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#20857 of 21746 Re: 98006 Honkers (& not geese) [fintail]
Dec 04, 2012 (6:20 pm)
I like to sneak up and honk when I see someone yapping on a phone. Also if I think they are going to wander into my lane - honk.
fintail. You have a lot of energy and good thoughts. I would support you if you initiated a national campaign about stupid drivers, texting, LLC, cell phone use, etc.
#20858 of 21746 Re: 98006 Honkers (& not geese) [euphonium]
Dec 04, 2012 (6:45 pm)
Especially if you are a 4'8" woman driving an Escalade around a tight corner - I guess the marine transportation styling of those barges gets the best of them.
DUI patrols - the kind of thing LEOs should be working on.
#20859 of 21746 Re: 98006 Honkers (& not geese) [xrunner2]
Dec 04, 2012 (6:46 pm)
If only it was that easy. Hell, local LEOs had a fairly loud campaign when phone use while driving became illegal in this state. But it didn't last long, and enforcement seems to be rare and random. The enforcement is what counts, unless the task of driving can actually be viewed as serious (as it is in some places where texting or yapping while driving isn't just illegal, but a social faux pas).
Dec 05, 2012 (10:16 am)
Today a lady in a Volvo saw me in a merge lane, and MADE ROOM AND LET ME IN! OMG alert the media!
Then again maybe she was on drugs or something.
#20861 of 21746 Re: Shocker... [ateixeira]
Dec 05, 2012 (12:50 pm)
No drugs - it was the Christmas Spirit in action.
#20862 of 21746 Re: Shocker... [ateixeira]
Dec 05, 2012 (12:55 pm)
>Volvo saw me in a merge lane, and MADE ROOM AND LET ME IN!
I often give assists to other drivers , but only if they drive one of the car brands that I like.
#20863 of 21746 Re: Shocker... [imidazol97]
Dec 06, 2012 (4:11 pm)
I won't assist a driver exhibiting signs of incompetence on the roadways, no matter what they are driving.
#20864 of 21746 Re: Shocker... [ateixeira]
Dec 06, 2012 (7:15 pm)
Obviously it wasn't andres3 that let you merge in.
Dec 06, 2012 (7:38 pm)
Old annoyance popped up again today, slow turners. Saw multiple "drivers" exiting 35-40mph roads onto side streets and turning the corner at about 5mph. Seriously. If those g-forces are too much, you shouldn't be on the road.
Lots of phone addicts out there, too. Saw a woman in a late model C coupe texting while "driving", immediately followed by a typical suit in a newer TL texting while "driving". No enforcement for this anywhere, of course.
#20866 of 21746 Re: Shocker... [andres3]
Dec 06, 2012 (9:31 pm)
I've observed assisting others happens when both drivers are members of a same organization i.e. lodge, church, or other service organizations.