Sep. 13th, 2006
New Rule!  
You must present your SAT scores to the DMV prior to being issued a license because clearly we've been issuing license to complete morons.

See that little stalk to the left of the steering wheel? Well, when you press up or down on it, through the magic of e-lec-tricity, a light or LED will blink to tell other drivers where you're going to move the 3 ton vehicle your tiny brain is trying so desperately to control!

Seriously, if you don't have mental acuity to operate a turn signal (or the spatial intelligence to understand why it's important), you shouldn't be allowed out in public, much less driving. I'm shocked you can tie your shoes by yourself. Did you actually find a way to score < 400 on the SAT?

Either learn how to drive, move back to wherever the fuck you came from, or diaf.

Hmmm... OTOH, when I get bored in rush hour traffic, I do love slowing down next to a truck so you get stuck. Then speeding up just enough to think you're going to escape, then dropping to a lower gear to slow down and closing off your escape. My brake lights never come on, and with my sunglasses on, you don't even know I'm doing it. The look on your face: priceless. :-D Does anyone else do this? Ahhh... It's more entertaining and passes time on my commute better than texting friends or checking email.

This concludes today's Rules of teh Road.

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Mike: roflakishmo on September 13th, 2006 - 10:38 pm
A-fuckin-men about the turn signals. I swear NO ONE over here uses them, and it drives me (pardon the pun) up the wall to see someone sitting in a center-turn lane with no signal on. Are you gonna merge? Are you gonna turn left into a parking lot? WHAT!?

And I'd so do the downshifting thing if my car weren't an automatic. Kinda takes the fun out of it.
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ex_applehead554 on September 13th, 2006 - 11:05 pm
Sounds like he's from Kentucky. I swear no one here knows what a turn signal is.
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hUcKiE: Carshuckie on September 13th, 2006 - 11:23 pm
I don't know why everyone always complains about turn signal use. It's not like anyone ever sees your turn signal and decides to give you a break and let you into their lane. In fact, usually, using a turn signal is more of a disadvantage. At least without it, you have the element of surprise.

Also, you are making the assumption that the tiny brain has any inkling of what they are about to do ahead of time. Like, srsly, omgz, that's my exit! Swerve across 4 lanes of traffic in 50 feet.
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Zmrezkill on September 14th, 2006 - 03:51 pm
Yeah I know what you mean, when I wanna get into a lane in traffic, I rarely use the turn signal because if I do, I most likely won't get in lol. It's weird that it's like that actually.

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hUcKiE: Carshuckie on September 14th, 2006 - 04:57 pm
I can't count the number of times that I'll have my turn signal on, see a gap in traffic approaching from behind, only to have the bastard behind me (with no turn signal on) accelerate into that gap as soon he possibly can cutting off any chance I have at merging, and of course, completely ignoring my turn signal.
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(no subject) - (Anonymous) on September 14th, 2006 - 11:25 pm
The People's Exhibit Adavidology on September 15th, 2006 - 12:08 am
I agree. I see a couple of people do that. FOr the most part, I notice people will slow down. If I see someone signal, I let them in (unless they're in an SUV or something that will block my ability to see the road, then I speed up to let them move behind me).

Then I tend to do the opposite. If I happen to notice someone is going to change lanes in front of me, and he's not signaling, then if I'm bored (which is often), I'll get in his way intentionally. I'm kind of a bastard when someone tries to cut me off. I've had to slam on my brakes too many times for someone trying to pull that shit.

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mark or markymarkormarky on September 14th, 2006 - 02:57 am
driving in LA is a sort of warzone.

i am not overstating.

u cannot EVER assume people will stop for a stop sign and/or a red light. i have seen many MANY freaks just PLOW THRU AT TOP SPEED right thru red lights, etc.

i watch people stop in the middle of an intersection and MAKE A U-TURN, causing traffic in every other lane going all other ways to come to a complete halt so they can make their U.


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hUcKiE: Carshuckie on September 14th, 2006 - 05:04 pm
An actual quote from a driver making a questionable left turn in front of oncoming traffic..."I know the other car has the right of way, but if he can't slow down to let me do my thing, he doesn't deserve to be on the road."

*blank stare by me*
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on September 15th, 2006 - 05:19 am
omg. i hate those ppl too.

"Oh, I missed my turn so I'm just going to block this lane of traffic while I wait for someone to let me in."


almost makes you miss freeway shootings.
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(no subject) - (Anonymous) on September 14th, 2006 - 11:30 pm
hUcKiE: Carshuckie on September 14th, 2006 - 11:48 pm
Red lights are optional in Detroit because everyone knows that if you stop, you will be carjacked. ;-)
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on September 15th, 2006 - 12:11 am
yeah. it didn't used to be this bad either. Granted, L.A.'s always been a little worse off in that regard than SoCal in general, but I think we're importing jackasses with no driving skills whatsoever.

...or the proliferation of people using cell phones without handsfree devices is causing people to act like buffoons. Usually the person driving the worst is holding a phone to his ear. Suddenly, I'm ready to vote for requiring cell calls to be on handsfree devices in the car.
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Kyle: Dark Megypsy1526 on September 14th, 2006 - 07:53 pm

The look on your face: priceless. :-D Does anyone else do this?

...Yes, I most definitely do. Boston traffic is a bitch, so therefor so am I. :) Some of my other favorite things to do include either not using turn signals at all. Or even better, blinking right and going left. Drives. People. NUTS.

If you DO manage to get to a good speed and really want to piss someone off, instead of cutting them off and slamming on your breaks (risking yourself because their brakes might suck and they could hit you) Turn on your windshield wash instead :P
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on September 15th, 2006 - 12:16 am
> either not using turn signals at all. Or even better, blinking right and going left. Drives. People. NUTS.

Maybe too many people from Boston are moving here and causing the problem.

> If you DO manage to get to a good speed and really want to piss someone off, instead of cutting them off and slamming on your breaks

Then if they hit you, you are at fault. Cali isn't one of those states where 100% of the fault goes to the driver who hits the other from the rear. If you hit the brakes for no reason, 100% fault will most likely go to you. Even if you don't get 100%, you're almost guaranteed to get charged partly at fault.
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Kyle: Patsy - Is it a Bee?gypsy1526 on September 15th, 2006 - 01:12 pm
Yea unfortunately not here in MA. If someone hits me from behind, whatever the reason - they are automatically at fault. Regardless I don't want anyone hitting me!!

As far as blinking left and going right... it was my response to aggrivating people on the road, I don't do it normally.

Perhaps your problem is that too many people from RI are moving to CA. They have the WORST drivers in the country!
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The People's Exhibit A: cheersdavidology on September 15th, 2006 - 03:04 pm
ooo.. i like that.... good point!
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Joejoephus on September 15th, 2006 - 02:02 am
'...and that's what really grinds my gears!'
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