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2014-03-28 01:39:01 PM  

tripleseven: OregonVet: Falin: It doesn't matter if the person on the left is going the speed limit or not.

From your post, LOL, emphasis added:

(1) Upon all roadways of sufficient width a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except as follows:
     (a) When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the rules governing such movement;

In little boy words- NOT speeding.

Yes, what I find hilarious about the "GET OUT OF MY WAY IN THE LEFT LANE WHARGRBLL" people, is that the speed limit is an absolute.  Which is why you can be cited for driving 1MPH over.
Slower traffic implies people driving under the speed limit.
Laws, what are they for?


Again, not true. In several states, the Keep Right law applies regardless of how fast you are going. I live in one of them.
 
2014-03-28 01:39:12 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: By my rankings, this thread just pushed this debate to number 2 on the list of Farker groups that loathe one another:

5. Jews vs Palestinians
4. Bicyclists vs Car drivers
3. Pro-life vs Pro-choice
2. Tailgaters vs Lane cloggers
1. Conservatives vs Liberals


You have Jews v. Palestinians ranked above gun grabbers v. gun nuts?
 
2014-03-28 01:40:38 PM  
http://www.mit.edu/~jfc/right.html

There - that should clarify the issue for everybody! :D
 
2014-03-28 01:41:46 PM  

jso2897: http://www.mit.edu/~jfc/right.html

There - that should clarify the issue for everybody! :D


Nah, it won't. It'll just get "interpreted" in a way that meets each person's individual need to be right.
 
2014-03-28 01:42:55 PM  
5. Jews vs Palestinians
4. Bicyclists vs Car drivers
3. Pro-life vs Pro-choice
2. Tailgaters vs Lane cloggers
1. Conservatives vs Liberals


Recently I've discovered one more
Airplane seat recliners vs. recliner whiners

I'm uncertain exactly how a two inch seatback movement qualifies as reclining.



Now now, don't start!
 
2014-03-28 01:43:55 PM  

Falin: In Washington State, Keep Right Except to Pass applies on roads like the one pictured.

Unless you're going to make a left turn right away. Then knock yourself out.


Don't forget the other provisions detailed in section two of RCW 46.61.100 - like going faster than the flow of traffic, or overtaking another vehicle, or letting a vehicle merge, or preparing to turn left.

Now it doesn't give any distance or time for the left turn. If you want to turn left in a mile or two and prepare for it, you're cool. Or if you're worried about letting vehicles merge from the intersections from the right, while you're in a semi-urban area, you're cool. No cop is going to give you trouble. This isn't an interstate.

But the main point stands, this isn't in Washington State - this happened in Florida, which laws allow for someone like her to hang out all day in the left lane on a road like this, as long as she isn't going 10 below the speed limit or lower.
 
2014-03-28 01:44:18 PM  

Falin: In even littler-boy words- You're wrong.


You are wrong. You are not allowed to speed. The entire law is written to cover circumstances when someone is under the limit. Not to mention in the video she is passing other vehicles while this guy is on her ass. Show me where speeding in the law is permitted and I'll yield. You won't.
 
2014-03-28 01:44:52 PM  

SurfaceTension: jso2897: 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.

The problem is that most of the laws that were codified were done so before we had modern road and automobile technology. Most of us probably learned to drive in cars that were lower in technology as well.

I do think a total revamp of the laws, speed laws, and technologies should be instituted as well as some kind of national level driving law standard put in place.


Sure - fine with me. My point has nothing to do with whether the current laws are "good" or "bad".
The only point that I am making about the law is that it is a codified standard, and that common adherence to it is possible - obviously, adherence to all the different personal versions of "good driving" would not be.
We need a standardized code of behavior on the road, and only law provides that.
 
2014-03-28 01:46:00 PM  

Falin: jso2897: http://www.mit.edu/~jfc/right.html

There - that should clarify the issue for everybody! :D

Nah, it won't. It'll just get "interpreted" in a way that meets each person's individual need to be right.


Thus the " :D "  at the end of my post.
 
2014-03-28 01:47:35 PM  

Falin: The section that applies to roads with multiple lanes is this one:

(2) Upon all roadways having two or more lanes for traffic moving in the same direction, all vehicles shall be driven in the right-hand lane then available for traffic, except (a) when overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction, (b) when traveling at a speed greater than the traffic flow, (c) when moving left to allow traffic to merge, or (d) when preparing for a left turn at an intersection, exit, or into a private road or driveway when such left turn is legally permitted. On any such roadway, a vehicle or combination over ten thousand pounds shall be driven only in the right-hand lane except under the conditions enumerated in (a) through (d) of this subsection.

