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2014-03-28 08:54:24 AM  
20 votes:
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.
2014-03-28 09:45:57 AM  
14 votes:
Roads with intersections every few hundred yards don't have fast lanes.  I'm not going to weave in and out of traffic to make my turn just so you can drive a couple miles and hour faster than me.  Even if you are a big tough guy in a truck.
2014-03-28 09:18:21 AM  
10 votes:

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.
2014-03-28 09:40:02 AM  
9 votes:

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.
2014-03-28 10:00:19 AM  
7 votes:
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.
2014-03-28 10:16:13 AM  
6 votes:

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.


You aren't wrong and I was thinking much the same thing, BUT none of the above is dangerous in and of itself. The guy in the truck should have just passed her and moved on. Intimidating someone in your giant penis compensator is a far worse offense in my mind then what this woman did.
2014-03-28 09:48:27 AM  
6 votes:

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.


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.
2014-03-28 09:47:43 AM  
6 votes:

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
2014-03-28 09:44:01 AM  
6 votes:

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.


IRONY ALERT IRONY ALERT
2014-03-28 09:38:43 AM  
6 votes:

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.
2014-03-28 10:53:06 AM  
5 votes:

Ant: I hate tailgaters way more than I hate people who take one hand off the wheel to film tailgaters. Also, if you have a turn coming up, you have a legitimate reason to be in the left lane.

WTF is it with drivers of those huge pickups driving them like they're tiny sports cars? Jesus farking Christ people, why do you stress out so much over not being able to go one extra mph over the speed limit?


So much this.

It's not surprising there are so many road ragers on Fark.  Attacking the driver for committing the completely imaginary sin of being in the left lane, even though she was on a regular road with left turn lanes, and was about to turn left,

If being behind someone in traffic enrages you that much, move somewhere with less traffic.  Stress like that is not healthy.
2014-03-28 10:13:56 AM  
5 votes:

sammyk: for good or for awesome: Roads with intersections every few hundred yards don't have fast lanes.  I'm not going to weave in and out of traffic to make my turn just so you can drive a couple miles and hour faster than me.  Even if you are a big tough guy in a truck.

You could like try to be courteous in situations like that. it could even be argued that common sense says letting the dickheaded big tough truck guy go on past you actually makes YOU safer. But nah, kick the anthill. I'm sure you get something out of it.


No. There is no expectation of lane usage nor are there laws about staying to the right on roads like that. Making up rules in your head will only end up with your pickup truck sliding backwards into oncoming traffic.
2014-03-28 09:50:26 AM  
5 votes:
Let's see.

Self-righteous.
Misogynistic.
Fantasies of violent retribution.

This must be Fark!
2014-03-28 09:32:52 AM  
5 votes:

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.
2014-03-28 01:33:48 PM  
4 votes:

Falin: Falin: 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.

Well, the "it wasn't a freeway" part is possibly wrong. In the lane to make a left turn is a valid excuse to be there, of course.

Yeah, this isn't exactly an interstate or normal freeway: left turn lanes, school zones, intersections galore and even a bike lane thrown in.
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2014-03-28 12:00:00 PM  
4 votes:
Also can't believe this hasn't been posted yet:

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2014-03-28 11:05:21 AM  
4 votes:
This was a surface street, not an interstate. It has unprotected left turns. Drive right, pass on the left does not apply. She did nothing wrong (she's an annoying ass, but that's another story). Once the right lane was clear, Mr. Truck moved into the right lane and could have passed her, the road ahead was open, and instead decided to drive next to her while displaying his belief that Duke is #1. In this case, she did nothing wrong, he was utterly and completely at fault. He got what he deserved.
2014-03-28 10:57:19 AM  
4 votes:

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.


I prefer to drive on the righthand side, for the most part, since I simply tend not to speed very much. When I'm on the highway and move over to the left lane to pass someone, it seems that almost immediately someone will zoom up behind me real fast and wants me to move over. However, when someone is driving like that AND they are right on your ass it suddenly becomes not at all safe to move to the right. Why? Because, as I've experienced first hand, those same people who are in such a rush are the same folks who tend not to use blinkers. It's happened plenty of times that just as I'm moving to the right that the other car decides to pass. At least stay behind me a car-length or so and give me some farking time to move over!
2014-03-28 10:33:27 AM  
4 votes:
Oh lordy I love the amount of projection in this thread.  So many rootin' tootin' urban cowboys in their Ford F450's seeing their hero ditch his motorized penis trying to pass the blame for his moronic actions on to a woman in a minivan obeying the rules of the road.

Other than her filming a guy threatening her in his oversized pickup, she's doing everything else properly, including staying the course when faced with an aggressive driver.

That's what you get, cowboys.  You aren't traffic heroes for tailgating.
2014-03-28 10:29:13 AM  
4 votes:
Always amusing to see the Righteous Internet Tough Drivers scream about drivers who hover in the left lane, when tailgating is also illegal, and dumber and statistically more dangerous than hovering in the left lane.

Just because a driver is being stupid in front of you, doesn't mean you should be stupid behind him or her in response.
2014-03-28 10:19:51 AM  
4 votes:
Drivers of BMWs and full-sized pickups: biggest assholes in the world.

/FSM help us if BMW ever makes a pickup
2014-03-28 10:01:45 AM  
4 votes:
I'm not familiar with this stretch of road, but it doesn't even look like a limited access highway where all the "slower traffic keep right" stuff comes into play. People make left turns on these roads (unless you're in New Jersey of course) so the left lane is for everyone's use.
2014-03-28 09:45:33 AM  
4 votes:
Nothing is worse than those jackasses that won't yield to the right, especially on the highway. I find that they tend to be from New York or New Jersey.

On a 3 lane highway, you shouldn't be going UNDER the speed limit in the extreme left lane, forcing everyone to pass you on the right. I have a pretty hefty commute and see this all the time.
2014-03-28 09:44:58 AM  
4 votes:
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.
2014-03-28 02:03:58 PM  
3 votes:
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 12:36:01 PM  
3 votes:

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
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2010 model and newer, quarter mile; 17.3 seconds
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2014-03-28 12:21:49 PM  
3 votes:
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.
Bf+
2014-03-28 12:05:57 PM  
3 votes:
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 11:49:13 AM  
3 votes:
After reviewing the Florida Diver's Manual 2014, the woman was in the right, even though she was in the left lane of the two lanes of traffic. She explained she was passing slower vehicles in the right lane, then planned to turn left further down the highway. From what I could see, U.S. 41 is not a limited access highway like I-4, I-75 or the Florida Turnpike. So the left lane allows for passing and/or making left turns at breaks in the median between the opposing traffic flows.

