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Old 05-29-2009, 12:05 PM
 
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the slow drivers (i.e. going 25 mph in a 45 mph zone is just as aggravating as going 50 mph in a 65 mph zone, although not as common and not as traffic hindering)
I disagree with you because the guy driving slow on a 45mph zone is usually slowing down no more than 20 cars.

The son of a ....... that likes to drive on the left lane on the highway doing 50mph and leave 1/2 mile between him and the car in front of him during rush hour is slowing down at least 30-50 cars and maybe even more.

I get to see one of those every single day during rush hour.
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:05 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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If you don't commute, why are you always in the "road rage" and "bad drivers" thread?

What’s the point with your comments besides trolling?
So I don’t have a right to criticize somebody blocking a whole f……….. highway by doing 20 under the speed limit on the left lane because I got a speeding ticket 15 years ago?
You bring nothing to the discussion. All you do is say: “You can’t criticize anybody unless you are perfect”
I guess you could say that I "commute" on a jet. I have a driver that takes me to the airport...so I just sit back and relax. Other than that, I can work from home...or not work at all....even better.
If you think I'm trolling, then go ahead and report me...

On the contrary, I've brought a lot to the discussion. I'm here to expose the bad drivers of San Antonio...so far, a good amount of you have admitted that you are "part of the problem"...and not "part of the solution",including yourself...and it obviously bothers you.
It's actually surprising to hear this many people admit to giving the finger, cutting folks off, blowing the horn etc....why do you folks let others get to you? It seems as though people feel better about themselves after they have "gotten someone back" for what they perceive as a driving error. That wreaks of "no class".
Of course I am not perfect and have never claimed to be. I don't do the assinine things that some of you folks do though. Relax, you'll get there..no reason to stress. You'll probably live a little longer without the stress as well.
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Old 05-29-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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I guess you could say that I "commute" on a jet. I have a driver that takes me to the airport...so I just sit back and relax. Other than that, I can work from home...or not work at all....even better.

I would have never guessed that you don’t have to put up with hour of traffic everyday.
Because somebody is on the left lane texting on their cell phone.
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:11 PM
 
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Suits you. You're more likely to be hit in an accident in your own car then experience a crash in the bus.
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:44 PM
 
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I disagree with you because the guy driving slow on a 45mph zone is usually slowing down no more than 20 cars.
I was referring to the frustration level when you are behind either one of these slow pokes. Anyone going too slow, be it on the road or freeway, will incite approximately the same frustration level for me. And I did mention that the slow poke on the road didn't hinder traffic as much as the slow poke on the freeway.
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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What are you, the forum police? You're not even a moderator! Go join SAPD or something.
No, I'm not the forum police. And no, I'm not a moderator. Too old to join SAPD, because I served 26 years in the military...how about you? I just wanted to point out a rule you may have missed when joining this forum.

Have a great Air Force day!
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:43 PM
 
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That picture doesn't show how dangerous buses are
that picture shows how dangerous it is to be standing inside any moving vehicle.

BTW, I still think trains are much more dangerous than riding on a bus.


YouTube - Train hits a Truck !!
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:21 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I think the problem is that in the United States in general, and Texas in particular, driver testing and licensing is a joke. If you can spell your name on the application, they give you a license. As a result, people just don't take driving seriously. In most of Europe, the licensing and testing requirements are much more stringent and driving is recognized as the privledge and responsibility that it is.
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:41 AM
 
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I think the problem is that in the United States in general, and Texas in particular, driver testing and licensing is a joke. If you can spell your name on the application, they give you a license. As a result, people just don't take driving seriously. In most of Europe, the licensing and testing requirements are much more stringent and driving is recognized as the privledge and responsibility that it is.
I agree. Look how many driving schools there are. I wonder what the drivers education encompasses in these schools. what the licensing requirements are or what the teachers' credentials are. I know some driving schools don't have cars with right hand brakes. There's no way I would turn a new driver out on the street and not have some way to stop them from making a mistake. Some people do the online course, which seems to be somewhat of a joke. They do it to save money, which I understand, but what do the students lose out on by sitting in front of a computer screen and answering questions? If it was up to me, every new driver would have to take driver's ed in high school. Give them a 4 month course during one semester and the driving course during the next.

If someone can point me to a reputable driving school, with cars properly equipped, I would appreciate it. I have a teen that needs to take drivers' ed and this issue of where to send her is a real delima.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:09 AM
 
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I think the problem is that in the United States in general, and Texas in particular, driver testing and licensing is a joke. If you can spell your name on the application, they give you a license. As a result, people just don't take driving seriously. In most of Europe, the licensing and testing requirements are much more stringent and driving is recognized as the privledge and responsibility that it is.
I would propose making everysingle kid in HS take a "driving summer class" if they ever want to drive a car.
I'd make the class show videos of people crashing and flying out of cars 1/2 of the time
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