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2014-03-28 12:29:25 PM  
Both of these people should have their licenses permanently revoked. The pickup guy for the road rage idiocy obviously, and the person in the car for taking a cell phone video while driving. Both showed they completely lack the judgement required to operate a vehicle.
 
2014-03-28 12:29:35 PM  

jso2897: Well, technically, it is - but it's not good policy.


Which was my real point in that thread. A Farker commented described the (legal) things he would do, but instead of doing them because that's the law he stated that he did them specifically to piss off other drivers. I called him a jackass. I haven't changed my mind. A law abiding jackass is still a jackass. However, that was not the opinion of quite a few other people in that thread.
 
2014-03-28 12:29:50 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 ...



As a heavy-foot driver, I can tell you that you're pretty well wrong. If you and your buddy took seperate cars, he's probably only 2 or 3 minutes behind you. But you do get there first.
 
2014-03-28 12:30:04 PM  

BEER_ME_in_CT: GET OUT OF THE FAST LANE you tubby $%#@. And, YOU OWE ME A NEW TRUCK lol.


there is no "fast lane" on surface streets, you cretin.
 
2014-03-28 12:30:16 PM  
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CSI can't keep their male leads for shiat.
 
2014-03-28 12:30:48 PM  

xtech: 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.

thats ok. i can always adjust my mirrors upwards so they reflect it right back at dipshiats like you.

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!  [3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x494]

actually, ill do whatever the fark i want to do. you arent the cops and cant say shiat as to whether or not i can go the speed limit in the left lane. it is a SPEED LIMIT for a reason, but jackasses like you seem to forget that.

sammyk: OregonVet: sammyk: I don't either.Good, because another story on the news this morning showed the part where she pointed the camera at her dash proving it.

But please don't pretend that there is not an abundance of self important douche bags that think it's their civic duty to block traffic and set the speed for everyone else.

Sure there is. But this isn't relevant here.

Yes it is. She was impeding traffic in the left lane causing a potentially dangerous situation. She made it worse being a dumbass with her cell phone. it c ...


Actually Dipshiat, I quoted an article with a VERBATIM statement from a Va. State Police Officer stating GTFO of the left lane.  If you want to run your mouth and act all high and mighty, at least learn to READ.

Besides, the law that you are choosing to selectively obey states that if a driver signals their intent to pass you (lights or horn) then you must move over as soon as safely possible, EVEN IF YOU ARE AT THE SPEED LIMIT ALREADY.  You aren't a cop, you don't get to enforce the law!  If you are a cop, move over and then pull the speeder over!
 
2014-03-28 12:33:36 PM  

adragontattoo: Actually Dipshiat


You're getting angry.
 
2014-03-28 12:33:40 PM  

tillerman35: This whole "the left lane is reserved" idiocy has gone too far.  There's just no damn reason for it in the first place.  And because of it, you have an entire lane of travel that's basically wasted space.  Plus, the right-hand lane gets beat to hell, and it makes merging onto the highway (and being on the highway being merged onto) a pain in the ass.  It was a cute experiment, but frankly it's over.  It hasn't made people more courteous or reduced a single commuter's drive time.  All it's done is provide a bunch of whiny rednecks with a reason to get all road-ragey.  The supposed reason ("it's skeeery to pass on the right!") is moronic at best.  If you're concerned about that issue, then educate people on how to use turn signals and side mirrors.  Don't stop using an entire lane of travel because idiots can't check their effing blind spot.

(I don't travel in the left lane- the law's the law, after all.  But it still pisses me off to see an entire highway with only half the road used, and that half composed of potholes and patches.)


This isn't very complicated. The left lane is used for passing AND for faster moving vehicles. Common-sense should dictate that if you have someone wanting to go faster than you, no matter what the speed, let them pass. In instances that lane may be used for turning, don't wait to the last farking second to get into the left-lane and make sure if it is a divided highway, to not have your tail-end sticking out. If the intersection is congested and you can take the next turn and easily get to your destination, stop being a goob and do that. In most cases, it is easier to make a U-Turn when no cars are coming than it is to try to cut across a sea of cars (and safer).

