adding an extra lane to 101 right now and it will do NOTHING until they fix that exit or remove that exit (since the other nearby exits are much better, and forcing drivers to use them would improve traffic)).

Meanwhile, slow drivers are getting annoyed at exactly how slow the right lanes are (because they're used to thinking of the right lane as the slow lane), and cutting over at random, and fast drivers are stuck because of the craziness that the local and slow drivers are pulling.

*Assuming you're not in the state of Washington.  No one gets above 35 on the onramp and then they all act surprised when the traffic is going 65.  And little old Michigan me is screaming bloody murder because you're supposed to FARKING ACCELERATE.  HIT THE STINKING PEDAL, YOU IDIOTS.  I used to go really slow on the top half just so I could speed up to 45 by the end of the onramps and actually kinda sorta merge.

/Best-behaved traffic I ever saw was on I-40 W from OK/TX border to NM/AZ border.  Everyone went exactly the speed limit (75), everyone stayed in their lane, the high truck speed limits meant that trucks rarely needed to pass and didn't back up traffic when they did.  It was great.  Amarillo was a pain because of construction, but other than that it was great.
 
2013-05-09 03:38:51 PM  

PsyLord: FTA:If Gov. Scott signs the legislation into law, drivers would face a $60 fine for driving 10 mph or more under the posted speed limit in the left lane.
The law would apply to any road or highway with two or more lanes.
Two lanes?  I'm assuming they mean two lanes going in the same direction.


While he's at it, Gov. Lex also has a bill to sign that would hasten along death penalty sentences.

/I'd apply it to drivers of old Volvo wagons covered with stickers, who wander all over the road
 
2013-05-09 03:38:56 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Fark that, it should be anything slower than the posted speed limit (barring traffic/accidents). If you're in the left lane going 56 in a 65 you're still royally farking up traffic flow.

/Hate chicken-shiat douchebags that just ride in the left lane because they don't know how to actually drive


You do know what "limit" means, right?
 
2013-05-09 03:39:39 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Wow. A lot of armchair NASCAR professionals here.

Don't let me get in the way of your posturing, fellas. We all know that every single one of you drives better than anyone else on the road, including each other.

Just stay away from me when you're driving. That's all I ask. I drive exactly the speed limit. I avoid huge clusters and packs of cars and prefer to drive between the packs... AWAY from the other drivers. The only way to be safe from other drivers is to avoid them completely.

And when you come cruising up at high speed on my left, be sure to wave, because I'll probably wave back when I catch up to you a moment later at the next light.

There's no sense in speeding. You won't get there much faster, thanks to stop signs, signals, traffic, and other factors. You might beat me to the same destination by a minute. Ooooh. I bet that minute really helped you when you were wandering around finding a close parking space while I parked in the back and walked, STILL beating you to the actual destination.

People who treat driving like its a competition are to be avoided.


That's great, and I'm happy for you and ignorance must surely be bliss to think that going faster doesn't allow you to make lights that you would otherwise hit a red at, but do be just this one solid, and don't use the left lane unless you're passing someone.

Thanks.
 
2013-05-09 03:40:19 PM  
There was a similar thread a few weeks ago...where I posted this (which I think applies here as well):

There are a lot of unresolved anger issues in this thread.  I never realized just how much this issue tweaked peoples buttons.  It certainly helps me to understand how something like "road rage" can exist (a concept I've never been able to wrap my head around.

There will always be good drivers, and there will always be bad drivers.  Just as there will always be courteous drivers and there will always be inconsiderate idiots.  "slamming on breaks" or "blocking someone in" only makes you just as idiotic as them.  Why not just let people be idiots, stay clear of them, let them do their thing without getting in the way, and enjoy a good jam on the radio?  It's not like you're really going to get there any faster.  I have never understood why people get sooo worked up about driving.  I have never seen my friends as angry as when they are driving or talking about other drivers.
 
2013-05-09 03:41:34 PM  
Passing lane rules are pet peeves of mine.

If you can make a left turn from the lane, it's NOT a passing lane. And don't give me that "You can enter the lane right before the turn" crap. You haven't tried to drive in Florida. I regularly enter the left lane early if I chance. Granted, I don't halt the flow of traffic, but still. This is mainly aimed at the asshats who think you can drive 60 in a 45 zone.

