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2014-03-28 12:05:03 PM  
The Lakeland woman who took this  doesn't want us to use her name...
"i59.tinypic.com
 
2014-03-28 12:05:11 PM  
I am going to say, nobody is easier to troll than the Fark ProDriver squad.

Go on, tell me you're a better driver.  Please.
 
2014-03-28 12:05:49 PM  

adragontattoo: OregonVet: sammyk: Meh, left lane nazis' make my blood boil

I don't think 55+ in a 50 zone is hogging the left lane if you have a turn coming up.

Coming up meaning the next 1/4 mile or sometime eventually in the next 5 miles I will have to turn left so I will just stay in the left lane until then no matter what?

Before all of the self righteous blow hards arrive to proclaim that they are doing the speed limit so they don't have to move, I would like to provide the following link.  http://www.fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2006/022006/02092006/166829   In this link there is a statement from the Virginia State Police.  "Leave it up to police officers to deal with any violations they might be committing. We'll handle that," he said. "But the law still requires you to move to the right and let them pass."

That means that unless you are a LEO, you don't get to decide to enforce the law.  No!  Not yours!


Correct. LE says this just to avoid this kind of road rage.
 
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2014-03-28 12:05:57 PM  
It says quite a bit about the Fark community when this video gets posted and everyone piles on the person filming it.
 
2014-03-28 12:06:59 PM  

psilocyberguy: If however, you feel like Ford Truck Man's behavior was okay



Reading is fun and mental... If you could only read my previous posts...

As for my "Crackerjack license", I'm getting a kick out of that.

I've not driven the stretch of road in the video, so I don't really know what it's like on any given day. What I do know is that people are funny about upcoming left-hand turns. They just seem to want to get left as soon possible and aren't really interested who's behind 'em and how fast they're going. This chick seems to fit that bill pretty well. She wanted left, so she stayed there. And that's her right. And the trucker was a dick. She's a dick too.
 
2014-03-28 12:07:29 PM  

Melvin Lovecraft: Jersey, Colorado for sure.  Probably others.

[www.coloradodot.info image 87x128]

Michigan.

[images.gasbuddy.com image 157x124]


I wonder how people turn left off of those roads.
 
2014-03-28 12:08:22 PM  

Bf+: It says quite a bit about the Fark community when this video gets posted and everyone piles on the person filming it.


Probably because two people contributes to this incident, tow people broke Florida law and only one was arrested?
 
2014-03-28 12:08:38 PM  

2KanZam: I had a great interaction with  a road rage moron awhile back:

I was coming onto the highway along a very busy entrance ramp like I do EVERY day, and this ramp turns into an off ramp in a short distance, so you must merge onto the highway quickly.

 I had 3 car lengths to merge into between cars (which is more than you usually have here) and this chick in a mustang purposefully guns it  to close the gap so that I can't merge.  I give her a WTF face and should shrug as we are staring face to face and she begins to flip me the bird... BLAAAMMO.... she rear ended the car in front of her since traffic had stopped and she was focusing on screwing me over.

Laugher. OH. EL!

...we were only within eyesight of eachother for like 50 feet so I really don't know how she could have had anything against me to pull this? I guess she was having a bad day that got even worse.

/csb


Didn't anyone tell you?  It's a race.  You can't let anyone in front of you, ever.  It's a sign of weakness.
 
2014-03-28 12:09:42 PM  
A fun experiment I run sometimes:

Drive a Prius on the middle lane of the interstate, 5-10mph above the posted limit, and there's a 50% chance that someone will get all road-ragy behind me, flashing lights, honking horns and flipping me off.

Drive my Toyota Tacoma in the left lane, at precisely the speed limit = never, ever have anyone freak out or get angry

/so far no one seems to notice or care about driving behind a Nissan LEAF.
//when riding a motorcycle, drivers always get within a few feet of the rear wheel - requiring fairly aggressive riding to maintain a safe distance
 
2014-03-28 12:10:05 PM  

OregonVet: liam76: She didn't have a turn coming up.

Are you a mind reader now? She said she did. How do you know she didn't? Even if by your judgement her turn was too far down the road she wasn't misusing the lane.


