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#21450 of 21823 Re: . [backy]
Feb 26, 2013 (7:56 pm)
You never know what charges could come up with how some need to defend their funding and ego.
U-turners - can be a problem here. Some of the problems are the newbies who will throw one anywhere at any time, no matter the oncoming traffic or narrowness of the road, then making a 14 point turn or hard curb scrape in their Corolla. Worst are the legal u-turn areas, and how free right turn takers don't yield to the turners. They don't seem to grasp that the u-turner both has a green light and is turning in a designated area.
New car has a 7-speed transmission which engine brakes - I've found pleasure in rolling up to lights or slow traffic patches without using brakes. Might be considered a mellow driving habit.
#21451 of 21823 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 26, 2013 (8:33 pm)
The paranoid money-sucking Praetorian class would consider that an act of terrorism - beware.
Had to look that up. Praetorian was guards used by Roman emperors. Some bit of obscure knowledge only relevant on Jeopardy. What would the category name and dollar amount be if on the tv show?
I'll take what? for x amount of dollars. Name the category.
#21452 of 21823 Re: . [xrunner2]
Feb 27, 2013 (6:12 am)
I'll take "Jackbooted Thugs" for $200, Alex.
In other news, maybe there are fewer inconsiderate drivers in the winter.
With 7 ft snow piles blocking sight-lines and plenty of traction issues, people somehow become more considerate drivers.
Feb 27, 2013 (6:18 am)
Heh, the ones here are only ~4' high and are shrinking fast now. You do have to creep out into some intersections to see anything.
#21454 of 21823 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 27, 2013 (10:28 am)
Might be considered a mellow driving habit.
Uh-oh; you better be careful about that.
#21455 of 21823 Re: . [xrunner2]
Feb 27, 2013 (10:43 am)
I'd say it's a $1200 "wasted tax dollars" category question. It's a term for our endlessly expensive defense/law enforcement/incarceration etc cabal Such as detailed in this article
No doubt some inconsiderate drivers are members, too
#21456 of 21823 Re: . [xwesx]
Feb 27, 2013 (10:43 am)
I'm pretty mellow, so long as nobody sets me off
#21457 of 21823 Re: . [fintail]
Feb 27, 2013 (10:47 am)
Hahahaha; that's what my pal Nitro said to his old buddy Glycerine, too!
Feb 28, 2013 (8:07 pm)
Waiting in a left turn lane today, a few cars in it - annoying (the city needs a light there), but seldom more than a couple minutes' wait. Scion xB passes on the right, turns left in front of the car waiting, and forces its way into the flow of cross traffic. That should earn capital punishment.
Horribly timed lights today gave me an average speed of 11mph, and the weird lack of coordination seemed to make the local idiots drive even slower. Light turns green, don't worry, just sit there with your finger up your nose. Even saw weird lights while jogging, the sequencing was way off. I guess when you can't get fired, anything goes.
While on foot, got crosswalk crowded 3 times - Infiniti FX (expected that), Chrysler 300 (no surprise), Escort ZX2 (took courage).
#21459 of 21823 Re: . [backy]
Mar 01, 2013 (5:43 am)
Love it when, on an isolated rural road early in the morning, an impatient driver passes me in a no passing zone and proceeds well above speed limit. Rather have them in front of me to clear out the frequent deer in the road. Most enjoyable when they actually hit one. I do feel badly for the deer, not so much for the idiot behind the wheel.
It is also satisfying when a few miles down the road I pull up next to them at the seemingly always red stop light.