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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,549

    Now here is the kicker, as I am moving out of the lane the lady in the car in front of me waves for me to pass her. As I passed her I have her a big thanks. 

    My faith in humanity may have been restored. 

    Hah! That is one cool ending!

    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 19,076
    edited May 2018
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 46,818
    Looks like the thread reorganization brought some back from the dead.

    Here's a fun instagram showing that Oz has some of the same issues seen here :) :

    https://www.instagram.com/cantparkforshit/?utm_source=ig_embed
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,602
    Bump!

    LOL! Resurrected. Revived. Out from the censorship box.
    Toy '16 Audi TTS quattro AWD, Commuter '17 VW Golf AllTrack SE 4-Motion AWD, Wife's '16 Kia Optima LX 1.6T FWD
  • fintailfintail Posts: 46,818
    Odd how that happened, maybe the offended party isn't around.

    Haven't seen anything insane on the roads in awhile, other than witnessing that crash last Sunday. It's the same plodding oblivion on the streets here. I see much worse stuff when on foot.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,549
    edited August 2018
    Interesting. This thread is still far, far down my list. Last post date says, "February 2017." :(

    My wife now has a dash camera in her Forester. Now, will there ever be something interesting worth the recording? :D
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 19,076
    edited August 2018
    It’s been more than boring in the western front.

    The so called “side shows” on the evening news are pretty funny, normally done in sanctuary cities, like Oakland, CA. One example had 8 or more side show participants blocking one of the Bay Bridge decks. There were of course many who videoed the illegal blockages, catching the license plates. Gee, already one arrest & tow job. :D
  • fintailfintail Posts: 46,818
    Those blocks happen all the time in some areas (including non-sanctuary cities), and little is really done.

    Saw the height of inconsiderate today, a woman in an early 00s Suburban who tossed a lit cig out her window - I won't describe more, but one can imagine.
  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 19,076
    edited August 2018
    Indeed, it happens all the time in (some areas of) Oakland, CA. As you so obviously point out, little to nothing has/ is/ will ever be done about it. I think the reason for the arrest was because the driver got a little too exuberant and actually crashed his car, disabling it.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 46,818
    Seeing a blocker crash a car would be amusing, too bad it wasn't on dashcam - Youtube would give that tens if not hundreds of thousands of views.

    Makes me think of the incident several years ago in NY involving dbag blockers on two wheels, and a Range Rover. One of the blockers ended up in a wheelchair IIRC, and not surprisingly, there were a couple "undercover" blue line professionals in the crowd, who of course escaped accountability/
  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 19,076
    edited August 2018
    Yes, I remember seeing one actual video where the motorcycle guys are actually forcing the slowing & stopping the Range Rover on a FREEWAY. One or more thugs were dismounting & approaching the Range Rover (with wife & children) with baseball bats, smashing the car & trying to rip the doors open. In another words, the Ranger Rover driver was in mortal fear of eminent bodily harm & death for 4 people. He was either not charged with or NOT found guilty of any crime or liability.

    I’ve been thinking of the dash cams. It would appear their placements are truly bass ackwards. Most to the overwhelmingly majority of accidents are “run of the mill rear enders” (hit @ 180 degrees, you, me, one as “victim”) IF that is true, then actions & evidences (face, licenses plates, etc) captures are best served with 1 to 3 rearward facing cameras.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,549
    Always good to have multiple angles, if you can swing it!

    The unit I have in my wife's car is a front + rear. Kinda fun looking at the video in PiP mode.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 19,076
    edited August 2018
    Correction: eminent should be imminent. I should have edited Siri a little better.
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,602
    Every "it's OK to impede traffic in the passing lane" argument I've ever heard anywhere in the world at any point in history always boils down to "I'm obeying one law, why should I have to obey any others."
    Toy '16 Audi TTS quattro AWD, Commuter '17 VW Golf AllTrack SE 4-Motion AWD, Wife's '16 Kia Optima LX 1.6T FWD
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,549
    andres3 said:

    Every "it's OK to impede traffic in the passing lane" argument I've ever heard anywhere in the world at any point in history always boils down to "I'm obeying one law, why should I have to obey any others."

