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Old 11-28-2007, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Originally Posted by Samohtal View Post
You're kidding me, right?!

I'm irritated by people who don't use their turn signals - like a lot of people (although driving slowly in the passing lane is more frustrating), but I have absolutely no idea how you translate any of that into being a bad Christian.

Unless they added another commandment I'm not aware of - you're not describing:
  1. Murder
  2. Idolitry
  3. Adultry
  4. Coveting
  5. Stealing
  6. Lying
  7. Worshiping other gods
  8. Using Lord's name in vain
  9. Dishonoring your parents
  10. Dishonoring the sabbath

Jesus said the second commandment is similar to the first. First love God, then love your neighbor as yourself so I can see where that would apply. There are other sins in the Bible not mentioned in the 10 Commandments such as the seven deadly sins.
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:45 PM
 
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I'll let you do that. I follow far enough behind them that it doesn't really bother me whether they use them or not. Telling someone else what to do is not something I do a lot. There was one person on this board so out of line that I fear that person will kill someone unless they change the way they drive, so I made an exception.
Ok, well thanks for assuming that I tailgate? I use my turn signal everytime I turn or change lanes. What if I am waiting to turn right, and you are turning left, but you don't use your turn signal? It is there for a reason - to alert other drivers what you plan to do. It is common courtesy, especially when changing lanes, and the law to use your turn signal.
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:46 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Samohtal View Post
You're kidding me, right?!

I'm irritated by people who don't use their turn signals - like a lot of people (although driving slowly in the passing lane is more frustrating), but I have absolutely no idea how you translate any of that into being a bad Christian.

Unless they added another commandment I'm not aware of - you're not describing:
  1. Murder
  2. Idolitry
  3. Adultry
  4. Coveting
  5. Stealing
  6. Lying
  7. Worshiping other gods
  8. Using Lord's name in vain
  9. Dishonoring your parents
  10. Dishonoring the sabbath

No. I'm not kidding. A true Christian won't break any laws. Speeding and not signaling are breaking the law. Plus, it's not Christian-like to to be rude and ignorant of others but when they drive like how I described, they are being rude and ignorant. So on Sundays, they are at church and being all nice and greeting their fellow congregants. But once they are in their cars, that Christian attitude is gone.

Ok, I'm kind of kidding, but there is a bit of hypocrisy there.
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:59 PM
 
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The absolute worst thing that irks me about Charlotte driving is the people who continue to drive in a lane that's ending, until the very last possible second, then start merging with no turn signal. Despite the fact that there are LANE ENDS signs all over the place. You know who you are, and you should be beaten with a sock full of doorknobs.
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:20 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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3 way stops if you dont see a stop sign or yield dont stop or slow down.
go
and any body who behind you goes .
Then the first to the right rule is played.
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:28 PM
 
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3 way stops if you dont see a stop sign or yield dont stop or slow down.
go
and any body who behind you goes .
Then the first to the right rule is played.
4 way stops here are like Pandora's Box to motorists. People that get there first typically go last out of confusion, the second person to the stop could be me who is nearly sideswiped by the third person to the stop, doing a tap-the-brakes-n'-go routine. The last guy coming up to the stop usually has the right idea. He just ignores all pleasantries and instances of sanity, hurling through the stop without hesitation or slowing down, cutting right through all the bs.

Also, green light = driver has no inclination of moving, instead looking around bewildered at this strange place he finds himself in; red light = driver speeds up
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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The absolute worst thing that irks me about Charlotte driving is the people who continue to drive in a lane that's ending, until the very last possible second, then start merging with no turn signal. Despite the fact that there are LANE ENDS signs all over the place. You know who you are, and you should be beaten with a sock full of doorknobs.
YES.

Or, when there is a traffic jam, and some jackass comes driving up the shoulder to get to the exit.
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Here's another one. Driving on a four lane road, two lanes in each direction (e.g. Tyvola Road/Fairview Road). I'm minding my business in the right lane, actually going over the speed limit by about 5 mph, and getting tailgaited! I guess I can understand if someone is eventually going to turn right onto a side street or into a parking lot, but more often than not, they're just riding my bumper for miles on end. This especially irks me when there's NOBODY in the left lane, and they can go around me. Happens every day on my way to/from work.

Whew! I feel better now.
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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The absolute worst thing that irks me about Charlotte driving is the people who continue to drive in a lane that's ending, until the very last possible second, then start merging with no turn signal. Despite the fact that there are LANE ENDS signs all over the place. You know who you are, and you should be beaten with a sock full of doorknobs.
What in the world? It's called merging, try it.
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Wesley Chapel/Weddington, Union County, NC
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Happened Yesterday-go to gas station-pay ~$70 to fill up-another$7 for Car wash (restrictions-can't do at home) and then going down Johnston get hit with a cloud of dirt/leaves/debris from Lawn Maintenance blowing across Highway
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