When I travel longer distances, for the majority of the trip I am in the left lane because I drive fast. When someone comes up behind me, I let them pass and then return back into the lane. Helpful tip when exiting and entering, you probably don't have to get over all the way immediately. Use some common sense and only merged when needed upon entering, this will allow traffic to move quicker. If you are exiting, plan in advanced at least 1 exit away and get into the lane in preparation to exit.

The people who complain and talk about the law one way or the other aren't the brightest. When driving, defensive driving is extremely important, this means that you might be breaking a written law, however by doing so it is safer for everyone on the road. As a result, I have never been in a car accident because I am aware of my surroundings and understand that there will always be douchebags out there and ones that tail-gate and drive faster than I, even when I am driving 10-15 mph over the limit already.
 
2014-03-28 12:34:12 PM  

BizarreMan: I'm not entirely sure who the jackass is in this particular scenario.

Not to excuse his actions but:

She claims that the road conditions are wet and slick so she doesn't want to speed.  Given the results of speeding and swerving being a crash, she may be correct.

There was apparently enough distance/time for her to get far enough past the car she was passing for him to pass them, cut to the right lane, and then pass her.  Plenty of time for her to get over, let him by, and then move back over to the left lane for her turn.

If it's so dangerous to be on the wet roads, taking care not to wreck.  It should be too dangerous for her to be taking one hand off the wheel and grab her cell phone.  At which point she then finds the app, and aims the phone in his general direction.  Even if she wasn't watching what was being recorded while driving.  That isn't safe driving.  It's damn dangerous.  If the conditions are so bad.

She says on the video and articles that she's made recordings like this before which tells me that she is a passive-aggressive left lane Nazi with AW tendencies.  I'm curious how many other videos she has on YouTube where drivers are being incited to road rage.


Except the "slower traffic keep right" and passing rules you refer to only apply to highways. On multi-lane boulevards with intersections, there is no such thing as a passing lane. You drive in the lane that corrosponds to the direction you plan to turn, even if that turn is a mile down the road.

The douche in the black pickup got what he deserved. Owning an over-sized penis substitute.. err I mean big pickup truck .. does not give you the right to ignore speed limits and bully the drivers in front of you.
 
2014-03-28 12:35:06 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: jso2897: Well, technically, it is - but it's not good policy.

Which was my real point in that thread. A Farker commented described the (legal) things he would do, but instead of doing them because that's the law he stated that he did them specifically to piss off other drivers. I called him a jackass. I haven't changed my mind. A law abiding jackass is still a jackass. However, that was not the opinion of quite a few other people in that thread.


I don't have much problem obeying the law, and staying out of the way of crappy, aggressive drivers. The two paradigms actually complement each other - especially if your No. 1 priority is safety and peace of mind when on the road. And mine is.
The way I look at it, if I anger another driver, I have failed. If I actually do something wrong, and his anger is justified, the failure is obvious. If i haven't done anything wrong, I have failed to detect his psychotic nature and reckless attitude soon enough to have avoided interfacing with him. It's become a pretty rare event for me.
 
2014-03-28 12:36:01 PM  

R.A.Danny: 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.

Fun fact: Quarter mile (with a factory A-code 289 V8);  17.3 seconds
ford-mustang.classicsportscars.eu

2010 model and newer, quarter mile; 17.3 seconds
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2014-03-28 12:36:43 PM  
In Northern Illinois 10-15 over is kind of the defacto speed limit that most people drive. Of course you are going to catch up on soccer moms and old people doing the actual speed limit. Of course it can be frustrating. Getting whipped up into a lather and crashing your own truck though is just idiocy. This guy isn't just a bad driver, he sucks at life.
 
2014-03-28 12:37:16 PM  

sammyk: BizarreMan: I'm not entirely sure who the jackass is in this particular scenario.

Not to excuse his actions but:

She claims that the road conditions are wet and slick so she doesn't want to speed.  Given the results of speeding and swerving being a crash, she may be correct.