In even littler-boy words- You're wrong.


Funny, I don't see anything at all in there about having to yield to a faster driver. And since this:


OregonVet: There is no law in any state ever written that says anyone going the speed limit has to yield to a speeding driver. Go find one.


Is the original statement you were responding to, you might want to consider adding an "i" to your username, because according to that bit you posted, as long as I am "traveling at a speed greater than the traffic flow" it doesn't much matter at all what the douchebag behind me wants
 
2014-03-28 01:48:15 PM  
Like most things in life, some are too stupid to think or make judgments, and so for them we need rigid, unbendable rules to follow.

It's the speed LIMIT, for god's sake!!! Think of the children!
 
2014-03-28 01:51:32 PM  

OregonVet: Falin: In even littler-boy words- You're wrong.

You are wrong. You are not allowed to speed. The entire law is written to cover circumstances when someone is under the limit. Not to mention in the video she is passing other vehicles while this guy is on her ass. Show me where speeding in the law is permitted and I'll yield. You won't.


Sorry man, you're just flat-out wrong on this one. The laws governing keeping right in this state do not take speed limit into account. Some states do have a law that specifically says that if you're going the speed limit you don't have to get over. Washington isn't one of them.

Here, the chances of you getting pulled over for going the speed limit in the left lane and not moving right for traffic are higher than the chances of you getting pulled over for going 5 over the limit. Cops around here know. They know which behavior causes more traffic and safety issues, so they target it.

If you're in the left lane here doing 65 in a 60 and some guy gets up on your ass because he wants to do 80, you're legally required to move over. Full stop.

Yes, he's a douche for getting on your ass, but you're just as much of a douche for not getting over.
 
2014-03-28 01:51:34 PM  

Phelon Hardtimes: DROxINxTHExWIND: By my rankings, this thread just pushed this debate to number 2 on the list of Farker groups that loathe one another:

5. Jews vs Palestinians
4. Bicyclists vs Car drivers
3. Pro-life vs Pro-choice
2. Tailgaters vs Lane cloggers
1. Conservatives vs Liberals

Haha, that's pretty good but Cyclists vs. "Cagers" threads are still more amusing for me personally and would by my no.2 seed.  I'm also fond of Gen. Y vs. Boomers threads but that might also be just me.



I debated moving Bikers and cagers*** into the third slot. The rankings will be re-evaluated at months end.

/***thanks, I couldn't remember the slang term
 
2014-03-28 01:51:44 PM  

OregonVet: Falin: In even littler-boy words- You're wrong.

You are wrong. You are not allowed to speed. The entire law is written to cover circumstances when someone is under the limit. Not to mention in the video she is passing other vehicles while this guy is on her ass. Show me where speeding in the law is permitted and I'll yield. You won't.


"You are not allowed to speed".  This is true but most of us do it from time to time.  If you don't ever speed than good on you my friend. I generally don't either but that's because i'm cheap and don't want to pay a hefty fine for it.  I still get over to let other pass though, it's just good manners.  You are arguing semantics to excuse poor manners.  Maybe that guy or gal just got a call that his kid is in the hospital.
 
2014-03-28 01:53:10 PM  
A video camera doesn't protect you from an out of control vehicle. Recording a tailgater is more likely to cause you to lose control ( as you can't concentrate on the road) and as seen in the video is moe likely to cause the tailgater to lose control.

She made the situation worse, even if we ignore the speeding up to stop him from passing. It had nothing to do with 'protection' and had everything to do with being a douche for the sake if being a douche.
 
2014-03-28 01:55:39 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Falin: The section that applies to roads with multiple lanes is this one:

(2) Upon all roadways having two or more lanes for traffic moving in the same direction, all vehicles shall be driven in the right-hand lane then available for traffic, except (a) when overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction, (b) when traveling at a speed greater than the traffic flow, (c) when moving left to allow traffic to merge, or (d) when preparing for a left turn at an intersection, exit, or into a private road or driveway when such left turn is legally permitted. On any such roadway, a vehicle or combination over ten thousand pounds shall be driven only in the right-hand lane except under the conditions enumerated in (a) through (d) of this subsection.