Mr. Dumbass wanted to pass her, tailgated her and finally did pass her in the right lane. His behavior before and after passing was a danger to both of them. Fortunately nobody got hurt. And he got all the citations. As the woman didn't get any citations, even for filming the incident, I'm not the only one with the opinion she wasn't in the wrong.

I don't like left-lane Nazis on Interstates either. But, if they're passing slower traffic and doing the speed limit, I just chill out and enjoy the ride. Legally, they're correct. Now, if they continue to ride in the Interstae passing lane after clearing the slower traffic in the right lane, they've gone into poor driving skills mode. I'll pass them on the right safety and let them go on their merry way.
2014-03-28 10:57:14 AM  
3 votes:
I don't think anyone in this thread is absolving the guy of guilt.  Everyone agrees that dude is in the wrong.  But they are pointing out that her antics did nothing to improve the situation, and may have worsened it.  It is likely neither would have crashed had either changed their actions.

At the end of the day, they are both contributing to making the road unsafe.
2014-03-28 10:52:49 AM  
3 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: 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 could be argued that she created a dangerous situation that contributed to the dumbass in the truck getting into an accident. So there's plenty of dumbass to go around in this case.

She wasn't impeding traffic and she didn't cause him to tailgate or to later unskillfully cut her off.


Looked like she was impeding to me. It's hard to tell but it looks like she was intentionally trying to box him in. Now he made the stupid move to try and fit through the small gap she left him and lost control. I in no way am absolving redneck truck guy. But her actions made the situation more dangerous. Her actions were just as wreckless and dangerous as his. She is not law enforcement. She's a busy body that admits to recording people she pisses off ona  regular basis.

I outright reject that she is completely innocent in this ordeal. It's absurd to say pulling your cell phone out, loading whatever video recorder, pointing it towards the back window, side window and so on is a safe thing to do.

If I was driving the other way and that truck slammed into me I would damn sure include her on the lawsuit the instant i was made aware of the video.
2014-03-28 10:39:31 AM  
3 votes:

RedfordRenegade: This man is a chump.
I'm glad he wrecked his little truck.
He needs more patience.


Yep. I laughed and laughed.

First he wrecks his truck, then he leaves the scene of an accident and gets himself arrested, not for the first time.  Then he gets laughed at by everyone on the internet.

Does it surprise anyone that this 'anger management class on wheels' had priors?  Shocking, I know.

/That boy has no business driving, something the court will see to directly.
2014-03-28 10:10:28 AM  
3 votes:

sammyk: it could be argued that she created a dangerous situation that contributed to the dumbass in the truck getting into an accident


Only by a complete and utter idiot. He wiped out because of his own ineptitude. She MAY have been an ass, but she did not cause his crash in any way, shape, or form.
2014-03-28 10:05:59 AM  
3 votes:
This man is a chump.
I'm glad he wrecked his little truck.
He needs more patience.
2014-03-28 10:01:13 AM  
3 votes:

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
2014-03-28 09:59:45 AM  
3 votes:

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.
2014-03-28 09:44:01 AM  
3 votes:
She should be cited, too, having all sorts of crap hanging from her rear view mirror.  Asswipes all around.
2014-03-28 08:54:53 AM  
3 votes:
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.
2014-03-28 06:34:17 PM  
2 votes:
I'd like to go on record as stating that because of her (and her 1.5M YouTube hits and time in the national spotlight) we're going to see more and more of these vids, many of them "forced" ("Nothing's happening, slow down more...more...ok, he's losing his shiat, slow down a bit more...there we go! Passing on the grassy median! Here comes 3M hits baby!!"), and it will end up with someone dead.
2014-03-28 03:34:51 PM  
2 votes:

ReverendJynxed: SmokinTrees: ReverendJynxed:

In many places deliberately checking someone makes you at fault regardless of how close they are.

That's not my first reaction.  Typically, I just let off the gas and coast down to the speed limit (like I said, I drive fast).  If I am still being tailed, then yes, I'll give the brakes a light tap.  Not enough to slow me down at all, but enough to flash the brake lights and make the bunghole of the person behind me tighten up a bit.

/Prove I brake-checked you after YOU slam into ME.  It's a tough sell to a cop...

It's still illegal. But that's ok, you go on breaking the law because all that matters is you and what you get out of it right?

And no it really isn't a tough sell. If you can lie about the issue so can the other party. He swerved in front of me and cut me off.
I would have hit him harder if I wasn't watching for the inappropriate lane change. Prove you didn't.



You could say that, but unless there are witnesses or a dash cam, then the rear car is at fault due to Failing to Stop in an Assured Clear Distance, which is why there are scams doing just that.  Without massive proof the police aren't going to believe you, nor care.  it will be written up like  Unit 1 stopped, unit 2 couldn't, so unit 2 was following too closely.   Unless the insurance company notices a trend of the same accusations against the person the insurance of the rear car is going to pay end of story.
2014-03-28 03:30:21 PM  
2 votes:

ReverendJynxed: SmokinTrees: ReverendJynxed:

In many places deliberately checking someone makes you at fault regardless of how close they are.

That's not my first reaction.  Typically, I just let off the gas and coast down to the speed limit (like I said, I drive fast).  If I am still being tailed, then yes, I'll give the brakes a light tap.  Not enough to slow me down at all, but enough to flash the brake lights and make the bunghole of the person behind me tighten up a bit.

/Prove I brake-checked you after YOU slam into ME.  It's a tough sell to a cop...

It's still illegal. But that's ok, you go on breaking the law because all that matters is you and what you get out of it right?

And no it really isn't a tough sell. If you can lie about the issue so can the other party. He swerved in front of me and cut me off.
I would have hit him harder if I wasn't watching for the inappropriate lane change. Prove you didn't.


If you can't brake in time, then you should have been further back.  As an example, I was a passenger in a car accident that happened at a stop light.  The at-fault driver hit the car behind my buddy, who then hit him.  My buddy successfully sued the guy behind him and won.  I'm sure that THAT guy then sued the crap outta the guy that caused the accident in the first place, but the theory still holds true.  All of this is why Michigan is a no-fault state.  However, as the person who was struck from behind, in a court of law, I would win.  And yes, that is what matters when dealing with inconsiderate jerkwads who intimidate other drivers and make the roads an even more hazardous place.
Right, wrong, it's all relative.  Quote laws all you want, a judge will rarely, if ever, back the guy that rear-ends another car.
2014-03-28 02:37:18 PM  
2 votes:

loaba: 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.