The video was two minutes, she didn't have to turn anytime soon.

And yes , she did misuse the lane. Legally she didn't ( but morally she was still being a coont) for not moving over, but when she sped up to keep him from passing she did legally.

Doesn't excuse the guy for being an asshole, but by speeding up when he was passing and videotaping made her just as much of an asshole.
 
2014-03-28 12:10:06 PM  

AirForceVet: Jeffrey Travis White, if anyone was curious about road rager.

[www.baynews9.com image 720x486]


Yep, looks like your typical meat-head redneck.  So sorry to hear about his truck.

/not really
 
2014-03-28 12:10:14 PM  

adragontattoo: Dancin_In_Anson: I wonder why everyone is in such a farking hurry to get to the next red light.

I always laugh when I am in town and someone hauls ass as soon as the light turns green.  I always make sure to applaud and congratulate them on winning the race to the red light.  I then profusely apologize for taking so long to arrive.  Best so far was the guy who "raced" me to 5 consecutive red lights.  I was very ashamed that I managed to lose to him so many times.  The cops even pulled him over to congratulate him (I assume that is why they pulled a U-turn and started up their disco lights.)


You never know, one of those times you might be fast enough to barely make the next light and then you are golden.  If I can shave 10% off my driving time by going faster that equals at least 24 hours a year I am NOT spending in my car.  If you want to drive the speed limit and spend an extra couple of MONTHS sitting in your car over the course of your life then know yourself out.
 
2014-03-28 12:11:01 PM  

OregonVet: sammyk: Meh, left lane nazis' make my blood boil

I don't think 55+ in a 50 zone is hogging the left lane if you have a turn coming up.


In all the time she is video taping and all the time he is passing her, she still has not turned left, then she is
hogging the left lane.  Passive aggressive biatch hating others because of her play doh bod.

"I have a turn coming up" is just a vague excuse
 
2014-03-28 12:11:01 PM  
Before any of this filming happened, if the guy driving the truck didn't ride anyone's ass, didn't go all ragey, and didn't bring this entire episode upon himself there was an opportunity for him to not be a dick.
 
2014-03-28 12:11:25 PM  

robodog: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Gecko Gingrich: Almost correct. It's not because this is Fark. It's because in many jurisdictions it is the law. *Expressly* the law. Even where it's not the law, it's still the courteous and safe thing to do.

Bullshiat.  You have a citation to show that this is the law "in most places"?

The Keep Right laws I'm familiar with require you to stay in the righmost lane unless you are passing, or unless you are approaching a left turn - they do NOT require you to move out of the way of an overtaking vehicle, no matter how fast Jethro P Roadrage flashes his headlights or how close he tailgates.

Do you assume flashing headlights are road rage? I'll use them if someone is driving at/under in the left lane impeding progress for a long period of time with open opportunities to move over. It seems a lot safer than passing on the right or tailgating.


In America, flashing lights IS roadrage. That fact drives me nuts. "How dare you try to tell me what to do" is the attitude; instantly defensive. I quit doing due to the number of psychotics I've come across. Not worth having some dude go Jeffrey Dahmer on you. Just go around them.

In Germany, it's the law. In the States, you're provoking your fellow driver. What a farked up country we are.
 
2014-03-28 12:11:54 PM  

xtech: Because People in power are Stupid: xtech: thats ok. i can always adjust my mirrors upwards so they reflect it right back at dipshiats like you.

That won't work unless you replace your entire rear windshield with a mirror.

wrong. i simply turn the middle window slightly upwards, so the light doesnt hit my eye. guess where it goes? :)

same with the rear windows. angle slightly upward and adjust til the beam is behind you with no glare.

i dont need rear view mirrors to tell me what i can learn from looking slightly left or right. plus its more fun when the jackasses start flashing lights and it does nothing to me ;)


I think you are over-estimating the power of your mirrors. In the meanwhile the brights from my halogens are illuminating your entire cab.
 
2014-03-28 12:13:01 PM  

quantum_csc: adragontattoo: Dancin_In_Anson: I wonder why everyone is in such a farking hurry to get to the next red light.

