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Posted 6/10/12
I'm a very good bump car driver.
Posted 6/10/12 , edited 6/10/12

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Turbo-Blue wrote:

Haha, I have a Twin Turbo Z and a Altima SE-R but I dont use them as an excuse to disobey traffic laws. That being said yes I do break the rules but only when no one is around and the only person I can harm is myself...


Seeing as you directed that comment at me, I'll respond.

Your 1st and 2nd second sentence is a contradiction of itself sir.


At least he admits it. Having a turbo car and not breaking any laws is like being naked next to another woman in your bed telling your wife you haven't been cheating.

With that said, when I had my hands on a 2.0 turbo from Germany my company had rented while my other was broken it was absolute hell brought to the roads.

I just liked those crash cars in the amusement parks too much as a kid. I couldn't wait to try something faster than 10mph.
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Posted 6/10/12
Im a pretty chill driver when im alone, but with other people.... it depends with whom i guess. With one of my friends I turn into an aggressive driver, with my cousin Im more cautious and with my best friend im pretty safe.
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Posted 6/10/12
I speed and ride people's tails. I don't want to be this way but I'm always running late
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bemused_Bohemian wrote:
Most drivers are fairly intelligent and accidents are few....??....probably really lucky instead. When college is back in session here it's best to drive very aware because life comes at ya fast.



Funny you should mention that, doing fire rescue we get called to more traffic accidents than house fires. And the numbers always spike when school's on, for obvious reasons. I don't really get all that upset about dead kids, but sometimes I just see these amazingly beautiful dead girls who have clearly died way the hell too early and even someone as bitter and jaded as me feels like it's such a waste of life.

Oh and just so you girls know, it's your stupid reckless boyfriends who are going to kill you, and most of the time, they'll manage to walk away from the accident without even needing to visit the emergency room. If he's driving like a jerk, tell him it's a turn-off, or just get the hell out of the car!!! He can see out of his driver's side window, it's the passenger side window which is occluded by your big hair in the seat next to him, so guess what? It'll be your side of the car that gets T-boned when he blows through a stop sign, or red light thinking it's clear and it'll be your cold dead body we have to drag out of the wreckage.
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Posted 6/10/12
I started off rather wild and before i gave up driving due to eyesight I calmed down quite a bit.
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Posted 6/10/12 , edited 6/10/12

AshRandom wrote:


bemused_Bohemian wrote:
Most drivers are fairly intelligent and accidents are few....??....probably really lucky instead. When college is back in session here it's best to drive very aware because life comes at ya fast.



Funny you should mention that, doing fire rescue we get called to more traffic accidents than house fires. And the numbers always spike when school's on, for obvious reasons. I don't really get all that upset about dead kids, but sometimes I just see these amazingly beautiful dead girls who have clearly died way the hell too early and even someone as bitter and jaded as me feels like it's such a waste of life.

Oh and just so you girls know, it's your stupid reckless boyfriends who are going to kill you, and most of the time, they'll manage to walk away from the accident without even needing to visit the emergency room. If he's driving like a jerk, tell him it's a turn-off, or just get the hell out of the car!!! He can see out of his driver's side window, it's the passenger side window which is occluded by your big hair in the seat next to him, so guess what? It'll be your side of the car that gets T-boned when he blows through a stop sign, or red light thinking it's clear and it'll be your cold dead body we have to drag out of the wreckage.


Closest I ever came to killing five people with my semi was back in 1990 in the cluster f**k known as the Dallas-Ft Worth Metroplex. I picked up a trailer load of rolled paper from 1 of the mills near Baton Rouge, La and was enroute to southern California during Christmas time with almost maximum permissible weight of 80,000 lbs. gross. It was rush hour with black ice on I-20 and everyone was driving sane for a change with the exception of some deranged fool in a yellow VW with his wife and 3 kids over in the next lane. In a big rig you kinda get used to people cutting you off. You don't like it but short of firing a SAM missile their way there's little you can do to counterbalance the momentary transgression of shared space but move on with your life.

This fool missed his exit. Rather than go to the next one he opted to slam on his brakes in his lane and, without looking, cut across mine and 2 other lanes of traffic to barely make the intended exit. Since there was barely 3 car lengths of space (from driver seat in a Freightliner flat face the nearest POV outside front windshield plane to nearest visible point on ground is 20') and motoring along at 45 mph with the flow I literally stood on those brakes to stop my truck. As for the 3 kids, age range 4-12, sitting in the back seat well, their eyes got as big as saucers when they saw that Freightliner grill and steel bumper loom larger and larger toward them. It's a look I see every once in a while when a wild animal's spirit is moments away from leaving this realm in its present body to the next great unknown in the spirit world. I literally thought there was no way that rig was going to stop in time with the space allotted. For all intent and purpose I HAD THEM.