Are you sure she sped up, and he wasn't speeding up and slowing down to make sure she saw him? Because given her actions and his actions, I'd think it's much more likely that he was doing the changing of velocity...
2014-03-28 01:55:49 PM  
2 votes:
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 12:58:01 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:48:16 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:41:57 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:36:43 PM  
2 votes:
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 12:34:12 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:22:33 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:16:07 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:15:08 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:13:57 PM  
2 votes:
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 12:11:25 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:09:42 PM  
2 votes:
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 11:35:18 AM  
2 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: Yes, other than being just as dangerous as he is on the road, she's doing everything correctly. That's the ticket!

The My Little Pony Killer: nijika: Oh lordy I love the amount of projection in this thread.  So many rootin' tootin' urban cowboys in their Ford F450's seeing their hero ditch his motorized penis trying to pass the blame for his moronic actions on to a woman in a minivan obeying the rules of the road.

Other than her filming a guy threatening her in his oversized pickup, she's doing everything else properly, including staying the course when faced with an aggressive driver.

That's what you get, cowboys.  You aren't traffic heroes for tailgating.

Yes, other than being just as dangerous as he is on the road, she's doing everything correctly. That's the ticket!


"Just as dangerous"?

The idiot truck driver caused an accident, could have killed people when he went off the road.  Was speeding, tailgating, driving too close, threatening other drivers, and she was "just as dangerous"?

Uh, no.

Fark is obviously packed with road ragers.  Not a big surprise, in fact, just confirms a long time suspicion.

Stressing at traffic isn't worth a heart attack.
2014-03-28 11:22:28 AM  
2 votes:
I watched a longer video than this on another link last night.  As usual, the Fark train assumed the lady driver was driving in the left lane just to jack Ford Truck Man off.  Earlier in the show, she wanted to let the jackass pass but she couldn't move over because there was traffic there.  There was nowhere to go, for christ's sake. By the time there was room, she was too close to her turn.

/ just drove from Pa to SC and back, had to put up with about a thousand Ford Truck Men in a traffic flow going 90 who seemed eerily similar to Mr. Jackass in the movie.  Mostly NC.
// takes balls for Ms. Ladydriver to hold the camera-phone filming behind for that amount of time on wet roads.  Not very smart, either.
2014-03-28 11:20:32 AM  
2 votes:
The left-lane provision is part of the 226-page [Florida] House Bill 7125. It states that drivers on any road with two or more lanes in the same direction may not drive more than 10 mph slower than the posted speed limit in the left lane if they know they are being overtaken. It does not apply to drivers preparing for a left turn at an intersection.

Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2013-06-27/story/left-lane-slowpok e s-face-fines-under-new-florida-law#ixzz2xGp3tGVd


Emphasis added. The law doesn't allow for you douchebags that feel you need to speed more than the person in front of you. It's there to help those who want to drive the speed limit.
2014-03-28 11:17:26 AM  
2 votes:

Gonz: 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.


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.

Gonz: 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.


If car A is going the slower than everyone else on the road, regardless of the speed limit posted, car A *is* hazard.
2014-03-28 11:12:26 AM  
2 votes:
DrBenway [TotalFark]
2014-03-28 11:03:59 AM

OnlyM3: Gonz

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.Yes, that's why the left lane is called "The Passing Lane". It's not a hard concept to grasp. Stop being a passive aggressive vigilante and move over make your left turn.

How dare they.

Nice try, but the original video is over 2minutes long.
She sped up to prevent rage-y-mcfailure from passing.

She was not planning on turning, she was being a coont. Obviously the idiot in the truck's reaction is wrong -duh-, but so is the obese vigilante.
2014-03-28 11:09:21 AM  
2 votes:

sammyk: HotWingConspiracy: 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 could be argued that she created a dangerous situation that contributed to the dumbass in the truck getting into an accident. So there's plenty of dumbass to go around in this case.

She wasn't impeding traffic and she didn't cause him to tailgate or to later unskillfully cut her off.

Looked like she was impeding to me.


By driving? She's not obligated to speed for him.

 It's hard to tell but it looks like she was intentionally trying to box him in.

What?

 Now he made the stupid move to try and fit through the small gap she left him and lost control.

Again, what? That she left him? He didn't have to do that.

 I in no way am absolving redneck truck guy. But her actions made the situation more dangerous. Her actions were just as wreckless and dangerous as his.

No. He was tailgating, cut her off and couldn't stick the landing.

 She is not law enforcement.

Lucky for him.

 She's a busy body that admits to recording people she pisses off ona  regular basis.

Meh.

I outright reject that she is completely innocent in this ordeal. It's absurd to say pulling your cell phone out, loading whatever video recorder, pointing it towards the back window, side window and so on is a safe thing to do.

Not something I would do, but consider that she could do all of this and still not wreck her car. Retardface couldn't even handle a quick lane change.

If I was driving the other way and that truck slammed into me I would damn sure include her on the lawsuit the instant i was made aware of the video.

I would thank her and use the video to clean up in court.
2014-03-28 11:08:20 AM  
2 votes:
Two!  Two dumbasses.
manhattaninfidel.com
2014-03-28 10:55:43 AM  
2 votes:

R.A.Danny: sammyk: for good or for awesome: Roads with intersections every few hundred yards don't have fast lanes.  I'm not going to weave in and out of traffic to make my turn just so you can drive a couple miles and hour faster than me.  Even if you are a big tough guy in a truck.

You could like try to be courteous in situations like that. it could even be argued that common sense says letting the dickheaded big tough truck guy go on past you actually makes YOU safer. But nah, kick the anthill. I'm sure you get something out of it.

No. There is no expectation of lane usage nor are there laws about staying to the right on roads like that. Making up rules in your head will only end up with your pickup truck sliding backwards into oncoming traffic.


So I repeat. You want to kick the anthill because you are not a courteous driver. I didn't say anything about the legality.
2014-03-28 10:50:56 AM  
2 votes:

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.


That's true, but she still shouldn't have taken her hands off the wheel and eyes off the road to film the incident.  If she hadn't gotten out the phone, turned around in her seat, focused on filming instead of driving, and taken at least one hand off the wheel, she would have been doing nothing wrong.

But she did all of those things, and that makes her a shiatty driver.
Ant
2014-03-28 10:47:07 AM  
2 votes:
I hate tailgaters way more than I hate people who take one hand off the wheel to film tailgaters. Also, if you have a turn coming up, you have a legitimate reason to be in the left lane.

