tshadowchaser said:anyone with not enough sence to pull over and let emergency cars,trucks, ambulences, etc. pass
Jenna said:--Ladies who do their mascara in their rearview as they make their way to work. The rearview is not the place to apply mascara. The rearview is way better for lipstick, LOL.
Jenna said:--Guys whose egos will not let them be overtaken by a girl in a more powerful car.
Hey big mad Rich my fighting friendRich Parsons said:Hey a "Girl" in a Powerful Car who can drive it is attractive to me. But then again am an engineer and like challenges and giving due credit where due credit is due.
Ah yes. 'Vette etiquette. Doesn't usually bother me until they stop in the middle of the road to do it.Henderson said:The dorks in the "whatever car club" that wave to each other just because their driving the same kind of car. Corvette owners are notorious for this.
Jenna said:Hey big mad Rich my fighting friend
I can see why so many good Martial Talk folk are using signatures with quotations and pearls of wisdom issued from you yourself. What can I say, his one here's just doing it for me!
But yes, see that's the thing there. Challenge = competition, yes? And guys are competitive irrespective of age. I have a pet theory that younger guys cannot allow themselves to be passed by me because it creates too much of a dislocation of their fragile ego. With the guys that are out of their twenties and theoretically mature enough to know better, they have the self-confidence to ensure the ego-denting is not so much of an issue. But you hit the nail on the head when you said it's not about damaged ego, it's more about rising to a "challenge".
As en engineer Rich you'll know there ain't no arguing with power, LOL. If I have it and you don't then what's a badboy to do? Anytime Rich, anytime
Pay no heed, I'm just jokin wid ya...
Yr most obdt hmble srvt,
Xequat said:Good ones so far; I'm with ya on most of them.
One of my big ones that I'm surprised I haven't seen mentioned yet is rubberneckers. Trust me, folks, if there's 15 cops, EMT's, and firefighters around the accident, it's being handled and they don't need you to help. And if you're curious to the point that you're willing to cause another one by slowing down to see what's going on, you should be interested enough to watch the news that night. Please just keep on driving.
4-way intersections. I love it when two-four cars pull up and either slow down to be nice where they know they won't be the first to stop so the other person can go, except that all of the cars are thinking the same thing, or when someone speeds up to the stop sign and slams on the brakes so that they're the first to stop, therefore the first to go. And when everybody's feeling nice and waves someone else on, but nobody really knows who was there first, so we sit for 5-10 seconds trying to decide whose turn it is.
Use of the left lane is my biggest one. Get into the left lane to pass and when someone comes up behind because they are going faster, get out of their way. That's it, it's not rocket surgery .
It's funny, because I live in the Ohio, Kentucky, indiana Tri-state area and I see the 4-way stop thing mostly in IN, the left-lane thing mostly in OH, and the problem with not using turn signals seems predominant in my home area of Northern Kentucky. Funny about regional driving patterns. I'm not even sure that cars purchased in NKY even come equipped with turn signals sometimes. It's kind of anoying in general, but really sucks when you're trying to turn right onto a road and someone is coming, but they want to turn onto your road, but they don't use s signal, so you have to wait until they're completely on your road until you can get onto the next one. God, I hate that.
And of course, the selfish jerks who try to speed ahead of traffic jams and squeeze their way in way up at the front, which actually makes the traffic jam last longer because someone will eventually stop to let these idiots in, instead of keeping things flowing at a slow pace. Hey, slow's better than stopped. Just makes you wish you carried a bunch of thumbtacks or nails in your car for their tires.
crushing said:The dim people driving with their parking lights on rather than just turning their lights on. I guess they're parking down the highway. I think they think it looks cool. I see it a lot on the sportier cars and trucks. Some people are even worse and don't turn any lights on when it's dark and rainy. Saw that a lot today.
The butt-heads that toss their cigarette butts out the window. It's okay to litter as long as it's done in smaller increments?
That is always a peeve. That reminds me of something I see all the time, is people that dive for the shoulder when they don't need to. For instance the law reads to give way to the right (meaning if the emergency vehicle is behind you or you are blocking their way). What I see often is when the emergency vehicle is say in one lane (say the left) and it is clear, people in the other lanes feel compelled to slam on the brakes and dive for the shoulder (when they are not blocking or impeding the emergency vehicle at all). Geesh, the purpose is to give the emergency vehicle clearance, it doesn't mean that they are the only vehicle allowed on the road in the immediate area. Another is a two lane road where the emergency vehicle is headed one direction and not only the traffic in front of the emergency vehicle takes the should, so does the traffic in the opposite direction. What is the point in that? They aren't drunk drivers swerving into the other lane.tshadowchaser said:anyone with not enough sence to pull over and let emergency cars,trucks, ambulences, etc. pass
My daily driver is a Jeep TJ, with some K&N and Banks Engineering mods, along with a few others.bydand said:Makes me want to go home and get my little Jeep CJ-5 and show them that size dosen't matter - except under the hood!
Yeah, so do jeepers and bikers. Not a big deal really. Both the jeeps and bikers it goes back to the military men who started driving them in their civilian life. I guess the vette owners decided to do it for it's "cool factor".Henderson said:The dorks in the "whatever car club" that wave to each other just because their driving the same kind of car. Corvette owners are notorious for this.
Bigshadow said:Yeah, so do jeepers and bikers. Not a big deal really. Both the jeeps and bikers it goes back to the military men who started driving them in their civilian life. I guess the vette owners decided to do it for it's "cool factor".
I will say I am guilty of it from time to time as a jeep owner.