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Friggin' Idiot Drivers
notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 07 08 09 | Notoriously Conservative

Posted on 07/08/2009 12:35:02 PM PDT by Notoriously Conservative

I hate drivers that refuse to follow the law. The other day I was driving to work down a busy street; I had just passed under the freeway, and was approaching an intersection, where there were a lot of people waiting to turn left. To my right I saw a car exit the freeway, zoom past me, cutting me off, and pull in front of all the cars waiting to turn left, cutting them off and turning left himself. I was dumbfounded that anyone could be so reckless and irresponsible. It occurred to me, if this person cares so little for traffic laws and human safety, how does he behave off the road? Does this person follow other laws, or does he treat all of them so lightly? Does he care about the safety of his family and friends in other situations? Why does that concern for safety disappear when he is behind the wheel? Is it ok to murder someone, because it would save you time? Or to rob someone because it is convenient for you? Then why are those excuses for breaking traffic laws?

I think it is our duty as responsible citizens, as decent human beings, to obey all laws, including traffic laws. If we can't even abstain from crossing a solid line, driving in the carpool lane without a passenger, slowing down at yellow lights, etc., how can we call ourselves responsible citizens or people? How can we tell our children that good people don't break the law, and then offer them a poor example?

Beyond that, I think it says a lot about ones character. If we act one way face to face, but then act like animals behind the wheel, what does that say about our character, morals, ethics, sincerity, etc.? If we are to maintain any sort of civility and kindness in this country, we should be courteous no matter the situation, including when we are on the road. As far as road rage goes, calm the crap down. Your time is no more valuable than anyone else's time, so relax, and drive slowly. It drives me nuts that some people think it's ok to get so pissed off about something so small. Are you really that important that it is ok for you to act like a jackass, because I accidentally cut you off? Were you that inconvenienced? Don't take yourself so seriously. A person that has truly mastered himself is able to control his emotions, where as a person with poor moral fiber, and/or a dim intellect is incapable of such self control.

http://www.notoriouslyconservative.com/2009/07/friggin-idiot-drivers.html


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: baddrivers; laws; obamavoter; roadrage

1 posted on 07/08/2009 12:35:02 PM PDT by Notoriously Conservative
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Yea and how about that weather.


2 posted on 07/08/2009 12:36:14 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Notoriously Conservative

I agree....try driving in Dallas....they do not know what a turn signal is.....


3 posted on 07/08/2009 12:37:28 PM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: Kimmers

Wow, I just Googled “turn signal”... what a great idea...


4 posted on 07/08/2009 12:38:58 PM PDT by Texican72
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Sounds like something a cop would do.


5 posted on 07/08/2009 12:39:24 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support The American Tea Party)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Did you happen to notice an O bumper sticker?

Probably remnants of a Kerry one, too.


6 posted on 07/08/2009 12:41:25 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Kimmers

Whilst here in California, the use of a turn signal is an indication to the driver in that lane to close up the gap and eliminate any possibility of making the turn. Moral: don’t use the turn signal in California.


7 posted on 07/08/2009 12:42:42 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: I am Richard Brandon

That’s for sure. California drivers are awful.


8 posted on 07/08/2009 12:43:47 PM PDT by Notoriously Conservative (http://www.notoriouslyconservative.com)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

I’m guessing you’ve never driven the freeways of Southern California.


9 posted on 07/08/2009 12:44:18 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: Kimmers
I agree....try driving in Dallas....they do not know what a turn signal is.....

Ugh! My biggest peeve while navigation Central Expressway every day. What do they think we are, friggin' mind readers?! Just show a little courtesy by using a signal and I'll return the courtesy by giving you enough room to change lanes.

10 posted on 07/08/2009 12:44:58 PM PDT by al_c (Jan 20, 2013: The end of One Big A** Mistake, America)
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To: Texican72

LOL you need to try it sometime.....


11 posted on 07/08/2009 12:48:56 PM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

It’s usually people who really have nothing to lose financially. Either that, or they are some minority who has grown accustomed to preferential treatment, or they are from NYC or LA.


12 posted on 07/08/2009 12:49:29 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: al_c

Jeff Foxworthy said that if you saw a car in Atlanta with the turn signal on, it was most likely purchased that way.