I always laugh when I am in town and someone hauls ass as soon as the light turns green.  I always make sure to applaud and congratulate them on winning the race to the red light.  I then profusely apologize for taking so long to arrive.  Best so far was the guy who "raced" me to 5 consecutive red lights.  I was very ashamed that I managed to lose to him so many times.  The cops even pulled him over to congratulate him (I assume that is why they pulled a U-turn and started up their disco lights.)

You never know, one of those times you might be fast enough to barely make the next light and then you are golden.  If I can shave 10% off my driving time by going faster endangering the lives of myself, my passengers, and others on the road, that equals at least 24 hours a year I am NOT spending in my car.  If you want to drive the speed limit and spend an extra couple of MONTHS sitting in your car over the course of your life then know yourself out.

 
2014-03-28 12:13:45 PM  

Gonz: If you're driving in the left lane, it doesn't matter how fast you're going. If the car behind you wants to go faster, that's your problem, and you'd better let them pass you or you're wrong.


Good to see you know how to correctly operate your vehicle.
 
2014-03-28 12:13:57 PM  
Nick Nostril:
Some people are just like that. I see them every day.  I used to be a lot more like him (although nowhere near as bad) but have calmed down in my old age. Most days I toddle along in the right lane and let the crazies fly by.

I used to ride my motorcycle like a complete shiathat in traffic.  But once I started getting into closed-course racing motorcycles and cars I found a distinct correlation.  The faster and more skilled I got on the track, the slower and more sedate I drove/rode on public roads.

I see it in my girlfriend.  She has not advanced driver training, yet drives her Mustang like there is going to be trophies and champagne waiting for her when she gets to work and practically bump drafts anyone in front of her if she thinks they are not going fast enough.  To the point that I've reached over and grabbed some e-brake to get her to back off at times.

I on the other hand have adopted a very "We'll get there when we get there." cruising in the right lane at the posted limit attitude.  More relaxing, far less stress.
 
2014-03-28 12:14:08 PM  

ned4spd8874: If you ask me, she was in the wrong here.  Granted, the guy overreacted and should have shown more restraint.  However, in the video you can see the right lane is clearly open for most of the video.  Why the hell didn't she move over to let him pass?


 The right lane BEHIND THEM was clear. Watch the video again and you'll see that she is directly beside a truck - you can see the tail end of it briefly at the 2 second mark. Over the course of the next minute, she passes it and a second truck in front of it. That's why she didn't just "pull over" - she was passing other vehicles


Just another case of someone thinking they are king/queen of the road and we all have to abid by their own rules.  Jerks.
 
2014-03-28 12:14:19 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: xtech: Because People in power are Stupid: xtech: thats ok. i can always adjust my mirrors upwards so they reflect it right back at dipshiats like you.

That won't work unless you replace your entire rear windshield with a mirror.

wrong. i simply turn the middle window slightly upwards, so the light doesnt hit my eye. guess where it goes? :)

same with the rear windows. angle slightly upward and adjust til the beam is behind you with no glare.

i dont need rear view mirrors to tell me what i can learn from looking slightly left or right. plus its more fun when the jackasses start flashing lights and it does nothing to me ;)

I think you are over-estimating the power of your mirrors. In the meanwhile the brights from my halogens are illuminating your entire cab.


Hey, I mean, you're not enforcing the stereotype of an asshat oversized pickup driver or anything, at all.
 
2014-03-28 12:14:54 PM  
wfla.images.worldnow.com

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-28 12:15:08 PM  

Melvin Lovecraft: My 2 cents:  The woman driver was not speeding, however, from the video, there wasn't much traffic, and she could have easily gotten over to let the truck pass.  She said she was in the left lane to turn (she can say anything she wants), but the vid is almost 2 minutes long and her turn never comes.

She may not have HAD to get over, as she apparently wasn't breaking the law (regarding staying right except to pass), but she didn't.  Why not?  Who knows.  But just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you SHOULD.

