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Old 03-20-2013, 01:15 PM   #26
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Didn't read everything, but yes follow the rules of the road (signals, merging, passing....). Braking is an issue if not brought up yet, if someone is merging and you can't get over there is no need to hit your brakes. If someone slows down in front of you braking isn't always needed, if you follow at a proper distance. If you car stops working on the highway DO NOT leave it in the fast lane without hazard lights (true story Subaru's response saved my life and thankfully no one was next to me too). Also the highway had no street lights and there was little/no ambient light.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:54 PM   #27
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Moving out of the right lane on the freeway for cars that are merging is a big one for me. I drive slow, and like a person who's not a douchebag, I keep my slow driving in the right lane, as others should.
Or the converse, people that purposely try to keep you from merging. I had some ass puppet do that to me a few weeks ago. Completely empty highway at 8PM, the on ramp I was on actually merges into the left lane, I see him coming and he actually speeds up to try and block me from merging when there wasn't a person within a 1/4 mile of us.

Really?

So I bury it and merge in front of him where I'm treated to him turning his brights on at me which doesn't bother me much with a dimming mirror. Moral to the story, don't try and block a car from merging that makes three times as much power as you do. He shouldn't have been in the far left lane to even begin with.

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I DO NOT, however, change lanes on the highway to allow others to merge from on-ramps. They have 2 options, speed up with traffic and get with the program, or slow down and allow me to pass before merging.
And that's fine, but if I have to cut you off to get into a hole, I will. Traffic is thick enough around here at rush hour that sometimes I have to hit the hole when I see it. And if you're not going to get out of the lane that you know traffic is going to be merging into, well, too bad. Sometimes it can't be helped.

Here's my advice. Always get up to a reasonable speed when merging onto the highway. Don't try to merge into 70 mph traffic at 30 mph, you're only ****ing over the people behind you that are trying to merge in as well with the ensuing chaos you cause. Also, merge with your gas pedal, not the brake pedal. Don't slam on your brakes in the middle of a crowded highway to merge behind someone - you're going to catch someone into the back of you by doing that.

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Old 03-20-2013, 02:32 PM   #28
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So I bury it and merge in front of him where I'm treated to him turning his brights on at me which doesn't bother me much with a dimming mirror. Moral to the story, don't try and block a car from merging that makes three times as much power as you do. He shouldn't have been in the far left lane to even begin with.
Since there were no cars within a 1/4 mile, you could have easily just slowed down 5mph and merged behind him instead of causing a potentially more dangerous situation by flying past the speed limit to get in front of him.

But based on all your asinine posts that I've had the misfortune to read, it's definitely a superiority complex of yours.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:35 PM   #29
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98% of drivers don't know what their handbrake does. 98% of drivers are wrong.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:23 PM   #30
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Since there were no cars within a 1/4 mile, you could have easily just slowed down 5mph and merged behind him instead of causing a potentially more dangerous situation by flying past the speed limit to get in front of him.
I could see him the entire time I was on the onramp, I was ahead of him while still on the onramp as I watched him begin to accelerate excessively to try head me off. It wasn't happening. It also happens to be a law in this state that you can not actively prevent someone from merging.

So, in summary, he was sitting in the left lane for no particular reason. Strike one. He was speeding. Strike two. He then tried to prevent me from merging. Strike three. Three different laws he broke and I was just trying to merge onto the highway.

Sorry, I'm not going to slam on my brakes because someone wants to take it upon themselves to be a delta bravo. kthnxbye.

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But based on all your asinine posts that I've had the misfortune to read, it's definitely a superiority complex of yours.
You say that like I actually give a damn what you think about me. Cute.

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Old 03-20-2013, 09:51 PM   #31
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Another big pet peeve: Stopping at a red light and the car behind you decides to stop so close to you, you can't see their headlights out of the rear view mirror. Oh, and creeping, especially because either a) the light is still red or b) the light just turned green and clearly you can't go because the guy infront hasn't started. I clearly cannot go anywhere...

I always stop at a distance that's a car length away or at least I can still see their tires. Just common courtesy, really.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:11 PM   #32
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98% of drivers don't know what their handbrake does. 98% of drivers are wrong.
handbrake is for drifting! so am I under the 98% drivers category?
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:20 PM   #33
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To sum up my driving, I pay attention to what I'm doing.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:47 PM   #34
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Common sense is all it takes and it seems like everyone driving around me has none of it. lol Seriously tho if people would just use some common sense when driving it would make for a much safer driving environment and would make me feel more safe while driving not because I am driving like a nut (cuz I do from time to time, not gonna lie) but because everyone else seems to be focused on everything else but driving while they are driving.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:12 PM   #35
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The biggest PITA thing I deal with here in NH are the state highways that are one lane each way, but then have occasional stretches with an extra lane for passing. There are signs that say "slower traffic keep to right", but what most idiots do is stay in the left lane and speed up so anyone trying to get by them has to go WAY over the speed limit in the right lane. Then when it's one lane again, they slow back down to below the speed limit with a line of cars behind them. So freaking annoying!
^This. Many of the same crowd will go plenty fine (10+ over) on the straights, only to slow down to half the speed limit as soon as the road turns and the passing zones end.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:52 PM   #36
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Another big pet peeve: Stopping at a red light and the car behind you decides to stop so close to you, you can't see their headlights out of the rear view mirror. Oh, and creeping, especially because either a) the light is still red or b) the light just turned green and clearly you can't go because the guy infront hasn't started. I clearly cannot go anywhere...