There was apparently enough distance/time for her to get far enough past the car she was passing for him to pass them, cut to the right lane, and then pass her.  Plenty of time for her to get over, let him by, and then move back over to the left lane for her turn.

If it's so dangerous to be on the wet roads, taking care not to wreck.  It should be too dangerous for her to be taking one hand off the wheel and grab her cell phone.  At which point she then finds the app, and aims the phone in his general direction.  Even if she wasn't watching what was being recorded while driving.  That isn't safe driving.  It's damn dangerous.  If the conditions are so bad.

She says on the video and articles that she's made recordings like this before which tells me that she is a passive-aggressive left lane Nazi with AW tendencies.  I'm curious how many other videos she has on YouTube where drivers are being incited to road rage.

Meh, left lane nazis' make my blood boil but I don't taunt them and do stupid crap like wrecking my car. Then again I drive a SRT8 so blowing them up with that load as hell exhaust is kind of fun.

If LE actually enforced 'slower traffic keep right' we could fix a few traffic problems in tis country.


"Slower Traffic Keep Right" does not apply to boulevards with intersections. It only applies to highways with on/off ramps.
 
2014-03-28 12:37:18 PM  

xalres: 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 t ...


Nowhere in my post did I say she was at fault for the truck crashing.  I simply pointed out that she could have let him pass.
 
2014-03-28 12:37:29 PM  

FlashHarry: BEER_ME_in_CT: GET OUT OF THE FAST LANE you tubby $%#@. And, YOU OWE ME A NEW TRUCK lol.

there is no "fast lane" on surface streets, you cretin.


Okay - fair point. Despite that, common knowlege is to stay right on a 2-lane road. It's the smart thing to do. Through-traffic goes left, slow traffic stays right. Merging traffic should stay right until their intersection comes up.
 
2014-03-28 12:38:34 PM  

FlashHarry: BEER_ME_in_CT: GET OUT OF THE FAST LANE you tubby $%#@. And, YOU OWE ME A NEW TRUCK lol.

there is no "fast lane" on surface streets, you cretin.


No fast lane for you, citizen, without one of these.

 www.bubblews.com
 
2014-03-28 12:38:41 PM  

MrSteve007: R.A.Danny: 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.
Fun fact: Quarter mile (with a factory A-code 289 V8);  17.3 seconds
[ford-mustang.classicsportscars.eu image 850x379]

2010 model and newer, quarter mile; 17.3 seconds
[www.greenwerkspro.com image 750x500]


Ha!

2012 Ford Focus SEL Sedan (Auto)    0-60 mph 7.5   Quarter Mile 16.1

I'm the one driving the penis extender.
 
2014-03-28 12:38:50 PM  

jso2897: 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.


Oh, I agree.  Age has calmed me down significantly on the road.  Still, the basic concept of driving with others on the road is really simple.  Get over to the right if someone is going faster than you and keep some distance between you and aggressive drivers/ragers.  Don't taunt them that's just bad news.
 
2014-03-28 12:40:46 PM  

petec: lack of warmth: 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.

Also happy to see a road-raging, tailgating douche get what's coming to him, and glad he didn't hit other vehicles in the process.

I second this.  It is simply a four lane road, not an interstate.  There is a five lane road that I take to work that if I'm not in the lane I need 1.5 miles away from my turn, I'm not making my turn.  And I still get people riding my butt when I'm already stuck behind someone else.  I hope he stands as an example to others that if you don't have patience, you don't have license.

/I do wonder what this guy's Fark handle is though

If you can't manage to change lanes in a minute and a half (at 60 mph, 3 minutes at 30mph) you're the one who should be without a license. Patience my arse, that's incompetence.


Have you ever driven in Maryland? Folks here will deliberately block you from merging or switching lanes, not because there's any advantage to them, but just because they deliberately enjoy being assholes about it. There are a lot of aggressive jerks out there, and it's becoming increasingly dangerous when your sort of attitude is tolerated.
 
