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Old 06-25-2013, 05:55 AM
 
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TXStrat, Glad you and every one else was OK. Funny the guy took off when he saw people getting out of their cars. Thats why sometimes I'd really prefer a used tank to an ordinary vehicle. Or a huge vehicle with a crane thingy attached. Just pick his truck up and set it over on top of a DPS cruiser and see if they might notice then.

Excellent the guy got it all recorded. The guy with the video should go to the media with it, let them ask why LEO's on the scene did nothing. I do hope they post it on you tube, the world should get to see just what a jerk this guy is.
It is funny you mention used tanks. That is what I did for a living for 22 years of my life. I am afraid, even on the used market, they are still too expensive. Besides the initial price tag, the fuel bill would be tough to swing. I think the average MPG on the highway for any of the Abrams tank variants is about 3-5 gallons of JP-8 (aviation fuel) per mile.

To be fair, I am not sure how much of the jackassery the DPS troopers on scene were able to see. I am sure they heard all the horn honking as the clown shoes in question repeatedly just cut his wheel and tried to bull his way into the right lane. The objects being thrown from the truck didn't occur until after we were all through the lane closure.

 
Old 06-25-2013, 09:11 AM
 
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Yes, a tank wouldn't be practical, but the way people drive ya feel it would be nice to have more protection. Ya, maybe they didn't see much from their point of view, thats possible. Horn honking would be just a normal thing given the traffic, just another day in the neighborhood for them.
 
Old 06-25-2013, 09:35 AM
 
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I think I should patent my idea for dealing with situations like my most recent encounter. I want to develop a system for communicating with other drivers using one of those annoying, scrolling LED message bars that can be linked to voice recognition software on the drivers phone via Bluetooth. Run the app, hit the mic button, say what you want to pass on to the other driver and it scrolls across your rear window.
 
Old 06-25-2013, 02:33 PM
 
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Ya, good idea. Long ago, remember when people had CB radios, ya could just use the pa function and yell at the driver. Not so high tech, but it worked.
 
Old 06-25-2013, 02:42 PM
 
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Love the idea TxStrat but it would undoubtedly be used for evil down the road.

I myself use my hazard lights when someone is tailgating me. "Click." Works each and every time. Vehicle usually backs off not so much from concern that I'm about to be stranded but because they don't want me slowing them down. Much safer than pumping your brakes at someone like I've seen on the road.
 
Old 06-25-2013, 03:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Out for lunch this afternoon and look what I see, a San Antonio original!



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Old 06-25-2013, 06:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Out for lunch this afternoon and look what I see, a San Antonio original!



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Old 06-28-2013, 04:14 PM
 
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Funny pic, John. That blob growing from the back of the truck looks might tasty doesn't it?
 
Old 06-28-2013, 04:57 PM
 
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Default Maybe ,

But could you blame me ? People should not tailgate not matter who is on the sidewAlk.
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A large black woman dressed in tight knit black skirt and tank top walking slowly
On Walzem rd sidewAlk.
630pm traffic hot as blazes, car in front of me BRAKED quickly just to stare at her rather large top. screeching brakes were heard from cars behind me!!!


Give me a break!!!!
 
Old 06-29-2013, 06:25 PM
 
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No, can't forgive you...I spilled bill miller tea on myself because of the quick brake!!!!
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