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Posted: 10/16/20 06:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I see frequent speeding, tailgating, a general lack of regard for other drivers.

What is it making people like that? I like to help other drivers so what gives [emoticon]

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Posted: 10/16/20 07:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Doubt it's any one thing. People are just impatient. Best thing to do is just not let it bother you. They aren't ruining your experience-you are letting them.


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Posted: 10/16/20 07:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

People are people. When I was a cop we were told a speeding ticket might change someone for a few weeks then they're back to normal. What sometimes bothers me is there is nothing I can now do about such driving. Wished I written more tickets when I had the chance. lol


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Yes! We actually cancelled our trip from PA to Myrtle Beach SC because at 65 years old driving around the Baltimore and Washington outer loops scares me stiff. I know what its like just driving my 8,000 dually, they play with me like I'm a toy. Don't they respect size and mass? Pulling a 41' fifth wheel with a dually 4x4 8' bed is Xanax time, I can't stop this train on a dime! I try to maintain safe following distance to give me some room to stop......forget it. Three cars cut in front of me. I guess if I leave at midnight is best, shouldn't be too crazy at 2-4 am?

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The antics of some drivers is sometimes mind boggling. But I don’t let them bother me. I drive the appropriate speed in the appropriate lane for the highway I am on. I don’t drive in the left lane on a multi lane highway unless I am approaching a slow vehicle and no one is approaching from behind in the left lane. If I am slower than the limit and holding up traffic I will pull over if a pull over or pull out is available. But if I am going the posted limit I will not pull over just so someone can go 10-15 over.
They are going to drive as they will and I have no control over that, so not my concern. Relax and enjoy the trip.

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BB_TX wrote:

The antics of some drivers is sometimes mind boggling. But I don’t let them bother me. I drive the appropriate speed in the appropriate lane for the highway I am on. I don’t drive in the left lane on a multi lane highway unless I am approaching a slow vehicle and no one is approaching from behind in the left lane. If I am slower than the limit and holding up traffic I will pull over if a pull over or pull out is available. But if I am going the posted limit I will not pull over just so someone can go 10-15 over.
They are going to drive as they will and I have no control over that, so not my concern. Relax and enjoy the trip.


My thoughts exactly.


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Posted: 10/16/20 08:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

camilllit wrote:

Yes! We actually cancelled our trip from PA to Myrtle Beach SC because at 65 years old driving around the Baltimore and Washington outer loops scares me stiff. I know what its like just driving my 8,000 dually, they play with me like I'm a toy. Don't they respect size and mass? Pulling a 41' fifth wheel with a dually 4x4 8' bed is Xanax time, I can't stop this train on a dime! I try to maintain safe following distance to give me some room to stop......forget it. Three cars cut in front of me. I guess if I leave at midnight is best, shouldn't be too crazy at 2-4 am?


I hear you loud and clear. I'm 69 and my neck gets painfully tense from the risk takers around me. Now it's my leg starting in on the tension.

I finally slowed to a comforting speed and not let anyone push me into the fast pace. We have lots of deer with turns hills and bends that make it unsafe going fast and at some of the high speed limits the state posted up in some areas. I do what is safe on back roads and byways. The freeway I go with the trucks as that seems to work.

There are a lot of speeders these days, but adding to the problem are the ones that know what is right and good driving habits yet refuse to practice it. That seems odd to me.

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Posted: 10/16/20 08:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I understand how you feel. I drove class 8’s for almost 40 years and the traffic now days is why I decided to retire early at 62. Since we started RVing, I try to get through major metropolitan areas during non-peak times. I’ll leave early to get ahead of the morning rush and stop for lunch during that period. Just keep yourself safe and let’em go. We went through Denver on a Sunday morning at 5 am their time and it was very easy.

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Posted: 10/16/20 08:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Narcissism.


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Posted: 10/16/20 08:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Social media is making many people poor citizens. JMHO
Roads are getting more crowded too.


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