I always stop at a distance that's a car length away or at least I can still see their tires. Just common courtesy, really.
This, maybe me still being new at standard(started a year ago) if I'm on a hill, don't get right on my ass. If I creep up to get more space, do not proceed to creep up with me. It will result in me shifting into reverse and rolling back to f with you.

Other than that, if I'm in the right lane doing 65-70 and there is an open lane to your left, go around. I will not speed up so you don't have to put your phone down and go around.

If the roads are ****ty, get off my bumper.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:58 PM   #37
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90+ in school zones.

Live my life a quarter-mile at a time.

Drift on 4 lane curves

Nudge slower cars

Brake check people with improperly installed HIDs

Rev at Shelby Mustangs, they should know I can take them at stock.
Great, now I look like a retard giggling to myself.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:04 AM   #38
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I dont understand the big fuss with having 2 hands on the wheel at all times, seems unnecessary to do daily driving, like on the freeway.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:52 AM   #39
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90+ in school zones.

Live my life a quarter-mile at a time.

Drift on 4 lane curves

Nudge slower cars

Brake check people with improperly installed HIDs

Rev at Shelby Mustangs, they should know I can take them at stock.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:00 PM   #40
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Except that the state highways in NH (like Route 16) have looooong sections that are just one lane each way. It's not uncommon for 20 or 30 cars to be lined up behind someone who is driving slowly. Then when you finally reach the two lane section, the snail up front guns it and tries to keep people from passing for some reason. There's a mad rush and only 1 or 2 manage to get by on the right before the passing lane ends and the road goes back to one lane. Then the jerk slows back down to 5 mph below the speed limit. This happens all the time.
As a driver who frequents RT-16, I can confirm this.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:07 PM   #41
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Ah nj and pa drivers make me so angry i dont even know where to start!!! Im always fuming when some idiot im front of me is going under the speed limit or drives the same speed through all the speed limits.

Seriously, if you want to drive slow, be my guest. Have some common courtesy and let those who want to drive faster pass. It takes 2 seconds to turn on your blinker and let the other guy get ahead. Dont effin slow down and be a d*ck. I always let those who want to drive faster pass. I would never break check if you are on my ass. I couldnt care less, if you want to go faster, please do! Also it is a nj law to get the eff out of the way if youre not passing anyone driving in the left lane. Dont give me a finger when i get on your ass and then pass you in the right lane after you decide to drive slower than traffic and you have 20 cars behind you. I can go on forever about this haha

This is a sensitive topic for me haha. I have a 110 mile daily commute to college and idiot drivers give me a really bad roadrage lol.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:20 PM   #42
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with super pot holes from hell
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:25 PM   #43
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:36 PM   #44
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I never had road rage until I moved to this damn town, lol. Actually, I don't get pissed...I just shake my head at them or signal what the speed limit is (assuming they can count on fingers).
There must be a lot of roads around here with a "1" MPH limit.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:30 PM   #45
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I am curious about the suggestion of two hands on the steering wheel. I understand for beginner drivers or professional circuit drivers the reasoning. But if your just driving around town, and cruising on the highway, isnt it more of a chore, and potential distraction to have to constantly switch from 2 hands on the wheel, to your gear selector and back? Just wondering
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:45 PM   #46
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Other than that, if I'm in the right lane doing 65-70 and there is an open lane to your left, go around. I will not speed up so you don't have to put your phone down and go around.

If the roads are ****ty, get off my bumper.
I agree on both accounts. If I'm minding my business in the right lane, don't ride up my ass like you think I should change lanes just to get out of your way. That's what the passing lane is for - to pass me. Use it.

Also, my car sucks in the snow. If I start to slide or the rear end starts to step out on me, the last place you're going to want to be is six inches off my rear bumper. People with SUVs and trucks drive like absolute ******** around here when it snows. It's like some sort of dick measuring contest to see who can drive the fastest when the roads are horrific.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:52 PM   #47
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I wish people would use their turn signals to signal their intentions. I hate it when a car comes to a complete stop, and then turns on the signals or not turn them on at all.

Also, if I'm at a complete stop with my turn signals on, sitting in the middle of the road trying to make a left, and you see me from 200ft away; change lanes NOW instead of the last minute or braking at the last minute. On the main street to turn onto our residential street, this is how all those rear-end collisions happen.

I basically do all of what was in the OT. Cruising on the highway, I usually avoid the left lane unless I need to pass.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:45 PM   #48
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:57 PM   #49
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To sum up my driving, I pay attention to what I'm doing.
That's like the exact opposite of what I do. I know I'm not the only person who zones out then realizes it when I miss my freeway exit.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:28 PM   #50
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Also, my car sucks in the snow. If I start to slide or the rear end starts to step out on me, the last place you're going to want to be is six inches off my rear bumper. People with SUVs and trucks drive like absolute ******** around here when it snows. It's like some sort of dick measuring contest to see who can drive the fastest when the roads are horrific.
Exactly, my car is really good in snow between snow tires, and the AWD but with black ice, snow drifts and just general crap. I'm not going to take my chances wrecking, hurting myself, and my car. I've seen people blow by me on the highway in crap weather doing atleast 60mph in their super tough Suburban when I didn't get over 40, few miles down the road they're in the median.
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