But, on the majority of interstates where there are no left exit ramps (I'm looking at you, I-275), then I'm okay with this law. Then again, I actually follow the rules (for the most part), so whatever.
 
2013-05-09 03:42:12 PM  
Legislator probably got inconvenienced.
 
2013-05-09 03:42:38 PM  

skozlaw: Driving rant thread!


Ex-Boston cabbie gets a kick out of your list of peeves. I agree with most of them in principal but violate about half of them regularly in practice.

The safest way to drive here is to assume that everyone else is a menace to society on the road and to stay in a narrow zone between hyper-aggression and hyper-defensiveness. There is no normal. Hey,if everyone does it, you can't be surprised.
 
2013-05-09 03:42:44 PM  

CorruptDB: imfallen_angel: How about just going with a pet peeve while driving bingo.

1- slow drivers

2- drivers that have no clue on how to use their signal lights

3- drivers that believe that those lines on the ground are only for decoration and doesn't apply to them

4- similar to #3, but these drivers believe that regardless of how many lanes they are, that they are driving on all of them, swerving from one side of the road to the other back and forth, over and over again, I'm guessing after learning to drive on a racing video game.

5- getting stuck behind the asshat in the standard at a red light in a small hill, where the asshat cannot handle being able to prevent his vehicle from creeping backwards bit by bit as he has no ability with a clutch. (but will assure you of how great a driver they are)

6- cellphones, either talking or texting, they should be pulled over and kicked and such like a faulty printer.  I've see idiots holding their cells to their head while letting go of the steering wheel because they needed to make gestures while talking. Same with the ones applying make-up while driving.

7- dogs, another scenario where the driver that has the dog on their lap (or jumping all over the place) should be pulled over and beaten until their spleen comes out.

8- bumper riders... "look idiot, I'm either going at the limit or even higher (and that's the limit that I will go as I refuse to get a ticket over your dumbass), there is no way for me to let you pass right now because if I could I would as I enjoy having a buffer for the cops to go after, and if you seriously need to get to that red light 3 seconds faster so you can show your amazing braking abilities, you should go rent a racetrack and get it out of your system."

9- Drivers who refuse to merge when their lane is ending until the lines force them over.  Once they hit the end of the lane, they just start drifting into the through lane (no signal of course) and force their way in, usually slowing down (the ...


I see this all the time and it is a pet peeve.  When they see people merging right in front of them, the step on the gas and floor it, zooming way to the front where now they try to barge into the only lane.  Basically they just want to cut in front of all of the normal people that merge like they were suppose to.
 
2013-05-09 03:43:14 PM  

serial_crusher: I've always thought they should do graduated speed limits in 5mph increments per lane.


I've seen that before in Mexico City, but in 5Km/H increments.
 
2013-05-09 03:43:32 PM  
I suggest amending the law:

If anyone protests "But everyone else was speeding!" the cop gets to taze them before issuing the ticket.
 
2013-05-09 03:44:09 PM  
When I'm driving I always try to find someone just sitting in the fast lane. The faster the better of course. Then I make them my wingman. I'll stay in the lane just to their right and just ahead of them. Some people try to pass me but I don't let them. You do 95, I'll do 95. Then when I see a cop (I'm in front and see them first) I throw it from 5th to 4th (I have a stck), no brake lights and they zoom passed me. Only seen three people pulled over in 25 years of doing that but that's three tickets I didn't get. If they're dumb enough to just sit in the fast lane, I'm gonna use them.

/internet tough guy driving story
 
2013-05-09 03:44:10 PM  
As someone who spent 12 hours driving on freeway traffic over the last 2 days (traveling for a funeral) I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

My wife likes to remind me what a terrible driver I am, especially when I'm passing someone by going into the left lane, and then I will get back over into the right lane (even if nobody is behind me in the left lane).  Paraphrasing "Pick a lane and stick to it"...Of course I let her know that my opinion differed from hers and miles of butt hurt ensued.
 
2013-05-09 03:45:00 PM  

moothemagiccow:

You do know what "limit" means, right?


it means "no slower than"

No Slower Than
65

; )
 
2013-05-09 03:45:00 PM  
On I-85, the slow drivers are doing 20mph over the speed limit.
 
