So, what happened to slowing down a little more and waving the guys behind
you to pass? You're trying to be this road conscious safety dude, did that
thought somehow evaporate at the thought of some idiots tailgating you on
icy roads. Was is a one way mountain road?
OK, now you are changing the circumstances. With rain, fog, ice, etc, sure,
you have to slow down. I'm talking about normal daylight dry conditions.
No, I don't have to drive fast, it is a choice I make. My normal commute is
10 mile of highway at +5, another 10 miles of secondary at +5, another few
miles of a different secondary at +15. It does not matter if I'm early or
late, I drive the same way.
There are times that the speed limit is near the real road limit.
There is also a big difference between driving a little over the speed limit
and driving irresponsibly or recklessly. I don't weave in and out of
traffic, nor do I drive in an unsafe manner as my driving record will bear
So you would tailgate someone who's going down a steep hill at the speed
limit? Dude, if you did that to me, I'd flash you the "you're number
1" sign, and if you pulled over to the shoulder and got out, you'd have
problems. Major problems. The guy in the truck would have had a major
problem, but he had 2 of his fellow rednecks with him, so I didn't stop.
Oh my, now you have me scared. Truth is, once you gave me the finger, I'd
be too shook up to drive further. I'd just pull over and try to compose
myself and continue on at a very slow pace. Wow, It would probably take me
a very long time to recover.
:-).........you could pull into the nearest bar and have a Coke/whiskey to
settle the nerves after being flashed the number 1 sign. It's cool. Yeah
I should have previously mentioned the mountain road's tendency to ice up
on winter mornings. I would have thrown down with the truck's redneck
driver, but he had 2 dudes with him. Even my 3 years of Brazilian Jiu-
Jitsu wouldn't have helped much. I would have broken someone's arm but
would have had my head pummeled by the other 2 inbreds. One-on-one would
have been a breeze, though. But hillbilly rednecks don't fight fair. I
suppose I could have crashed into their truck. In that film "Ode to Billy
Joe", the scene where the Ford and Chevy trucks are pushing each other on
the bridge is pretty cool. late 40's/early 50's Chevy versus same era
I would assume, then, if one is in a marked police car that they can go even
A few months ago, a Nevada State Trooper was doing just that. Depending on
which crash analysis you read, he was going between 113 and 119 mph when he
hit the back of a Cadillac THAT WAS DOING THE SPEED LIMIT OF 55 MPH. Four
of the occupants in the Cadillac were killed on impact. The fifth, a 16
year old pregnant girl lived. He said he was on his way home to take an
online history test, and the time window for him to do so was about to
expire. He was running without red lights or siren.
He was sentenced a couple of days ago to two to twelve years. Pretty light
I get aggravated with people who think they are so important that the rest
of the world needs to get out of their way because they are late, or just
have a king complex.
Combination of nature and nurture results in bad behaving brats; kids
end up like the parents. If you were to confront the parents, they'd
probably laugh at you or tell you to go to hell or tell you to mind your
own business. But in a civilized society, parents raising
hellions/brats is everyone's business. Because we're going to be the
ones paying for a lot of these brats when they get older. When they get
knocked up by other losers and then get on welfare/section 8/ssi/food
stamps/medicaid, etc.. Or if they go nuts or get on drugs, then they'll
be declared "mentally ill" and get an SSI check/Medicaid/Section 8
monthly. Bad parenting costs taxpayers lots of money.
Huh? They're running around doing that scream that feels like an ice pick
in your ear, and you think I don't like kids?
I have kids.
I have grandkids.
And we don't let them be a PITA to others, and we sure as hell don't let
them run all over the place in public establishments acting like screaming
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