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Jul 10, 2013 (6:03 pm)
slowly creep up during the red duration. Why do people do that?
Obviously afraid that one of "those" people will rear end them while they are yakking on their smart phone.
#21935 of 22409 Re: . [Stever@Edmunds]
Jul 11, 2013 (6:54 am)
I think it is more of a problem with poor spatial awareness. Like the people who need 17 attempts to park in a wide open space.
Jul 11, 2013 (6:56 am)
Well, if you're the last in line and you stack yourself up in traffic and then see some yahoo bearing down on you, you don't leave yourself much of an out to try to get out of their way.
#21937 of 22409 Re: . [Stever@Edmunds]
Jul 11, 2013 (7:01 am)
I don't think weavy varying speed Prius cab driver had the foresight to plan against being rear ended. There's a difference between giving yourself an out, and stopping way too far behind, and then creeping up a few inches at a time.
Besides, I was behind him, also stopped.
Jul 11, 2013 (7:38 am)
When I get a "buffer" behind me, I creep up. Knowing cabbies, the driver probably wanted some room to cut in the next lane in case someone ahead stalled out.
#21939 of 22409 Re: . [Stever@Edmunds]
Jul 11, 2013 (10:21 am)
But a buffer in front of you? Do you stop and then creep up every several seconds? No way to cut ahead, it was a turn only lane - and it's 2013, stalling cars aren't common anymore
Funny, once we rounded the corner, he crawled, I passed on the right, I made the next light, he didn't.
Jul 11, 2013 (10:29 am)
Well, stalling drivers would be more apt. Dropped cigarette, dropped phone, dropped donut, spilled Starbucks.
#21941 of 22409 Re: . [MrShift@Edmunds]
Jul 11, 2013 (11:32 am)
That assumes that the high speeds were not mitigated at all. Kind of like closing your eyes for 45 seconds until you run into a tree at 100 MPH. Even terrible drivers that rear-end others more often slam the brakes dissipating some "high speed" prior to crashing.
Can you even give an example of a high speed crash other than a head-on collision that doesn't involve some form of inattention (like driving into a brick wall?).
#21942 of 22409 Re: . [MrShift@Edmunds]
Jul 11, 2013 (11:34 am)
I'm not in the wanting a perfect world without paying for it crowd. I'd like people to start paying taxes, especially rich people that can afford it and avoid it the most.
I believe CA Cal Trans spending on roadways is in the top 5 of 50 States but our quality of roads is bottom 5 of 50.
The problem is getting our monies worth, not that we aren't paying anything for it!!!!!
#21943 of 22409 Re: . [euphonium]
Jul 11, 2013 (11:35 am)
Looked like a bunch of low speed collisions to me.