2014-03-28 12:40:51 PM  

StrangeQ: 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 w ...


Hey, yeah, why not drive like the pre-agree traffic control devices don't exist.  Those only apply to morons.
 
Bf+
2014-03-28 12:41:33 PM  

R.A.Danny: adragontattoo: Actually Dipshiat

You're getting angry.


CAPSROADRAGE!!1!
 
2014-03-28 12:41:57 PM  

Fade2black: Because taking video while you're illegally in the left lane absolves her of all blame (if you're not passing you're impeding). fark this biatch.


sammyk: 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.

I don't either. But please don't pretend that there is not an abundance of self important douche bags that think it's their civic duty to block traffic and set the speed for everyone else.


And this. Lots of passive aggressive narcissistic assholes out there that feel it's their duty to slow down anyone that is going faster then they are. As the video proves, this creates just as much road rage as the speeding dickhead.

/Aggressive driver, but moves to the right for faster cars.


Do I really need to point out yet again that this incident was not on a highway, but on a multi-lane city street? You know, streets that do NOT have a passing lane! There is no such thing as a "lane hog" when they are driving the speed limit on a city street.
 
2014-03-28 12:43:10 PM  

SurfaceTension: 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.


Oh believe me, if I can get into the intersection on yellow, I will.  I just won't drive like I am participating in NHRA in order to make a light.  I used to see if I could get to the "right" speed in order to not have to play the three peddle shuffle constantly when I was sitting on 7/66/495.  After over 80k miles in about 2-2.5 years, I decided that coasting was more fun than spinning tire/torching clutch to try to make it through one more light than you.
 
2014-03-28 12:45:06 PM  

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


She's a coont. I'm surprised anyone is defending her.
 
2014-03-28 12:45:11 PM  
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2014-03-28 12:45:22 PM  

R.A.Danny: adragontattoo: Actually Dipshiat

You're getting angry.


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2014-03-28 12:46:09 PM  

tillerman35: This whole "the left lane is reserved" idiocy has gone too far.  There's just no damn reason for it in the first place.  And because of it, you have an entire lane of travel that's basically wasted space.


Actually there is reason for it. Because almost every car on the road in the US is left-hand drive, it is much easier and safer to pass on the left by weaving over slightly to see what might be up ahead than the much more dangerous pass on the right, in which you basically have to swing the entire car over before you can see what's ahead.

This is why people driving slower in the left hand lane ARE a safety hazard.
 
2014-03-28 12:46:18 PM  

Loreweaver: Fade2black: Because taking video while you're illegally in the left lane absolves her of all blame (if you're not passing you're impeding). fark this biatch.


sammyk: 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.

I don't either. But please don't pretend that there is not an abundance of self important douche bags that think it's their civic duty to block traffic and set the speed for everyone else.


And this. Lots of passive aggressive narcissistic assholes out there that feel it's their duty to slow down anyone that is going faster then they are. As the video proves, this creates just as much road rage as the speeding dickhead.

/Aggressive driver, but moves to the right for faster cars.

Do I really need to point out yet again that this incident was not on a highway, but on a multi-lane city street? You know, streets that do NOT have a passing lane! There is no such thing as a "lane hog" when they are driving the speed limit on a city street.


And you're wrong. Two cars traveling side-by-side on a surface street, whilst keeping traffic behind them at bay, are in fact hogging the road. The man on the left needs to speed up and move to the right, thereby alowing traffice to move past.
 
2014-03-28 12:46:44 PM  

Loreweaver: Fade2black: Because taking video while you're illegally in the left lane absolves her of all blame (if you're not passing you're impeding). fark this biatch.


sammyk: 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.

I don't either. But please don't pretend that there is not an abundance of self important douche bags that think it's their civic duty to block traffic and set the speed for everyone else.


And this. Lots of passive aggressive narcissistic assholes out there that feel it's their duty to slow down anyone that is going faster then they are. As the video proves, this creates just as much road rage as the speeding dickhead.

/Aggressive driver, but moves to the right for faster cars.

