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Old 03-14-2011, 10:41 AM   #51
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People definitely need a road test every couple of years.
I was in Stamford CT, not in my FXT though. I was behind a Legacy 3.6R and this Land Rover turns left into our lane and almost Tbones and then drives along side(on otherside of double yellow) the Legacy and almost turning into them several times, they both speed up and the LR passes the Legacy. WTF Land Rover, there is already an existing long string of cars moving, it's a double yellow, improper turn and you come from behind and pass?
Then a mile later, at T intersection, a car making a left is waiting to get out(blocked by car on road), this other car comes along, doesn't slow down, passes the car turning left and makes the left on to a busy road and takes off. I would imagine the speed and blowing the stop sign as wouldn't allow them to stop if needed, not sure if they could even see cars coming the other way.
With all this BS on the road this morning. I felt it was safer to just do the speed limit and cruise down 95. Some really bad decisions made this morning.
Also, HEY CT LEARN TO USE A BLINKER!!!
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:15 PM   #52
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I know this isn't an interesting post but, having lived in Hudson/Bergen county for years in a couple different towns now I can say that those short-bus/Jitney bus drivers are absolutely infuriating.

They never pull over for the stops and instead block traffic, they drive no more than 18 mph, and there seems to be thousands of them out at any given time morning or night.

Just venting They seem to waste 20 mins of my life a couple days a week on my way home when their terrible driving causes back-ups.

How about that casino bus that split open on I-95 killing people a couple days ago?
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:37 PM   #53
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I know this isn't an interesting post but, having lived in Hudson/Bergen county for years in a couple different towns now I can say that those short-bus/Jitney bus drivers are absolutely infuriating.

They never pull over for the stops and instead block traffic, they drive no more than 18 mph, and there seems to be thousands of them out at any given time morning or night.

Just venting They seem to waste 20 mins of my life a couple days a week on my way home when their terrible driving causes back-ups.

How about that casino bus that split open on I-95 killing people a couple days ago?
You know that you aren't actually allowed to pass a bus that is dropping people off right? It technically is illegal... I live on a main road in Bergen County and there are a TON of NJ Transit buses and I see accidents all the time b/c people pass them over a double yellow line and either get smacked by oncoming traffic or the bus that is pulling out.

I sat in traffic court one time to argue a loud exhaust ticket a few years ago and the judge stated that in NJ you aren't allowed to pass any type of Bus carrying passengers, specially when you have to cross over a double yellow line. The only exception is a bus that is sitting idle on the side of the road, and if it is NOT a school bus and there is another lane to the left of the bus in which to safely pass it in.

Buses suck sometimes... but there's always another road you can take to avoid them...
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:21 PM   #54
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What really bothers me are people that do below the speed limit, next to someone doing the same speed and not moving over blocking the whole damn highway.
I call this the "Pennsylvania Roadblock" and it happens almost every time I'm on the highway in Philly.
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:36 AM   #55
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I can not believe no one has said this. I drive 105-63 on the Garden State every day. If I come on a car from NY or Pa I don't even bother to flash. I just pass on the right because there is ZERO chance they will move out of the way. There is also a 75% chance NYers will speed up as you pass. Half the time I do not even think they realize they are doing it.

And why is it that the second there is a drop of rain it becomes OK to do 45-50 in the left lane? I hate to drive like a lane changing tool but I am not adding 25 minutes to my commute because people refuse to move over.
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:58 AM   #56
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driving and riding from brooklyn to queens every morning i see a lot of stupid ***** ppl do in their vehicles what saddens me the most is: Driving is not number 1 priority for i'd say 95% of the people on the road, i mean on one of the last rides last season i was a bit lane splitting pull up to this minivan, a guy had a book taped to his steering wheel and he was very surprised to see me next to him. Also almost everyday i see ppl with folded mirrors driving on the highway.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:04 PM   #57
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The folded in mirrors thing is the scariest.
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:12 PM   #58
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I agree with mostly everyone is saying in this post.

