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Old 06-21-2006, 10:53 AM   #11
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OO yeah, get the finger, lip service, tail gated all sorts of stuff.
Ya that too. At least once a day I get the "ole Stinkeye" from some that had to go around me as I EOC at 55-60 in a 65 MPH zone on the interstate.

Sometimes I get the "one finger salute" But hey just ignore them and save gas.
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Old 06-21-2006, 12:13 PM   #12
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I won't go too far into how I feel due to what I started on another group, Jangeo knows the one, but I ignore everyone if I'm at or above the limit. I feel that until they buy my gas I'll drive the way I want; even then I probably still wouldn't do it. Matt, maybe it's time to bring back the link to that book about changing your driving habits?
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Old 06-21-2006, 12:21 PM   #13
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The idiots that piss me off are those who cut into my lane as I coast towards a stop light. They get maybe one or two car lengths ahead of the others.

I usually crawl right up their bumper. They usually twitch a little from the sight of a mighty F350 looming large in their mirror.
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Old 06-21-2006, 01:16 PM   #14
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They usually twitch a little from the sight of a mighty F350 looming large in their mirror.
Now there's the benefit to owning a big vehicle!
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Old 06-21-2006, 02:03 PM   #15
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I keep thinking I should have a bumper sticker that says: Stay behind me, you'll save fuel.
How about this one:

Want to save gas?

The Speed Limit: It's not just a good idea. It's the LAW.

It's funny to me too how scruffed some people get when you are diving the speed limit. I mean, you could be going slower - its not THE REQUIRED SPEED, but its UPPER LIMIT.

My manager at work was telling me about something humorous that he did last night. He lives in a neighborhood where the speed limit is 30 mph. People average about 60 mph through there. He needed to check out his daughters car (trying to fix an overheating problem), so he thought, "I think I'll have fun with this." Well, he drove this stretch of road at 20mph. Needless to say, he had a stack of cars behind him in either direction. Well, he sees a police officer patrolling and he gets passed by someone. Also worth noting is that there's no passing allowed. Well, he sees the police officer again and thinks that maybe he is going to go after the guy that passed him. WRONG. Follows him into his driveway and gives him the 3rd degree - seems a neighbor had seen him and thought he looked "suspecious" tooling about like he was. He informed the officer about what he was doing, and he was fine with it. When questioned about all the speeders, he gave some kind of excuse about not having a place to setup without impeeding traffic. My manager offered him his driveway, so we'll see what happens.
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Old 06-21-2006, 02:28 PM   #16
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How about this one:

Want to save gas?

The Speed Limit: It's not just a good idea. It's the LAW.

It's funny to me too how scruffed some people get when you are diving the speed limit. I mean, you could be going slower - its not THE REQUIRED SPEED, but its UPPER LIMIT.
This was kind of my position when I stirred up so much trouble on that other forum. I even went so far as to say that I thought it was OK to go the speed limit in ANY lane. After all, I'm obeying the limit. I had one person go so far as to threaten my life for that comment. What does anyone else think? Now generally, I try to stay in the far right lane but sometimes you may have to get over for someone who ACTUALLY is going slow or merging into traffic. In those cases I don't feel obligated to to go over the limit while I'm getting around them.
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civicminded: Sounds similar to what a couple of guys in Toronto tried a number of years ago. The 401 is Toronto's major freeway. The speed limit is 100 km/h (62 mph), but traffic flow is anywhere from 130 - 140 km/h (81-87 mph).

So, these guys put signs on the back of their vehicles saying that they are going to test the 100 km/h speed limit and see how bad traffic gets (I can't remember what they were trying to prove exactly). They take up all the lanes and drive nose to nose at 100 km/h. The traffic is backed up for miles. Eventually they pull off the road and watch all the traffic speed up and sail by.

Anyway, a cop eventually showed up and actually arrested them all for "stunting". I'm certain they got off in court since they were actually obeying the lawful speed limit, but I never actually heard. Maybe I can find an archive...

EDIT: HA! I found it! I can't believe they actually charged them! Stupid, frigin, Canadian, anti-justice system...!!!!!
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/678348/posts

diamondlarry: Someone threatened you over that? That's pathetic! I totally agree with you. I've done my fair-share of speeding in my life and done some really stupid stunts as a teenager, but no more. I go the speed limit in town on main roads, but under the speed limit on the highway and in residential zones.
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I had one person go so far as to threaten my life for that comment. What does anyone else think?
Why are people like that? I seriously would like to know from a psychological standpoint what makes people speed and then get angry at others who don't.

One time while driving through Utah I had a guy in a truck get so close to my bumper that I though he was going to hit me. I was going 70 in a 65. He started honking and flashing his brights at me, then sped around me and cut me off, sending me into onto the shoulder of the road. I was going 70 mph and had my wife and son with me at the time. I seriously was so angry I called the police and told them he tried to kill us.

That's funny about the thing in Canada though. lol I can't believe they got charged for following the law. That just doesn't make sense.
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This was kind of my position when I stirred up so much trouble on that other forum. I even went so far as to say that I thought it was OK to go the speed limit in ANY lane. After all, I'm obeying the limit. I had one person go so far as to threaten my life for that comment. What does anyone else think? Now generally, I try to stay in the far right lane but sometimes you may have to get over for someone who ACTUALLY is going slow or merging into traffic. In those cases I don't feel obligated to to go over the limit while I'm getting around them.
I agree totally with you. Just gos to show how ignorant people can be.
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News did a report about driving the speed limit to save gas a while back. They drove down the interstate at the speed limit and had the cameras rolling and every one was blowing by them about 20 MPH or more. It looked just as everyone discribed with people whipping around um. Did not see any one finger salutes on the video though.
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