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    Yoghurt behind the wheel...

    No offense to anybody ... but I have to make a few observations about how people drive in this coutry, that, frankly, raise my ire...



    1) It is NOT necessary to come to a complete stop in order to turn the steering wheel and execute a turn. Your car will not violently flip over on it's side and explode in a million pieces of shrapnel if you go more than 5 mph around a turn. Neither the laws of your state nor the laws of physics require a full stop. If you can not pull this off, you should probably put your cell phone, spoon and cup of yoghurt down and try again.



    2) The laws of your state DO however require you to stop at a stop sign. Not just slow down a wee bit and then casually cruise past.



    3) If the speed limit is 45 miles per hour, for god's sake and everybody elses go that speed. The limit is set by having a one eyed drunk monkey drive that street and it's set to the speed it can safely manage. You should be able to do better.



    4) If you're on a merging lane you are merging with the traffic, it's not merging with you. You can not simply expect all the traffic to move left so you can casually shamble along going half their cruising speed and then slowly accelerate to their cruising speed in the next 15 minutes or so.



    5) If you slow down enough approaching a green light it will eventally turn ... why is anybody doing this?



    6) When the light turns green, that means go. NOW, not some remote time in the future. Maybe you are in no hurry and have nowhere to go but others behind you probably do. So step on the gas and get moving. I have seen 18 wheelers outpace normal sedans more times than I have hairs on my head.



    7) If cars are moving down a street at a speed the drunken one eyed monkey can easily figure out you can not possibly reach before they are on you, DON'T pull out of a side street. It's not okay as long as you don't drive straight into somebody to just blindly shamble into traffic and then shuffle off at a snail's pace while tires squeal behin you.



    8) Speaking of behind you ... you don't actually drive the only car on the road, recent reports suggest there are at least a fw others. The mirrors on and in your car are not just for applying make up, they can atually be used to see what's going on around you. That might be kinda important to know before they pile into you or you into them.



    9) The one eyed monkey is handicapped and can't help it ... but you don't have to tint your windows so dark you can't see or put on headphones so the firetruck has to drive behind you for 5 minutes with lights on and sirens blaring before you ever notice.



    This is actually a humorous post, not meant to incite rage ... least of all road rage ... ;-)

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    Here's one for you, people that are afraid to drive past tractor trailers but stay right next to them in their blind spot, therefore putting themselves in even more danger than they realize. Holding everybody else up behind them.

  4. #3
    Making a left hand turn from the right lane and vice versa. Pulling a u turn on busy street with oncoming traffic. I've seen stupid pedestrians too. Guy in wheelchair crossing the street against the light with traffic coming.

  5. #4
    How about putting on make-up and a cell phone in the other hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jg1967 View Post
    No offense to anybody ... but I have to make a few observations about how people drive in this coutry, that, frankly, raise my ire...



    1) It is NOT necessary to come to a complete stop in order to turn the steering wheel and execute a turn. Your car will not violently flip over on it's side and explode in a million pieces of shrapnel if you go more than 5 mph around a turn. Neither the laws of your state nor the laws of physics require a full stop. If you can not pull this off, you should probably put your cell phone, spoon and cup of yoghurt down and try again.
    Nor is it necessary to swing your car wide to the left when making a right turn (or vice versa) as if you were driving a tractor-trailer. Trust me.....the "CAUTION: THIS VEHICLE MAKES WIDE TURNS" sign was not intended for passenger cars for good reason - it's not freakin' necessary!
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  7. #6
    If our towns and cities are so strapped for cash, why the HE!! don't they ENFORCE cellphone laws? Put a cop in an unmarked car PARKED in place that has a view of the intersection, one with a signal light obviously. I would say that 90% of the time I am at a red light I see someone on a cellphone driving. Have a few chase cars down the road, ready to intercept when the get a radio call from the unmarked observer. At $150 a pop, that is a LOT of revenue. People don't even try to be covert about it because police don't try to enforce the law. Makes me PI##ED, and I am going to get lambasted for saying this, but women are easily the worst. Lets teach our children that EVERY law needs to be obeyed!!!

  8. #7
    Agree mostly except # 6. I usualy wait a second or two to make sure some idiot is not going to run the red light.

  9. I just moved from NE Ohio to NW Ohio and discovered my new town is too poor to afford turn signals on its cars. Its a shame really. Had I known It was going to be a free for all I would have gotten a cow catcher bumper for my suburban (lead sled heavy Chevy ;>)

  10. Here's one. If a police officer is driving 5-10mph under the posted speed limit, doesn't mean that you have to as well. They aren't going to pull you over for going the spee limit!!

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