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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2009 at 9:51pm
Originally posted by Reb Cpl Reb Cpl wrote:

Originally posted by Eville Eville wrote:



 If someone is going 15mph faster than you in the lane to your left, and you move left to pass the guy in front of you, chances are you cut off the person behind you in the first place and I can understand why he would bright you. 


You assume that every time someone comes up behind me too fast that I cut them off?

Ugh.

No.

Just because someone comes up behind me faster than they should be driving doesn't mean that I cut them off in traffic....especially if I'm doing 70- that means he's doing 85.


but at the same time, if nobody is in your mirror, you shouldnt be taking the amount of time it takes said person to catch you to pass the person going slower than you
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2009 at 9:52pm
Most of the time it has nothing to do with speed limits. In Florida it says in the driver's handbook that you must keep up/slow down with the traffic. This means that if the speed posted is 65 and if everyone is doing 70-75 you must be doing 70-75 too. If you are passing somebody you have to speed up to pass then slip back. Also, since its mostly a 10-lane highway, the left lane is unofficially called the "fast lane."


EDIT: and of course if you are going 85+ in a 65 then you should get pulled over because chances are, none else is going at that speed.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2009 at 9:59pm
Thats just it Rofl......rate of traffic is generally 70-75. No problem. 80-90 is where these guys get behind people like me and get annoyed because I'm not going far enough above the speed limit to suit their needs. Basically, I'm not braking the law enough for them to be happy, and according to some.....they're right.

No wonder its no fun to drive anymore.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2009 at 10:02pm
Reb, I didn't say you're a bad parent.

I said you shouldn't be in the left lane.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2009 at 10:19pm
You can tell who the young drivers are.

Reb and pariell are right.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2009 at 10:24pm

I hope you guys know that 10  MPH rule is a total crock. You'll get a 0-10 ticket.

 
And not all Texas drivers are good...we have our share of weiner jockeys as well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2009 at 10:30pm
As long as your passing someone at a decent speed in the left lane, I see no problem.  I hate the people that sit there in the left lane going 1 mph faster than the right lane.

One of my pet peeves is when your driving 75pmh and you catch someone in the right lane doing about 70.  You move over to left lane to pass and they speed up.  Here I was catching you doing 75 or so and now Im struggling to pass you doing 80.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2009 at 10:30pm
Originally posted by stratoaxe stratoaxe wrote:

I hope you guys know that 10  MPH rule is a total crock. You'll get a 0-10 ticket.

 
And not all Texas drivers are good...we have our share of weiner jockeys as well.


Anyone that believes it is a real law is retarded....it is still over the speed limit.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2009 at 10:32pm
Originally posted by jmac3 jmac3 wrote:

Originally posted by stratoaxe stratoaxe wrote:

I hope you guys know that 10  MPH rule is a total crock. You'll get a 0-10 ticket.

 
And not all Texas drivers are good...we have our share of weiner jockeys as well.


Anyone that believes it is a real law is retarded....it is still over the speed limit.


I dont see how anyone can think that is a real law.  My friend got a ticket for going 4 over.  It happens but its ridiculous.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2009 at 10:48pm
i dont know a single person who has gotten a ticket for anything less than 10 over, and i know some terrible drivers. i know of people who have gotten there tickets bumped down to 5-10 mph over the limit. not saying it cant happen. just uncommon
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2009 at 10:48pm
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One of my pet peeves is when your driving 75pmh and you catch someone in the right lane doing about 70.  You move over to left lane to pass and they speed up.  Here I was catching you doing 75 or so and now Im struggling to pass you doing 80.


I do this for fun. Embarrassed I even go as far as to pace them a little while. I probably shouldnt but I get such a kick out of it.

0o0o I also like to do this on 3 lane highways with 2 lanes going the same way. When someone comes flying up behind me I immediately speed up, get over and pace the person that was in front of me so the other person can't pass. This often leads to me getting stuck behind someone doing 35. So it all works out eventually.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2009 at 10:52pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2009 at 11:10pm
Originally posted by jmac3 jmac3 wrote:

Originally posted by RoboCop RoboCop wrote:

Come to Texas. We have the nicest drivers on the road. I have never had people flash their lights at me in the left lane and I set cruise control at 5 above.


I was in Texas for one week. I was in the Austin/Ft. Hood area. This made me agree with this statement. Seriously I was shocked by how courteous drivers seemed just on every road.
It's no joke. I could be sitting at a stop sign letting the other person go first, but they insist I go first, but then they insist again for me to go first. It kind of makes you mad that your courtesy is rejected, but everyone is so nice. Sure there are a lot of mean drivers in Texas, but compared to everywhere else I go, we are really nice.

Oh and for people that think cops don't pull over for less than 10, I saw someone get pulled over for 3 over. A cop was right behind a car in front of me to the right and I was following at the same pace, but back a little and he got pulled over. Complete BS.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2009 at 11:13pm
Originally posted by RoboCop RoboCop wrote:

Originally posted by jmac3 jmac3 wrote:

Originally posted by RoboCop RoboCop wrote:

Come to Texas. We have the nicest drivers on the road. I have never had people flash their lights at me in the left lane and I set cruise control at 5 above.


I was in Texas for one week. I was in the Austin/Ft. Hood area. This made me agree with this statement. Seriously I was shocked by how courteous drivers seemed just on every road.
It's no joke. I could be sitting at a stop sign letting the other person go first, but they insist I go first, but then they insist again for me to go first. It kind of makes you mad that your courtesy is rejected, but everyone is so nice. Sure there are a lot of mean drivers in Texas, but compared to everywhere else I go, we are really nice.



People do that here, but that's just because they don't know the actual order. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 November 2009 at 11:28pm

The justice of the peace in the town I grew up in got stopped out in rio vista and received a ticket for 1 mph over. 1 mph, no lie. There are small towns in TX where you don't go 1 mile too slow or too fast.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 November 2009 at 2:46am
Boston drivers are hilariously terrible. The state of Massachusetts in general should have its roads only for the exclusive use of interstate travel for nonresidents.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 November 2009 at 2:56am
Over in New York, do you get Dbags that drive SUV's with their headlights off, and their foglights on instead?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 November 2009 at 4:14am
Originally posted by The Guy The Guy wrote:

Over in New York, do you get Dbags that drive SUV's with their headlights off, and their foglights on instead?


When I actually have my jeep, I leave my fog lights on all the time, and have the main lights set to auto.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 November 2009 at 6:03am
Originally posted by Frozen Balls Frozen Balls wrote:

Originally posted by The Guy The Guy wrote:

Over in New York, do you get Dbags that drive SUV's with their headlights off, and their foglights on instead?


When I actually have my jeep, I leave my fog lights on all the time, and have the main lights set to auto.


I'm talking about people that drive around at night, with only their fog lights on.
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