Do I really need to point out yet again that this incident was not on a highway, but on a multi-lane city street? You know, streets that do NOT have a passing lane! There is no such thing as a "lane hog" when they are driving the speed limit on a city street.


It was on a highway, dumbass
 
2014-03-28 12:47:00 PM  

adragontattoo: Actually Dipshiat, I quoted an article with a VERBATIM statement from a Va. State Police Officer stating GTFO of the left lane.  If you want to run your mouth and act all high and mighty, at least learn to READ.



too bad im not in VA and those laws dont apply to me. 

btw, you sound mad. tell us how you really feel.
 
2014-03-28 12:48:16 PM  

duffblue: 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.

Since the law is to yield to faster traffic in most states, you have to be a special kind of stupid to do what the driver behind the camera does.


Those laws only apply on a highway. They do not apply within 500 feet of an intersection. EVER.
 
2014-03-28 12:48:36 PM  

Loreweaver: Except the "slower traffic keep right" and passing rules you refer to only apply to highways


Perhaps you could enlighten us to the code that says this.
 
2014-03-28 12:49:16 PM  
When I hit the road, the only expectation I have, or have any right to have, is that the obey the traffic laws. That they adhere to my ideas of what constitutes "good driving" (a rather subjective concept, at best) is simply not a reasonable expectation. hell - they don't even obey the laws, half the time.
 
2014-03-28 12:49:45 PM  

Mad Scientist: Drivers of BMWs and full-sized pickups: biggest assholes in the world.

/FSM help us if BMW ever makes a pickup


This. From my observation (in Dallas).
 
2014-03-28 12:49:48 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.


You must've gotten the non-Truck Nutz model...those are for Nancy-ass Nancies...

And since we're sharing stories:

Part of my morning commute goes down a two-lane residential road (30 MPH); the lane widens at one point, big enough for two cars to fit side-by-side but it's tight (not to mention, still striped as a single lane); most drivers stay as far left as possible on this road because of all the potholes by the shoulder, and almost every day for the past year or so I'd see the same white-trash hambeast pull to the right and gun down this vacated space at twice the speed limit to gain a few extra car lengths, then force her way back into traffic when the lane narrowed back down at a curve about half a mile ahead.  I call her "Barb", I have no idea who the hell she is but she had this jacked-up blue Colorado with redneck barbed-wire pinstriping tape all the way around.

She was pulling this stunt one morning last December, flying through a half-foot of snow that had accumulated on the shoulder when she got loose trying to bully her way back into traffic, clipped a city plow truck which spun her around and put her in the oncoming lane where she got T-boned on the passenger's side by a 1-ton Ram (which also had a plow on it).  That put a stop to it for a couple months, but now that the weather's getting warmer I see her doing the same crap in the silver Frontier she drives now...hopefully next time an even bigger truck T-bones her stupid ass on the other side...
 
2014-03-28 12:51:16 PM  

adragontattoo: SurfaceTension: 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.

Oh believe me, if I can get into the intersection on yellow, I will.  I just won't drive like I am participating in NHRA in order to make a light.  I used to see if I could get to the "right" speed in order to not have to play the three peddle shuffle constantly when I was sitting on 7/66/495.  After over 80k miles in about 2-2.5 years, I decided that coasting was more fun than spinning tire/torching clutch to try to make it through one more light than you.


I think we both can agree that the light sequencing in NoVA is ridiculously farked up. I've driven in a lot of metro areas around the country and none of them basically punish you for driving the way NoVA wants to. There are days it takes me 20 minutes to go 5 miles in uncongested traffic because the sequencing was so bad.

And don't get me started on how much more screwed up those stoplight triggers that emergency vehicles have make the sequencing. UGH!
 
2014-03-28 12:51:42 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 12:53:08 PM  

bikerbob59: 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.


Than whom?
 
2014-03-28 12:54:12 PM  

OregonVet: duffblue: Since the law is to yield to faster traffic in most states, you have to be a special kind of stupid to do what the driver behind the camera does.

