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The absolute most infuriating thing on the road is...

The guy who won't pass anybody in the passing lane.
- 11 (12.1%)
The tailgater.
- 10 (11%)
Speeders.
- 2 (2.2%)
Old people who think the speed limit is half what's posted.
- 8 (8.8%)
Gigantic White Pickup Truck Driver
- 8 (8.8%)
The Geo Metro.
- 1 (1.1%)
9.3 years of construction THAT NEVER GETS WORKED ON.
- 14 (15.4%)
Stop signs.
- 0 (0%)
People who ignore stop signs.
- 8 (8.8%)
THE FUZZ
- 5 (5.5%)
Phone/food/makeup users.
- 13 (14.3%)
Road-ragers.
- 7 (7.7%)
Anybody who passes me.
- 4 (4.4%)

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Driving Can Be Frustrating
« on: May 13, 2008, 12:11:55 PM »

I had to do an inordinate amount of driving yesterday and it reminded me how much I can't wait for someone to invent teleportation. Eternal soul be damned; rip my body into composite elements and copy me somewhere else: I'm so sick of the road.

PS: THE PASSING LANE IS FOR PASSING. IF THERE IS AN EMPTY SPACE TO YOUR RIGHT (or left for some of our overseas friends) AND A PERSON BEHIND YOU, PULL YOUR MONKEY ASS OVER BEFORE I MURDER YOU WITH MIND BULLETS.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008, 12:59:26 PM »

Do you live in L.A.?  No?  Then shut your ass up.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008, 01:20:00 PM »

 :kazz: It's hot in New Hampshire!

 :thad: DO YOU LIVE IN ARIZONA?  NO?  THEN SHUT YOUR ASS UP!
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008, 01:32:09 PM »

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The guy who won't pass anybody in the passing lane.

I... I think I'm that guy  :ohshi~:
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2008, 01:51:30 PM »

 :;-(: my parents are dead
 ::(: Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? No? Then shut your ass up.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2008, 02:41:52 PM »

Driving the same route is becoming old hat, but at least self-maintenance is still amusing. Replaced my passenger headlight, passenger turn signal, and checked my exhaust this evening. You really never know of how cheap your bucket of bolts is until you take it apart throughout the seasons.


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You may only select up to 2 options.

You're killing me, Smalls!


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The guy who won't pass anybody in the passing lane.

This is personally initiating, as I've never performed such an atrocity. Stay in the middle lane, pumpkins. Don't burden yourself with the lane of scary people.


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The tailgater.

These gonks are some of the most fun you can have fun with on the road. Make sure they are PAYING ATTENTION, and then quickly tap the brake. Then continue to do so in four second intervals. Ode to Joy, through and through.


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Speeders.

:shrug:

I stay out of the passing lane, and hey, when ya gotta go, ya gotta go. They'll pay for their sucky gas mileage soon enough (remember, optimum fuel economy is around the 50 mph mark).


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Old people who think the speed limit is half what's posted.

They remind you of your own youth, and allow you to sight see even on your daily routine.


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Giangantic White Pickup Truck Driver

I've cooled on my criticisms of Big Honking Vehicle Operators, as the mileage is coming out of their wallet, and riding up high does have its appeal. The number of gonks who think they're invincible in a 4WD Sport Contraptions seems to be on the decline.


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The Geo Metro.

These babies Rock and/or Roll. They're unique, cheap, and garner amazing fuel economy. Yes, I've owned one. It came in a hideous lime green, and the engine was barely stronger than what could found on a commercial motorcycle.  Fabulous trainer mobile, as the stick even comes with shifting indicator on the dash. The Green Egg™ was so oddly impressive that a friend bought his own automatic Red Bean Bandit®. Alas, they're not meant for long-term usage by such fiery youths as ourselves, and were given away to families within a few months.


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9.3 years of construction THAT NEVER GETS WORKED ON.

Actually, my peeve is areas where no construction ever occurs. You know, when your dealing with so many holes that Blast Master flashbacks hit you.


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Stop signs.

If only every intersection had overpasses and underpasses. Damn. Damn damn.


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People who ignore stop signs.