13 posted on 07/08/2009 12:51:07 PM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: Notoriously Conservative
To my right I saw a car exit the freeway, zoom past me, cutting me off, and pull in front of all the cars waiting to turn left, cutting them off and turning left himself.

People like this are why God equipped each and every one of us with a pair of

Mister Digit Hand Puppets®

14 posted on 07/08/2009 12:51:24 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Clinton was our first black President ... Obama is our first French President.)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Many idiot drivers don’t know when they have the right of way, or when the other driver has it. A Yield sign means that the other driver has the right of way. Got it?


15 posted on 07/08/2009 12:51:35 PM PDT by Born Conservative (Bohicaville: http://bohicaville.wordpress.com/)
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To: DManA
When being tailgated on country roads, as I drive at the speed limit in my fully depreciated vehicle, there seems to always be an awful lot of groundhogs, deer, racoons, squirells, 'possums, rabbits and chipmunks that run out in front of me forcing me to SLAM on my brakes.

Thank goodness my brakes work!

16 posted on 07/08/2009 12:52:48 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Notoriously Conservative
Does this person follow other laws, or does he treat all of them so lightly?

That is why the fuzz run your identity thru the system when they stop you for a traffic infraction...They have a pretty good shot that reckless drivers are wanted for something else too...

17 posted on 07/08/2009 12:52:56 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (See www.buyingapuppy.com for News on Dogs and Puppies)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

I’m really starting to think that the “Holier Than Thou” Lane Blockers are more dangerous than the Merge Surgers, and the Stop Light Kamikazis. Aggressive driving mostly happens in predictable areas and traffic formations. At least you know what to expect.


18 posted on 07/08/2009 12:52:58 PM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Stop the change - I want to get off!)
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To: Notoriously Conservative
I live in a college town.

Last week as I was leaving the local Lowes, some twenty-something guy coming from the other direction came straight at me in my lane rounding a curve. I slowed down and flipped him a one-finger salute as he got into his own lane and zipped by me. As I rounded the curve a twenty-something female came straight at me in my lane. It was panic-stop time, and the ABS brakes kicked in. Thank God I had ABS, because our bumpers were about three feet apart when we both came to a halt. The bitch was screaming at me to get out of her way. She was in the wrong lane. I was in shock because I had been preparing to die. She finally got into her lane and left.

My guess is that I was collateral damage in a domestic dispute.

The violent shaking from the ABS episode shook my truck so badly that it had an electrical event of some sort. It took out my battery, the ignition coil and my radio. $550 to get it all fixed.

A panic ABS stop is not good for your vehicle, but at least I avoided a head-on collision.

I now officially hate college-age drivers.

19 posted on 07/08/2009 12:53:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Kimmers

I will, if I can work it in while texting and changing the radio station.


20 posted on 07/08/2009 12:53:16 PM PDT by Texican72
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To: Jack of all Trades
“Holier Than Thou” Lane Blockers

I assume this refers to people actually driving the speed limit in front of someone who does not wish to...

21 posted on 07/08/2009 12:55:12 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (See www.buyingapuppy.com for News on Dogs and Puppies)
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To: Notoriously Conservative






22 posted on 07/08/2009 12:56:04 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Notoriously Conservative

I thought this story was a comparison to illegal aliens when I first read it. They cut the line into the country ahead of all the LEGAL aliens who wait patiently.


23 posted on 07/08/2009 12:56:52 PM PDT by Tim Hans (Palin - 2012)
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To: Onelifetogive

A moving hazard, oblivious to the flow of traffic, the caravan of cars behind him or her, and the vast expanse of lane in front.


24 posted on 07/08/2009 1:00:33 PM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Stop the change - I want to get off!)
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To: Tim Hans
Actually, the illegal aliens in my town drive that way (poorly, and without a care in the world for others) also, and during the last hurricane, were known cut cut in line at gas stations AT GUNPOINT because they did not want to wait their turn.

I think that should be a death penalty crime.

25 posted on 07/08/2009 1:02:24 PM PDT by I Buried My Guns (Buy Lots Of Ammo Today: BLOAT)
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To: Onelifetogive
I assume this refers to people actually driving the speed limit in front of someone who does not wish to...

