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#21359 of 21746 Re: turtles [elias]
Feb 03, 2013 (2:46 pm)
My wife had better not see anyone swerve to hit a squirrel. It would be the last thing they'd do... with their car or themselves in one piece that is. No kidding.
Feb 03, 2013 (5:10 pm)
Squirrels are the *EVIL* minions of an interdimensional alien overlord bent on the conquest of our world!
(Below is a rare glimpse of the evilness that is 'squirrel'.)
Feb 03, 2013 (7:08 pm)
Had a squirrel run in front of me today - I don't brake or swerve. They are quick little bastards.
Had a Lexus ES in front of me, 5-10 under, weaving all over the road, couldn't see the driver's head. After a mile or so of barely moving along (say 20-22 in a 30), it turned - at about 4mph, and the fintail's loud horn honked for some reason. Nothing else obnoxious today other than the usual slowpokes.
#21362 of 21746 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 04, 2013 (11:29 am)
This weekend there were an unusually high number of drivers using their turn signals here! Unfortunately, many of them (on the order of six or seven over the weekend) were using the wrong signal (most typically using the left signal, but turning right); how does one even do that?
#21363 of 21746 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 04, 2013 (11:30 am)
The last time a squirrel ran in front of my car, I admit that I did swerve.
They are quick little bastards; I still missed it!
#21364 of 21746 Re: . [xwesx]
Feb 04, 2013 (11:43 am)
I see that wrong signal thing all the time here. Fits in well with the oblivious PNW driver mentality, especially the newbies.
I've never hit a squirrel. But, when I was a teenager, out in the old Tempo, I was sitting in traffic waiting for a drawbridge to close. I hear a big thump on the passenger rear door, I look over, and a large shepherd type dog is running away from the car - apparently he ran into it. Also when I was younger, either in the Tempo or my mom's 93 Taurus, a seagull flew into the windshield, pretty good thunk, but it flew away.
There has been a dearth of obvious phone yappers in my line of sight lately, but did see one this morning - young woman in a fresh looking Audi A7, proving again that money and ability are often inversely related. Should be a 10x fine over actual people.
#21365 of 21746 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 04, 2013 (12:50 pm)
I came within inches of a moose hitting the side of my truck (C20) many years ago. It turned and ran along beside me for a moment or two on the driver side, turned its head to look through my window, then darted off to the left and into the woods.
I'm glad the seats in that truck are vinyl!
Feb 04, 2013 (5:55 pm)
I had a deer do exact the same thing to me a few years ago.
#21367 of 21746 Re: . [gogogodzilla]
Feb 04, 2013 (6:09 pm)
You're a lucky one, then. I thought that deer tended to dart *into* vehicles rather than away from them, as a matter of course.
Feb 08, 2013 (8:07 am)
Saw a small woman in an Excursion (!) visibly texting while "driving". Should be at least a 4 digit fine, if not more.
I also see no reason why such vehicles shouldn't require license endorsements.