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Jan 14, 2013 (9:54 am)
So fun merging onto a lightly populated 60mph highway at 41mph.
Not 40 or 42, but 41?
What type of radar are you using to measure this?
#21242 of 21734 Re: . [jjackson12]
Jan 14, 2013 (10:04 am)
Well, I was in a car with a digital speedometer. We hit 42, eventually
#21243 of 21734 Re: Idea: let's take the "in" out of "inconsiderate" [fintail]
Jan 14, 2013 (11:09 am)
Well, I didn't say everyone shares the road as they should, did I? If so, there wouldn't be over 20,000 posts here I bet.
Jan 14, 2013 (12:02 pm)
Had an LLD'er today flash his delivery style van lights 10 times or because I was in the left lane doing 7 miles per hour over the speed limit in a construction zone. I was hoping he would get zapped by the suburban police where the freeway goes to 55 and everyone acts like it's already 65--or the occasionaly Ohio State Highway patrol car that will hide in the same area. Odd that he was so impatient because the right two lanes had just opened clear as the 4th lane went off. No keep right signs folks, and I was hurrying to a doctor appointment.
I know he's a left lane dominator because for the next 6 miles he didn't leave the left lane even when the two right lanes were open. The middle lane was open about 70% of the time. I was laughing to myself because I was hoping he'd have a business logo on the van when he passed. His plate number doesn't come up when I searched the public records.
We were still in the high accident 45 mph zone where I was in the left lane to avoid the trucks that cause part of the accidents. Driver must have a neurotic need for power. I've enjoyed the speeding through the construction for the last 5 years in downtown Dayton. Because of the crossovers to handle traffic, there have been many rough areas. Early in construction on we had a pair of large dips northbound right after the 45 zone was posted. Of course most wanted to drive 65 or more. I saw an older (but agile) BMW leave the ground ahead of me when he went down and came back up out of the dip. High accident areas. Some city patrols for speed when they're not busy passing out speeding tickets near the donut shops.
Why not just slow down and share the road?
#21245 of 21734 Re: Idea: let's take the "in" out of "inconsiderate" [backy]
Jan 14, 2013 (2:05 pm)
Nor did I say you said that. Once again making an argument out of something that isn't there. Did you graduate from Strawman High School?
Out this morning, nothing bad while on foot, but when driving saw a woman in a Corolla pull out directly in front of a Quest moving at ~35mph. People like that deserve to be t-boned hard right at the driver's door.
#21246 of 21734 Re: LLD [imidazol97]
Jan 14, 2013 (2:08 pm)
Box trucks are notoriously aggressive in my area. They seldom wear any identification, either. Independent "businessmen" I guess. Probably drives a lifted 4x4 as a personal vehicle (but also with commercial plates, for a "business friendly" scam) and operates it in the same manner.
Although I have to say, I think "slower traffic keep right" applies perpetually, signed or not. Still, he should have passed on the right rather than dangerously tailgating.
#21247 of 21734 Re: Idea: let's take the "in" out of "inconsiderate" [fintail]
Jan 14, 2013 (3:11 pm)
Nope. Nor from your alma mater, Making-Much-Ado-About-Nothing Academy.
Someone deserves to be killed or seriously injured in an auto accident because they made a mistake? Wow.
#21248 of 21734 Re: Idea: let's take the "in" out of "inconsiderate" [backy]
Jan 14, 2013 (4:31 pm)
Sometimes, people only wise up after a harsh experience. Yes, they deserve it. Wow, yourself, valedictorian of Strawman Academy.
#21249 of 21734 Re: LLD [imidazol97]
Jan 14, 2013 (6:01 pm)
I know he's a left lane dominator because for the next 6 miles he didn't leave the left lane even when the two right lanes were open. The middle lane was open about 70% of the time.
OK. So we all encounter these guys from time to time. Maybe just let it go. Move over into the one of the two "open"right lanes and let the guy go. That was easy.