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I've noticed more and more motorists have virtually stopped using their turn signals (must be optional now), not yielding for Yellow Lights (blowing through Red) and not looking before merging coming off of On ramps ("Hey move it or lose it so what if a semis in your blind spot!!")!?! Am I the last driver from Mayberry in the 50's left on the road who attempts to be courteous obey the laws and just keep from getting killed?
Peake - Last of the road nerds?!? :lol:

PS Do the police even give a second glance at these infractions any more??
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PS Do the police even give a second glance at these infractions any more??
I think they are too busy coming to my house to tell me my neighbor complained because a dog barked once at 645am.


I went to Chicago yesterday and I got totally cut off by someone wanting to get in front of me for the I-Pass lane where you are supposed to slow down. My favorite is the (usually) little old person who is going seriously under the speed limit in a no passing zone and then they get to a stop sign and invariably roll through it and just keep going.
 

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In Southern California, using your turning signal to change lanes indicates to other drivers that they had better rush up and make it impossible for you to move into their lane ahead of them... :roll:
 

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Peake said:
I've noticed more and more motorists have virtually stopped using their turn signals
Sometimes, when the mood strikes me, during the Vermont foliage season of tourist congestion. I will drive along some rural two lane about 30mph with my left turn signal on. Just to see how many out-of-stators will build up behind me :lol: . I also very much enjoy, during the 16 day rifle season for White Tail Deer, Stopping suddenly and pointing out to nothing when I notice a car full of road hunters behind me. Sometimes they will even pile out, guns in hand, to catch a glimpse of the deer I must be pointing at :lol: . Once the joke was on me as there actually was a deer in the field I randomly pointed at :shock: . It?s not that I am anti deer hunting or leaf peeping, I do both myself. But it sure is fun to mess with people 8) .
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My biggest gripe is tailgators. If I am alone in the truck(no dogs) I like to tap the brakes just enough to make the lights come on and watch the jerk try not to eat his windshield. If I ever get a new dog truck, it will have a PA system like my police car used to so I can let some of these jerks know what I think.

My other favorite idiot is the jerks who think I'm not going fast enough( I usually stay 15 or so OVER the limit )on the highway and just have to pass.

I miss having the red lights and siren on my vehicle, especially when I see some MORON multitasking while driving. I passed a BLONDE one day who had a copy of War and Peace propped up on the steering wheel reading while she was driving on US 50. I would love to have been able to give her a piece of big payin paper for negligent driving.
 

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Bob Gutermuth said:
My biggest gripe is tailgators. If I am alone in the truck(no dogs) I like to tap the brakes just enough to make the lights come on and watch the jerk try not to eat his windshield. If I ever get a new dog truck, it will have a PA system like my police car used to so I can let some of these jerks know what I think.

My other favorite idiot is the jerks who think I'm not going fast enough( I usually stay 15 or so OVER the limit )on the highway and just have to pass.

I miss having the red lights and siren on my vehicle, especially when I see some MORON multitasking while driving. I passed a BLONDE one day who had a copy of War and Peace propped up on the steering wheel reading while she was driving on US 50. I would love to have been able to give her a piece of big payin paper for negligent driving.
LOL, I keep my foot on the accelerator, maybe even increase my speed a little, then HOLD my other foot on the brake pedal. That usually gets them off my butt.

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My wife and I were in Atlanta Saturday and Sunday visiting our daughter (expecting in March) and her husband. He was studying for Chiro boards so my wife and daughter ventured north on I-85 to the Mall of Georgia.

What a zoo.....what an out-of-control, gotta-get-there-faster-than-you environment..... :?

You don't dare leave more than a car length (two at the most) in front of you or else someone will think it's room for them to come over. Rude, inconsiderate, and selfish behavior ruled the day on Saturday. Sunday, we stayed closer to their apartment where things were a bit more sane.

It's no wonder people are dying on the highways at an alarming rate.

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Try driving on the Los Angles road system when you're used to Alaskan driving. Tain't fun!
 

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Jerry said:
Bob Gutermuth said:
My biggest gripe is tailgators. If I am alone in the truck(no dogs) I like to tap the brakes just enough to make the lights come on and watch the jerk try not to eat his windshield. If I ever get a new dog truck, it will have a PA system like my police car used to so I can let some of these jerks know what I think.