WTF is it with drivers of those huge pickups driving them like they're tiny sports cars? Jesus farking Christ people, why do you stress out so much over not being able to go one extra mph over the speed limit?
2014-03-28 10:46:49 AM  
2 votes:

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.


You're right.

It wasn't a freeway.  She had every right to hog the left lane.  Yeah, it can be maddening, but traffic sucks. Don't like it, move.
2014-03-28 10:41:01 AM  
2 votes:

SurfaceTension: 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.)

And I thought the lights in northern Virginia were awfully timed. Where is this hell-hole that you live that has red lights that one can catch 5 consecutive without hitting a green?


Aren't they timed so that, if you go the speed limit in the city, you can catch them as they are turning green?

Sometimes referred as a green wave.

She had ample opportunity to pull over and let him pass, he was an idiot for tailgating and slowing down to give her the bird, unless she sped up to try and prevent him from getting in front of her.

There were a couple of left turn lanes that I could see during that exchange.  When exactly was she going to turn?

Stop trying to control other drivers, that's what the police are for.  End road vigilantes.

Freeways work most efficiently when inside lanes are traveling faster than outside lanes.

Also, driving side-by-side when the rest of the road is clear is just dumb.  Who are you most likely to hit?  The ONLY OTHER CAR ON THE ROAD.
2014-03-28 10:40:17 AM  
2 votes:

Saborlas: A lot of road ragers in this thread.


Indeed. It's my guess that truck boy zooming right up on her bumper before she could change lanes, even if she wanted to, may have precipitated the action on the video. I find that sort of thing a bit rankling myself.
Bf+
2014-03-28 10:22:42 AM  
2 votes:
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.
2014-03-28 10:18:46 AM  
2 votes:
A lot of road ragers in this thread.
2014-03-28 10:13:11 AM  
2 votes:

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 could be argued that she created a dangerous situation that contributed to the dumbass in the truck getting into an accident. So there's plenty of dumbass to go around in this case.


She wasn't impeding traffic and she didn't cause him to tailgate or to later unskillfully cut her off.
2014-03-28 10:01:39 AM  
2 votes:

adragontattoo: Thingster: Passing on the right laws should be called passing on the shoulder laws.

Not around here.
The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle on the right only under conditions permitting such movement in safety. Except where driving on paved shoulders is permitted by lawfully placed signs, no such movement shall be made by driving on the shoulder of the highway or off the pavement or main traveled portion of the roadway.


How is what you wrote inconsistent with what I wrote?

Passing on the right is legal if it's a travel way, it's illegal if it's a shoulder absent extenuating circumstances.
2014-03-28 09:56:19 AM  
2 votes:

for good or for awesome: Roads with intersections every few hundred yards don't have fast lanes.  I'm not going to weave in and out of traffic to make my turn just so you can drive a couple miles and hour faster than me.  Even if you are a big tough guy in a truck.


This.

/Also glad idiot only took out some signs and did some minor damage to his vehicle.
2014-03-28 09:53:06 AM  
2 votes:

Gonz: 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 breaking the farking law.


FTFY, you farking idiot.
2014-03-28 09:50:14 AM  
2 votes:
I enjoyed the video.  It's proof that when I see two assholes going at it on the road, I should keep my distance.
2014-03-28 09:48:33 AM  
2 votes:
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.
2014-03-28 09:47:50 AM  
2 votes:

Enormous-Schwanstucker: I'm on the fence with this one so I took out the AW tendencies of her, her propensity to endanger others with her vertical video stupidity while driving and the fact she was pretty much hogging the lane and I am left with this: Unless we're missing something he is in the wrong. Feelings don't matter, the 'coulda/shoulda/woulda' actions mean nothing. If the law specifies she did nothing wrong that's that.

As much as I hate left lane hogs Bubba McRedneck passed her on the right, forgot about the physics of a vehicle with an automatic transmission, a vehicle with excellent engine braking and discovered what happens .When you suddenly decelerate from a moderate speed in a lower gear on a slick road. Couple that with the empty bed and he looped it, very well I might add.

Now it would have been funny if he's spun out and caused her to wreck as well. That would have been the old 2 birds with one stone idea.


To clarify a common misconception:

Passing on the right is legal so long as the road is 2+ lanes in the direction of travel.

Passing on the right laws should be called passing on the shoulder laws.
2014-03-28 09:42:38 AM  
2 votes:
I'm on the fence with this one so I took out the AW tendencies of her, her propensity to endanger others with her vertical video stupidity while driving and the fact she was pretty much hogging the lane and I am left with this: Unless we're missing something he is in the wrong. Feelings don't matter, the 'coulda/shoulda/woulda' actions mean nothing. If the law specifies she did nothing wrong that's that.

As much as I hate left lane hogs Bubba McRedneck passed her on the right, forgot about the physics of a vehicle with an automatic transmission, a vehicle with excellent engine braking and discovered what happens .When you suddenly decelerate from a moderate speed in a lower gear on a slick road. Couple that with the empty bed and he looped it, very well I might add.

Now it would have been funny if he's spun out and caused her to wreck as well. That would have been the old 2 birds with one stone idea.
2014-03-29 04:03:49 AM  
1 vote:

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Not a lot of left turns in those scenarios.  Examples not relevant.
2014-03-29 03:06:05 AM  
1 vote:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2014-03-28 10:52:27 PM  
1 vote:
You people are crazy man.  "I don't care if the car behind me might in a medical emergency situation,  the law supports me going 54 in the left lane and that's that."  Get the fark over yourselves.

I do realize that 95% of the time it's just rude speeders but really, you could potentially be making life or death decisions but you go girl!  Being smug and "right" is totally worth it.
2014-03-28 05:58:42 PM  
1 vote:

Ctrl-Alt-Del: It's an easy call for me - the whole issue of her "speeding up after he passed" discussed earlier confuses things, especially since his posture, attitude and actions seem to indicate (to me, at least) that it was actually him slowing down just to make sure she got a good view of his finger and his evil grin so she would know good and well that he was intentionally farking her over when he cut her off like that.


Yah, she may have let up or even touched the gas a little while he was on the right, but the background objects match her pace more consistent than his meaning he's decelerating and accelerating radically. I saw pixels and stuff.
2014-03-28 05:57:48 PM  
1 vote:

Ctrl-Alt-Del: 1) She didn't steal his property or violate his rights in any way

2) He's not a dog, he's a human goddamned being, and the law, at least, expects him to act like one


You are missing the point (somewhat willfully, I'd wager). Let's try a different analogy:

Let's say you often find yourself recording the drivers around you who are tailgating you and trying to pass you on the right on your cell phone because it happens so often but you can't seem to figure out why it *always* happens to you. And this one time, while you *certainly* weren't egging the guy on by trying your damnedest to be an annoying little bunt, he flips out and gets into an accident. Are you blameless?
2014-03-28 04:36:00 PM  
1 vote:

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.


