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#21211 of 21823 Re: want a skills tune-up? [slorenzen]
Jan 12, 2013 (2:11 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 21823 Re: Idea: let's take the "in" out of "inconsiderate" [fintail]
Jan 12, 2013 (2:25 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 21823 Re: Idea: let's take the "in" out of "inconsiderate" [gogogodzilla]
Jan 12, 2013 (2:41 pm)
The benefits would be enormous, with less congested roads
Yes but who would be the one remaining driver?
#21214 of 21823 Re: Idea: let's take the "in" out of "inconsiderate" [andres3]
Jan 12, 2013 (2:50 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.
#21215 of 21823 Re: Idea: let's take the "in" out of "inconsiderate" [fintail]
Jan 12, 2013 (3:00 pm)
I am not the one who is scared to drive at a reasonable speed, I am not the one causing congestion.
No drop of water thinks it is responsible for the flood.
What is a reasonable speed? "Reasonable" is very subjective. What you consider reasonable others would consider unreasonable and vise versa. While you say that drivers driving at an unreasonable speed (to slow) are causing the congestion those drivers are likely saying that drivers driving at an unreasonable speed (to fast) are responsible.
True if the slower drivers drove faster there would not be the congestion, but then again that congestion would be avoided if the faster drivers drove slowly.
#21216 of 21823 Re: Idea: let's take the "in" out of "inconsiderate" [andres3]
Jan 12, 2013 (3:02 pm)
Really? What's the benefit of going slower than is necessary?
Try it sometime. Next time you are driving some distance in more open area let your foot off the gas, go a little slower, arrive a few minutes later. It's magical.
#21217 of 21823 Re: Inconsiderate Auto Insurance [euphonium]
Jan 12, 2013 (3:33 pm)
Just wait until Geico learns of your credit score & the reports they get from their independent field investigators that converse with your neighbors and co workers.
Are you kidding? Just wait until Geico reads his posts here.
#21218 of 21823 Re: $400/ year [andres3]
Jan 12, 2013 (3:40 pm)
Or you could be financially responsible with your own money, and not spend it on insurance companies (which I find financially irresponsible and financially negligent), save and invest your money, and when you have one claim 25 years down the road, you'll come out way ahead
Yes unless that one claim is because you hit someone so bad it put them in the hospital for 3 months and they incurred $200K in hospital bills. Then you're [word I don't think Edmunds would let me use].
#21219 of 21823 Re: Need more of these [fintail]
Jan 12, 2013 (3:45 pm)
Who said anything about speeding? 90%+ of the LLCs I see are going under the limit.
I would say that the vast majority of those LLCer's that I see are goint at least the SL. That is unless traffic is already to heavy to do SL.
#21220 of 21823 Re: $400/ year [snakeweasel]
Jan 12, 2013 (4:09 pm)
snake, that is something that bugs me about a lot of insurance, or the way people use it.
In a lot of cases, it really should just be more "catastrophic" coverage. So in 25 years you can handle a fender bender, but if it is a major claim, then insurance steps in.