There's an old saying out on the road: an inch is as good as a mile as long as you miss. Luck prevailed. Contact was not made. Asshole made his exit and motored on. After coming a stop in the middle of rush hour traffic I got to shift through the gears and proceed west onward and forward admidst horning horns and scornful stares. No one tolerates big, lumbering, slow trucks for some reason.

C'est la vie.
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Posted 6/10/12
I can't drive yet, failed the road test once! I can only ride my girlfriend
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Posted 6/10/12 , edited 6/10/12

bemused_Bohemian wrote:


AshRandom wrote:


bemused_Bohemian wrote:
Most drivers are fairly intelligent and accidents are few....??....probably really lucky instead. When college is back in session here it's best to drive very aware because life comes at ya fast.



Funny you should mention that, doing fire rescue we get called to more traffic accidents than house fires. And the numbers always spike when school's on, for obvious reasons. I don't really get all that upset about dead kids, but sometimes I just see these amazingly beautiful dead girls who have clearly died way the hell too early and even someone as bitter and jaded as me feels like it's such a waste of life.

Oh and just so you girls know, it's your stupid reckless boyfriends who are going to kill you, and most of the time, they'll manage to walk away from the accident without even needing to visit the emergency room. If he's driving like a jerk, tell him it's a turn-off, or just get the hell out of the car!!! He can see out of his driver's side window, it's the passenger side window which is occluded by your big hair in the seat next to him, so guess what? It'll be your side of the car that gets T-boned when he blows through a stop sign, or red light thinking it's clear and it'll be your cold dead body we have to drag out of the wreckage.


Closest I ever came to killing five people with my semi was back in 1990 in the cluster f**k known as the Dallas-Ft Worth Metroplex. I picked up a trailer load of rolled paper from 1 of the mills near Baton Rouge, La and was enroute to southern California during Christmas time with almost maximum permissible weight of 80,000 lbs. gross. It was rush hour with black ice on I-20 and everyone was driving sane for a change with the exception of some deranged fool in a yellow VW with his wife and 3 kids over in the next lane. In a big rig you kinda get used to people cutting you off. You don't like it but short of firing a SAM missile their way there's little you can do to counterbalance the momentary transgression of shared space but move on with your life.

This fool missed his exit. Rather than go to the next one he opted to slam on his brakes in his lane and, without looking, cut across mine and 2 other lanes of traffic to barely make the intended exit. Since there was barely 3 car lengths of space (from driver seat in a Freightliner flat face the nearest POV outside front windshield plane to nearest visible point on ground is 20') and motoring along at 45 mph with the flow I literally stood on those brakes to stop my truck. As for the 3 kids, age range 4-12, sitting in the back seat well, their eyes got as big as saucers when they saw that Freightliner grill and steel bumper loom larger and larger toward them. It's a look I see every once in a while when a wild animal's spirit is moments away from leaving this realm in its present body to the next great unknown in the spirit world. I literally thought there was no way that rig was going to stop in time with the space allotted. For all intent and purpose I HAD THEM.

There's an old saying out on the road: an inch is as good as a mile as long as you miss. Luck prevailed. Contact was not made. Asshole made his exit and motored on. After coming a stop in the middle of rush hour traffic I got to shift through the gears and proceed west onward and forward admidst horning horns and scornful stares. No one tolerates big, lumbering, slow trucks for some reason.

C'est la vie.


Oh gawd, that's enough to give you nightmares. In my teens I almost ran over a kid who ran out in the street for his soccer ball, shooting out between a line of parked cars like a ninja giving me less than 20 feet of clearance, and when you're going 60 mph that's 88 feet per second. I killed a brand new set of brake pads on my continental trying to stop in time and but for the grace of whatever malevolent deity that lords over traffic accidents -- the kid had the good sense to snap his head up and stop chasing the ball, giving me exactly enough room to miss him as I drove up the embankment and slid the better part of 200 meters, because grass laughs at the idea of traction.

I woke up screaming "You little bastard!!!" in a cold sweat for the better part of the next month. And years later, when I tripped at woodstock 99, that's all I saw, in slow-motion, on repeat for the better part of the Corn show. I threw up fifteen times and not just because it tends to make you nauseous, I was so truly convinced it had actually happened that for a while all I wanted to do was find a gun and shoot myself.