The best states will also have it set up so you will get a ticket if you are simply left lane cruising.   you can get a ticket.
If you are not actively passing anyone then you move to the right.

What happens is that people will zone out in the left lane and then force someone to hit the brakes and then pass on the right.  That is activity that should not happen.

Self important assholes will say "I'm driving 55, I will not yield.  YOU are not allowed to exceed 55.  I AM THE LAW"

Of course, Mr Pompous has no idea why someone else might be driving 56.  It is not his concern.
2014-03-28 04:33:32 PM  
1 vote:

tforbes: there are only two types of drivers worse than left lane nazis.

people who break check you (regardless of lane) and people who try to high-beam you after you pass them.


Dont forget about the slow drivers on two lane roads that as soon as you get to a passing zone to legally go around them, they take it as a personal insult and proceed to floor it in an attempt to force you back in behind them. THOSE people need to be run into a ditch asap. Especially if there is a car coming in the opposite direction.
2014-03-28 04:06:29 PM  
1 vote:

tforbes: there are only two types of drivers worse than left lane nazis.

people who break check you (regardless of lane) and people who try to high-beam you after you pass them.


One usually follows the other.  Every time I'm driving in some shiathole like NJ or MA and give someone on the interstate the "please move over" headlight flash, they give a pretend brake-check instead of moving.  When I eventually pass them on the right, they will zip in behind me and try to melt my retinas.

Usually this earns them a real brake check since they love to follow at 10ft or less.

Listen people, this shiat is simple.

1. If someone behind you wants to go by, just get out of their way.  No need for drama.
2. If someone in front of you won't move over, just go around them.  No need for drama.

That said the actual WORST are the hoodrats with the fake blue HIDs, or worse, real HIDs mounted in factory headlight housings.  If this is you, kill yourself.
2014-03-28 04:01:27 PM  
1 vote:

Gonz: [Sarcastically] 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.


Gecko Gingrich: It's not because this is Fark. It's because in many jurisdictions it is the law. *Expressly* the law.


Ctrl-Alt-Del: Meh, I don't know about "many," 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,

Gecko Gingrich: Link

From your link: "Six states require drivers to move right if they are blocking traffic in the left lane"

"Six" is not "many" when discussing US states
2014-03-28 03:46:40 PM  
1 vote:

Nix Nightbird: 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.

...

Check your math.  At 15mph over on a 50 mile trip @55mph zone you are saving ~12 minutes.

Anyway if this was a freeway I would say the woman was equally in the wrong in a road rage incident but this was a road with left turns and you typically expect people to be in the lane they are going to turn out of.  I know her type and I have no doubt she would lie to make her position look more favorable.

The guy got what is coming to him and she is going to get the fame she wanted....from the internet in exactly the right way.
2014-03-28 03:37:07 PM  
1 vote:

Cerebral Ballsy: SmokinTrees: ReverendJynxed:

In many places deliberately checking someone makes you at fault regardless of how close they are.

That's not my first reaction.  Typically, I just let off the gas and coast down to the speed limit (like I said, I drive fast).  If I am still being tailed, then yes, I'll give the brakes a light tap.  Not enough to slow me down at all, but enough to flash the brake lights and make the bunghole of the person behind me tighten up a bit.

/Prove I brake-checked you after YOU slam into ME.  It's a tough sell to a cop...

Why don't you just get over? I do, and I speed all the time. Why the need to block someone?


I do!  All the time!  I despise traffic-blockers as much as the next person.  However, when I am passing other people on the road, like the woman in the video, or there simply is too much traffic and it'd be going out of my way and the jerk behind me continues to tailgate... well, that pisses me off and it's game on.  I never slam on my brakes, just tap them to flash the taillights.  Harmless.  If he can't take it and gets all road-ragey, that's his prerogative.

moike: SmokinTrees:
/Prove I brake-checked you after YOU slam into ME.  It's a tough sell to a cop...

And that is the reason I run a dashcam...


Which would also prove that you were tailgating me.
2014-03-28 03:37:06 PM  
1 vote:

Cerebral Ballsy: Why don't you just get over? I do, and I speed all the time. Why the need to block someone?


That's what I don't get either. I routinely speed. I just as routinely get over when someone comes up behind me. Single lane, multi-lane, left lane, right lane, highway, surface street...I don't care. If conditions permit, you won't even know that it was you who caused me to move over, as I would have already noticed you closing on me and gotten out of your way. I pull into the right lane, the left lane, onto shoulders, side-streets, the center turn lane, whatever.

/Oh, and my link above may be a little outdated, as I found out that Maryland, for example, does have a law forbidding impeding traffic.
2014-03-28 03:21:45 PM  
1 vote:

SmokinTrees: Falin:
the Keep Right laws exist for a reason, and when people disobey them, deliberately or not, they are causing a safety issue.

Please explain how driving in the right lane, when the left lane is open causes a safety issue.  Not trying to be a jerk here, I'd really like some insight from someone who is obviously well-versed in the law.


Assuming you mean please explain... LEFT lane:

Because you are contributing to road rage. It's against the law, you are trolling someone who could quite possibly be having a legitimate emergency, or someone who could be criminally aggressive. You are putting everyone around you at increased risk for an accident, no different than the aggressor is.
2014-03-28 03:13:27 PM  
1 vote:

OregonVet: Falin: Dude. Seriously. This has already been explained to you.

"We understand it can be frustrating for drivers when you have other motorists camped out in the left lane," said WSP Captain Ron Rupke, District 5 commander. "But this also doesn't mean motorists can drive in an aggressive manner or use the left lane to speed."

WSP=your state trooper


Oh, and in case one example wasn't enough, Virginia is the same way:

http://www.fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2006/022006/02092006/166829

Tyler said that applies even if the vehicle trying to pass is speeding, following too closely or operating in any other reckless manner.

"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."

He noted that the law and common sense both are served by getting out of the way of a driver who's anxious and intent on passing.
2014-03-28 03:06:31 PM  
1 vote:

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.


you missed this part ..

(4) It is a traffic infraction to drive continuously in the left lane of a multilane roadway when it impedes the flow of other traffic.

no clause, ifs, ands, or buts.