In even littler-boy words- You're wrong.

Funny, I don't see anything at all in there about having to yield to a faster driver. And since this:


OregonVet: There is no law in any state ever written that says anyone going the speed limit has to yield to a speeding driver. Go find one.

Is the original statement you were responding to, you might want to consider adding an "i" to your username, because according to that bit you posted, as long as I am "traveling at a speed greater than the traffic flow" it doesn't much matter at all what the douchebag behind me wants


If you're  "traveling at a speed greater than the traffic flow",it means you're passing. You don't have to move right if you're passing. Douche behind you can wait until you're done passing.

And, since the original statement made is objectively and demonstrably wrong, you don't really have a point. He made a false statement and I responded to it showing that it was false. End of story.
 
2014-03-28 01:55:49 PM  
I drive all across the state as part of my job, and I have determined the following:

If you aren't on freeway the whole time, continually going 15-20 mph over the speed limit during a 50-mile trip gets you to your destination approximately 2 minutes faster.

Two. Minutes.

With all the traffic lights, stop signs, and turns in any given commute, you're not gaining much by speeding in the long run. You MIGHT get only 1 extra minute after you hit a couple long lights and have to sit there for a while.

And I'm sorry, but 1 or 2 minutes out of an hour's drive isn't worth the risk. I can't imagine ANYTHING I'd be doing that would hinge on 1 or 2 minutes, unless it's driving someone to a hospital, and I'm not driving 50 miles for that.

And if you're driving a shorter distance-- say, 10 miles-- you might gain anywhere from 20 seconds to a whole minute after you hit all the intersections, residential zones, and wads of traffic.

Unless, of course, you're the kind of jackass that goes 35 mph over the speed limit in a residential zone. Then you might gain an extra minute there.

The two accidents I've been in were due to equipment failure. In 30-odd years of driving, that's a pretty good record.
 
2014-03-28 01:57:01 PM  

liam76: A video camera doesn't protect you from an out of control vehicle. Recording a tailgater is more likely to cause you to lose control ( as you can't concentrate on the road) and as seen in the video is moe likely to cause the tailgater to lose control.

She made the situation worse, even if we ignore the speeding up to stop him from passing. It had nothing to do with 'protection' and had everything to do with being a douche for the sake if being a douche.


fark, on my phone, that was to the yard who claimed videotaping in a situation like this was for 'protection'
 
2014-03-28 01:58:07 PM  

Conservative Humor: DROxINxTHExWIND: By my rankings, this thread just pushed this debate to number 2 on the list of Farker groups that loathe one another:

5. Jews vs Palestinians
4. Bicyclists vs Car drivers
3. Pro-life vs Pro-choice
2. Tailgaters vs Lane cloggers
1. Conservatives vs Liberals

You have Jews v. Palestinians ranked above gun grabbers v. gun nuts?



FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!

That's the one that I was searching for. New rankings below:

5. Bicyclists vs Car drivers
4. Tailgaters vs Lane cloggers
3. Athiests/Evolutionists vs Believers/Creationists
2. Gun nuts vs Gun grabbers
1. Conservatives vs Liberals
 
2014-03-28 02:02:56 PM  

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


why?  she clearly was a distracted driver...she clearly egg'd him on.  she could have de-escalated the situation, but chose to keep it up.  she later said that she's done it before...which says a lot about her, i.e. that she gets off inciting road rage incidents, filming them, etc.....

look, they are both douche-bags.   but to absolve her of any accountability is just ignorant.
 
2014-03-28 02:03:58 PM  
A few years ago I was driving on I-20 near the Georgia - Alabama border, doing about 12 miles over the speed limit in the left lane and a truck came flying up behind me.  Put on my right turn signal and waited for an opening to get into the right lane.  Truck guy started laying on the horn, flashing lights, and generally losing his mind.  This, despite the fact that I had shown him wanted to get out of his way and was already exceeding the speed limit.  He passed me and shot the finger as he did.  My daughters asked me why he was so mad--I told them some people just like to drive angry.

A few miles down the road, we passed Angry Trucker Dud, who'd been pulled over by a State Trooper.  Had a quick laugh about it and continued on.  We pull into a rest area when we got into Alabama and the girls played for a bit, then we got back on the road.   A few minutes later, Angry Trucker Dude hauled ass up next to my truck, shot me the finger again, and sped off.  We saw him again a few minutes later, this time being attended to by a Bama trooper.