One night while getting my lunch, I had to get on the highway for the quickest route. I merged into the lane in front of a BMW. The van in front of me is doing 40 or so on the Brooklyn-Queens Express going towards the Belt Parkway. So I see in my rear view and side mirror that BMW is signaling to change lanes. He doesn't speed up to pass, so I signal and switch into his lane.
I'm guessing last minute he decided to speed up because he was on my bumper. I speed up to about 60mph so there would be room between me and him. I go along my way leaving the BMW behind. About halfway to the Belt around exit 3, where Costco is, the BMW is right on my ass. He then passes me and brake checks me / not letting me pass until the road forked off.

People like that get me angry. It's like blaming someone else for an accident THEY caused.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:23 PM   #59
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I can not believe no one has said this. I drive 105-63 on the Garden State every day. If I come on a car from NY or Pa I don't even bother to flash. I just pass on the right because there is ZERO chance they will move out of the way. There is also a 75% chance NYers will speed up as you pass. Half the time I do not even think they realize they are doing it.

And why is it that the second there is a drop of rain it becomes OK to do 45-50 in the left lane? I hate to drive like a lane changing tool but I am not adding 25 minutes to my commute because people refuse to move over.
Left lane exits blow hard chunks.

Folks are also very fond of leaving no following distance like their favorite NASCAR driver. So in the rain, they're too busy having a tough time seeing from the spray thrown up by the car five feet in front of them to go any faster.

A mix of many kinds of morons with no lane discipline, a propensity for tailgating, and the need to get in the left lane for an exit / service area several miles in advance make the GSP a nightmare.

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Old 03-15-2011, 05:39 PM   #60
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Why do people always go slow and then speed up when you are going to pass?
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:25 PM   #61
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A lot of tri-state people are douches. Happened to me numerous times on the Belt, BQE, LIE, and local roads.
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:42 PM   #62
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here's a good one.

my gf got into an accident yesterday. she was on the highway on a long entrance ramp. 2 ramps were merging. they started out as 2 lanes, and 1/2 mile down the road became one. she was in the left lane. there was an Audi A8 in the lane next to her. he had merging arrows painted into his lane, so she had the right of way. he abruptly merged into her. she saw it at the last second, and to avoid a collision with his car ended up hitting the curb on her left side. the car is driveable, but there is significant rash on the rims, tires, and bumper; and her steering is ****ed up. she may have a busted axle/steering rack, b/c the wheel shakes like hell over 40mph and feels very loose.

but anyhow, this dude just keeps driving like nothing happened. fortunately they were in traffic, so she caught up to him. they assessed the damage - he was blaming HER. "you should've seen that i had to merge"...you had to yield to her, *******! so he's trying to intimidate her and belittle the damage to the car. when he sees she's not having it, calls him out for careless, potentially reckless driving, and is threatening to call the police for abandoning the scene of an accident, he starts backpedaling. turns out he's the big bad CEO of some company and doesn't want the negative publicity.

"don't call the cops, i don't have time for this." this guy is gonna burn...
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:47 PM   #63
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If he doesn't want the bad publicity then have him fix her car.
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:57 PM   #64
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that's what she's negotiating right now. they had a verbal agreement at the scene that he'd pay for the damages, and she's trying to get it in writing to protect herself. thing is he isn't returning calls or emails. which i suppose is understandable considering his busy position, but she has to defend herself and make sure he doesn't screw her over. she's putting the pressure on now, corresponding with his assistant. if he continues to be reluctant she's filing a police report and insurance claim
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:09 PM   #65
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Wow. Milk him!!! Lol I hope it all turns out well. Good luck.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:26 PM   #66
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No don't milk him. Have him cover the damages and be done with it. As long as no one was hurt, move on.
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:39 PM   #67
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a couple days ago im driving on rt 23 in nj, speed limit is 45

Im driving along doing like 50-55 and i look behind me and a newer jeep is riding my ass so bad that if i stop he would hit me and a second, so i tap the brakes and he slams the breaks with the tires locking up. so i continue to drive and im comming up on my exit to 287. he cuts me off from the fast lane and sweeps over 3 lanes to take the same exit as me,

I see him take off right after we hit 287 and does the same thing to someone else, riding there ass soooooo bad for no reason even though traffic was going 75 mph on 287,

it just makes me think why do people drive like that for no reason and almost cause accidents..
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:05 PM   #68
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No don't milk him. Have him cover the damages and be done with it. As long as no one was hurt, move on.
True. I meant it in a kinda joking way. Lol.