You Sir are completely and utterly incorrect

/the best kind of incorrect
2014-03-28 03:03:04 PM  
1 vote:

OregonVet: Falin: Dude. Seriously. This has already been explained to you.

"We understand it can be frustrating for drivers when you have other motorists camped out in the left lane," said WSP Captain Ron Rupke, District 5 commander. "But this also doesn't mean motorists can drive in an aggressive manner or use the left lane to speed."

WSP=your state trooper


Of course. Speeding is illegal. I think we all know that.

You still have to Keep Right Except to Pass even if you're going the speed limit (or faster) in Washington, though. It's the law.
2014-03-28 02:59:43 PM  
1 vote:

Falin: Dude. Seriously. This has already been explained to you.

"We understand it can be frustrating for drivers when you have other motorists camped out in the left lane," said WSP Captain Ron Rupke, District 5 commander. "But this also doesn't mean motorists can drive in an aggressive manner or use the left lane to speed."


WSP=your state trooper
2014-03-28 02:57:50 PM  
1 vote:
Whizzing arund in our Tonka toys like we're the only ones on the road.  Like if we get to act like we're the only ones on he road, we win.  Here's an idea.  The world is a lot more crowded than it once was.  So are the streets.  If you can't function with some degree of civility and realistic expectations as to the flow of traffic, buy a bus pass.  Those drivers are super careful and they usually have a stop within a mile of where you live.
2014-03-28 02:43:08 PM  
1 vote:

Gecko Gingrich: 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.


It's the one degree of freedom in your "getting to the gym in 26 minutes" problem that you have the most control over, because there are even more reasons why traffic isn't going to sympathize with your dilemma.
2014-03-28 02:38:40 PM  
1 vote:

SmokinTrees: ReverendJynxed:

In many places deliberately checking someone makes you at fault regardless of how close they are.

That's not my first reaction.  Typically, I just let off the gas and coast down to the speed limit (like I said, I drive fast).  If I am still being tailed, then yes, I'll give the brakes a light tap.  Not enough to slow me down at all, but enough to flash the brake lights and make the bunghole of the person behind me tighten up a bit.

/Prove I brake-checked you after YOU slam into ME.  It's a tough sell to a cop...


In fender benders people that make contact from behind are almost ALWAYS at fault. Don't tailgate.
2014-03-28 02:32:12 PM  
1 vote:
ReverendJynxed:

In many places deliberately checking someone makes you at fault regardless of how close they are.

That's not my first reaction.  Typically, I just let off the gas and coast down to the speed limit (like I said, I drive fast).  If I am still being tailed, then yes, I'll give the brakes a light tap.  Not enough to slow me down at all, but enough to flash the brake lights and make the bunghole of the person behind me tighten up a bit.

/Prove I brake-checked you after YOU slam into ME.  It's a tough sell to a cop...
2014-03-28 02:15:07 PM  
1 vote:

loaba: / I love surveys!


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"Would you like to see a movie starring George Wendt eating beans?"

2014-03-28 02:13:47 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:09:14 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:55:39 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:39:01 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:32:39 PM  
1 vote:
Loaf's Tray:
You must've gotten the non-Truck Nutz model...those are for Nancy-ass Nancies...

Most likely, it's just a generic 2WD non-jacked-up standard cab no frills pickup truck.  Because I can't haul 1000 pounds worth of gear, tools, and spares and tow an 18 foot trailer with a race car strapped to it with a Fiat 500.

i.imgur.com

I used to do it with a Subaru Outback, and it was -not- happy.  Note the rear suspension.

badcatracing.com
2014-03-28 01:23:47 PM  
1 vote:

OregonVet: 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.

It ONLY applies by law to those traveling under the speed limit. Period. 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. You won't be back.


http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.61.100

It doesn't matter if the person on the left is going the speed limit or not.
2014-03-28 01:21:31 PM  
1 vote:

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.


yep.   fat and ugly.  the worse kind of ugly...ugly on the inside.  she's pissed at the world, and she's gonna show 'em.

he'll pay a fine and get his truck fixed.  she'll still be fat and ugly.
2014-03-28 01:21:24 PM  
1 vote:

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.


It ONLY applies by law to those traveling under the speed limit. Period. 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. You won't be back.
2014-03-28 01:12:45 PM  
1 vote:

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KARMA DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY!
2014-03-28 01:12:27 PM  
1 vote:
I honestly don't understand why so many people are trying to justify not keeping to the right and letting faster moving traffic just pass you.  "Actually by law that doesn't apply to........."  It's simply the courteous thing to do on any road.  But heaven forbid that you should be civil.
2014-03-28 12:57:26 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:46:09 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:43:10 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:38:50 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:37:16 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:30:04 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:29:50 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:28:32 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:28:31 PM  
1 vote:
Ah, truly what really matters and is worth getting worked up over in life (and on the internet).
2014-03-28 12:23:46 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:18:17 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:15:23 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:14:19 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:14:08 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:11:01 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:10:05 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:05:11 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:04:36 PM  
1 vote:
Jeffrey Travis White, if anyone was curious about road rager.

www.baynews9.com
2014-03-28 11:57:33 AM  
1 vote:

BizarreMan: 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.


I've had people drive too slow or cut me off or whatever. It happens but it never escalates beyond that. If a violent reaction is a common occurrence for her I'm going to conclude she's probably doing something to incite it. The only constant here is her. She's a self righteous attention whore on a little vigilante crusade. Guy looked like he was enjoying the attention of being filmed and hamming it up a bit. Probably floored it once he got past her and lost control. It doesn't take much in those conditions. Sure the guy was being an annoying twunt but she's just as bad for filming it.
2014-03-28 11:57:18 AM  
1 vote:

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.


After looking at the actual statutes, I see that in Florida, the law does require you to move out of the way of an overtaking vehicle if you are going ten (or more) m.p.h. slower than the posted speed limit in the leftmost lane. Still nothing about angry headlight flashing OR tailgating  by thumb-dicked rage-a-holic assholes, though.
2014-03-28 11:51:04 AM  
1 vote:
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.)
2014-03-28 11:50:35 AM  
1 vote:

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.


She didn't have a turn coming up.
2014-03-28 11:49:49 AM  
1 vote:

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.


Also people never, ever come up on your bumper like they want to pass then drive reeeeaaaallllly slowly right next to you and trap you behind the slow car in the right lane. Or go any speed between 20 and 80 completely at random. Hey, you can stay behind until you figure out how fast you're going.