    Yeah, it's pretty complicated stuff. ;)

    That's why I stick with the "considerate" rule. No matter what else is going on, if what you are doing is not having a neutral or positive effect on the overall flow of traffic around you, you're probably doing it wrong.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,549
    Taking advantage of my wife's dash cam, I just had to share this. I happened to use her car last week due to the need to sort out some niggles with that canoe incident from the summer, and came across this useless POS that works in the auto shop next to my office.





    After this incident, which is not unusual behavior for him (I see him drive like this in customer vehicles as well as his own), I stopped at the shop and gave them a piece of my mind about this punk. The manager said he would talk with the employee and assured me that customer cars were NEVER driven in this manner. So, I asked if he actually watched his employees while they were test-driving these cars. Because, I do see them, regularly, from my windows, and I assured him that habitual behavior does not change just because the vehicle does....

    Since then, this dude has been a lot quieter on his comings and goings, but the shenanigans do continue. :(
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,549
    And, another one from the night before. This one was rather bewildering, but no crash, so also kinda funny. Pardon the narrative, and keep your eye on the Jeep Commander at the stoplight:



    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 8,491
    I may have to get a dash cam to play with. Getting really tired of needing to be on 1000% alert when approaching a green light (red lights are apparently just suggestions) or watching right turns from left lanes and all the other assorted nonsense that passes for driving anymore

    (insert primal scream HERE)

    :)


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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,549
    PF_Flyer said:

    I may have to get a dash cam to play with. Getting really tired of needing to be on 1000% alert when approaching a green light (red lights are apparently just suggestions) or watching right turns from left lanes and all the other assorted nonsense that passes for driving anymore

    (insert primal scream HERE)

    :)


    Yes, I agree! It's disgusting to me that people cannot be bothered to even pretend to put effort into driving. I mean, we all make mistakes at times, but some of this stuff is just ludicrous! I rarely can go a day without seeing something like that above (or much, much worse!). I am stalling on doing a cam in my Q7, as I would like to sell it, but the longer it goes (about four months now) without selling, the more I think I should probably just keep it.

    People who have shown interest in buying seem to think that I should be pricing it like what they would see in the L48, so I just invite them to buy one of those, bring it home, winterize it, etc., and then they can happily own the same car I'm selling knowing that they spent about $2,000 more than they needed to spend. LOL
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,602
    Escort just came out with a dash cam that connects and mounts to my already existing Escort Max radar detector. I think I might have to ask Santa to get me one to try out my first dash cam. Should be easy to integrate both the hardware and software into my life this way.
    Toy '16 Audi TTS quattro AWD, Commuter '17 VW Golf AllTrack SE 4-Motion AWD, Wife's '16 Kia Optima LX 1.6T FWD
  • ronsteveronsteve LooavulPosts: 583
    Had two idiots within about 5 min today, gave my horn a workout.

    Waiting at a light to go straight... to my left is the left turn lane, and to my right, 2 right turn lanes. As the light turns green a Taurus in the left turn lane just starts right across me to make a right turn.

    Two lights down the road, I'm the first car going straight through on green, but have to cross tracks before entering the intersection. I'm maybe halfway across when an Odyssey just moseys in front of me making his "free right turn." And then he continues at a snail's pace until the second honk, at which point he brake checks me to a stop.
    2015 Acura RDX AWD / 2013 VW Jetta 2.5SE
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,549
    ronsteve said:

    Had two idiots within about 5 min today, gave my horn a workout.

    Waiting at a light to go straight... to my left is the left turn lane, and to my right, 2 right turn lanes. As the light turns green a Taurus in the left turn lane just starts right across me to make a right turn.

    Two lights down the road, I'm the first car going straight through on green, but have to cross tracks before entering the intersection. I'm maybe halfway across when an Odyssey just moseys in front of me making his "free right turn." And then he continues at a snail's pace until the second honk, at which point he brake checks me to a stop.

    They always seem to show up in bunches, don't they? I guess herd mentality goes hand-in-hand with idiocy! And, when it comes to drivers like that minivan, their entitlement mentality does not all them to be wrong in any situation. Ergo, you deserved what he gave you. LOL :p
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,549
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    Thanks; we look forward to seeing you again!
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
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