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#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.
Jul 23, 2012 (4:03 pm)
Didn't see anything bad today (because I didn't drive), but have been reading a book on motorcycling theory. The author goes on at some length about the poor lane discipline of American drivers compared to elsewhere in the first world (author is American, too). Found it amusing.
Yesterday I was out on a mountain bike for the first time in a long while. It wasn't relaxing whenever more than one car was around. People either don't see you, or freeze up and stop.
#18998 of 21747 Re: red light cameras [snakeweasel]
Jul 25, 2012 (12:00 am)
Oh I wish I had a nickle for every time some idiot made a right turn on red without coming to a complete stop that I had to slam on the brakes or swerve to avoid.
The problem there is the failure to yield, not the California Stop on Right Turns. The California stop isn't designed to let you cut off traffic, only to make a right turn when there is no other traffic in the way.
Speaking of which, there are some cars out there capable of making a 90 degree right turn at speeds faster than 5-10 mph, and safely.
#18999 of 21747 Re: red light cameras [andres3]
Jul 25, 2012 (8:20 am)
In this area, it seems a significant number of cars can't take a gradual 90 degree turn at more than 5-10 mph - usually driven like the operator (can't call it a driver) thinks it will tip over.