The woman, while not breaking the law, still showed an utter disregard for her safety and the safety of others by willfully not letting the truck pass, and filming while driving.  She said she does this a lot, as if it's her mission to aggravate other drivers, then play victim when they take umbrage with her.  IMHO, she is just as dangerous as the guy in the truck, and her "accident" is coming.


So you're blaming her for not getting over even though every action that led to Mr. SmallPeenBigTruck wiping out was of his own doing and the outcome was completely within his control to avoid? Yes, she didn't let him over, she didn't have to. Slow traffic stay right doesn't apply on city streets, you can cruise in the left lane as long as you want to. He could have chosen to back off her bumper, he didn't. He could have chosen to pass her in a safe and responsible manner, but he doesn't. He gets in the other lane, pulls alongside her just so he can make sure she sees him flip her off, then speeds up and cuts over (no blinker) fast enough to fishtail and spin out on the wet road. Every chance he had to de-escalate the situation he chose the aggressive and irresponsible course.  How is it her fault that he's so immature that he reacts in such a way to someone driving in front of him? The only thing I can really knock her for is using her damn phone while driving.

Dumbass truck driver was in the wrong. The resulting crash was 100% on him. Stop trying to blame the person who chose not to drive like a complete roid raging maniac.
 
2014-03-28 12:15:23 PM  

Bf+: It says quite a bit about the Fark community when this video gets posted and everyone piles on the person filming it.


Meh, people are piling on both sides.  There are no good people in this story,  They both suck.
 
2014-03-28 12:15:30 PM  

liam76: OregonVet: liam76: She didn't have a turn coming up.

Are you a mind reader now? She said she did. How do you know she didn't? Even if by your judgement her turn was too far down the road she wasn't misusing the lane.

The video was two minutes, she didn't have to turn anytime soon.

And yes , she did misuse the lane. Legally she didn't ( but morally she was still being a coont) for not moving over, but when she sped up to keep him from passing she did legally.

Doesn't excuse the guy for being an asshole, but by speeding up when he was passing and videotaping made her just as much of an asshole.



That's how you know it was personal for both of them. Dude finally got around her (and she knew that's what he wanted all along) and she just had to speed up say "hi". That's what makes her a dick. His dickery is not absolved, he should have calmed the fark down and just been happy he managed to get around the coont.
 
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2014-03-28 12:16:06 PM  
StrangeQ:


Listen, I get it-- you're trolling.  Fine, whatever floats your boat.
But the thing is...you're not even trying.  It's far too blatant and obvious, and I'm sure you're aware of that.
I don't understand why you would even bother.  I only responded because I'm genuinely interested in your motive.
 
2014-03-28 12:16:07 PM  

tripleseven: I am going to say, nobody is easier to troll than the Fark ProDriver squad.

Go on, tell me you're a better driver.  Please.


Farkers will admit to being shiatty lovers before they'll admit to being shiatty drivers - and yet, by their own descriptions of their on-road behavior, most of them are.
Shiatty drivers, that is.
Well, shiatty lovers, too, but that's in other threads.
 
2014-03-28 12:16:53 PM  

MrSteve007: A fun experiment I run sometimes:

Drive a Prius on the middle lane of the interstate, 5-10mph above the posted limit, and there's a 50% chance that someone will get all road-ragy behind me, flashing lights, honking horns and flipping me off.


I usually have the opposite experience.  Pull onto the interstate and pass a Prius while accelerating to 5-10 over the limit and there is a 90% chance they will speed up to try and pass me.
 
2014-03-28 12:18:15 PM  

tripleseven: I am going to say, nobody is easier to troll than the Fark ProDriver squad.

Go on, tell me you're a better driver.  Please.


I'm a better driver.
 
2014-03-28 12:18:17 PM  

adragontattoo: Nope and I have not yet found the speed that works to do that. Anytime I talk to people about it, we all agree that the lights aren't set(synced?) correctly. Hell there is one light that I THINK has been fixed (last time I went through it, I was doing the speed limit) finally but it would turn red UNLESS you were doing 10 under the speed limit.


Rt. 234 (between Manassas and Woodbridge) gets that way a lot, where there's no real speed at which you can travel and hit green light after green light. It really does behoove you to try to speed and get through the next one, because THEN you can get through 3 or 4 more before you're stopped again.

