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Old 11-02-2012, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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^ LOL...even the "at" sign and the dollar sign don't stop the C-D censors. I'm sure y'all can guess what was asterisked out.
Yes, I believe we can get the drift. Still don't quite understand why calling an *** hole a *** hole, which everybody understands, is such a bad thing.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:55 PM
 
Location: A voice of truth, shouted down by fools.
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The asterisks are the written equivalent of the little paper bands that motels used to have around the guest toilets. Security for the sake of the perpetually insecure.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Remind of us of where you're from? Your roots are showing.
Are you really telling me that stopping the flow of traffic to let someone in is a safe, sound practice?
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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honking the way "normal" people in New England and the NYC area would do.
It's common for people in NYC to lay on the horn for not already being in motion when the light turns green.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Are you really telling me that stopping the flow of traffic to let someone in is a safe, sound practice?
Not only is it safe and sound, but it is courtous too. Of course being courteous to your fellow man is not a trait held in much esteem today. Being selfish, arrogant, and in my mind ignorant is much more the prevailing mood today.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati(Silverton)
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^BS. Courtous? At the expense of all the other drivers that has the right of way??? That is totally unsafe if there are cars behind this driving thinking he turning but chooses to stop to let someone in.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:48 PM
 
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Didn't even follow the link. Cincy does not have aggressive drivers - PERIOD - END OF STORY - !

As an example, this is a city where I constantly contend with idiots stopping the flow of traffic to motion another driver out of a parking lot / cross street and into moving traffic.
Yeah, I've seen more than one accident caused by this kind of misplaced "courtesy." And it seems epidemic around here. I'm all for giving other drivers a break when it's completely safe to do so, but the so-called rules of the road are there to create order and prevent accidents. Why go out of your way to persuade other drivers to ignore them.

Actually had some guy flip me the bird once when I refused to make a left turn in front of him. Really didn't want the car coming up beside him to broadside me. Gee.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Actually had some guy flip me the bird once when I refused to make a left turn in front of him. Really didn't want the car coming up beside him to broadside me. Gee.
That's just not cool to shoot someone the bird for following the rules of the road, and exercising common sense.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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For some reason today i actualy saw alot of weavers here in cincy don know why.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:09 PM
 
Location: A voice of truth, shouted down by fools.
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Yielding to some - not all - merging traffic when traffic flow is very heavy is a sane, civilized practice. When traffic is extremely heavy, intelligent people know to alternate. Particularly on a packed freeway. Yielding to traffic when the rule is that you have a clear "go" signal, and there is no traffic backup or heavy traffic in play, is begging for a rear-ending and chain collision. Stopping in heavy traffic to allow left turning traffic in front to turn in front of you is either nice and courteous or industrial-strength stupid, depending on conditions such as what the other lane next to you is doing.

The key problem with yielding inappropriately is that it messes up the assumptions of other drivers around you, and you are creating a spot situation where normal right of way rules don't apply. IE: ever seen someone yielding to a bunch of traffic try to start back up, and then almost get creamed because one more a-hole wants to take advantage of their courtesy and close the gap?

Only a barbarian or an idiot trying to cause accidents refuses to yield 100% of the time. But you can create just as dangerous situations by over thinking.

I don't think drivers in Cincinnati or Dayton are very good at using real time discernment of traffic situations. They over compensate somehow, generally.

It's all a judgement call because stuff is in constant motion and rules of physics apply, and most stated generalities don't capture the safest way to drive in all conditions.
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