I used to drive with a certain amount of anger, but my wife told me that it really made being with me in a car difficult.  I found a way to mellow out--I just imagined that cars that were pissing me off were being driven by kindly but clueless aunts or uncles of friends of mine...and then imagined how I'd feel if I saw them later, after I'd been an asshole on the road.  Made a world of difference.  Since I stopped actively looking for reasons to be mad while driving, it has greatly improved my chill factor.  Others have said it in this thread--all that stress and anger over petty bullshiat with strangers on the road just aren't worth the toll it puts on you.
 
2014-03-28 02:04:24 PM  
DROxINxTHExWIND:
5. Bicyclists vs Car drivers
4. Tailgaters vs Lane cloggers
3. Athiests/Evolutionists vs Believers/Creationists
2. Gun nuts vs Gun grabbers
1. Conservatives vs Liberals


-----
5. Pro-cage
4. Pro-tailgate
3. Pro Athiests/Evo
2. Pro Gub-grabber
1. neither

/ I love surveys!
 
2014-03-28 02:04:48 PM  
drive all across the state as part of my job, and I have determined the following:
If you aren't on freeway the whole time, continually going 15-20 mph over the speed limit during a 50-mile trip gets you to your destination approximately 2 minutes faster.
Two. Minutes.
With all the traffic lights, stop signs, and turns in any given commute, you're not gaining much by speeding in the long run. You MIGHT get only 1 extra minute after you hit a couple long lights and have to sit there for a while.
And I'm sorry, but 1 or 2 minutes out of an hour's drive isn't worth the risk. I can't imagine ANYTHING I'd be doing that would hinge on 1 or 2 minutes, unless it's driving someone to a hospital, and I'm not driving 50 miles for that.
And if you're driving a shorter distanc blah blah blah ...



Like many here, you spend far too much time trying to figure out the motives of others and whether or not they need to be doing what they're doing- STOP-it's not your business.

Skip all the heavy thinking  and just politely move over to the right thanks.
 
2014-03-28 02:05:40 PM  

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

/FSM help us if BMW ever makes a pickup


I actually find Audi drivers worse. It's only every other beemer, you can set your watch by an Audi, though. Or a Lexus SUV.
 
2014-03-28 02:06:24 PM  

Falin: OregonVet: Falin: In even littler-boy words- You're wrong.

You are wrong. You are not allowed to speed. The entire law is written to cover circumstances when someone is under the limit. Not to mention in the video she is passing other vehicles while this guy is on her ass. Show me where speeding in the law is permitted and I'll yield. You won't.

Sorry man, you're just flat-out wrong on this one. The laws governing keeping right in this state do not take speed limit into account. Some states do have a law that specifically says that if you're going the speed limit you don't have to get over. Washington isn't one of them.

Here, the chances of you getting pulled over for going the speed limit in the left lane and not moving right for traffic are higher than the chances of you getting pulled over for going 5 over the limit. Cops around here know. They know which behavior causes more traffic and safety issues, so they target it.

If you're in the left lane here doing 65 in a 60 and some guy gets up on your ass because he wants to do 80, you're legally required to move over. Full stop.

Yes, he's a douche for getting on your ass, but you're just as much of a douche for not getting over.


Washington is one, douche.

46.61.425
Minimum speed regulation - Passing slow moving vehicle.
(1) No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law: PROVIDED, That a person following a vehicle driving at less than the legal maximum speed and desiring to pass such vehicle may exceed the speed limit, subject to the provisions of RCW http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.61&full=true#46.61.120 ">46.61.120 on highways having only one lane of traffic in each direction, at only such a speed and for only such a distance as is necessary to complete the pass with a reasonable margin of safety.

In all fairness, the I added "big" an "bold", but the actual law has ALL CAPS.
 
2014-03-28 02:06:47 PM  

Conservative Humor: DROxINxTHExWIND: By my rankings, this thread just pushed this debate to number 2 on the list of Farker groups that loathe one another:

5. Jews vs Palestinians
4. Bicyclists vs Car drivers
3. Pro-life vs Pro-choice
2. Tailgaters vs Lane cloggers
1. Conservatives vs Liberals

You have Jews v. Palestinians ranked above gun grabbers v. gun nuts?


What's funny is how he lets the mask slip, by not saying "Israelis vs Palestinians."