Last time I was on 234, there were 3 different times where lights within 200 yards of each other, one would be red, the other green. And when one turned, the other would turn the other color. So essentially you're stop, start, stop again. Over and over and over. Tremendously frustrating.
 
2014-03-28 12:18:28 PM  

StrangeQ: MrSteve007: A fun experiment I run sometimes:

Drive a Prius on the middle lane of the interstate, 5-10mph above the posted limit, and there's a 50% chance that someone will get all road-ragy behind me, flashing lights, honking horns and flipping me off.

I usually have the opposite experience.  Pull onto the interstate and pass a Prius while accelerating to 5-10 over the limit and there is a 90% chance they will speed up to try and pass me.


As if it is even possible for a Prius to keep up. I laugh from half a mile in front of them
 
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2014-03-28 12:18:40 PM  

Phelon Hardtimes: Bf+: It says quite a bit about the Fark community when this video gets posted and everyone piles on the person filming it.

Meh, people are piling on both sides.  There are no good people in this story,  They both suck.



So vote Republican.
...wait, I guess that doesn't really apply here.
Nevermind.
 
2014-03-28 12:21:29 PM  

Bf+: StrangeQ:


Listen, I get it-- you're trolling.  Fine, whatever floats your boat.
But the thing is...you're not even trying.  It's far too blatant and obvious, and I'm sure you're aware of that.
I don't understand why you would even bother.  I only responded because I'm genuinely interested in your motive.


Wish I knew what you were quoting so I would know what to inquisitively raise an eyebrow at...
 
2014-03-28 12:21:49 PM  
Oh, one more point about all this:

The safest place for an aggressive driver is in front of you, the defensive driver. That way you can plan and react to the aggressive driver's moves.
 
2014-03-28 12:22:12 PM  
I don't ever have to worry about filming.  I got a dash cam.

look ma, no hands!
 
2014-03-28 12:22:30 PM  

tripleseven: Gonz: OregonVet: sammyk: Meh, left lane nazis' make my blood boil

I don't think 55+ in a 50 zone is hogging the left lane if you have a turn coming up.

No, no, no. This is Fark. If you're driving in the left lane, it doesn't matter how fast you're going. If the car behind you wants to go faster, that's your problem, and you'd better let them pass you or you're wrong.

Also, someone in the right lane going exactly the speed limit is a hazard to everyone else on the road. I've been told this many, many times.

The Fark ProDriver© squad should arrive soon to tell everyone that they are better drivers.


They've been here all day.
 
2014-03-28 12:22:32 PM  

StrangeQ: MrSteve007: A fun experiment I run sometimes:

Drive a Prius on the middle lane of the interstate, 5-10mph above the posted limit, and there's a 50% chance that someone will get all road-ragy behind me, flashing lights, honking horns and flipping me off.

I usually have the opposite experience.  Pull onto the interstate and pass a Prius while accelerating to 5-10 over the limit and there is a 90% chance they will speed up to try and pass me.


I like to camp in front of errant Priusi and then mash down on the accelerator (leaving them in  plume of coal dust).

/ Rolling coal! VW Turbo Diesel for the win!
// what the hell does this Check Engine Light mean anyway?
 
2014-03-28 12:22:32 PM  

Phelon Hardtimes: Bf+: It says quite a bit about the Fark community when this video gets posted and everyone piles on the person filming it.

Meh, people are piling on both sides.  There are no good people in this story,  They both suck.


Well, if there's anything these threads tell me, it's that there are as many opinions about what constitutes "good driving" as there are drivers on the  road - and they are all subjective.
That's why we have fixed, agreed upon traffic laws, and it's probably better to pretty much drive by them. At least from the point of view of one's practical self-interest.
 
2014-03-28 12:22:33 PM  

quantum_csc: adragontattoo: Dancin_In_Anson: I wonder why everyone is in such a farking hurry to get to the next red light.

