Discussion in 'Community Board' started by Sgt Mickey, May 2, 2013.
I hear constantly on the news someone in VA beach or Norfolk being hit by a car. I see why.
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Yes but if they weren't the ones causing the accidents we wouldn't be stuck
I was keeping up with traffic. SO can you imagine how much more over everyone passing me was going
WELLLL it was like 7:30-8:00 am so I know a lot of other people were in on their way to work as well.
and that is the truth
I think that's the answer. At least in my case, though I don't really speed (more than a couple of miles over the limit).
ALLL the time here
I usually say to them...to myself but I imagine they can hear me. Glad you made it to that last SOOOO much faster then I did.
I always think....I just got better gas mileage than you did the last mile from light to light.
My car is a slow speeder upper. I don't go to the 3,000RPM's (I think that is what it is called), I don't go over 2,000. I have learned the hard way that speeding up fast kills the gas mileage. And with gas hitting $4.00 again...I am doing anything I can to save.
The HRBT is the debil lol. Amd why were you doing 70 in the rain as well. Dang it, now I want some Dounars , but its amidst 3 so no tunnel for me lol.
What is Dounars???
I was trying to keep up with the other crazies
Oops, I meant Doumar's, the food drive in place.
Never been there. I may need to investigate into it.
OP, sounds like Atlanta. 80 is the usual speed on the freeways and interstates I travel on. Granted that's up until it rains, then everyone has a conniption (except me ).
Back a few years ago I was on I-285 heading home. A drop of rain hits my windshield and must have hit a car that was ahead two lanes to the left. I'm guessing at the sight of one drop of rain, Punkin had to start avoiding other drops because he nearly caused two accidents.
I can haul butt in my car in the rain, but that's because I've got tires that grip well in the wet (no low-rolling-resistance silliness), proper suspension, all wheel drive, and know how to handle my car. IMHO some accidents could be avoided with better tires and knowing how to drive one's car. I don't think people pay enough attention to their tires and just go with the cheapest, longest lasting, and/or lowest rolling resistance.
My favorite tire has to be the German (not China) manufactured Goodyear F1 GS-D3. Sure, the soft sidewalls on low profile wheels were a pain, but I never hydroplaned. Ever. I could cut through a pool of standing water and take turns in the rain at moronic speeds. Too bad they don't make it in my size anymore and started making them in China. Not trying to stereotype China, but there is a significant degradation of quality in this model when comparing the manufacture locations.
I don't know where I was in Georgia but last summer I drove to Disney and when I was driving through Georgia it started pouring so hard that all the cars started to pull off the side of the road. I didn't know what to doso I kept going just following the lights of the car in front of me. Not doing 70 maybe 10.
Unless it is a older minivan! I half joke that my car CAN'T go more than 70 mph!!! It has issues when it is going that fast as it is...I'm pretty sure it would completely fall apart or something if I went faster.
I DO drive like an old lady though, so am 99% of the time in the right lane doing the speed limit minding my own business unless I'm going to make a left hand turn! LOVE middle lanes for tollway type driving -- I'm out of the way of speed racers & out of the way for the merging traffic.
It's a running joke at my work that they won't let me drive anywhere because it would take too long! Eh...I'll get there when I get there and make sure I leave in enough time to do so as long as there isn't any unforseen road closures, accidents or anything else.
I'm just not a drive fast person as most of the time people pass me by and then I end up at the red light next to them...hmm...how did that work out for you? Saved you what all of 10-15 seconds for you to reach the red light before me?
Ding, Ding, Ding... and that's (IMO) exactly why everone else IS in such a hurry, because they can be. Because there isn't enough law enforcement on the roads to ticket the majority of the speeders. I drive I-4 everyday, in Orlando, and typically travel at 65-70 mph, even in the 55 zones and all I can think when some ******* goes flying around me is "please let there be a cop, please let there be a cop" but there NEVER is, so people continue to it. The people that really bug me, are the lane changers. And I don't mean the ones, that change every now and then. I mean the ones who are CONSTANTLY trying to get ahead, and changeing lanes every 2 or 3 cars.
I do that too
I thought of this thread today when a COP STOPPED ME FOR DRIVING 73 in a 55 mph zone!!!
I, of course, DENIED IT, sweetly, then blamed it on the donut I was eating that must've given me a sugar high.
I asked him if he wanted the donut.
He says "are you trying to bribe me?"
"No", I say, "I'm now too nervous to eat anymore".
He laughed and went back to his car.
A few minutes later he came back and gave me a WARNING!
He told me "I couldn't give you a ticket, you made me LAUGH"
I'm driving 55 from NOW ON...
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