/he says he's anti-Zionist
//but he's really just a Nazi
 
2014-03-28 02:08:18 PM  

Mr. Cat Poop: Rex Kramer - Danger Seeker: Yeah, guy drove like a dumbass and paid for it, but that women needs her ass kicked.

Did you see the women? She's suffered enough.

She looks like Ellen Page with 125 extra pounds on her.


Am I missing something here or did every woman hatin' tough guy come out of the sticks in this thread?
 
2014-03-28 02:08:51 PM  

ReverendJynxed: 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]

So you're saying they are willfully being douchebags by accelerating even slower than they are capable of?


People are douchebags for myriad reasons.
 
2014-03-28 02:09:01 PM  
That's a rough 33
 
2014-03-28 02:09:14 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: This. This is the reason "Slower traffic keep right" laws exist, and when they don't, you should consider it a rule of the road anyway. Sure, they guy was a dick, but that absolutely would not have happened if you had simply gotten over to the right. Don't want to speed up because of some BS "it's a rainy day" excuse (by the way, that might be a better sell if your wipers were on, your window wasn't rolled down and we couldn't see that it wasn't raining)? Fine, then drop back and get to the right. Oh, and driving one handed while you try to video the guy and stopping in a travel lane to get out and continue recording him *totally* sells you as the Patron Saint of Safe Driving, by the way.

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

She was going less than 50 (fast forward to the 37 second mark). Besides that, I can't find any reference to the posted speed limit in either the original vid or this newscast.

 
Oh my god! She was going 48 while still passing vehicles on the left, while on a non-limited-access highway that has left turns off of it, so driving on the left is expected??!! Oh the humanity!
 
2014-03-28 02:09:16 PM  
few random thoughts...

not defending the truck driver's actions, but one thing i don't understand is why everyone is calling it some sort of penis compensator or making it out to be some huge lifted monstrosity... the dude had a full size pick up truck, nothing more.

the driver of the car managed to hold that camera pretty steady and stay focused on the truck pointed behind her - seems dangerous.  in that view, the guy was close, but it didnt look like he was tail gating her in the slightest (from that view).

lastly, the guy is a major moron.  i have a pick up (toyota tacoma), and when the roads are slick and the bed is empty the one thing NOT to do is jerk the wheel.
 
2014-03-28 02:09:49 PM  

Ker_Thwap: doubled99: By my rankings, this thread just pushed this debate to number 2 on the list of Farker groups that loathe one another:

5. Jews vs Palestinians
4. Bicyclists vs Car drivers
3. Pro-life vs Pro-choice
2. Tailgaters vs Lane cloggers
1. Conservatives vs Liberals


Recently I've discovered one more
Airplane seat recliners vs. recliner whiners

I'm uncertain exactly how a two inch seatback movement qualifies as reclining.


Given how airlines try to cram everyone in like sardines it's surprising that's even an option.
 
2014-03-28 02:13:47 PM  

Falin: And, since the original statement made is objectively and demonstrably wrong, you don't really have a point. He made a false statement and I responded to it showing that it was false. End of story.


Except that, no, you didn't.  You haven't posted anything that says a driver must move to the right to allow another driver to pass at ANY speed, much less at speeds over the limit, which is what he challenged yo to do. For the most part, a drivers responsibilities under Keep Right laws have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with a vehicle behind him, and the staute you posted is no different. I'm surprised you're having so much difficulty understanding this - are you drunk?

But maybe I'm wrong. Here's the part you so condescendingly quoted:

The section that applies to roads with multiple lanes is this one:

(2) Upon all roadways having two or more lanes for traffic moving in the same direction, all vehicles shall be driven in the right-hand lane then available for traffic, except (a) when overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction, (b) when traveling at a speed greater than the traffic flow, (c) when moving left to allow traffic to merge, or (d) when preparing for a left turn at an intersection, exit, or into a private road or driveway when such left turn is legally permitted. On any such roadway, a vehicle or combination over ten thousand pounds shall be driven only in the right-hand lane except under the conditions enumerated in (a) through (d) of this subsection.


Just use boldface to highlight the part that requires a driver to move to yield to an overtaking vehicle. Then everyone here will know how very smart you are, and how totally wrong he is. Or maybe you'll realize that you're not really making the point you think you are
 
2014-03-28 02:13:53 PM  

Falin: OregonVet: Falin: In even littler-boy words- You're wrong.

