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Johno02

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Posted: 11/03/19 08:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is the "entitled, I get anything I want" generation. Perfect example of the "spare the rod" child raising school. Give it a few generations for the world to get rid of them.


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Posted: 11/03/19 08:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I assume you older folks remember the yield signs on all interstate highway entrance lanes way back when. After those signs went away, the dummies took over.





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Reminds me of the fellow that said, " I've never had an accident, but there have been quite few of them really close to me."
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Veebyes wrote:

The merging thing. Why don't drivers, cars mostly, not get over if they can to let vehicles on, especially things like RVs & semis which are not able to speed up quickly?

It is a simple matter to show a little courtesy to help that big guy on the highway.


Would it not be a matter of courtesy for the merging car to speed up or slow down a bit so they don't have to use the exact piece of real estate you are on? Just yesterday I had acres in front of me and behind, but I was to change lanes to accommodate an idiot. If they really need a break, then help them, otherwise they need to learn.





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I love the merging guy who putts down the on ramp at 45 and wants to merge with traffic going 70 and you are behind him.

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The first one is the person that refuses to put on his headlights at dusk or in the rain.


That is how the Ravenous bug blatter beast think (Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy)

I'm getting to the point of always having them on.. At least till I get a DRL system installed in my car.. Had one on my last car.


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tomman58 wrote:

We are on our yearly trek across the US and again are being greeted by some seriously unqualified drivers.
The first one is the person that refuses to put on his headlights at dusk or in the rain. The "I can see you so you must be able to see me"
Next we have the person that thinks you will move over for him as he enters the freeway........ wrong not moving because I have a semi passing on the right.
Next we have the clown that cuts you off because you aren't doing 70MPH even though you are in the far right lane.
Finally we have the gut that just blows through a dead red light. This seems to be far more frequent of late.

These people ware on me and I really wish they were fewer but they seem to be multiplying.


I agree with the First issue, as I have been driving with my lights on anytime I am moving since I got my DL back in 1967! Had many lights flashed at me during daylight hours.

The Merge thing! I have read the post up to this point, and all are true. Now while the vehicle on the Highway has the right of way, and the merging vehicle is burdened, there is the need for give and take. I start down a ramp with the getting up to speed, and look for a "Target vehicle" the one I will attempt to merge behind, this seems to work nicely at speed.

I chuckled at Lynnmor's post on the acres of space in front and behind him and the merger ridding right alongside. What I see is a 3/4 car space in front of me and acres behind and the merger insist of filling that 3/4 car space rather than taking the space behind me.
Typically when on a road with merging, I will move one lane left just to avoid dealing with most of the idiots. I say most as there are those that attempt from the merge to the far left lane in 20 feet.


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My speed driving my motorhome is 62-64mph. I'm about 60' long and don't have the power or brakes or maneuverability to change speed as quickly as a car. If I move over to the left lane to let someone in then by the time they get in and ahead of me there is usually a line of cars behind me getting PO'd because I'm in the left lane driving much slower than they are. Many times they whip around the right side of me and I'm blocked from getting back in the right lane. So it is much safer for me to remain in the right lane. The person merging can easily adjust their speed to merge either before or after me. So no I won't usually move over for someone to merge unless there is no one coming up behind me. It's all about safety.

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Retired JSO wrote:

I assume you older folks remember the yield signs on all interstate highway entrance lanes way back when. After those signs went away, the dummies took over.


Michigan has never had the yield signs on interstate on ramps since I started driving in 1960





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