the_sidewinder: Difficulty: There is no fast lane
Kaenneth: There was an interesting study correlating road rage to being circumcised, apparently cut men get much more upset about people driving slow in the 'fast lane' than uncut men.Probably due to their inability to have complete sexual satisfaction.
Scruffinator: Cyno01: eraser8: I_Am_Weasel: I assume they once again failed to address the menace of uncanceled turn signals?The people I want cannonized* are the people who brake and only use their turn signals once they've slowed down to 5 miles per hour. Please, for the love of all that is good, signal your turn BEFORE applying the brake.*cannonized: to be shot out of a cannon. Not to be confused with canonized: to be declared a saint.Also people who wait to put on their directional until the light turns green.But that clicking sound is the worst sound in the world!
show me: Diogenes: Alot of anger and frustration being expressed in this thread.When you embrace that fact that everyone else is more important than you, you won't be nearly as frustrated with driving.Don't you have to go look for an honest man or something?
I_Am_Weasel: I assume they once again failed to address the menace of uncanceled turn signals?
Kibbler: Here's another law I'd like, for all of you look-at-me-I'm-a-super-driver-get-out-of-my-way douchebags.If I'm in the right lane, and I'm going 10 miles an hour over the speed limit, and the left two lanes are empty, and you come up and tailgate me, because you think you own every farking lane on the road, and you demand that I move left so that you can pass me on the right, then you're a jerk and you get a nice hefty ticket.Here's another one. If I move from the left lane to the middle lane to pass someone who is going at or below the speed limit, and you come up behind me 25+ miles over the limit, and again you tailgate me, because you're so farking important that the road belongs to you, again, jerk, ticket.People who imagine themselves to be super drivers do not own the road. They give me far more headaches than people driving below the speed limit in the left lane. In fact, I almost never see people driving below the speed limit in the left lane. But I have jerks tailgating me in the right lane, when I'm going over the limit, all the time.I think what you super drivers mean is "anybody driving slower than I do in the left lane."
another cultural observer: Huggermugger: another cultural observer: Huggermugger: All of you speed demons who think that you should be allowed to drive at unlimited speed just like on the Autobahn ignore one major thing, which is that they have extremely restrictive laws on the behavior of drivers. In exchange for the right to drive fast, you lose the right to tailgate and intimidate and act like a bully. It appears that many of you enjoy the aggression so much that you'd rather drive like a bully than drive fast.I bully slow drivers by passing them and then going more slowly than they are. It's quite satisfying. "what's wrong, old lady? Someone going slow? Inconveniencing you? I can relate. I guess you'll have to muster up your old lady courage and pass me."What most of you bullies do is not to pass, but to tailgate and cut in front and honk and flip the bird. As an old lady who just wants to get from point A to point B, I shouldn't have to be the target of your psychological issues. And by the way, I found a place to live near work so that I can drive less than 100 miles a month, but sometimes I'm forced to drive someplace, and sometimes I need to turn left, which requires being in the left lane, but that doesn't mean you have the right to rage at me and threaten me.Old ladies who want to get from A to B don't bother me if they stay off the roads during rush hour. They're adults, they know people have to get to work. Go 40 mph in a 55mph zone at 10:00am instead of 7:30am. You're retired anyway. I provide a valuable, aggressively-passive educational service.
another cultural observer: Speed is a "factor", not a "cause"
un4gvn666: fredklein: And one of those 'risks' is getting your Drivers License taken away. Then you can't drive AT ALLYou're kidding right?When you lose your license, do they chop off your hands or something where you live?
another cultural observer: A risk I'm willing to run,
skozlaw: fredklein: You can't just up and say say "I think this law is wrong" and expect to be allowed to get away with breaking it.Really? I've gotten away with it a lot more than not. One ticket in 20 years. I speed almost every day.I think you might be full of crap.
