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RaisedInACult wrote:

driving ...is fun, like a drive in the countryside or in the mountains.

commuting ...quite simply sucks


Boom, this right here. I love a nice drive with windows down and a cool breeze. But damn do I hate commuting to with bad traffic.

Any South Florida drivers in this thread? It is nasty down here. I remember hearing we were voted the worst drivers in America.

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that we don't have self driving cars
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How badly everyone else drives
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Inattentive drivers
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being tailgated while on my motorcycle. also when im at red light they sometimes set their bumper right on my back wheel like wtf thanks for leaving me quarter inch there
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By far trailers that think they are normal sized cars
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I was at a left turn light today where literally two people made it through on the green.... Get off your phone and drive
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other drivers
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24 / F / Your Cookie Jar
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Traffic lights.. I swear they're programmed to turn red when lot of cars come
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Cyclists...
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I'm just about to get my permit, so I don't really have a lot of experience with driving.

But I'm not gonna be able to take naps in the car anymore
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BACK SEAT DRIVERS!!!!
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When someone suddenly turns into your lane right in front of you. Like it's cool I wasn't just driving 50 mph. it's cool I love having to stop abruptly. Thanks.
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Posted 11/19/16 , edited 11/19/16

byClear wrote:

Also up there but not as common is when you're driving on a 1 or 2 lane back road and the bicyclists think they own the whole road and proceed to block the cars and get angry when you get close to them, even if they're in the middle of the road...


LOL.....

I used to own a 18-wheeler before most of you were born. One Saturday I had to pick up a HHG (movers) load near Olympia, WA. This couple had a nice home on a high hill overlooking Budd Inlet which was a nice view but PIA to access / digress with an 18-wheeler. Got them loaded up for California and on the return to Olympia city proper to hand over the papers to the origin agent I happened upon a twenty-something riding her bicycle on the windy, hilly 2-lane road I had to stay on to get back down off the hill. I couldn't get enough of a run to pass without encountering oncoming traffic and every other opportunity was a blind curve (55' long doing 12 mph, hahahaha). There was 1 pullover which she would not use so I rolled on by her partly in the oncoming lane whereupon when I encountered a vehicle coming opposite direction I turned on the right-turn signal and brought the ship of state back into the 1 lane. She had to make a run for the 2' wide shoulder muchly against her wishes. As I viewed her diminishing presence in my mirror I sensed that she was not pleased.

Three hours layer I was tooling southbound on I-5 about 15 miles south of Olympia when I noticed a Washington State Patrol vehicle close by flashing their blue lights. Wtf, not even doing the speed limit (I was tired, needed a shower, nearby truckstop was still 20 minutes away), what's this all about? Long story short the bicyclist had connections. Olympia is the state capital. On a Saturday afternoon when 99% of all government offices are closed she was able to contact her state attorney-general who contacted the WSP which made apprehending me a high priority. The grievances from her were immense. Fortunately, back then state officials were pragmatic enough to listen to the other side provided the defendant was truthful. I was able to clear myself of the majority of the accusations and asked him what he would do given the circumstances. He sized me up, suggested I apologize to him about intimidating a cyclist who had every legal right to be on the road, which I did. He let me go. Dodged a legal bullet there.

I did ask about filing a counter grievance and would he write it down to present it to his superiors come Monday. No, was the reply. I would have to go to Olympia in person on Monday, get the correct form and fill it out, turn it in, await an answer. Connected....hah! Sure isn't me.

One other time I was on US 40 out in the Colorado high country same rig almost same circumstance. Luckily this highway had a 1-2' wide paved berm each side. I encountered a guy riding a high-end long-distance style bicycle riding along the white line that marked the separation between main road and shoulder. As I was catching up to him I started to slow down. Of course traffic is coming from the opposite direction; otherwise, this would be a moot point. I honked my air horn to warn of my approach. That dude would not move over and glide on the berm. I sailed by him on his bicycle with a vehicle 55' long, 96" wide in the westbound lane while meeting vehicular traffic going eastbound. I watched him in my right mirror as I glided by 25 mph. About 1/2 way past the ensuing wind blew his helmet off. Once past (I was looking continuously in the mirror) he wavered off that white line and came to a stop on the berm looking quite shaken. I kept on going as it appeared no harm done.

A few hours later I pulled into a truckstop for rest. I walked around my rig doing an ICC post trip inspection. Imagine my surprise when I noticed a light streak about 25' long on the pedestrian side of the trailer starting midway at the side doors and ending at the trailer end where the position light was. It was about bicycle handle bar high too.

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