Can't inconvenience the children who want to break the law just because they didn't leave for work on time. The code of the habitual speeder is that law and order is only for the other guy when law gets in the way of the order of things as I want it.

26 posted on 07/08/2009 1:08:40 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Kimmers
Most of the damn country doesn't know what a turn signal is. Here in SW Pennsylvania, driver's are generally quite nice; they'll often wave you in from a side street or stop the traffic behind them and let you make a left turn when the traffic behind you is likewise thick. But there is one habit which absolutely drives me up the wall-- many of them can't merge to save their lives. There may be 200+ yards of better of merge lane remaining and they come to a sudden dead stop to let the traffic clear before they go immediately over to the traffic lane. Of course, nobody in the traffic lane is going to move over to let these type of nimrods in for fear they'll do something equally stupid in front of them.

While I appreciate the courtesy and manners on the two-way streets around here, I cannot stand the abject stupidity on the controlled access highways. It is almost like the courtesy and the brains turn off once the posted speed is above 40 m.p.h.

27 posted on 07/08/2009 1:15:13 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Onelifetogive
I assume this refers to people actually driving the speed limit in front of someone who does not wish to...

It refers to idiots who don't know that the left lane is for passing only.

28 posted on 07/08/2009 1:18:30 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

I have learned these things.....

-If the driver is not using his turn signal, he is most likely from California. The less he uses it, the further south he’s from.

-If the driver is going the wrong way on a one way, he is likely from Canada.

-If the driver has blue tinted hair, or an old hat that only exposes big monster ears, he/she is from a nearby retirement facility or community.... such as about 20 minutes from my house.

-If all the other drivers seem likely they are out to kill you, even in gas station parking lots, have all their windows down in 100* heat, stereos blasting so loud that your ears hurt, have cellphones stuck in their ears while traveling very fast and there doesn’t seem to be any rhyme nor reason in their driving.... you have taken a wrong turn and have found yourself in the middle of a traffic circus called, Salt Lake City, Utah. There is a reason I nicknamed that place, “The Mormon 500”. ;>)

- Finally, if you are going down the road and you hear loud popping noises, look for broken glass. I’m near, I’m pi$$ed, I think you tried to kill me and I haven’t quite got my aim steady..... ;>)


29 posted on 07/08/2009 1:19:40 PM PDT by Gator113 (I live in "one of the largest Muslim countries in the world." Imam Obama told me so.)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

A person killed by a reckless driver is as dead as one killed by a clown waving a gun which goes off.
But the reckless driver will get a lighter penalty as the idiot with the gun.

How about applying the same standards to both?


30 posted on 07/08/2009 1:30:18 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Texican72

all while sipping on a cup of coffee and yelling at news radio while it reports on more stupid liberal stuff.....but I appreciate the effort y’all


31 posted on 07/08/2009 1:51:36 PM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Yeah, SoCal drivers, particularly in L.A., are terrible (most having mastered the left hand turn from the right hand lane amongst other vices).

I’m not sure what drives the utter obliviousness of L.A. drivers to other cars sharing the road with them, but I theorize it stems from some sort of ingrained entitlement mentality.


32 posted on 07/08/2009 2:08:58 PM PDT by Force12
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To: mbynack

He’d be right. The express in Atlanta was one of the scariest I ever was on. People there will NOT let you over.


33 posted on 07/08/2009 2:54:05 PM PDT by packrat35 (Nancy Pelosi is a liar!)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Oh man, could I write volumes and volumes on this. Alas, I’m on my iPhone at the pool. So I’ll keep it to the first (not necessarily most) Ill-mannered driving style/habit that pops into my head.

Why do so many people not turn left at an intersection after the light turns red? You know the ones. They were the first car to not make the green arrow, but instead of pulling forward in the intersection, possibly to turn during a gap in the oncoming traffic, they sit blythely by as the light cycle runs its course.

Only after they get a green arrow will they make the turn.

I ask you: Are you THAT driver?


34 posted on 07/08/2009 3:19:01 PM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar!)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Your comments are contradictory. ‘I hate drivers that refuse to follow the law’. Anyone with a drivers license knows how to complete a lane change legally and safely. Then you explain about pushing someone into road rage because you cut them off but ‘they’ need to chill.


35 posted on 06/15/2010 7:26:53 PM PDT by jbgood
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