Voted for this one, or more to the point, people who ignore Yield signs. As a matter of fact, Yield signs are dumb. Banish them, and just replace them with proper stop signs, says I.


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THE FUZZ

Watching all the drivers around you simultaneously freakout is worthwhile.


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Phone/food/makeup users.

Don't see many anymore. They've all must've switched over to bluetooth.


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Road-ragers.

Voted for this one. The road is a community. Calm the fuck down fuckhole. Traffic happens. People cut you off. Most of the time they don't mean to. Yes, I have a middle finger too. I'm not some mutant without one. See? See? Fuck off.


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Anybody who passes me.

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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2008, 02:52:24 PM »

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list of annoying things on the road

No.

The most annoying thing to deal with while driving is

people

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Just. Fucking. Turn. For the love. Of your own life. Because. 30-40. Is almost worth it. I can plead. Insanity. And do a stint at a mental hospital. Even.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2008, 03:04:12 PM »

People who think that yield signs are the same as stop signs are pretty annoying around here. Also people who think that the entrances to roundabouts are stop signs are annoying and dangerous.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2008, 03:20:58 PM »

People who think driving is a competition.  Not letting you change lanes ahead of them, flashing their high beams and tailgating and honking instead of passing because 15 over the limit is still too slow for them, etc.  It's fucking retarded.  And queer.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2008, 03:27:23 PM »

Honestly the only thing that'll make me be a dick to you is flashing your high beams.  Yeah it's just like honking except actually sort of dangerous!

People do it all the damn time around here because, I dunno, they think it's less likely to get them killed than honking?  I dunno about people who actually carry guns for this sort of thing but I personally wanna take a throwing star to those people's headlights.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2008, 03:45:29 PM »

I would've voted "Highschoolers/college freshman"  I don't know why, but 90% of them seem to want to get you into a accident, even if you're not currently in a car.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2008, 03:46:18 PM »

This is, what, the fifth driving thread?

Anyway, we just got a new rotary in our town.  Even though there's a similar rotary not even a half-mile down the road, people still don't know what they're doing.  For instance, there are people who STOP in the middle of the rotary to let people on.  It is a really short rotary, so it doesn't warrant that kind of thing anyway, but you're not supposed to do that.  I get that you're trying to be courteous, but the people who want to get on the rotary have to wait for their turn.  People who stop in the middle are likely to get fucking rear-ended.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2008, 04:00:45 PM »

If someone is tailgating me and blinks their high beams, I simply match speed with the car in the lane next to me and just cruise.

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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2008, 04:04:03 PM »

I like it when someone's weaving in and out of the lanes behind me, passing everybody one by one.  I like to speed up so that they can not get by me, and then they get behind me and I slow down again.  Repeat until they kill themselves.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2008, 04:06:51 PM »

See, on a motorbike, driving in the middle lane is bad bad bad. I frequently drive at the speed limit + 20-to-30% in the left lane. At this speed on freeways I typically pass most people in the middle lane. What I hate is going that fast and having this NOT BE FAST ENOUGH for some retards, who either tailgate or peel out in hair raising rally-style passes.

If I were to drive any FURTHER over the limit and a cop were to subsequently pull me over it'd be an instant summary loss-of-vehicle under our street racing laws. I know the speed limit is a guideline around here, but this ain't the fucking autobahn.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2008, 04:20:55 PM »

See, on a motorbike, driving in the middle lane is bad bad bad.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2008, 04:25:53 PM »

We don't have middle lanes up here.  You have to go down to Mass for those.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2008, 04:34:15 PM »

This is, what, the fifth driving thread?

I don't use Pyoko.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2008, 05:16:46 PM »

See, on a motorbike, driving in the middle lane is bad bad bad.

There is a certain utterly terrifying interestingness to flying along at 130 kph with absolutely nothing at all between your body, the other randomly moving metal blocks pinball bumpers and endless cheerily unyeilding concrete.

Don't blink!
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2008, 07:10:56 PM »

out of state college students that came from somewhere where the last snow was during the ice age. they either Drive INCREDIBLY SLOWLY or slide all over the fucking place.

Orange barrels.
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