You are wrong. You are not allowed to speed. The entire law is written to cover circumstances when someone is under the limit. Not to mention in the video she is passing other vehicles while this guy is on her ass. Show me where speeding in the law is permitted and I'll yield. You won't.

Sorry man, you're just flat-out wrong on this one. The laws governing keeping right in this state do not take speed limit into account. Some states do have a law that specifically says that if you're going the speed limit you don't have to get over. Washington isn't one of them.

Here, the chances of you getting pulled over for going the speed limit in the left lane and not moving right for traffic are higher than the chances of you getting pulled over for going 5 over the limit. Cops around here know. They know which behavior causes more traffic and safety issues, so they target it.

If you're in the left lane here doing 65 in a 60 and some guy gets up on your ass because he wants to do 80, you're legally required to move over. Full stop.

Yes, he's a douche for getting on your ass, but you're just as much of a douche for not getting over.


IMO this has nothing to do with being a douche, and more to do with being safe on the road.  The jerk that rides someone's ass to go 5mph faster is putting everyone in the general vicinity in danger.  Flash your lights, honk your horn, but don't ride my ass... I will brake check you.  And if you hit me, it will be your fault and I will win my lawsuit against you.  What this guy did accomplished exactly nothing (road rage never does).  Yes, there is something to be said for being a courteous driver and switching lanes when someone flies up behind you.  There is also something to be said for showing some patience.  Quote whatever laws you want, but he LOST.  And that makes me happy, given his shiatty driving.  Was she acting like a spoiled little child?  Sure.  That's still no excuse for the way he handled it.

/Full disclosure - I drive like a bat out of hell
//I also do not pull shenanigans like truck doucher did in this video...
 
2014-03-28 02:14:14 PM  

MechaPyx: Ker_Thwap: doubled99: By my rankings, this thread just pushed this debate to number 2 on the list of Farker groups that loathe one another:

5. Jews vs Palestinians
4. Bicyclists vs Car drivers
3. Pro-life vs Pro-choice
2. Tailgaters vs Lane cloggers
1. Conservatives vs Liberals


Recently I've discovered one more
Airplane seat recliners vs. recliner whiners

I'm uncertain exactly how a two inch seatback movement qualifies as reclining.

Given how airlines try to cram everyone in like sardines it's surprising that's even an option.


Yup, I am a pretty bug guy at 6'4" but I blame the airlines, not the recliner in 13b.  *wishes he could afford first class*

I love that list though.  It's all the hot topic threads I can't turn away from haha.
 
Bf+
2014-03-28 02:14:33 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: By my rankings, this thread just pushed this debate to number 2 on the list of Farker groups that loathe one another:

5. Jews vs Palestinians
4. Bicyclists vs Car drivers
3. Pro-life vs Pro-choice
2. Tailgaters vs Lane cloggers
1. Conservatives vs Liberals


Excellent list.
I'd add:
Conservatives vs Women
Conservatives vs Minorities
Conservatives vs Poors
Conser... aw you get the joke.

But seriously, how about the great toilet paper over/under debate?
(which should be no debate at all.... grrr...)
 
2014-03-28 02:15:07 PM  

loaba: / I love surveys!


cdn2.dualshockers.com
"Would you like to see a movie starring George Wendt eating beans?"

 
2014-03-28 02:15:53 PM  

whatsupchuck: If you're in that much of a goddamn rush to get where you're headed, leave five minutes earlier.


I always love this solution. There are any number of reasons why someone may be in a rush that has absolutely nothing to do with what time they could have left.
 
2014-03-28 02:16:02 PM  

ReverendJynxed: Best way to deal with lane Nazis?

[i.imgur.com image 600x600]

ROLL COAL!


Oblig
 
2014-03-28 02:16:15 PM  

OregonVet: Falin: In even littler-boy words- You're wrong.

You are wrong. You are not allowed to speed. The entire law is written to cover circumstances when someone is under the limit. Not to mention in the video she is passing other vehicles while this guy is on her ass. Show me where speeding in the law is permitted and I'll yield. You won't.


Read the laws: speeding and left lane usage are orthogonal. If someone wants to go faster than you, it's not hurting you. If anything, having them in front of you is helping you.

People (including you, apparently) make far too much out of trivial things. Drive how you want within reason and let others drive how they want within reason. There are far more important things to spend your mental energy on than whether or not some person you will never meet face-to-face is driving correctly.