I always laugh when I am in town and someone hauls ass as soon as the light turns green.  I always make sure to applaud and congratulate them on winning the race to the red light.  I then profusely apologize for taking so long to arrive.  Best so far was the guy who "raced" me to 5 consecutive red lights.  I was very ashamed that I managed to lose to him so many times.  The cops even pulled him over to congratulate him (I assume that is why they pulled a U-turn and started up their disco lights.)

You never know, one of those times you might be fast enough to barely make the next light and then you are golden.  If I can shave 10% off my driving time by going faster that equals at least 24 hours a year I am NOT spending in my car.  If you want to drive the speed limit and spend an extra couple of MONTHS sitting in your car over the course of your life then know yourself out.


As someone with a moderately heavy foot, I've never understood the superiority of that guy who drives the speed limit. "I'll see you at the next light".. Not likely. I'll make the green and you won't and that will be the last I hear from you. I don't care one way or the other usually.. Unless there's some reason I have to be speeding.

While riding with my friend who irritatingly drives less than the speed limit all the time, it takes forever to get anywhere. I could swear sometimes it takes twice as long, even though I don't drive twice as fast.

I started watching traffic patterns, and I saw that because my friend goes slow, lots of people change lanes in front of him, which puts him even further back at lights.. Lights I would have passed through on the cycle before during the green. Same deal on the highway. I watched the difference between him and another car he was following; as people merged in, they pushed my friend further back behind the car he was trying to follow. Just a little bit of lower speed greatly increases trip time when traffic is bad.
 
2014-03-28 12:23:12 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: When performing road rage from a truck -it's best to do it at night. That way you can flick on your brights while tailgating.


and they retaliate with this pointed out their window. just a quick flick of the trigger
images2.opticsplanet.com
 
2014-03-28 12:23:17 PM  

loaba: psilocyberguy: If however, you feel like Ford Truck Man's behavior was okay


Reading is fun and mental... If you could only read my previous posts...

As for my "Crackerjack license", I'm getting a kick out of that.

I've not driven the stretch of road in the video, so I don't really know what it's like on any given day. What I do know is that people are funny about upcoming left-hand turns. They just seem to want to get left as soon possible and aren't really interested who's behind 'em and how fast they're going. This chick seems to fit that bill pretty well. She wanted left, so she stayed there. And that's her right. And the trucker was a dick. She's a dick too.


The crackerjack line was in my head and wanted a reason to use it.  I read your previous posts but couldn't resist the temptation.  Sorry.  Friends?
 
2014-03-28 12:23:31 PM  

Dog Welder: For those who missed it, there is no "passing lane" on this road.  She was planning on making a left turn so getting over into the right lane would not have been the proper move.


Was her turn signal on?   No.  Stay the eff to the right when men are talking.
 
2014-03-28 12:23:46 PM  

SurfaceTension: Oh, one more point about all this:

The safest place for an aggressive driver is in front of you, the defensive driver. That way you can plan and react to the aggressive driver's moves.


Amen, Brother - you are quoting directly from my personal road gospel.
 
2014-03-28 12:23:53 PM  

R.A.Danny: StrangeQ: MrSteve007: A fun experiment I run sometimes:

Drive a Prius on the middle lane of the interstate, 5-10mph above the posted limit, and there's a 50% chance that someone will get all road-ragy behind me, flashing lights, honking horns and flipping me off.

I usually have the opposite experience.  Pull onto the interstate and pass a Prius while accelerating to 5-10 over the limit and there is a 90% chance they will speed up to try and pass me.

As if it is even possible for a Prius to keep up. I laugh from half a mile in front of them


They can move if they want to.  I saw one once going easily 95+ weaving through lanes on the highway.  Thought he was trying to actually achieve liftoff with his little airplane wing car.
 
2014-03-28 12:26:13 PM  

moike: I don't get it...

I drive a big ass pickup truck, yet I seem to be able to do so without being a total self-important tailgating foamy-mouthed road-raging shiatdick.

I must be doing something wrong.


HEY!  We're you the asshole who kept politely minding his own business in front of me at the stoplight this morning?

YOU SUCK!
 
2014-03-28 12:26:28 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: xtech: Because People in power are Stupid: xtech: thats ok. i can always adjust my mirrors upwards so they reflect it right back at dipshiats like you.

