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#21364 of 21745 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 21745 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 21745 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.
Feb 08, 2013 (7:38 pm)
Nah, that's the only real situation where I believe that police brutality is justified.
#21370 of 21745 Re: . [gogogodzilla]
Feb 08, 2013 (7:55 pm)
The billy club has to be useful for something, eh. But seriously, that's the kind of person who will end up killing someone, eventually.
Today's winners - hilariously stereotypical suit in an xDrive 328i with a phone to his ear (shouldn't these have bluetooth), and a big lifted Dodge 4 door 4x4 making a right turn from the left lane, cutting across 2 lanes. Nothing else, traffic was even moving along well enough.
Feb 09, 2013 (5:56 pm)
Should have known not to venture out on a Saturday before 5pm - idiot city out there.
First off, heading down a hill, 35mph 4 lane road, I am in the left lane going ~38. From a commercial driveway, an XC90 slowly wobbles out and hits about 15mph, vacuous well kept middle aged woman driving, of course. I pass on the right and dodge her like a pylon.
Second, same road, a mile later. Still in the left lane (cars in left lane often slowing to turn), going about the speed limit, Venza comes over from a parking lot on the left, and sits in the middle/turn lane. Fine, as it is a common procedure to merge. Instead of waiting for traffic to pass, she just dawdles out at about 22mph. I flash my lights several times as I hit the brakes, and she quickly moves right - and goes even slower.
Third, heading down another hill, 30mph zone, 2 lane road, I am going the speed limit. Girl wearing one of those stupid knit caps with ear covers, in a Q5 pauses at an intersection to my right, rolls through the stop sign, pulls out right in front of me. She's not even looking, rather distracted by I think her passenger. Hopefully next time she pulls that one, the texter in the Excursion will be coming, and she'll have some time to reconsider her attention gaps.
And it was all topped off by idiotic irresponsible negligent traffic controls - you'd have 20 cars waiting to cross an empty street that had green. I went into the wrong part of the workforce, should have gone untouchable public sector.
#21372 of 21745 Idiots before the rain...
Feb 10, 2013 (1:13 pm)
I was approaching a stoplight on a road that is initially 2 lanes in each direction, but my westbound side fans out to 3 lanes, plus a right turn lane. It's also worth noting that just after the stoplight, the #3 lane becomes an exit-only lane for the freeway ramp.
I was in the #1 lane, and got a little concerned about how much the guy in front of me might slow down because the #2 lane looked a bit loaded up. And then I saw why... an Odyssey had come to a full stop, because he needed to make a right turn... nothing like being 2 lanes out of position.
Why can't people think past the end of their hood? I guess I should just be thankful that the Odyssey hadn't stopped to make that right from my lane.
Can't wait to see what's next, now that it's raining.
#21373 of 21745 Re: Idiots before the rain... [ronsteve]
Feb 10, 2013 (4:30 pm)
Do you live in the Seattle metro area? That's a typical local move - forget you needed to turn, then move over and block lanes in the delayed attempt.
The rain here is fun too - only rains say 400 days a year, and a light rain will often bring freeway traffic to a crawl, like the "drivers" have never seen it before. A rainy morning can make a 20 mile drive take 90 mins or more.
Out today in the old car. 35mph road, RAV4 is ahead of me in lane to my right, turn only lane. Veers over in front of me, then slows way down. I pass on the left, teenage girl with a phone to hear ear. I wave at her and make a put down the phone gesture, she gives me the finger. Hopefully her errant driving will eventually get her off the road, and not voluntarily.