They aren't on the freeway, they're in town in a reduced speed zone  (50)... IANAL, but I don't think that law applies there.


In Washington State the "Keep Right Except to Pass" law actually applies to every single roadway that has more than one lane travelling in the same direction. It's not restricted to freeways.

Don't know about Florida or where you live.
 
2014-03-28 12:54:58 PM  

SurfaceTension: adragontattoo: SurfaceTension: 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.

Oh believe me, if I can get into the intersection on yellow, I will.  I just won't drive like I am participating in NHRA in order to make a light.  I used to see if I could get to the "right" speed in order to not have to play the three peddle shuffle constantly when I was sitting on 7/66/495.  After over 80k miles in about 2-2.5 years, I decided that coasting was more fun than spinning tire/torching clutch to try to make it through one more light than you.

I think we both can agree that the light sequencing in NoVA is ridiculously farked up. I've driven in a lot of metro areas around the country and none of them basically punish you for driving the way NoVA wants to. There are days it takes me 20 minutes to go 5 miles in uncongested traffic because the sequencing was so bad.

And don't get me started on how much more screwed up those stoplight triggers that emergency vehicles have make the sequencing. UGH!


Something we all can agree on.

/Reston
 
2014-03-28 12:55:18 PM  
Can we hurry up with the self driving cars please
 
2014-03-28 12:57:26 PM  
It's weird that so many people can read and post in this thread, and not see the obvious - that there are as many ideas of what constitutes "good driving" as there are people. That's why we have codified traffic laws, and should probably obey them.
Just as a matter of enlightened self-interest, if nothing else.
 
2014-03-28 12:57:32 PM  
It sums up like this...

Douchy McDouch wouldn't let Douchy McDouch pass. Douchy McDouch passed anyway and subsequently crashed. Douchy McDouch filmed the whole thing.
 
2014-03-28 12:58:01 PM  

robodog: Do you assume flashing headlights are road rage?


No, I don't. But it's frequently a good solid clue

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.

If someone is driving "at" - by which I assume you mean "at the posted speed limit",  then by definition they're not impeding traffic. They may be impeding YOU, but that's not against the law.

It seems a lot safer than passing on the right or tailgating.

I can't argue much with that, except to point out that passing in the lane to their right is legal in every state I'm familiar with, including Florida, where this took place.

Don't get me wrong - people who intentionally stay left and go slow to piss off speeders or to act as personal traffic vigilantes  are assholes who deserve a ticket. If I'm in the leftmost and someone flashes to pass, I'll get out of the way if I can. But if I'm in that lane to pass other cars? Well, he's going to have to wait until the first reasonable opportunity for me to move over.
 
2014-03-28 12:58:54 PM  

Nutsac_Jim: Loreweaver: Except the "slower traffic keep right" and passing rules you refer to only apply to highways

Perhaps you could enlighten us to the code that says this.


This happened on US HIGHWAY 41.

Not sure where all the usual morons are getting that this was some busy city intersecton. It's a highway running through a small town.
 
2014-03-28 12:59:44 PM  

OregonVet: NicktheSmoker: Also, shouldn't she also get a ticket for using her damn phone while driving?

I picked out three tickets: speeding (not enough to bother with a stop tho), distracted driving (phone), and all that shiat in the windshield
---------------------------------


4 tickets.... "impeding flow of traffic"?
 
2014-03-28 12:59:46 PM  

hutchkc: Can we hurry up with the self driving cars please


Can't wait - bring it on.
 
2014-03-28 01:00:24 PM  
TLDR version of this thread: no matter how you drive, you are a dick.
 
2014-03-28 01:01:22 PM  

Bf+: A lot of uninformed hate in here.
Left lane loafer doesn't apply in this case:  It wasn't a freeway and she was in the lane to make a left turn.


People keep saying this. Depending on where it occurs, this is wrong.
 
2014-03-28 01:01:59 PM  

12monkeys: TLDR version of this thread: no matter how you drive, you are a dick.


Well, either an idiot or a maniac, anywway.
 
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