Last post on Jan 12, 1999 at 3:51 PM
You are in the Pickups - Archived Discussions
#57 of 66 Rich
Dec 14, 1998 (1:55 am)
Why did the BMW have it's turn signal on?
Dun-no, the driver bought it that way.
Dec 15, 1998 (1:37 pm)
I have my theory on BMW owners (especially the 3 series). They are all pissed off because they paid twice as much for their car than it worth. A car half the price can outrun and handle it with ease. By the time they figured this out already did 6 payments and it is to late to back out of the sale.
Dec 19, 1998 (5:28 pm)
My wife notes that when she's driving our BMW 3 series convertible that the other drivers cut her off and harass her. She doesn't get that feeling when she drive the Jeep Cherokee. I don't get any reaction when I'm driving my 8 year old nissan Sentra. I wonder why!
#60 of 66 Rich
Dec 23, 1998 (4:04 am)
I know! It's the season! Stay away from the mall! It's not their fault. They're not driving, just hopefully not aiming their vehicle in your direction. Stay home, it'll all be over in a few weeks. Be nice, be calm, just smile and sigh. It's not their fault. The concept of motorized vehicles just eludes them.
Jan 01, 1999 (9:09 pm)
I live on the west side of Houston. Houston has been long known for cutting off signalers. Leaving anykind of space between you and the car in front of you is an invitation for someone else to use it. Afterall, you're not using it!
Did you know that if a truck driver is in an accident they are automatically held responsible because they are a professional driver? They are supposed to read a potential dangerous situation and respond to it. But, you can't really expect them to respond to outright carelessness and stupid road greed.
I am a motorcyclist also. I believe we should ALL be subjected to a full drivers education class every 5 years. This class needs to cover all new laws and common sense rules such as mentioned above about trucks (kcram#42) and how we should be around them as well as motorcycles.
Jan 11, 1999 (12:28 am)
Here in New Jersey we have all kinds of bad drivers. Try the turnpike or I78 and you find out there are no rules!!!
The worst is when I'm driving my truck on a rainy day and the jerk behind me in the little car is right on my tail and not using his lights. (the excuse is "I can see without my lights - it's daytime") The closer these little cars get the harder it is for me to see them. My truck is so high and wide that it totally obliterates the little car behind me.
My father drove a mail truck for a living and taught me to be a defensive driver. He also taught me how to communicate with the professional truckers on the road and to allow them to do their job safely by not getting in their way.
I love my full size 4x4 and I drive it as if it were an extension of myself. I'm fully aware of my size and dimensions while driving and can manuever with ease. I just wish other drivers were also aware of my size and dimensions and obey the rule: IF YOU CAN'T SEE MY MIRRORS, I CAN'T SEE YOU!!!
#63 of 66 lwf
Jan 12, 1999 (12:46 am)
Your complaint seems valid to me, ladyblue. I'm pretty sure it's an MV law in NJ that if your windshield wipers are on, your lights should be also. And as you implied, the reason has to be so that one will be seen rather than so one can see better.
#64 of 66 kcram
by kcram HOST
Jan 12, 1999 (3:27 am)
Yes, it is a law in NJ - has been on the books for three years now. And guess what - I still see COPS in the rain without their lights on...
#65 of 66 Call the COPS
Jan 12, 1999 (3:56 am)
Did you call the COPS ?
Jan 12, 1999 (3:51 pm)
You're so right...I see cops without their lights on in the rain. I also love it when they turn without signaling or don't come to a complete stop at a stop sign. I got snagged for that once and it burns me up that the rules only apply to civilians, not cops. Maybe next time I should whip out my cell phone and report these violations to.....who? the cops?