The most annoying thing happened the other night. I was on gsp right lane doing 75ish. Just chilling. And I see head lights coming up from behind quick. Rides my ass hardcore. I tap the brake. Just enough for the light to come one. She slows down and gets right back on bumper. Left lane was wide open and no one else around. I'm like u gotta be joking. People amaze me.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:07 PM   #69
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How about when nobody knows how to drive in ny weather? Like today I passed three people that were doing 40 because of the snow and one of them called the cops on me. not only was I late to school but the cop almost gave me a ticket for my glasspack.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:23 AM   #70
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update on the accident - he's covering the damages through the "risk management" department of his company. guess he really doesn't want the publicity. car needs 2 new rims and a new front driver's strut and control arm. we don't have to pay a dime. it was a pain in the ass playing email tag with several different people. they required us to find a lexus dealership to have the repairs done, and lexus won't accept the alignment that GoodYear did. but they're paying for all of the repairs and a rental, so no complaints overall. should be totally taken care of by the end of the week.
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:08 AM   #71
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So since posting this thread and collecting careful empirical evidence around the reigon, I have determined these fine 10 facts about tri-state drivers as of recent.

1. Old people forget how to drive, and need to be retested often.
2. They don't teach left lane = fast lane, and to get over in drivers ed anymore.
3. They don't teach how to use blinkers in drivers ed anymore.
4. Everyone who drives an automatic these days is a pedal stomper, gas/brake/gas/brake etc.
5. Nobody lets people in, or over anymore.
6. Race does NOT determine how well you can/can't drive, but AGE does.
7. Once one raindrop/snowflake falls, society loses complete and all ability to drive.
8. People wait till the last possible second to move over, then cut you off and brake immediately, because going a constant speed in traffic is irresponsible.
9. Construction now happens with complete disregard to normal traffic patterns but physical road conditions never seem to improve.
10. It's never you that you have to worry about on the road, it's everyone else.

I know none of this is new to anyone but how can we combat it? Right now my answer is simple, supertones.
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:30 AM   #72
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I commute 100+ miles in the NJ turpike daily, and the following annoy the crap out of me

1. People who use the left lane to cruise, and not to pass (Even when they pass a sign that states "Pass Left, stay right")
More annoying is when I see the left lane hogger a mile ahead and see a 1 mile stretch of cars being held up causing congestion on the turnpike

2. While I'm passing on the left, people who casually stroll over to the left lane without using their blinkers. Too many times have I been almost pushed off the road...people should really pay attention. The worst was when a car next to me slowly started merging on to my lane while I was still there....I proceeded to honk many times but the person driving just kept looking straight ahead and continued to very slow merge onto my lane. I had to go to the shoulder of the turnpike and remerge.

3. While trying to pass, the person on the right lane suddenly speeds up to prevent me from passing. They must be protecting their honor

4. Like the guy above me stated "Once one raindrop/snowflake falls, society loses complete and all ability to drive."
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:58 AM   #73
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Driving tests in the US are generally too easy. It's also quite easy to obtain and pay for a vehicle relative to say Europe or Japan. As a result, the bar is pretty low..

For example, lots of people don't know that fog lights are for fog, and that the little blue light on the dash means the high beams are on. And we're not even driving yet are we?
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:02 PM   #74
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^ Agreed completely. I keep that blue light on in my console because I want an all blue interior. Hah, but even my drivers test was too easy, a fat guy from trinidad named Rudy that just made me go to the mcd's drive through for 5 days before I got the license. I didn't have to parallel park either... but this was in suburban VA, thank goodness I learned on my dad's audi a4 MANUAL because I really do think standard drivers become BETTER drivers because they're more aware of their machine at all times. But that's just me.
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:47 PM   #75
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How about when nobody knows how to drive in ny weather? Like today I passed three people that were doing 40 because of the snow and one of them called the cops on me. not only was I late to school but the cop almost gave me a ticket for my glasspack.
This is unbelievable... did the other person get a ticket for talking on the phone while driving?
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