2013-05-09 03:45:20 PM  
I see this is a driving pet peeve thread...then I'll add on, Wisconsin drivers are farking terrible about using their turn signals (whether lane changing or actually turning).  They're there for a reason assholes.
 
2013-05-09 03:45:29 PM  
There was an interesting study correlating road rage to being circumcised, apparently cut men get much more upset about people driving slow in the 'fast lane' than uncut men.

Probably due to their inability to have complete sexual satisfaction.
 
2013-05-09 03:45:32 PM  

justtray: ZeroCorpse: Wow. A lot of armchair NASCAR professionals here.

Don't let me get in the way of your posturing, fellas. We all know that every single one of you drives better than anyone else on the road, including each other.

Just stay away from me when you're driving. That's all I ask. I drive exactly the speed limit. I avoid huge clusters and packs of cars and prefer to drive between the packs... AWAY from the other drivers. The only way to be safe from other drivers is to avoid them completely.

And when you come cruising up at high speed on my left, be sure to wave, because I'll probably wave back when I catch up to you a moment later at the next light.

There's no sense in speeding. You won't get there much faster, thanks to stop signs, signals, traffic, and other factors. You might beat me to the same destination by a minute. Ooooh. I bet that minute really helped you when you were wandering around finding a close parking space while I parked in the back and walked, STILL beating you to the actual destination.

People who treat driving like its a competition are to be avoided.

That's great, and I'm happy for you and ignorance must surely be bliss to think that going faster doesn't allow you to make lights that you would otherwise hit a red at, but do be just this one solid, and don't use the left lane unless you're passing someone.

Thanks.


I don't understand why you're so pressed for time.

Leave earlier. Relax. You'll get where you need to in time. Being two or three minutes early just isn't worth it. You might even live longer.

It's like waiting for someone to leave the front row in a parking lot. Just park in the back and walk.
 
2013-05-09 03:45:39 PM  
skozlaw: Well I use Mac/Linux...: is when you are in a line at a stoplight that has just turned green, and people leave like 6 to 8 car lengths in between themselves and the car in front of them

Oh, yea, forgot about that one:

19. The car in front of you isn't going to let out a huge burrito fart. CLOSE THE DAMN GAP, ASSHOLE, YOU'RE WASTING USABLE SPACE.

And also:

20. Don't block turns to your right when traffic comes to a stop at a light, dipshiats.


That's one of the most annoying things ever...Encounter it everyday on my drive home from work.

There's two lanes going the same direction and some idiot always is in the right lane at the stop light, only car there besides me behind them, with no one in the left lane, and the idiot sits there to go straight when it turns green while I am stuck waiting 7 minutes to make a right turn.

Also, why is it every driver I see with one of these is the worst driver on the road, does being handicapped make you unable to use a turn signal, have to drive 20 below the speed limit, and suddenly drift into your lane?:

blog.amsvans.com
 
2013-05-09 03:45:40 PM  
Anyone who hasn't spent a slow afternoon at work putting Russian Dash Cam into YouTube doesn't know a thing about awful driving.

/does everyone in Russia have a dash cam?
 
2013-05-09 03:45:48 PM  

meyerkev: Right lane is for traffic, left lane is to pass. It's also occasionally used to duck out of the way of drivers coming in off the on-ramp (which is long and straight enough that you can actually merge onto the freeway "at speed"*) at which point you get back into the right lane.


I love it when I'm passing a guy on the left and there's somebody coming up the on-ramp.  "omg, omg, what do I do?  I know, I'll just cut you off instead of letting the guy on the on-ramp adjust his speed a little."
 
2013-05-09 03:46:24 PM  
I go apeshiat on someone at least once a day for slowriding in the passing lane. I swear some drivers are so stupid and clueless its painful.
 
2013-05-09 03:46:38 PM  

ZeroCorpse: There's no sense in speeding. You won't get there much faster, thanks to stop signs, signals, traffic, and other factors. You might beat me to the same destination by a minute. Ooooh. I bet that minute really helped you when you were wandering around finding a close parking space while I parked in the back and walked, STILL beating you to the actual destination.