Personally I drive 5-8 mph over the limit at all times and I never camp the left lane on any road unless traffic volume is high enough that there are no passing opportunities: in that case I take the lane of least resistance. If someone is camping the left lane and driving slower than me, I pass them on the right rather than flash my lights and try to show them the error of their ways. Passing on the right is, in fact, legal in WA state (surprisingly IMHO).
 
2014-03-28 02:16:50 PM  

OregonVet: Falin: OregonVet: Falin: In even littler-boy words- You're wrong.

You are wrong. You are not allowed to speed. The entire law is written to cover circumstances when someone is under the limit. Not to mention in the video she is passing other vehicles while this guy is on her ass. Show me where speeding in the law is permitted and I'll yield. You won't.

Sorry man, you're just flat-out wrong on this one. The laws governing keeping right in this state do not take speed limit into account. Some states do have a law that specifically says that if you're going the speed limit you don't have to get over. Washington isn't one of them.

Here, the chances of you getting pulled over for going the speed limit in the left lane and not moving right for traffic are higher than the chances of you getting pulled over for going 5 over the limit. Cops around here know. They know which behavior causes more traffic and safety issues, so they target it.

If you're in the left lane here doing 65 in a 60 and some guy gets up on your ass because he wants to do 80, you're legally required to move over. Full stop.

Yes, he's a douche for getting on your ass, but you're just as much of a douche for not getting over.

Washington is one, douche.

46.61.425
Minimum speed regulation - Passing slow moving vehicle.
(1) No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law: PROVIDED, That a person following a vehicle driving at less than the legal maximum speed and desiring to pass such vehicle may exceed the speed limit, subject to the provisions of RCW http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.61&full=true#46.61.120 ">46.61.120 on highways having only one lane of traffic in each direction, at only such a speed and for only such a distance as is necessary to complete the pass with a reasonable margin of safety.

In all fairness, the I added "b ...


What are you talking about? That law has absolutely nothing to do with Keep Right Except to pass. This law is talking about passing on single lane road. This law is saying "if you're on a one-lane road and someone is going under the speed limit, it's ok to speed to pass them if you need to."

You really need to read these things more carefully.

You're not going to find what you're looking for. In Washington, if you're going the speed limit (or even faster) on a road with more than one lane traveling in your direction, Keep Right Except to Pass applies to you.

That's just the way it is. You're not going to find a law that contradicts that for Washington, because there isn't one. Sorry.
 
2014-03-28 02:17:19 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.


So... did you not notice how they both overtook a white truck during that clip? Because I did. Which might have been why she was perfectly ok in the left lane, as she was actively passing people, dude was just being a dick because she wasn't doing it fast enough for his tiny brain.
 
2014-03-28 02:18:01 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: You have a citation to show that this is the law "in most places"?


You have a citation to show that I stated "in most places"?
 
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2014-03-28 02:19:48 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: There are any number of reasons why someone may be in a rush that has absolutely nothing to do with what time they could have left.


Um... not in this universe?
 
2014-03-28 02:20:24 PM  

deanis: Am I missing something here or did every woman hatin' tough guy come out of the sticks in this thread?


I'm not about to say anything bad about her. Pretty sure she could kick my ass.
 
2014-03-28 02:20:51 PM  

SmokinTrees: Falin: OregonVet: Falin: In even littler-boy words- You're wrong.

You are wrong. You are not allowed to speed. The entire law is written to cover circumstances when someone is under the limit. Not to mention in the video she is passing other vehicles while this guy is on her ass. Show me where speeding in the law is permitted and I'll yield. You won't.

Sorry man, you're just flat-out wrong on this one. The laws governing keeping right in this state do not take speed limit into account. Some states do have a law that specifically says that if you're going the speed limit you don't have to get over. Washington isn't one of them.

Here, the chances of you getting pulled over for going the speed limit in the left lane and not moving right for traffic are higher than the chances of you getting pulled over for going 5 over the limit. Cops around here know. They know which behavior causes more traffic and safety issues, so they target it.

If you're in the left lane here doing 65 in a 60 and some guy gets up on your ass because he wants to do 80, you're legally required to move over. Full stop.

Yes, he's a douche for getting on your ass, but you're just as much of a douche for not getting over.