My other favorite idiot is the jerks who think I'm not going fast enough( I usually stay 15 or so OVER the limit )on the highway and just have to pass.

I miss having the red lights and siren on my vehicle, especially when I see some MORON multitasking while driving. I passed a BLONDE one day who had a copy of War and Peace propped up on the steering wheel reading while she was driving on US 50. I would love to have been able to give her a piece of big payin paper for negligent driving.
LOL, I keep my foot on the accelerator, maybe even increase my speed a little, then HOLD my other foot on the brake pedal. That usually gets them off my butt.

Jerry

Guys, just reach down and turn on your parking lights...makes the taillights come on and you don't have to hit the brakes.

Alot of fun to watch their faces in the mirror.
 

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I passed a BLONDE one day who had a copy of War and Peace propped up on the steering wheel reading while she was driving on US 50.


I think that might be impossible...I'm not sure a BLONDE could read War & Peace... :twisted:
 

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Howard N said:
Try driving on the Los Angles road system when you're used to Alaskan driving. Tain't fun!
My twin lives in Alaska. The most dangerous thing isn't other drivers it's moose, elk, deer, etc!!

The Interstate in Vermont is a very low key drive-some early mornings I've driven the length of the state and literally been the only vehicle or one of 4 or 5.

I do have to take the Mass Pike to get to most of the tests I run & (especially after my accident) I find it terrifying. When these people come up behind you going over 80 miles an hour & all lanes are full-where do they expect everyone to go to get out of their way?!? :roll:

I was driving in Burlington the other day & apparently not going fast enough for someone (I was near a mall) & she laid on the horn. As she passed me I said to myself, "Well, that's attractive. " I meant her driving & I didn't yell it, but her window was down & she heard me (Fine with me actually) & she proceeded to yell every obscenity in the book & flip the finger at me. I will not play that moronic game & just stared straight ahead. The sad part? She had 3 very young children in the car. Not only is she teaching them to drive irresponsibly, but she's showing them a selfish, entitled, rude attitude. Poor kids!! :evil:

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We bought tickets this week to fly to the lower 48 for Christmas. We will fly into Dallas, stay in Houston to visit relatives for a few days. Then we pack up and drive to Birmingham to stay for a week to visit my family. Afterwards, we head to the midwest to stay with Jim's parents in Iowa for a week.
I will get a good look at driving in a variety of states. I have to tell you that the 75-80 miles an hour I saw in B'ham in February was very scary. Ken we still live in Mayberry! (Though most call it North Pole.) Most folks here drive like you. Those that don't wish they remembered how when we get our first good snow. :lol:

The kids love the big drive when we come south as it is so different for them. (Somewhat akin to the Clampetts headin' to California.) Jim and I just seem to be white knuckled most of the time.
 

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Somewhat akin to the Clampetts headin' to California.
You should have seen my little brother and I going down south in the 50's and 60's. :lol: :lol: :lol:

The first time I saw cattle I thought they were funny colored moose. :lol: :lol:
 

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Most everyone is impatient, and for many years, I was too. After my kids experienced a minor fender bender I realized all of the inconvenience and unnecessary expense involved. There's NOPLACE that I'm going to that I can't arrive at 10 minutes later by driving safely. If someone's behind me that wants to pass, I put my right indicator light on, slow down a little, strattle the shoulder and let them pass. Everyone is safer that way and i use 10 to 15% less fuel. My wife really appreciates it. I think it has something to do with old age. Drive safely.
 

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Boy, you should see some of the drivers I'v stopped over the years: got an idiot one nite I figured to be DWI, but when he pulled over, and the interior light came on in his car he was gettin a Lewinski(I would have been driving funny too :lol: :lol: :lol: ). Stopped two real morons one Decoration day weekend coming back from ocean City in bumper to bumper traffic, DRIVING WITH THEIR HOODS UP!! They werre trying to keep their motors from overheating. (they got a ticket). Stopped a real De De De going to the ocean one day with another moron lying on the hood of his car drinking a Bud and sunbathing at 55 mph.

Some people should not reproduce and some should never get a drivers license.
 
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