fredklein: And one of those 'risks' is getting your Drivers License taken away. Then you can't drive AT ALL
Gentoolive: The All-Powerful Atheismo: As a guy who thinks people who drive more than 5 or 10 over the speed limit are dangerous psychotics except in case of extreme emergency, This is an idea I can support.The left lane is for people going the speed limit or slightly over. Not for slow driving.You are the one everyone in this thread is complaining about.
lennavan: moothemagiccow: You could save 172 hours (over a WEEK) if you moved 10 miles closer to your workplace.Yeah, you should see the housing prices 10 miles closer to my work places. I'm willing to sacrifice 172 hours a year so I can afford a house rather than still live in a shiatty apartment for the same price.What do I get in return for those 50 hours I lose by driving 5 mph slower? It sure as fark isn't increased safety.moothemagiccow: You could also save 277 hours (11 days) if you worked from home one day a week.I cannot legally work from home. You need permits and shiat to use some of this science stuff. The rest, well if you can convince my boss to buy me a $200,000 microscope to use at home, I'm all for it.Hey, I'm open to more suggestions on how to save more time on the road. But you're not telling me to do something instead of speeding. You're giving me ideas to use in addition to speeding. And by the way, 5mph over the limit is not so terrible.
Diogenes: Alot of anger and frustration being expressed in this thread.When you embrace that fact that everyone else is more important than you, you won't be nearly as frustrated with driving.
The All-Powerful Atheismo: As a guy who thinks people who drive more than 5 or 10 over the speed limit are dangerous psychotics except in case of extreme emergency, This is an idea I can support.The left lane is for people going the speed limit or slightly over. Not for slow driving.
imfallen_angel: How about just going with a pet peeve while driving bingo.1- slow drivers2- drivers that have no clue on how to use their signal lights3- drivers that believe that those lines on the ground are only for decoration and doesn't apply to them4- similar to #3, but these drivers believe that regardless of how many lanes they are, that they are driving on all of them, swerving from one side of the road to the other back and forth, over and over again, I'm guessing after learning to drive on a racing video game.5- getting stuck behind the asshat in the standard at a red light in a small hill, where the asshat cannot handle being able to prevent his vehicle from creeping backwards bit by bit as he has no ability with a clutch. (but will assure you of how great a driver they are)6- cellphones, either talking or texting, they should be pulled over and kicked and such like a faulty printer. I've see idiots holding their cells to their head while letting go of the steering wheel because they needed to make gestures while talking. Same with the ones applying make-up while driving.7- dogs, another scenario where the driver that has the dog on their lap (or jumping all over the place) should be pulled over and beaten until their spleen comes out.8- bumper riders... "look idiot, I'm either going at the limit or even higher (and that's the limit that I will go as I refuse to get a ticket over your dumbass), there is no way for me to let you pass right now because if I could I would as I enjoy having a buffer for the cops to go after, and if you seriously need to get to that red light 3 seconds faster so you can show your amazing braking abilities, you should go rent a racetrack and get it out of your system."
eraser8: Jon iz teh kewl: eraser8: Lots of states have been doing similar things for years:[www.mesalek.com image 650x400]they should make the speed limit 65 and make minimum 64.68 and monitor the road with lasersWait...are the lasers for measuring speed of for vaporizing offenders?
Dr_Gene: I once knew an old bag senior citizen who intentionally drove slow in the fast/passing lane.She said it was for safety reasons: "The families of those fast drivers will thank me for ensuring they got home safely after driving at a nice, safe speed"
Cyno01: eraser8: I_Am_Weasel: I assume they once again failed to address the menace of uncanceled turn signals?The people I want cannonized* are the people who brake and only use their turn signals once they've slowed down to 5 miles per hour. Please, for the love of all that is good, signal your turn BEFORE applying the brake.*cannonized: to be shot out of a cannon. Not to be confused with canonized: to be declared a saint.Also people who wait to put on their directional until the light turns green.
TheHighlandHowler: scottydoesntknow: it should be anything slower than the posted speed limitI think VA is like this for trucks.
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