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#91 of 151 Re: lack of attention [fintail]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 05, 2011 (7:06 am)
I hate them. There's a reason UPS drivers make three right turns to get where they are going. (ABC)
#92 of 151 Re: lack of attention [fintail]
May 05, 2011 (7:12 am)
I don't know if the civil war vet in his pristine 20 year old Caddy going 55 in the left lane of a 60 with traffic flying around him is making an appropriate decision
Hey, I'm not that old! I'm a youthful veteran of the Spanish-American War!
#93 of 151 Re: lack of attention [steve_]
May 05, 2011 (10:10 am)
I make a left turn against a sign every workday when I leave my garage - but at 0530, there are no cars to see me
Around here, most busy roads have traffic controls and dividers.
May 05, 2011 (7:46 pm)
AZ handles that problem by making everyone make U-turns.
No kiddin'. And it often works, too.
#95 of 151 Re: Tucson... [iluvmysephia1]
May 05, 2011 (8:15 pm)
Lots of u-turn lanes where I live too, due to the divided roads. It works alright, save for where the u-turn area meets a stoplight, and nobody knows what to do.
May 07, 2011 (12:51 pm)
yep, exactly right. The first time I started turning right and somebody was whipping around on a U-turn in Tucson I almost had ta pee my pants. All of a sudden the grille of this U-turner was there in my face as I went in ta my turn!
#97 of 151 what price safety?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 09, 2011 (3:38 pm)
"Making a heavy vehicle lighter will improve efficiency—but it can make a vehicle less protective of its occupants unless other vehicles slim down in proportion. Even if all new vehicles are made lighter, but share the road with older, heavier vehicles, the people in newer vehicles could suffer, safety researchers say.
Electronic stability-control systems, plus more and smarter air bags have become standard equipment. More and more SUVs were shifted off of heavy pickup-truck frames, and on to a lower-riding chassis shared with sedans or minivans.
The result: NHTSA says the fatality rate for rollover accidents involving all SUVs was cut in half between 1999 and 2009."
SUVs: Safer, Heavier, But What About the Gas? (WSJ)
#98 of 151 Re: lack of attention [fintail]
May 11, 2011 (4:45 am)
...........more money than they deserve,..........
#99 of 151 Re: lack of attention [lostwrench1]
May 11, 2011 (7:21 am)
Gigantic retirement entitlements, especially in the public sector, that following generations will both be broken by and unable to even approach for themselves. It's too bad the depression era parents spoiled so.