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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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Author Topic: Driving Can Be Frustrating  (Read 24112 times)

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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #100 on: August 30, 2008, 07:22:19 AM »

Here's one that happened recently.

I was being picked up from work, so it's night.  The roads have thinned out enough.  But still, strip mall-esque parking.  So we're going along down our two lane road, this woman comes out of a different exit of the parking lot.  No foul here.

She then proceeds to NOT pick a lane.  Never mind that her speed is laughable, just that she was sitting smack dab center so nobody could pass her.  It took the horn AND high beams to make her shift over a lane.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #101 on: September 02, 2008, 06:51:22 PM »

Holy shit, I hate driving with road work going on.

I especially hate driving from Wisconsin to Wyoming with a 6x8 trailer while road work is going on.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #102 on: September 02, 2008, 07:42:34 PM »

My town was apparently once ancient native american road work grounds, and when the white man moved in they just built everything around it and decided to ignore it.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #103 on: September 06, 2008, 08:49:58 PM »

I was in a bit of a fender bender (well, car door bender) today. My fault, really, I was backing up.

Into my mom.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #104 on: September 06, 2008, 09:29:41 PM »

Your mom backed up into ME last night.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #105 on: September 06, 2008, 10:04:49 PM »

Your mom backed up into ME last night.
Did you exchange insurance info? I sure hope no ones rates went up :hurr:
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #106 on: September 06, 2008, 10:08:42 PM »

My town was apparently once ancient native american road work grounds, and when the white man moved in they just built everything around it and decided to ignore it.

QFT and lol
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #107 on: September 29, 2008, 10:53:38 AM »

So, it's late Friday night. Not the time you'd expect bumper-to-bumper traffic on your local freeway.

THINK AGAIN, FUCKFACE. Someone got in an accident big enough to merit an ambulance response a mile ahead. Hope you enjoy sitting on the freeway for over an hour.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #108 on: September 29, 2008, 11:10:34 AM »

Having moved to Maryland, and being about 15 minutes away from my place of work, I don't hit much traffic.  My only gripe here, I think, would be that the traffic lights take WAY too long to switch over.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #109 on: September 29, 2008, 11:38:25 AM »

I like the lights in Annapolis that are on rigid timers and will block me to let empty intersections take 30 second green lights.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #110 on: September 29, 2008, 12:23:02 PM »

Yeah, St. Mary's is pretty much the same way.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #111 on: September 29, 2008, 05:27:21 PM »

Better that then trying to get the weight-sensor-based ones recognise you on a motorcycle.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #112 on: November 09, 2008, 08:37:27 PM »

So, okay, this was a new one for me: stop-and-go traffic, uphill, with a fucking motorcycle behind me.  So, you know, every time I moved forward a few feet, I was aware that if I didn't get my foot from the gas to the brake fast enough, I could roll downhill and crush the guy behind me.

He seemed to figure out how precarious his situation was, because eventually he got over to the left side of the lane so if I slid backward he'd have a better chance of getting out of the way.  Of course, by the time he pulled that off the ground had leveled off.

...Anyway.  I live off Rural; the next mile east is McClintock; the next mile east of that is the 101.  My grandparents in Scottsdale live between McClintock (which on that side is called Hayden) and the 101.

In the past two days, I have discovered that both McClintock AND the 101 are fucked up, so I am down to one route I can use going between these two places.

The main thought in my mind at this point is, is city planner an elected office?  Was it on the ballot last week?  And, if so, did I vote against the incumbent?
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #113 on: November 09, 2008, 09:12:48 PM »

You know what's really frustrating about driving?  Having no working radio or tape deck in your car.  That's pretty fun for long drives  ::(:
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #114 on: November 09, 2008, 10:05:32 PM »

...there are people who don't own MP3 players? :wat:
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #115 on: November 09, 2008, 10:09:24 PM »

...there are people who don't own MP3 players? :wat:

I guess you could buy some speakers for it but that would be cumbersome.  We're not talking about being the passenger here.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #116 on: November 09, 2008, 10:15:46 PM »

or you...just use headphones.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #117 on: November 09, 2008, 10:24:40 PM »

I always had the impression that wearing headphones while driving was a no-no.  Maybe I'm wrong.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #118 on: November 09, 2008, 11:52:17 PM »

It's my understanding that wearing headphones while driving is pretty illegal, like having fuzzy dice.
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Re: Driving can be frustrating.
« Reply #119 on: November 10, 2008, 12:01:45 AM »

It's my understanding that wearing headphones while driving is pretty illegal, like having fuzzy dice.
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