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Old 02-02-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Nassau/Queens border
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This morning on my way to work - I can't tell you how many drivers I encountered who are either tailgating me, swirving around me, or suddenly coming to a full stop in front of me to make a sudden turn WITHOUT SIGNALING forcing me to slam on my brakes in already slippery icy conditions. I'm sorry, but I'm not going faster than 30 or 40 max and risk spinning out.
Also - what is it with drivers driving without their lights???!!
OK I'm finished venting now.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:08 AM
 
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This morning on my way to work - I can't tell you how many drivers I encountered who are either tailgating me, swirving around me, or suddenly coming to a full stop in front of me to make a sudden turn WITHOUT SIGNALING forcing me to slam on my brakes in already slippery icy conditions. I'm sorry, but I'm not going faster than 30 or 40 max and risk spinning out.
Also - what is it with drivers driving without their lights???!!
OK I'm finished venting now.
Just as long as you are in the right lane you should have no problems. I don't get the driving without your lights issue either. People don't turn on their lights because they don't think it helps them see. What they don't realize is that you should have them on, not to benefit you, but to make sure other people know you are there.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:09 AM
 
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'drive fast, take chances' i always say
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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This morning on my way to work - I can't tell you how many drivers I encountered who are either tailgating me, swirving around me, or suddenly coming to a full stop in front of me to make a sudden turn WITHOUT SIGNALING forcing me to slam on my brakes in already slippery icy conditions. I'm sorry, but I'm not going faster than 30 or 40 max and risk spinning out.
Also - what is it with drivers driving without their lights???!!
OK I'm finished venting now.

Stop doing 30 in the LEFT LANE and you wont have to worry about it.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:20 AM
 
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Oh man, don't get me started.

A day after each of the last four big snowstorms, I'm out driving on roads that still have snow, ice, ruts, etc. and I'm driving slow and cautiously. And each time, I encountered several tailgaters throughout the day, right up my rear bumper!!

I told someone about this and he said, "yeah, those SUV drivers act like they own the road!" and I had to tell him, no, it was mostly small and mid-sized cars that were tailing me!!
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:28 AM
 
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This guy was next to me at a traffic light after one of the recent storms...

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Old 02-02-2011, 11:45 AM
 
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This guy was next to me at a traffic light after one of the recent storms...
what a dummy, lol

(not you, heh)
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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To the OP....what lane were you driving in?
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:26 PM
 
Location: The Dirty Dale
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I find it amazing how many people, regardless of type of vehicle they drive, really have no clue how to operate their vehicle in a safe and courteous manner.

There's as many folks who operate their vehicles below their capabilities as there are folks operating vehicles beyond their capabilities. Too slow in the left lane can be just as dangerous as too fast.

Sometimes it's like a minefield of morons out there.

This is not directed at anybody in particular...just a rant from someone who spends a lot of time on the roads.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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This guy was next to me at a traffic light after one of the recent storms...
HA i've done this...take pictures of the car covered in snow at a red light. I thought I was the only one!
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