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#21205 of 22403 Re: enjoy the stupidity [printerman1]
Jan 10, 2013 (3:53 pm)
I learn my lesson with that back in 2001, when I bought a Nissan Altima.
While I could handle it just fine, it always felt too big for me (felt like a pig wallowing in mud). Because of that, the 'buy a car that fits you' ideal has been ingrained in my car-buying psyche.
So I've stuck with small cars/SUVs. IE: VW Golf/GTI size for cars... and the old Ford Escape size for SUVs.
Jan 10, 2013 (7:18 pm)
4 cars with no lights tonight, I forget what 2 were, one was an Accord, one was a Rio. I was able to motion to the older woman in the Accord, and guess what - she noticed, and turned on the lights. Yay me.
Three idiot cars on the road - Sonata weaving through traffic, but never getting more than a car length or two ahead, big white Sequoia making a right turn from the far left lane on a 4 lane road, and an X5 going straight from a right turn only lane, and having a close call. Oh, and 3, count em 3, Lexus SUVs (2 RX, 1 GX) that never used a turn signal. The well kept princess or born lucky middle aged property developer behind the wheel must have better things to do.
Jan 11, 2013 (6:59 pm)
Clear day here, so a little light in the sky for my evening commute, which means maybe a quarter of the cars had no lights, and numerous others only using parking lights. I don't get that.
Had a bad crosswalk incident - I and another random pedestrian were in a crosswalk on green, douchebag suit in a late model A6 makes a right turn from the left lane and just zooms through. Too bad he didn't bump me, I could use a new house. Far past time for wealth based fines. Also saw a young guy in an Impreza blatantly blow a light for a "free" turn (I thought you had to stop first) - phone in hand, of course. No enforcers within a few light years, I guess they pick and choose what to enforce - do what is easiest.
#21209 of 22403 Re: want a skills tune-up? [steve_]
Jan 11, 2013 (6:58 pm)
Could make for an interesting vacation, but 4 grand is a lot for a long weekend.
That reminds me, local Ducati dealer gives you a free track day pass if you buy there.
#21210 of 22403 Re: want a skills tune-up? [fintail]
Jan 12, 2013 (9:06 am)
Have you considered the BMW R-bikes?
State police use them...for several reasons...
#21211 of 22403 Re: want a skills tune-up? [slorenzen]
Jan 12, 2013 (1:11 pm)
There are a few Ducatis and BMWs that I love - but are out of my below-my-means budget and probably more machine than I should have right now. Maybe in the future.
My city police used to have BMWs, now they have big Hondas.
#21212 of 22403 Re: Idea: let's take the "in" out of "inconsiderate" [fintail]
Jan 12, 2013 (1:25 pm)
Watch out for pedestrians. Especially when they have a crosswalk or the right of way given to them at a lighted intersection. Lots of people on foot (at least here) at this time of year, and lots of distracted drivers having close calls.
OK I know I am a bit late to the rodeo here but let me add. If you are pulling out from a parkinglot and waiting for traffic to clear once traffic is clear take a quick look to your right to make sure no pedestrians have snuck up on you.
#21213 of 22403 Re: Idea: let's take the "in" out of "inconsiderate" [gogogodzilla]
Jan 12, 2013 (1:41 pm)
The benefits would be enormous, with less congested roads
Yes but who would be the one remaining driver?
#21214 of 22403 Re: Idea: let's take the "in" out of "inconsiderate" [andres3]
Jan 12, 2013 (1:50 pm)
It's not an excuse for bad behavior, but, I don't see many people weaving in and out of traffic for the "FUN" of it. Most people are lazy, so if people properly yielded to faster traffic in the left lane, weaving would be entirely 100% unnecessary.
Weaving is always 100% unnecessary.
About the only times I see weaving is either in very heavy moving traffic where all lanes are filled or where the weaver is driving way to fast. In both cases it boils down to "I'm more important than you, how dare you be in my way". Those people are going to kill themselves.