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#20699 of 21747 RV traffic
by steve_ HOST
Nov 13, 2012 (9:14 am)
Gun season opens in two days and the interstate heading for the UP is full of truck campers, trailers and smaller RVs. Lots of pickups hauling 4 wheelers too. Going to hit some slow traffic across the bridge when we hit the two lanes home.
Wish they had started a couple of weeks ago. Too many Bambis on the roads up here.
#20700 of 21747 Re: IIHS [ateixeira]
Nov 13, 2012 (10:43 am)
I got behind one today that made me feel at home. Middle aged woman in a VW Polo (I think) who in a poorly planned or defective set of lights, would stop a few car lengths behind the car in front of her, and then slowly creep up while the light was red. I don't get that.
Now I am in France, which seems to be a lot less concerned about rules and logic than Germany - basically, go where you fit.
#20701 of 21747 Re: IIHS [ruking1]
Nov 13, 2012 (11:05 am)
Just joking, lighten up...
Couldn't say DC has the best drivers and keep a straight face.
Nov 14, 2012 (10:20 am)
Saw a van nearly pull in front of a speeding ambulance with lights and sirens blaring - ambulance had to brake. Yeah, France isn't Germany.
Also some local driving quirks - bad manual transmission skills, esp slipping clutches/grinding gears and starting out in too high a gear. Flooring it off the line and also flooring it as one approaches an intersection, as to ensure you make the light, especially if a turn is ahead. Traffic back in lazyland really is in slow motion.
Still beats LLCs and slowpokes though.
#20704 of 21747 Re: . [ateixeira]
Nov 14, 2012 (11:05 am)
If the undertaxed overmonied old turds who ran NASCAR had any balls, Gordon would be suspended for a good year, and the fine would be 10x higher or more.
25K fine for that guy is like a $25 fine for you or I.
Nov 14, 2012 (11:25 am)
I thought he should have been banned for the season at least.
The penalty has to be severe enough that they'll never do it again, that's simply not the case here.
#20706 of 21747 Re: . [ateixeira]
by steve_ HOST
Nov 14, 2012 (11:43 am)
NASCAR! can use all the publicity they can get, good or bad.
This may be a plot to generate more controversy than a simple ban would have done.
Nov 14, 2012 (12:34 pm)
Then let them fight, put it on Pay Per View.
#20708 of 21747 It must be Safe to Tweet as a driver in the Daytona 500?
Nov 14, 2012 (8:32 pm)
Saw this in the local rag pg C 2 Wed Nov 14, 2012 SJMN. ..."Brad Keselowski became a social media darling after hopping on Twitter during a lengthy delay in the Daytona 500."...