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    Quote Originally Posted by Yw-slayer View Post
    There are those people, then the other day I was walking along the street and this guy staring at his phone just decided to walk in front of me at a 30-degree angle. I let off a sound of exasperation as I swerved to avoid him and he looked at me and said "What for?" I kept walking and shook my head, in response to which he yelled some incoherent abuse at me. I just ignored him as I had much better things to do than argue with an idiot like that. I mean, really, originally you might have said it was questionable, as he was facing that direction and was sort of strolling, so I could be expected to have taken steps to avoided him (even though conversely it was his fault getting in my way by looking at his phone). But it was when he tried to escalate matters with that stupid attitude of his that I realised that he was just an idiot.

    Then of course there was the dude who tried to run me over when his light was red (admittedly a confusing junction) and the crossing signals for me were green. I was crossing and kept pointing at the signals and saying "What are you doing? I can cross!" Yet he decided to stare at me and edged forward. So I ran to the pavement, took out my phone, which he sees me do and tries to wave either sorry (bit late you mofo) or bye. Reported it to the Police, he got prosecuted for driving through a red light with 5 points (out of 15) on his licence and a fine. WIN.
    Out of 12 surely?

    Then you have the two people who'll stop in the doorway of a shop for a chat because nobody is going to need pass through that door are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jalopnik User
    Turning from the wrong lane, against the light? Going into oncoming traffic, and intentionally blocking it? I’m not saying she’s at fault, but it would be understandable if someone ran her over. She deserves to be financially ruined for life.

    I would have sworn that was tsg if it wasn't clearly sarcasm.


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    That cat seems to magically appear at 0:13. I don't think it crawled into the road. I suspect it was in the red car in the engine compartment or some other spot and fell out.

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    Pretty sure this is just a made up story. I wish it was true.

    A man was being tailgated by a stressed out woman on a busy boulevard. Suddenly, the light turned yellow, just in front of him.
    He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.
    The tailgating woman hit the roof, and the horn, screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to get through the intersection.
    As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer. The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up. He took her to the police station where she was searched, finger printed, photographed, and placed in a holding cell.
    After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.
    He said, "I'm very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him. "I noticed the 'Choose Life' license plate holder, the 'What Would Jesus Do' bumper sticker, the 'Follow Me to Sunday-School' bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk. Naturally, I assumed you had stolen the car."

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    Definitely made up, but I understand the sentiment.
    Get that weak shit off my track

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    I do notice a lot of people with those stickers driving very aggressively and ragey.

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    The guy in the video of the car hitting the motorcycle was arrested. I think i saw aggravated assault charges and possibly 20 year sentence max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freude am Fahren View Post
    I would have sworn that was tsg if it wasn't clearly sarcasm.

    I'd check your sarcasm filter.
    Last edited by thesameguy; October 22nd, 2015 at 11:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overpowered View Post
    I do notice a lot of people with those stickers driving very aggressively and ragey.
    That's why you won't see any of those things on my car!

    I have to admit that although I usually have a lot of self control with regard to anger/rage, but I do tend to lose my salvation easily behind the wheel.

    I don't mind grandma's driving like Ms. Daisy infront of me or blocking me..., or stupid bikers passing me..., but I do get super pissed when I notice people do stupid shit intentionally. Like driving slowly in front of me on the fast lane... and then when I try to pass them on the right, then they speed up to prevent me from passing... well, then they just invited me to rev up to 9000 rpm to ensure that I complete the pass and then proceed to slow down and block him right back.

    Anyway, it's stupid I know. Maybe I should just go back to driving a 70hp Civic. With greater horse power, for whatever reasons I feel like there's greater responsibility to teach stupid drivers' a lesson... but my reasonable mind knows that it really shouldn't be my lesson to teach. It's really not worth it...

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    Yesterday I identified an accident was about to happen, got over a couple lanes, then witnessed the accident happen.

    A few streets in DC have different rules during rush hour, to help move traffic in and out of the city a bit better. The street I was on is normally a three lane street each way (6 total lanes), far right lane on each side is for parking. During rush hour, there's no parking, and it's 4 lanes one way, 2 lanes the other way. Surprisingly often, people don't pay attention to this. Sometimes it's a game of chicken, but usually the 2 lane side person recognizes there's a line of cars behind the 4 lane side person, and gets over, so it's not that, actually, that causes accidents...

    It's when someone tries to turn left from the 2nd from the left lane (what would normally be the far left lane during non rush hour), because they aren't paying attention. So inevitably, what happens is, they slow down, a line of cars forms behind them, then another mouth breather decides to jump out of the lane and go rushing by on the left, not realizing the reason the cars are slowing down in that particular lane (even though it's really fucking obvious).

    So yep, left turn dude turned left right into the side of the impatient jackhole as the impatient jackhole tried to make a pass on stopped cars.

    I see it relatively often, so maybe DC needs better signage... but really people just need to be aware of what the traffic patterns are, and use some common sense. See that 2nd from the left lane slowing down in rush hour, but none of the other lanes? It's probably an idiot trying to turn left, do yourself a favor, and don't be an idiot who tries to pass them.

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