It's 20 miles to work for me, one way.  I work 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year (well probably more than that actually).  That's 10,000 miles.  If I drive 1mph faster average (31mph v. 30mph), I save over 10 hours on the road per year.  I save 50 hours on the road per year if I drive 5mph faster.  I'm not racing you.  I don't care how much faster you got there compared to me.  I care how much faster I got there compared to what I could have gotten there in.

I also park in the back and walk.
 
2013-05-09 03:46:42 PM  
Eh, I can afford the ticket.
 
2013-05-09 03:47:33 PM  
The worst drivers are the ones who go slowly up the entrance ramp and can't figure out how to merge onto the interstate. I almost ran into a guy who farking stopped up there rather than merged properly. Many birds were flipped.
 
2013-05-09 03:47:34 PM  

busy chillin': moothemagiccow:

You do know what "limit" means, right?

it means "no slower than"

No Slower Than
65

; )


The point, edge, or line beyond which something cannot or may not proceed.

I understand why you might be confused, since #5 is "a prescribed maximum or minimum amount, quantity, or number" and maybe you think it's the minimum. It's actually the maximum.
 
2013-05-09 03:47:34 PM  
How are all you people passing other drivers so much if you're going the speed limit?
 
2013-05-09 03:47:55 PM  

PsyLord: CorruptDB: imfallen_angel: How about just going with a pet peeve while driving bingo.

1- slow drivers

2- drivers that have no clue on how to use their signal lights

3- drivers that believe that those lines on the ground are only for decoration and doesn't apply to them

4- similar to #3, but these drivers believe that regardless of how many lanes they are, that they are driving on all of them, swerving from one side of the road to the other back and forth, over and over again, I'm guessing after learning to drive on a racing video game.

5- getting stuck behind the asshat in the standard at a red light in a small hill, where the asshat cannot handle being able to prevent his vehicle from creeping backwards bit by bit as he has no ability with a clutch. (but will assure you of how great a driver they are)

6- cellphones, either talking or texting, they should be pulled over and kicked and such like a faulty printer.  I've see idiots holding their cells to their head while letting go of the steering wheel because they needed to make gestures while talking. Same with the ones applying make-up while driving.

7- dogs, another scenario where the driver that has the dog on their lap (or jumping all over the place) should be pulled over and beaten until their spleen comes out.

8- bumper riders... "look idiot, I'm either going at the limit or even higher (and that's the limit that I will go as I refuse to get a ticket over your dumbass), there is no way for me to let you pass right now because if I could I would as I enjoy having a buffer for the cops to go after, and if you seriously need to get to that red light 3 seconds faster so you can show your amazing braking abilities, you should go rent a racetrack and get it out of your system."

9- Drivers who refuse to merge when their lane is ending until the lines force them over.  Once they hit the end of the lane, they just start drifting into the through lane (no signal of course) and force their way in, usually slowin ...


That is a pet peeve of many people, but it's only because we're all taught manners (for the most part) and we think of it as "budging" in line.  Sure if everyone is getting over a mile before the lane ends, and some people are flying ahead of 100 cars, it can seem like a dick move, but all those people getting over early are part of the problem (of the road being backed up).  It's proven that the zipper merge is the most efficient way for traffic to merge. That means using both lanes up until the point where one lane ends...not getting over a 1/4 mile before hand.

/themoreyouknow.jpg
 
2013-05-09 03:48:33 PM  
I hate to admit it, but I am tolerant and understanding of just about anything or anybody -- except goofballs who hog the left lane. Seriously.
 
2013-05-09 03:49:38 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: The worst drivers are the ones who go slowly up the entrance ramp and can't figure out how to merge onto the interstate. I almost ran into a guy who farking stopped up there rather than merged properly. Many birds were flipped.


Don't flip people off, they don't care.  Next time, give them a big smile and two thumbs up.  If they can hear you, tell them they're awesome.  It's way more effective.
 
2013-05-09 03:49:44 PM  

bdm26: 20. Don't block turns to your right when traffic comes to a stop at a light, dipshiats.


That's one of the most annoying things ever...Encounter it everyday on my drive home from work.

There's two lanes going the same direction and some idiot always is in the right lane at the stop light, only car there besides me behind them, with no one in the left lane, and the idiot sits there to go straight when it turns green while I am stuck waiting 7 minutes to make a right turn.


