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Jul 20, 2012 (5:07 am)
Yesterday was just a day of crazies. Fiance drove us to work and we were cruising the NJTP left lane at 75 (65 posted). Nissan Maxima 2 inches from the back of her car, she moves over, he flies by then moves in front and slows to 65.
Guy flying up a narrow side street and she had to swerve (almost hitting the curb) to miss him.
Then SHE was inconsiderate and made a right hand turn into traffic a little too close for my comfort (naturally I didn't say one word)
#18988 of 21747 Re: . [tjc78]
Jul 20, 2012 (8:19 am)
I love going down to the Jersey shore, but man, those Jersey drivers are CA-RAAAAZZYY!! I was on 49 cruising along at 60- speed limit 55- natives just zooming past me leaving me in a cloud of dust! lol! .And they WILL sort of just cut you off suddenly or if they're supposed to yield, they'll just come off a ramp like the Bandit and expect YOU to yield to THEM! I have just learned to expect it when I go there. It's better than when I go to Maryland and DC though. I wonder how many diplomats and foreigners are driving around, unable to read the road signs and having totally different traffic rules in their own country.
#18989 of 21747 What Irks Me- people speeding Up when someone is turning
Jul 20, 2012 (8:29 am)
...is when I am trying to turn out of my driveway (onto a busy street) or I see people trying to turn from a turning lane- and the other cars coming the opposite direction could be half a mile down the road- then I swear I hear engines gunning! What's wrong with people? If you see someone turning, regardless if you think they should be turning at that precise moment or not, slow down- at LEAST take your foot off the accelerator! I've seen so many close calls - what if the person turning has a standard and it stalls out? If you hit them, more than likely, it will be your fault because you saw them turning but didn't bother to have control over your own vehicle. Why take the chance anyway? I swear people just like to play chicken or are so selfish they have to be "Me first"- Can't be behind anyone on the freeway, either. Have to be ahead of everyone- so I must pass everyone who comes close! Sheesh...lol!
#18990 of 21747 Re: What Irks Me- people speeding Up when someone is turning [mary05]
Jul 20, 2012 (8:46 am)
If you hit them, more than likely, it will be your fault because you saw them turning but didn't bother to have control over your own vehicle.
If someone enters your travel lane and you hit them how is that your fault? Right of way laws should protect you there.
Jul 20, 2012 (3:02 pm)
As for the woman in the Rav4 if the air bag goes off when she is holding rge wheel like that she will be in a world of hurt. First it will break her wrist and then slam her hand into her face. I have many stories of many people losing teeth and/or breaking facial bones when the airbag deploys and they have the wheel gripped on the top.
Jul 20, 2012 (3:09 pm)
2 inches from the back of my bumper will earn them a nice, gradual slowdown. And I'm no LLC by any means, but I'm not moving til they back off, because I don't want them misjudging the pass. NJT ain't NASCAR.
#18993 of 21747 Re: . [snakeweasel]
Jul 20, 2012 (6:31 pm)
Would be a crying shame, it would.
Saw several "drivers" (term used very loosely) driving/turning like that today.
I wonder what the damage will be to those who sit too close to the wheel, as well.
#18994 of 21747 Re: . [hammerhead]
Jul 21, 2012 (5:04 am)
NJT ain't NASCAR.
It's pretty close. I live fairly south, but once you get up past exit 8A it gets to be a pretty quick pace.
I have routinely been passed like I was standing still at 85.
2 inches from the back of my bumper will earn them a nice, gradual slowdown
If I was driving that is what I would have done, but my Fiance doesn't like to do things like that. She just moves over and allows them to pass.
Jul 21, 2012 (7:39 pm)
Saw something almost like that on the way home tonight. Stopped next to a car with two 20ish looking girls in it. The passenger was sitting there with her feet up and firmly planted on the dashboard. I don't want to think of the results if that airbag ever goes off with her feet like that.
#18996 of 21747 Re: . [snakeweasel]
Jul 22, 2012 (10:18 am)
9 times out of 10 it is a young woman doing that. I would never allow it in my car. Indeed, it would be messy in a crash - not to mention that I simply don't want feet on the dash of my car.
I remember years ago my sister tried to pull that trick while I was driving. I hit the brakes, she yelled, I said "brakes felt a little soft, thought I would test them". She got the point, never did it again.