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Old 10-30-2010, 08:52 AM
 
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I've noticed several cases of road rage around the downtown area, especially the 15-mph zone to the east of the main downtown area on Central.


I'd like to avoid speeding tickets, but I'm also on a motorcycle, and it freaks me out when people speed by me in the turning lane or tailgate then honk loudly at me when I'm "only" going 6 miles an hour over the speed limit.

Is this normal?
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:39 AM
 
Location: South Jordan, Utah
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Being from Los Angeles that sounds normal to me, actually rather nice. No shootings or getting out to fight, that is road rage. :-)
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:03 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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I've noticed several cases of road rage around the downtown area, especially the 15-mph zone to the east of the main downtown area on Central.
I'd like to avoid speeding tickets, but I'm also on a motorcycle, and it freaks me out when people speed by me in the turning lane or tailgate then honk loudly at me when I'm "only" going 6 miles an hour over the speed limit.
Is this normal?
I agree, 15 mph is really slow, and also very hard to maintain.
So I can understand why people get frustrated.
So I assume, *yes* -- *normal* !!

You have a question mark after your title of this post.
Why would you think that Provo should be immune from *road rage* ??

BTW, I checked my horn, and I was not able to honk soft or loud ...
Just one type of *honk* ... some stupid sounding *beeeeep*
May be I should get one that goes like a truckers horn ???
Now that would get people's attention, no ?

Solution ??
Develop an attitude of ... Oh Well ...
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:43 PM
 
Location: 125 Years Too Late...
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Yeah, it's the new normal form of abnormality. Most folks seem hellbent on getting to their destinations a couple of minutes earlier via a self-inflicted and profound drop in IQ, regardless of who they endanger. Those couple of all-important minutes saved are worth killing or maiming for. Or at the very least, worth throwing a fold-your-arms-and-pout baby tantrum.

It used to yank my chain... not so much any more. I just smile, shake my head, and mumble under my breath that I wish I could drive like as big a moron as they do. But those couple of saved minutes aren't really worth the added risk to myself and everyone else around me, in my opinion. Too bad some folks don't like to play nice and they don't care if they increase their risk, and everyone else's around them--those couple of minutes are of the utmost importance to some; it's a life and death struggle to not lose that vast epoch.
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Old 10-31-2010, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Utah
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I've noticed several cases of road rage around the downtown area, especially the 15-mph zone to the east of the main downtown area on Central.


I'd like to avoid speeding tickets, but I'm also on a motorcycle, and it freaks me out when people speed by me in the turning lane or tailgate then honk loudly at me when I'm "only" going 6 miles an hour over the speed limit.

Is this normal?
Sure it is normal. Areas (no matter where) that have a lot of congestion will be prone to these types of things. Unfortunately you can't please everyone, just be as safe as you can and if something happens well it happens. Personally I am glad it is 15 MPH in the little stretch of Provo Center Street. People are always walking out of no where on that street.

I guess if you feel unsafe on that road possibly consider taking another road to get where you are going?

Stay safe on the motorcycle and enjoy whatever riding we have left.
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Old 10-31-2010, 04:23 PM
 
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*heh* I agree with what others are saying. All places with traffic congestion or dense population will have impatient drivers. However, if all that is happening is that somebody is honking a horn or tailgating, it's not quite "road rage" yet. It's the precursor to it.

Now, if you were to retaliate by giving the finger, yelling obscenities back at them, pointing or showing a weapon at them, following and harassing the person tailgating or honking the horn, or otherwise baiting the impatient person, then it's the start to road rage.

Kudos to you for NOT starting road rage. I guess that's the difference between Provo and Los Angeles, or Las Vegas, or Seattle, etc. ...it's good people like you who do not promote road rage as seen in larger cities.
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