Hmm, I think I misinterpreted him when I read that.  Yes, that is a big pet peeve.

When I'm on my bike I'm obviously not getting into the left lane.  I will usually move over to the left side of the right lane and give you enough room to make your turn.  If you signal, that is.  If you're not signaling, I will stand there and hold you up.
/ I don't want a guy who's going straight to nestle up next to me, then try to pass me on the right after the light turns green.
// Yes, that has actually happened to me before.
 
2013-05-09 03:50:30 PM  
"My taxes paid for this road.  I have just as much right to use any lane I want as anyone else.
Do not flash your lights at me, you SOB.  They do that in Europe, but not here G*d dammit!"

--Overheard
 
2013-05-09 03:51:19 PM  

moothemagiccow: busy chillin': moothemagiccow:

You do know what "limit" means, right?

it means "no slower than"

No Slower Than
65

; )

The point, edge, or line beyond which something cannot or may not proceed.

I understand why you might be confused, since #5 is "a prescribed maximum or minimum amount, quantity, or number" and maybe you think it's the minimum. It's actually the maximum.


um, what? Confused?

I was f*cking joking.
 
2013-05-09 03:52:08 PM  

CrazyCracka420: It's proven that the zipper merge is the most efficient way for traffic to merge


I disagree with that "proof".  It holds up when you're in bumper to bumper rush hour traffic, but if both lanes are going a reasonable speed, it's more important to merge where there's a safe gap to fit in, instead of going all the way to the end where one or more likely both of you will have to slow down.
 
2013-05-09 03:52:10 PM  

imfallen_angel: How about just going with a pet peeve while driving bingo.

1- slow drivers

2- drivers that have no clue on how to use their signal lights

3- drivers that believe that those lines on the ground are only for decoration and doesn't apply to them

4- similar to #3, but these drivers believe that regardless of how many lanes they are, that they are driving on all of them, swerving from one side of the road to the other back and forth, over and over again, I'm guessing after learning to drive on a racing video game.

5- getting stuck behind the asshat in the standard at a red light in a small hill, where the asshat cannot handle being able to prevent his vehicle from creeping backwards bit by bit as he has no ability with a clutch. (but will assure you of how great a driver they are)

6- cellphones, either talking or texting, they should be pulled over and kicked and such like a faulty printer.  I've see idiots holding their cells to their head while letting go of the steering wheel because they needed to make gestures while talking. Same with the ones applying make-up while driving.

7- dogs, another scenario where the driver that has the dog on their lap (or jumping all over the place) should be pulled over and beaten until their spleen comes out.

8- bumper riders... "look idiot, I'm either going at the limit or even higher (and that's the limit that I will go as I refuse to get a ticket over your dumbass), there is no way for me to let you pass right now because if I could I would as I enjoy having a buffer for the cops to go after, and if you seriously need to get to that red light 3 seconds faster so you can show your amazing braking abilities, you should go rent a racetrack and get it out of your system."


I was in traffic school years ago with about 120 people. We did this and came up with 81 pet peeves. Some people didn't like that other people timed lights. WTF? Maybe they're just mad they're too dumb to realize that after the people turn left in front of you, you're next (at most lights here). So after 81 and we couldn't come up with any others then the instructor asked "How about people that don't move over to the right as far as they can while turning?" That made 82 pet peeves. Someone asked what if there wasn't a broken white line. He said it's legal to drive over solid white lines in Ca. Learn something new every day.
 
2013-05-09 03:52:14 PM  

PJ-: You do realize that right now your post makes you look like one of those people who scream at their windshield because someone isn't driving the way they want them to. #5 by the way, OH NOES!!! A little bump to your car that probably didn't even cause a dent in your bumper.

You need to relax a bit there, not everybody in the world works by your schedule. I'm one of those people that drives under the speed limit if i'm not in a rush to get anywhere. If I am in fact in a rush, then I might push it to 5-10 over the speed limit. I don't do it because i'm a scared driver, I do it because you don't farking know who is going to do what on the road, and if you are going too fast, your reflex speed won't be fast enough to prevent you from t-boning some douchebag who didn't stop for a red light.


hmm... guess you're ability to read and judge accordingly is skewed by the fact that I might have hit a nerve and you saw yourself in some of those...

