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Re: OT: Road etiquette
On Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:34:47 +1000, Clifford Heath

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Sno-o-o-o-ort, ROTFLMAO >:-}

(I think Larkin drives an Audi, a red one no less ;-)
        
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Re: OT: Road etiquette
Den mandag den 10. juli 2017 kl. 00.40.17 UTC+2 skrev Jim Thompson:
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you brag about driving like an idiot because you think other people  
drive like idiots, and it is somehow relevant that Larkin drives an  
Audi that is some weird logic...


Re: OT: Road etiquette
On Sun, 9 Jul 2017 16:06:14 -0700 (PDT), Lasse Langwadt Christensen

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(see foot note)

Uh?  You need to pay attention... I don't drive like an idiot... I do
drive fast, but that's hardly unusual here in Arizona where it's
common to be doing 80+ on the Phoenix freeways (within the city
limits).  (When I first moved to Arizona, there were NO speed limits
outside of cities ;-)

And, FYI, I've NEVER caused an accident in my some 62 years of
driving.  I've been hit several times, mostly from the side by stop
sign and red light runners.

Now I readily admit I do "have my way" with village-idiot drivers who
do dangerous things... tail gate me and I will guarantee that you will
end up having your heart in your throat... but you'll not be able to
hit me... I'm in charge of the panic stop... a wee bit of driving
skills learned over those 62 years, many years of which were in
mountainous, icy, West Virginia, narrow, weaving highways (like
Pendleton County >:-}

My reflexes seem to be such that I probably could have been a racing
car driver... probably genetics, from the my southern ancestors
running moonshine, staying ahead of the police ;-)

Even sent my youngest son to Bondurant Racing School as a birthday
presents...

         <https://bondurant.com/

Sent him to two classes.  They start them on Formula-V's, then go up
from there.


(foot note):  Lost your sense of humor, have we, Lasse ?
        
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Re: OT: Road etiquette
On 10/07/17 10:25, Jim Thompson wrote:
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In Europe, tailgating is usually (regarded as) the fault of the driver
in front. Drivers are more considerate and mostly, considerably more
skillful than the US and Australia. Very few of them drive more slowly
than is safe, so if you have someone slower in front, there's probably
a good reason for it.

I see plenty of considerate Audi drivers here, as well as ex-X5 drivers.
Perhaps not as well-mannered as Benz drivers, but still... I'd like an
Audi, great cars.

Clifford Heath.

Re: OT: Road etiquette
On 07/09/2017 09:04 PM, Clifford Heath wrote:
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Wait, so if in Europe I'm doing 60 km/hr in a 60 km/hr zone and the  
driver behind me wants to do 80 and slams into the back of me because I  
have to slow down for my turn and he's riding six feet off my bumper  
it's _my_ fault?


Re: OT: Road etiquette
AT Monday 10 July 2017 09:04, Clifford Heath wrote:

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In Germany we say a Mercedes has the right of way built-in.

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Re: OT: Road etiquette
On Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:06:23 +0800, Reinhardt Behm

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Yep ;-)

I also drive a big "boat"...

2005 INFINITI Q45
Luxury vehicle
4.9/5 Edmund's.com
9.5/10 Kelley Blue Book
4.4/5 Cars.com
Horsepower: 340 hp
MPG: 17 city / 23 highway
Dimensions: 201" L x 73" W x 59" H
Curb weight: 4,050 lbs
Wheel size: 17" diameter, 7.5" width
Engine: 4.5 L V8
        
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Re: OT: Road etiquette
AT Monday 10 July 2017 22:55, Jim Thompson wrote:

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It has nothing to do with the size. (Size does not matter ;-) )
We mean the behavior by drivers of that brand.  
  
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Re: OT: Road etiquette
On Mon, 10 Jul 2017 23:00:13 +0800, Reinhardt Behm

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design for Bosch.