Oh, and the woman making the video while drive, she's a major dick. Hope there's a law against taking a video while driving and she gets cited.
2014-03-28 11:49:18 AM  
1 vote:

loaba: psilocyberguy: I watched a longer video than this on another link last night.  As usual, the Fark train assumed the lady driver was driving in the left lane just to jack Ford Truck Man off.  Earlier in the show, she wanted to let the jackass pass but she couldn't move over because there was traffic there.


So she didn't want to stay right with the slower traffic, rather she wanted to hang out in the left lane and leisurely pass 'em like that.  That's on her. If you can't stand the heat of the kitchen, the get the fark out. If you're not prepared to do what it takes to pass slower traffic, stay the fark to the right! When your intersection comes up, flip the blinker on, get over and make your turn.


The longer video only showed her showing traffic to her immediate right for just a split second, it appeared to be clogged there so assuming that was representing the situation as it was, there was no place to get into the slow lane.

If however, you feel like Ford Truck Man's behavior was okay no matter what when frankly, we can't properly assess from the video and her's was egregious, maybe you need to turn in that Crackerjack license when you turn 18.
2014-03-28 11:45:59 AM  
1 vote:

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

Woman completely at fault here end of story.

Man card revoked for not knowing how to drive your truck dude.


Shocking that you are from CT with that attitude.  The majority of asshat drivers in NY will have a CT or NJ plate.  Protip:  There are actually traffic laws in NYC.  I know that you must feel some sort of inferiority/envy of NY, and NYC (I'm in the big bad city, there are no laws!), but no need to prove your toughness.  Don't drive like an asshat just because you're in NYC, and feel like you have something to prove.  The majority of NY'ers drive like reasonable, common sense, safe drivers.
2014-03-28 11:34:41 AM  
1 vote:
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
2014-03-28 11:34:39 AM  
1 vote:

tripleseven: I notice that completely ignoring a road rager will infuriate them even more.


I don't just ignore them. I also do everything safe and legal in my power to get out of their way, and as far away from them as possible.
2014-03-28 11:34:02 AM  
1 vote:

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.
2014-03-28 11:31:09 AM  
1 vote:

jso2897: Noticeably F.A.T.: sammyk: So I repeat. You want to kick the anthill because you are not a courteous driver. I didn't say anything about the legality.

Last time I bothered to post in a traffic thread I was informed in no uncertain terms that any behavior at all is acceptable as long as it's within the bounds of the law. Going out of your way to piss off other drivers is A-OK, as long as you don't break the law doing it.

Well, technically, it is - but it's not good policy. When I detect a speed demon or road rager in my vicinity, I endeavor to get the hell out of their way, and otherwise ignore them. Once in a great while, somebody still gets pissed off at me, but i just drive defensively and pay them no mind. It's your problem if you get mad at me, and I won't let you make it mine.


I notice that completely ignoring a road rager will infuriate them even more.

I have, once or twice, looked over at them, and gave them a tongue out hand waving from nose face.  Like you'd do when you were five.  Infuriates them even more actually.

But, living in NY, I have to deal with a whole bunch of road raging, illegally driving asshats whenever I take to the wheel.

Your best bet is to ignore them, and basically, let them have their train wreck somewhere else, where you aren't.  Much like this video.
2014-03-28 11:30:52 AM  
1 vote:

R.A.Danny: How someone wipes out that badly all by himself is beyond me. I bet that doesn't even happen in China.


It's always sad when a boy discovers he's bought too much truck.
2014-03-28 11:30:38 AM  
1 vote:
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.
2014-03-28 11:27:38 AM  
1 vote:

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

As far as I know, that's not illegal in Florida yet. My brother in law was constantly on his phone/texting/checking email when I visited him down there, drove me nuts. I asked him if he was worried about getting a ticket and he said it wasn't against the law yet.


I was driving in Florida a few years back, my fiancee was like, holy shiat, look at that!  I look over to the right, a girl, driving with her knees, texting.  At 60MPH.
I was like, OK, getting the hell away from that, so I overtook her in the left lane, and as I passed, notice that the entire front of her car had collision damage much like you would get from rear ending someone.

farking Florida.
2014-03-28 11:26:29 AM  
1 vote:

Noticeably F.A.T.: sammyk: So I repeat. You want to kick the anthill because you are not a courteous driver. I didn't say anything about the legality.

Last time I bothered to post in a traffic thread I was informed in no uncertain terms that any behavior at all is acceptable as long as it's within the bounds of the law. Going out of your way to piss off other drivers is A-OK, as long as you don't break the law doing it.


Well, technically, it is - but it's not good policy. When I detect a speed demon or road rager in my vicinity, I endeavor to get the hell out of their way, and otherwise ignore them. Once in a great while, somebody still gets pissed off at me, but i just drive defensively and pay them no mind. It's your problem if you get mad at me, and I won't let you make it mine.
2014-03-28 11:26:12 AM  
1 vote:
OK... I have a passing legality question.

Suppose you come to a stoplight of a one-lane road that has a left turn lane and a right turn lane.  If you go straight, the road turns into a two-lane road immediately after the stoplight, and continues to stay as such for about 100 yards, at which point it merges back into a one lane road.

If a slow moving vehicle is in front of you at the stop light and you both go straight, is it legal to immediately lane change after the light, pass the slow-moving vehicle on the right, then merge back to the one lane road?

I attempted to do this one day when a large dump truck was in front of me at the light.  The dump truck driver was absolutely pissed and the minute he saw me move into the right lane, he lurched his truck to the right in an attempt to collide with the side of my car.  He was definitely not trying to just scare me as he got about 2 inches from my car before I took my vehicle fully into the ditch to avoid him.  There was absolutely no where else I could've gone to avoid the collision.

I couldn't fathom why a professional driver would attempt to collide with another vehicle simply because he didn't want me to pass -- unless he knew the entire altercation would be deemed my fault from a legal stand point. Anyone know the specifics on something like this?
2014-03-28 11:24:20 AM  
1 vote:

yakmans_dad: adragontattoo: yakmans_dad: adragontattoo: 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.

Failure to pay full time and attention since she is more concerned with videoing the guy driving behind/beside her and then being sure to record him crashed.

I wonder if Fl. can issue her a ticket NOW for distracted driving since it is BLATANT that she is using a cell to record video while moving.  There is NO ambiguity about whether or not she was recording.  If recording of a police officer can be used as evidence, shouldn't this count against her?

You wouldn't have a tender conscience, would you?

Nope, why should I?

I have no idea. The vehemence with which you (and many here) express your dislike of the woman sounds like Anger Management issues to me.