I wish I could say that was the limit of my ability to empathize with your extreme distaste for seeing little kids do an impression of roadkill, but I can never forget what I've seen. I watched a man from Florida cry his eyes out after he caused an accident that saw his four door ford explorer turn into a two-seater. His kids were in the back --- but we pulled them out of the front. I watched a woman from Massachusetts cry her eyes out and then have to be restrained when she tried to walk out into traffic after she essentially did the same exact thing to her loving family. But the worst, is when there's nobody left alive at all. I met a family of six who had been happily driving along obeying the speed limits before a drunk hit them head on and ejected both parents and their toddler in the middle backseat out the front windshield and folded their older kids in half. Only the grandmother was still in her original seat, but she had bled out before anyone even called us because her feet were missing. I'm pretty sure we found them, but still, imagine the bench seat you're sitting on suddenly turning into a pair of meat scissors as it connects with the base of the bucket seat in front of you. That's gotta be a fun way for grandma to check out.

Traffic is a meat grinder -- and Americans are the fodder. Sure over 50,000 people die in traffic accidents every year in the U.S., but nobody mentions the fact that in addition to that catastrophic death toll, another 120,000 individuals are also permanently brain damaged, crippled, maimed and burned half to death. Life takes on that surreal movie quality when you literally find missing limbs out in the middle of the road as you drive up to the accident, only to find the cars associated with the accident are another mile away.

Sure that's nasty right? But how about the morons who slow down and creep by slowly on the other side of the road, clearly trying to get a peak at a free horror show -- only to then cause an accident where they get rear ended and shoved across the median into oncoming traffic which gets an EMT with over thirty years on the job killed right in front of your very eyes. That's a fun memory I'm sure I'll cherish forever....

R.I.P. Stevens, we still miss hearing your crazy horse laugh.
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Usually safe on normal streets. 160mph on the track.
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Posted 6/11/12

thefinalword wrote:


Turbo-Blue wrote:

Haha, I have a Twin Turbo Z and a Altima SE-R but I dont use them as an excuse to disobey traffic laws. That being said yes I do break the rules but only when no one is around and the only person I can harm is myself...


Seeing as you directed that comment at me, I'll respond.

Your 1st and 2nd second sentence is a contradiction of itself sir.


Im saying I dont use them as an excuse just because I have a turbo car. Just because a car can go fast doesn't mean your justified in your reasoning to make it go faster then legal. Im not saying I have a problem with your speeding or whatever, just the reasoning behind it seems flawed :\
Posted 6/11/12 , edited 6/11/12

Turbo-Blue wrote:


thefinalword wrote:


Turbo-Blue wrote:

Haha, I have a Twin Turbo Z and a Altima SE-R but I dont use them as an excuse to disobey traffic laws. That being said yes I do break the rules but only when no one is around and the only person I can harm is myself...


Seeing as you directed that comment at me, I'll respond.

Your 1st and 2nd second sentence is a contradiction of itself sir.


Im saying I dont use them as an excuse just because I have a turbo car. Just because a car can go fast doesn't mean your justified in your reasoning to make it go faster then legal. Im not saying I have a problem with your speeding or whatever, just the reasoning behind it seems flawed :\


Yet you do break the rules,
The difference is I openly admit it. So I'd say you're the one with the flawed reasoning.
Read what you post next time so you don't contradict yourself.
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Posted 6/11/12 , edited 6/11/12

thefinalword wrote:


Turbo-Blue wrote:


thefinalword wrote:


Turbo-Blue wrote:

Haha, I have a Twin Turbo Z and a Altima SE-R but I dont use them as an excuse to disobey traffic laws. That being said yes I do break the rules but only when no one is around and the only person I can harm is myself...


Seeing as you directed that comment at me, I'll respond.

Your 1st and 2nd second sentence is a contradiction of itself sir.


Im saying I dont use them as an excuse just because I have a turbo car. Just because a car can go fast doesn't mean your justified in your reasoning to make it go faster then legal. Im not saying I have a problem with your speeding or whatever, just the reasoning behind it seems flawed :\


Yet you do break the rules,
The difference is I openly admit it. So I'd say you're the one with the flawed reasoning.
Read what you post next time so you don't contradict yourself.


Haha, your still not understanding. I obviously admited to how I drive. But you said speed because you have a turbo car, so if it wasnt turbo'd you wouldnt drive recklessly? My Altima SE-R isnt turbo'd but traps 104 so its quick, has a fully built Nismo track suspension, etc. and I speed in it more than my Z32-TT that has over 500whp/wtq because it can be hard to handle on normal roads. I never contradicted myself, I said I have a car with turbo's and one without and I dont use them as an excuse to disobey traffic laws. I do it because its fun, the adrenaline rush, its even more fun at the strip and circuits. Not just because my car has boost and a bov...
Posted 6/11/12
whoa calm down there fast and the furious, the rock might come for you since you're so cool.
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thefinalword wrote:

whoa calm down there fast and the furious, the rock might come for you since you're so cool. :)


so troll

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