The 600D's were about the only vehicle I couldn't keep up with ;-)
        
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Re: OT: Road etiquette
Don Y wrote on 7/8/2017 9:13 AM:
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I recall driving around Boston one time.  I'm used to Wash DC traffic where  
the other drivers cut you off and flip you the bird and lots of other  
things.  A friend even had some guy wave a pistol at him for no good reason.  
  He didn't realize it was a real gun and just ignored the guy who got  
really puzzled and drove off, lol.

But... in Boston they would want to beat you out when the light turned green  
or at a lane merge and wouldn't even make eye contact.  It was as if  
acknowledging your existence put them at a disadvantage.  By ignoring you  
they could use their vehicle as a weapon to intimidate you into yielding.  
Doesn't work on me in my 20 year old pickup though.  Everything about that  
truck says, "I don't care about myself!"  A few months ago a lady tried to  
cut me off and ended up with her mirror dangling off the door of her  
Mercedes.  When I pulled over she jumped out of her car and yelled, "You  
damn West Virginia hick!"  Lol, she even admitted that to the cops even  
though it makes no difference, but funny anyway.  Her insurance had to pay  
for the damages.  Damn Maryland jerk!

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Re: OT: Road etiquette
On 10/07/17 16:06, rickman wrote:
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Someone once cut me up in my 30 year old and very battered
Land Rover. I followed them into the car park and, /very/
/sweetly/ asked them "How much damage do you think it would
have done if to my car if we had collided?"

Pause 30s, and answer "Absolutely none".
The look on their face was delightful.

Re: OT: Road etiquette
On 07/10/2017 11:06 AM, rickman wrote:
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If a driver points a gun at you in Massachusetts, it's real. Residents  
don't take kindly to being forced to use the same roads as low income  
people (under 300k a year)

Re: OT: Road etiquette
On 2017/07/08 5:05 AM, bitrex wrote:
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Another example of how people saw different things for the same incident...

John

Re: OT: Road etiquette
On 07/08/2017 11:44 AM, John Robertson wrote:
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Eh, one would think that someone who sees a car slowing down and moving  
slightly left instead of right is trying to be accommodating, not  
aggressive.

I think some cyclists just like to pick fights.



Re: OT: Road etiquette
On 2017/07/08 8:50 AM, bitrex wrote:
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I am not trying to distort your interpretation of the events, and  
stopping may well have been the correct action (I wasn't there), but  
from the bimmers view point you were signalling to turn right, yet you  
then stopped dead in your tracks. He may not have seen the bicyclist. He  
figured you would be out of the way by the time he overtook your  
position, but you changed everything by stopping. In his mind perhaps  
you were unsure of what you were going to do and may swing left/u-turn?  
He was going too fast for the situation.

Cyclist originally saw an opportunity to just keep rolling and may have  
been compensating for your turn which was changed totally by your  
stopping and he may have seen/heard bimmer coming and couldn't go around  
the rear of your car and had to stop/slow down...or was not paying full  
attention.

All three of you were in a potential accident situation.

I'm just glad no accident occurred!

John

In BMW parlance the BMW motorcyclists are beemers, and the car drivers  
are bimmers. Go figure!

Re: OT: Road etiquette
On Sat, 8 Jul 2017 08:05:18 -0400, bitrex

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The cyclist sounds like a regular thing.  Go home early and wait for
the cyclist... ask him if, next time, should you just turn in front of
him and knock him on his ass?

Unless, of course, you're afraid... which I suspect you really are
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Re: OT: Road etiquette
On 07/10/2017 12:28 PM, Jim Thompson wrote:
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Why bother? Not like they'd learn anything, anyway.

If I need a drama fix I can always just watch reruns of Dynasty on DVD.  
Or read a right-libertarian blog. Or pull up s.e.d.

Re: OT: Road etiquette
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What you shouldn't do is stop in front of him indicating a turn that
forces him to pull out into the automobile traffic to  
overtake you.

If you want him to cross the intersection first, stay behind him.

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