That won't work unless you replace your entire rear windshield with a mirror.

wrong. i simply turn the middle window slightly upwards, so the light doesnt hit my eye. guess where it goes? :)

same with the rear windows. angle slightly upward and adjust til the beam is behind you with no glare.

i dont need rear view mirrors to tell me what i can learn from looking slightly left or right. plus its more fun when the jackasses start flashing lights and it does nothing to me ;)

I think you are over-estimating the power of your mirrors. In the meanwhile the brights from my halogens are illuminating your entire cab.


doesnt matter, illuminate all you want. the glare isnt in my eye and is reflected back at you, which is all i care about.

whether or not it causes discomfort is irrelevant.
 
2014-03-28 12:27:07 PM  

StrangeQ: R.A.Danny: StrangeQ: MrSteve007: A fun experiment I run sometimes:

Drive a Prius on the middle lane of the interstate, 5-10mph above the posted limit, and there's a 50% chance that someone will get all road-ragy behind me, flashing lights, honking horns and flipping me off.

I usually have the opposite experience.  Pull onto the interstate and pass a Prius while accelerating to 5-10 over the limit and there is a 90% chance they will speed up to try and pass me.

As if it is even possible for a Prius to keep up. I laugh from half a mile in front of them

They can move if they want to.  I saw one once going easily 95+ weaving through lanes on the highway.  Thought he was trying to actually achieve liftoff with his little airplane wing car.


But when you measure your 0-60 with a calendar... Not that I am driving a racecar, but they just can't accelerate, and acceleration is where it is at in traffic.
 
2014-03-28 12:28:31 PM  
Ah, truly what really matters and is worth getting worked up over in life (and on the internet).
 
2014-03-28 12:28:32 PM  

Cerebral Ballsy: quantum_csc: adragontattoo: Dancin_In_Anson: I wonder why everyone is in such a farking hurry to get to the next red light.

I always laugh when I am in town and someone hauls ass as soon as the light turns green.  I always make sure to applaud and congratulate them on winning the race to the red light.  I then profusely apologize for taking so long to arrive.  Best so far was the guy who "raced" me to 5 consecutive red lights.  I was very ashamed that I managed to lose to him so many times.  The cops even pulled him over to congratulate him (I assume that is why they pulled a U-turn and started up their disco lights.)

You never know, one of those times you might be fast enough to barely make the next light and then you are golden.  If I can shave 10% off my driving time by going faster that equals at least 24 hours a year I am NOT spending in my car.  If you want to drive the speed limit and spend an extra couple of MONTHS sitting in your car over the course of your life then know yourself out.

As someone with a moderately heavy foot, I've never understood the superiority of that guy who drives the speed limit. "I'll see you at the next light".. Not likely. I'll make the green and you won't and that will be the last I hear from you. I don't care one way or the other usually.. Unless there's some reason I have to be speeding.

While riding with my friend who irritatingly drives less than the speed limit all the time, it takes forever to get anywhere. I could swear sometimes it takes twice as long, even though I don't drive twice as fast.

I started watching traffic patterns, and I saw that because my friend goes slow, lots of people change lanes in front of him, which puts him even further back at lights.. Lights I would have passed through on the cycle before during the green. Same deal on the highway. I watched the difference between him and another car he was following; as people merged in, they pushed my friend further back behind the car he was trying ...


That's what all those "5mph will only get you there 30 seconds faster!" PSAs fail to take into account.  If I make the light before it goes red, that saves 1-2 minutes of sitting going nowhere and the now quarter mile more of cars between me and my destination.  Multiply that by however many lights are between you and where you're headed and it starts to add up.
 
2014-03-28 12:28:57 PM  

whatsupchuck: If you're in that much of a goddamn rush to get where you're headed, leave five minutes earlier.  There are going to be other cars on the road and you can't read the minds of those drivers.  Some of them are going to be annoying to you because they are searching for a location or they are distracted or they are stupid.  Get over it, and know that your sense of driving skill superiority is thoroughly voided when you drive like a jackass in retaliation.


Fark is no place that for that kind of logical discussion.
 
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