Last post on May 21, 2013 at 7:38 PM
You are in the Automotive News & Views
What is this discussion about?
#21177 of 21746 Re: Multilple Choice [kirstie_h]
Jan 03, 2013 (7:45 am)
>the Taurus had long since taken its last ride, and was inoperable - expired tags,
You were beyond generous in not reporting the car...
Something you'd said in the past about rules for garbage cans perhaps indicated your city was good about zoning and appearances. Ours is very good. Cars can sit for 7 days, IIRC. The city occasionally asks people to notify them of cars that haven't been moved that are parked on the street.
Our city uses some lowlevel police cadet trainees to ride in a police car marked for Parking Enforcement to spot such cars as your Taurus as well as check for handicapped parking violations at the local groceries and box stores with their designated handicapped spaces.
I've seen tickets on cars parked on the left side of the street facing the opposing traffic in residential neighborhoods.
#21178 of 21746 Re: Speaking of LLCs... [imidazol97]
Jan 03, 2013 (9:06 am)
Nah, I was in an old car, you know how they wander around sometimes?
I have witnessed the speeding up while being passed ideal numerous times around here, on highways and surface streets both. It fits in with the local passive aggressive attitude. They will almost always give up and slow back down once you've moved past.
Passing on the right is fine in WA anyway, here's the law:
(1) The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass upon the right of another vehicle only under the following conditions:
(a) When the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn;
(b) Upon a roadway with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width for two or more lines of vehicles moving lawfully in the direction being traveled by the overtaking vehicle.
(2) The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle upon the right only under conditions permitting such movement in safety. Such movement shall not be made by driving off the roadway.
#21179 of 21746 Re: Speaking of LLCs... [fintail]
Jan 03, 2013 (9:08 am)
>When the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn;
I read those as Boolean And relationships--so the cars have to be making a lefthand turn...
#21180 of 21746 Re: Speaking of LLCs... [imidazol97]
Jan 03, 2013 (9:10 am)
I see (a) and (b) as independent statements under (1). The (2) also opens the door up to just about anything, so long as you stay on the road.
Probably made to prevent people from driving on the shoulder, which is uncommon here, but seemingly a normal event in the south.
#21181 of 21746 Re: Speaking of LLCs... [imidazol97]
Jan 03, 2013 (10:10 am)
In their own subconscious mind they become the policeman that they themselves hate so much.
There's some truth to that, as I believe that traffic cops fail to do their job competently. If they don't do it, someone has to!
I generally don't flash, but if I think your basically asleep at the wheel, particularly bad LLC offenders, then you may get a couple flashes to wake you up.
The typical LLC doesn't get flashed by me.... it's the really blatant ones.
#21182 of 21746 Re: Speaking of LLCs... [imidazol97]
Jan 03, 2013 (10:13 am)
But passing on the right is the easy way to ameliorate a bad situation and shows maturity.
When easily possible, it makes sense, but it usually does contribute to increasing traffic congestion when you are forced to pass on the right, in addition to having greater speed differentials, which some here think is a big deal.
It's simply safer for faster traffic to pass on the left.
#21183 of 21746 Re: Speaking of LLCs... [imidazol97]
Jan 03, 2013 (10:47 am)
is this from the old days of the first car got zapped by radar by the smokey hiding on the overpass or in the median or behind the bridge railing?
Maybe. But in my experience the smokies have gotten so lazy that they will pull over the vehicle in back because it takes too much energy and time to chase down the fastest car in front. (provided they are all within 5 to 10 MPH of each other and all going 15 or more over the limit).
#21184 of 21746 Re: . [fintail]
Jan 03, 2013 (7:40 pm)
insane amount of cars with no lights, I stopped counting at around 10. All kinds of stuff from worn old cars to new Cayennes.
Perhaps your sleepless city needs some kind of ongoing public awareness spots on your radio and tv stations about putting headlights on. Citizens in sleepless drink a lot of coffee and should be very aware of things, responsibilities.
#21185 of 21746 Re: Speaking of LLCs... [fintail]
Jan 03, 2013 (7:44 pm)
However, I don't see a flash or two as particularly evil, nor even a toot of the horn.
Perhaps just letting it go could work best for everyone. No way is one individual going to change the world of drivers.
#21186 of 21746 Re: . [xrunner2]
Jan 03, 2013 (8:02 pm)
I blame it all on transplants and tourists
Saw 4 of them today, I recall a Yaris, Xterra, and 90s Z-car. No other real inconsiderates though, actually got to drive home at roughly the speed limit - rare event.