1) nah, I want people to drive properly... going over the lines and not able to stay in a lane isn't a minor thing, it's plain bad driving and lack of ability to drive the vehicle properly.

2) someone bumping into another car.... errr... if you don't mind that, good for you, but personally, I prefer my vehicle undamaged.  That's bad driver skill and shows that you can't handle driving properly.

3) well, I don't know how you got to such a conclusion... put the bottle down I'd say. You're probably a "scared driver" more due to the fact that you drive poorly if I was to go with your comments.
 
2013-05-09 03:52:20 PM  

PsyLord: 9- Drivers who refuse to merge when their lane is ending until the lines force them over. Once they hit the end of the lane, they just start drifting into the through lane (no signal of course) and force their way in, usually slowing down (the ...

I see this all the time and it is a pet peeve. When they see people merging right in front of them, the step on the gas and floor it, zooming way to the front where now they try to barge into the only lane. Basically they just want to cut in front of all of the normal people that merge like they were suppose to.


Anyone who takes 395 in or out of DC (I'm thinking specifically about the GW Pkwy/400 exits) knows the annoyance of seeing, on a 3-lane highway, two or three SUPER-assholes sitting in the middle lane with their blinkers on, right next to a solid column (usually backed up onto the offramp from 395-S) attempting to take 395.

And 395-N, just after the 14th St bridge, exit 12 (to the L'Enfant Promenade) - there's always a cadre of lane-change-procrastinators gumming up the right lanes. It's not like they have 3 signs for the half-mile before the exit telling you that the 2 right lanes are for exiting. I want twin-mounted .50s behind my headlights for those folks.
 
2013-05-09 03:52:24 PM  
*gets popcorn*


this will be a well reasoned and rational thread
 
2013-05-09 03:52:40 PM  

lennavan: Igor Jakovsky: The worst drivers are the ones who go slowly up the entrance ramp and can't figure out how to merge onto the interstate. I almost ran into a guy who farking stopped up there rather than merged properly. Many birds were flipped.

Don't flip people off, they don't care.  Next time, give them a big smile and two thumbs up.  If they can hear you, tell them they're awesome.  It's way more effective.


I blow 'em a kiss.

Man, you can't believe how much that pisses off your average road rager.
 
2013-05-09 03:53:37 PM  

Cyno01: eraser8: I_Am_Weasel: I assume they once again failed to address the menace of uncanceled turn signals?

The people I want cannonized* are the people who brake and only use their turn signals once they've slowed down to 5 miles per hour.  Please, for the love of all that is good, signal your turn BEFORE applying the brake.

*cannonized: to be shot out of a cannon.  Not to be confused with canonized: to be declared a saint.

Also people who wait to put on their directional until the light turns green.


That's really farking annoying when you're at a light that only turns green (no signals).  I'm signaling I'm going to take a left turn, they have no signal, so naturally I assume they are going straight.  Light turns green, I wait for them to go straight, and then they turn left.  That makes me pretty angry.  It's probably a good thing I don't carry firearms in my car.
 
2013-05-09 03:53:55 PM  
Good. Now if we implemented some heavier driving tests for people over age 60 then we might get this state's driving out of the pits.

Yeah yeah people of all ages suck at driving, but in my entire life of being here 9/10 times a terrible driver is a shriveled old fark who probably doesn't even realize that they're driving at that very moment. They merge in front of you when they must yield, they go 20 mph in a 45 zone, they go the wrong way down the road, they don't know what. the. fark. is going on. I'd rather deal with a bunch of young assholes on crotchrockets than one fogie who mistakenly believes that they're still mentally and physically capable of driving.
 
2013-05-09 03:54:02 PM  

the_sidewinder: Difficulty: There is no fast lane

/Use the left lane to pass, then get the fark out of it


^this^ On I95 it's dbags in F150s or ricers that cruise the left lane instead of passing and moving over.
 
2013-05-09 03:54:28 PM  
ZeroCorpse:
Just stay away from me when you're driving. That's all I ask. I drive exactly the speed limit. I avoid huge clusters and packs of cars and prefer to drive between the packs... AWAY from the other drivers. The only way to be safe from other drivers is to avoid them completely.