They sound like the next guy flying off the road and blaming someone else for a once car incident.
2014-03-28 11:15:22 AM  
1 vote:

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 could be argued that she created a dangerous situation that contributed to the dumbass in the truck getting into an accident. So there's plenty of dumbass to go around in this case.


no she wasnt. going the speed limit is NOT impeding traffic, especially when she is NOT on the freeway.
Bf+
2014-03-28 11:11:17 AM  
1 vote:

HMS_Blinkin: 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.

That's true, but she still shouldn't have taken her hands off the wheel and eyes off the road to film the incident.  If she hadn't gotten out the phone, turned around in her seat, focused on filming instead of driving, and taken at least one hand off the wheel, she would have been doing nothing wrong.

But she did all of those things, and that makes her a shiatty driver.



Actually, she was was holding the phone, but with eyes on the road, not watching where she shot (helps explain the poor camera work).  She didn't even know the guy flipped her off until afterwards.  So, according to you, she did nothing wrong.
I actually think she shouldn't have even been doing that, but really my main point is that she wasn't "left lane loafing."
2014-03-28 11:08:03 AM  
1 vote:
You only need to see that truck parked to know the owner is a total douche, people who own giant trucks and then don't use them for actually hauling stuff are assholes. Either that dude is less than 5ft 5 or he has a tiny ween.
2014-03-28 11:01:17 AM  
1 vote:

The Muthaship: There's no one to root for here.


This idiot lady filming the entire thing while driving?

Not sure who the bigger douche is here...
2014-03-28 10:57:07 AM  
1 vote:

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.


if you dont speed this wouldnt happen. especially on wet days.

yeah, what she did wasnt safe, but dickbags like the penis extension truck need darwin to bite their asses, such as in this video :)
Ant
2014-03-28 10:52:49 AM  
1 vote:

BizarreMan: 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.


Obviously it's more dangerous to be a dipshiat in a large truck who drives like an asshole. Taking one hand off the wheel to hold a cellphone in the general direction of the truck driving moron is relatively safe.
2014-03-28 10:45:23 AM  
1 vote:

MadameX: I just love how she didn't want her name mentioned, but they included it with the pics beneath the article...


I wish someone had protected us from her face.  She's a cliche, the pushy fat broad.  BORING!
2014-03-28 10:40:44 AM  
1 vote:

OregonVet: duffblue: 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.

It applies to all roads with more than one lane in both directions, and there are turning lanes on this road
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Yeah, duffblue has no clue.
2014-03-28 10:40:28 AM  
1 vote:

Gecko Gingrich: 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)?


Rain was probably the reason Hillbilly McRagefailure found his tires weren't quite under him when he needed them to be.
2014-03-28 10:38:00 AM  
1 vote:

duffblue: 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.

It applies to all roads with more than one lane in both directions, and there are turning lanes on this road

upload.wikimedia.org
2014-03-28 10:37:59 AM  
1 vote:

Gecko Gingrich: Sure, they guy was a dick, but that absolutely would not have happened if you had simply gotten over to the right.


She wouldn't have gotten raped if she wasn't wearing that short skirt either.
2014-03-28 10:34:49 AM  
1 vote:

SurfaceTension: Never mind how fast the person behind you is wanting to go. If you're not in the rightmost lane and you aren't at least pacing the car directly in the same lane in front of you, then you're "slower traffic" and you really should "move right" as the proverbial sign says.


You must live in a jug handle state.
2014-03-28 10:29:48 AM  
1 vote:
Sorry, but if I were her, I would have STOPPED, honked and waved at the guy.
2014-03-28 10:27:27 AM  
1 vote:
Both of them are shiatty drivers.  But then again, this is Florida.
2014-03-28 10:21:46 AM  
1 vote:
I wonder why everyone is in such a farking hurry to get to the next red light.
2014-03-28 10:18:20 AM  
1 vote:

MLWS: 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.

You aren't wrong and I was thinking much the same thing, BUT none of the above is dangerous in and of itself. The guy in the truck should have just passed her and moved on. Intimidating someone in your giant penis compensator is a far worse offense in my mind then what this woman did.


If this was in the first couple of posts we could have avoided this whole thread.
2014-03-28 10:08:00 AM  
1 vote:

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 could be argued that she created a dangerous situation that contributed to the dumbass in the truck getting into an accident. So there's plenty of dumbass to go around in this case.
2014-03-28 10:07:14 AM  
1 vote:
Jackass gets all road ragey, shoots a woman the bird, cuts her off.

Worst episode of Jackass ever.
2014-03-28 10:01:00 AM  
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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.


Glad someone said it. OTOH, the guy got what he deserved, too.
2014-03-28 10:00:52 AM  
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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.


Failure to pay full time and attention since she is more concerned with videoing the guy driving behind/beside her and then being sure to record him crashed.

I wonder if Fl. can issue her a ticket NOW for distracted driving since it is BLATANT that she is using a cell to record video while moving.  There is NO ambiguity about whether or not she was recording.  If recording of a police officer can be used as evidence, shouldn't this count against her?
2014-03-28 10:00:36 AM  
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For the follow up article, we'll read how this woman tragically died to the next crazy person she deliberately pisses off.  It won't be justice or anything, but just don't mess with crazy people, it's not worth it.
2014-03-28 09:59:09 AM  
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BizarreMan: I'm not entirely sure who the jackass is in this particular scenario.


Gotta go with the guy that wrecked his car. He had no where important to be anyway.
2014-03-28 09:59:01 AM  
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Smoky Dragon Dish: I enjoyed the video.  It's proof that when I see two assholes going at it on the road, I should keep my distance.


I'm with you. They were both in the wrong here in their own way.
2014-03-28 09:56:27 AM  
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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.
2014-03-28 09:54:03 AM  
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As is so often the case when stories make it to Fark, there is no one here who isn't a stupid idiot. Ragey Mc Tantrumpants and Miss ICanUseMyPhoneAndDriveCauseImGettingEVIDENCEofBADDRIVING both suck at driving.

Story would've been better had she also wrecked due to distracted driving. Or had she shown the video to the police and been given a big fat ticket for phone usage.

No injuries of course.
2014-03-28 09:50:30 AM  
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really?

no one is going to say it?

...

REALLY?   OFFS.   I'll do it.


I would bang the ever living ching chong ching chong ching chong crap outta WTPS Night beat reporter Dion Lim!

/Thanks for making it alright for me to say that Stephen!
2014-03-28 09:39:50 AM  
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Nice looking truck you have there. What are you, eight?

//also, classic mug shot.
2014-03-28 08:56:50 AM  
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Ain't that a biatch.
 
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