IMO this has nothing to do with being a douche, and more to do with being safe on the road.  The jerk that rides someone's ass to go 5mph faster is putting everyone in the general vicinity in danger.  Flash your lights, honk your horn, but don't ride my ass... I will brake check you.  And if you hit me, it will be your fault and I will win my lawsuit against you.  What this guy did accomplished exactly nothing (road rage never does).  Yes, there is something to be said for being a courteous driver and switching lanes when someone flies up behind you.  There is also something to be said for showing some patience.  Quote whatever laws you want, but he LOST.  And that makes me happy, given his shiatty driving.  Was she acting like a spoiled little child?  Sure.  That's still no exc ...


In many places deliberately checking someone makes you at fault regardless of how close they are.
 
2014-03-28 02:22:07 PM  

Bf+: DROxINxTHExWIND: By my rankings, this thread just pushed this debate to number 2 on the list of Farker groups that loathe one another:

5. Jews vs Palestinians
4. Bicyclists vs Car drivers
3. Pro-life vs Pro-choice
2. Tailgaters vs Lane cloggers
1. Conservatives vs Liberals

Excellent list.
I'd add:
Conservatives vs Women
Conservatives vs Minorities
Conservatives vs Poors
Conser... aw you get the joke.

But seriously, how about the great toilet paper over/under debate?
(which should be no debate at all.... grrr...)



Debate? Toilet paper should be rolled over for easier access. Anybody who would purposefully put toilet paper on a holder to be rolled under is an asshole who should not be trusted.
 
2014-03-28 02:22:28 PM  
Jument:

People (including you, apparently) make far too much out of trivial things. Drive how you want within reason and let others drive how they want within reason. There are far more important things to spend your mental energy on than whether or not some person you will never meet face-to-face is driving correctly.

^
So much THIS!!
 
2014-03-28 02:23:56 PM  
According to Florida law, the truck should have stayed in the right hand lane. Florida law states that all traffic should be in the right-most lane except under certain conditions. Wanting to go above the speed limit isn't one of those conditions. Preparing to turn left is one of those conditions.

http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2011/316.081

Unless the law has changed recently.

On a more theoretical level, tail gating is a fairly menacing maneuver. Last year, on the interstate, my wife was tail-gaited by a speeding truck. (With tinted windows, naturally). So she moved to the right hand lane. The truck, then, moved up alongside her and stayed there for several miles. When my wife slowed, the truck slowed. A vehicle of several thousand pounds is a deadly weapon and tracking her like that should be considered assault with a deadly weapon.
 
2014-03-28 02:24:07 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Falin: And, since the original statement made is objectively and demonstrably wrong, you don't really have a point. He made a false statement and I responded to it showing that it was false. End of story.

Except that, no, you didn't.  You haven't posted anything that says a driver must move to the right to allow another driver to pass at ANY speed, much less at speeds over the limit, which is what he challenged yo to do. For the most part, a drivers responsibilities under Keep Right laws have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with a vehicle behind him, and the staute you posted is no different. I'm surprised you're having so much difficulty understanding this - are you drunk?

But maybe I'm wrong. Here's the part you so condescendingly quoted:

The section that applies to roads with multiple lanes is this one:

(2) Upon all roadways having two or more lanes for traffic moving in the same direction, all vehicles shall be driven in the right-hand lane then available for traffic, except (a) when overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction, (b) when traveling at a speed greater than the traffic flow, (c) when moving left to allow traffic to merge, or (d) when preparing for a left turn at an intersection, exit, or into a private road or driveway when such left turn is legally permitted. On any such roadway, a vehicle or combination over ten thousand pounds shall be driven only in the right-hand lane except under the conditions enumerated in (a) through (d) of this subsection.

Just use boldface to highlight the part that requires a driver to move to yield to an overtaking vehicle. Then everyone here will know how very smart you are, and how totally wrong he is. Or maybe you'll realize that you're not really making the point you think you are


I did exactly that. The Washington law applies regardless of speed. If you're in the left lane and not passing someone (or not about to make a left turn), you're in the wrong lane and need to move right, regardless of how fast you're going. You're right in the fact that it doesn't matter whether someone is behind you.

He said "There is no law in any state ever written that says anyone going the speed limit has to yield to a speeding driver. Go find one."

Washington's Keep Right law says exactly that. If you're in the left lane and you're not passing and there's a dude behind you, you're required to get out of their way, even if you're going the speed limit or greater. Technically you shouldn't even be in that lane in the first place, but no one's going to care unless a cop around here is in a really really bad mood.
 
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