Yup, completely agree.  Which brings to mind the bastards who want to use me as their own personal cruise control and stick to me like glue, no matter how much I try to shake them. (aka Highway Buddies)  Follow me at a distance all you want and all is well, but don't keep catching up to me and then obstructing most of my rear view mirror just because you're too lazy to keep your speed in check on your own.

/gears grinded
 
2013-05-09 03:54:37 PM  

serial_crusher: CrazyCracka420: It's proven that the zipper merge is the most efficient way for traffic to merge

I disagree with that "proof".  It holds up when you're in bumper to bumper rush hour traffic, but if both lanes are going a reasonable speed, it's more important to merge where there's a safe gap to fit in, instead of going all the way to the end where one or more likely both of you will have to slow down.


I was speaking more from my experience over the last couple days on 94 in Wisconsin.  Lots of construction going down to 1 lane.  Say the right lane is ending in a mile, people were stacking up in the left lane and the left lane would be completely stopped for about a half mile or so until the lane dropped, right lane is a ghost town.
 
2013-05-09 03:55:14 PM  

kaedric: Why not just let people be idiots, stay clear of them, let them do their thing without getting in the way, and enjoy a good jam on the radio?


Speaking for myself, I try to maintain my Zen on the road.  But inconsiderate drivers still make my blood boil.  The roads exist for us all to go places.  People who don't follow the rules of the road, written or unwritten, consciously or unconsciously, impede not just me, but everyone.  It's selfish and when I get mad enough, I'll refuse to reward it.  I won't take dangerous actions, but you bet I'd refuse to allow a merge for someone who should've done it way earlier and waited in line just like everyone else, for example.  I just won't reward that kind of bad behavior.

It's difficult to stay clear of these people, because most of the time, they actively put themselves in the way.

I'm not saying that I'm more important than any other particular driver out there.  I'm saying that the self-important or clueless drivers are NOT more important than everyone else.  I follow these rules of the road.  Lots of people follow these rules of the road.  No one should be above them.
 
2013-05-09 03:55:20 PM  
I usually find some speeder and then I shadow them in the lane to the right about 25-50 yards back.

That way, they are finding all the cops for me.   They intercept the ticket.  At worst, their brake lights let me know it is time to slow down.
 
2013-05-09 03:55:29 PM  
www.allaboutmoney.com

yep, I haven't flipped people off in years. A sarcastic thumbs up and mouthing "you suck at driving" is how I keep my sanity.

I actually don't get road rage....maybe that technique really does work.
 
2013-05-09 03:55:34 PM  
When are we going to get speedometers on the outside of cars, particularly placed in the back window so you can see exactly how fast the person in front of you is going?  One of my biggest annoyances while driving on the road is people who are braking heavily (for seemingly no reason, but maybe there's something in front of them causing them to stop suddenly) and you can't tell how hard they are breaking until it's almost too late.  Even if a speedometer is considered too much, how about metered brake lights that visually tell other drivers how hard the person is braking.. Brake lights on the front of the car would also help judge whether or not people are running red lights when you're trying to turn left.
 
2013-05-09 03:56:06 PM  
Pocket Ninja:
Think of slack-jawed simpletons, the halfwit bumpkins everywhere. The Marylanders struggling to understand difficult concepts like "signs" and "signals." Make things easier, not more complicated. Passing lane. It is more difficult to say, but think of the payoffs.

Hey!  Marylanders can handle signs reasonably well, and I haven't seen "signaling" done anywhere else on the East coast (once in NC I saw two cars signal.  One went the opposite direction, so I'm not sure what the point was).  On the other hand, we laugh at those of you so far in the sticks that you can leave a lane empty of traffic.  If you live there, you might be...

Merging.  Merging is what you should never expect from MD tags.  VA cars will get it wrong as well, only much more aggressively (and appear to know what they are doing, no matter how wrong it is).

/why yes, I know who Pocket Ninja is.
//those of you on the left coast, they aren't kidding about drivers here. Merging is the real problem.
 
2013-05-09 03:56:17 PM  

Nutsac_Jim: I usually find some speeder and then I shadow them in the lane to the right about 25-50 yards back.

That way, they are finding all the cops for me.   They intercept the ticket.  At worst, their brake lights let me know it is time to slow down.


Follow the speeder is one of my favorite games.
 
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