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Old 05-17-2012, 02:58 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:09 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I may have contributed to an incident today. I was driving along at 60 mph in a 70 zone. Traffic was moving nicely without any vehicles piling up behind me. When someone caught up to me there was almost always an easy transition to the fast lane for passing. I noticed two vehicles that appeared to be side by side. One of which, the Malibu, in my lane didn't slow down as he/she gained on me. I was wondering what their intentions were. Then the Malibu started to merge into the passing lane. The vehicle in the passing lane was some type of specialty work van. It was about the size of the little Scion van. Anyway, the Malibu merged right into the side of the van. Both vehicles stayed under control. The Malibu slowed down and the van kept right on going. To my knowledge they never did pull over. While I was the one being overtaken, the Malibu hit a van that was either dead-even or slightly ahead of it. Really careless driver...
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I try my best to avoid those. Often a speed-up is the best answer, to allow the left-lane car to get ahead. When it's a bike in the left lane, I do whatever I can to keep them safe, including going above the limit.

A quick 3-flash of the hazard blinkers can alert the driver from farther away and help avoid such conflict, too.
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I do not think anybody has a right to drive below the posted speed limit(weather permitting)
Errr ... That's mandatory

Nobody has any right to push other drivers over the speed limit.
In fact, it's one of the more severe infractions you can make here.
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I may have contributed to an incident today.

Anyway, the Malibu merged right into the side of the van.
You didn't contribute, it's plain failure of the Malibu's driver to observe other traffic when changing lanes.

That's a double hit & run !
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:23 AM   #46 (permalink)
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A quick 3-flash of the hazard blinkers can alert the driver from farther away and help avoid such conflict, too.
I could see hazards being a useful tool. However, when this occurred the Malibu was closing on me for a long while. It would have been no surprise to an attentive driver that he/she was gaining (quickly) on me. What I am trying to say is, I didn't pop up out of the flow of traffic. The Malibu was the only vehicle in my lane for at least a mile. In this occurrence...three flashes probably would have gone unnoticed.

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I wouldn't mind getting a "slow moving vehicle" sticker for my car. The guy with the Ford Probe had some great "move over" signs on his hatch. My luck though, I would get hit by a slow reader.
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I do not think anybody has a right to drive below the posted speed limit(weather permitting) if they are holding back other drivers.
I'm curious to hear what you think limit means.
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Errr ... That's mandatory

Nobody has any right to push other drivers over the speed limit.
In fact, it's one of the more severe infractions you can make here.
The leaf forum has a bunch of douchebags discussing how horrible it was for a driver to go 5 under the speed limit and stating the limit is the minimum speed you should travel.

nothing like criminals pushing more criminal behavior.
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People are just brainwashed by society that the speed LIMIT is the slowest you are supposed to drive, in the reality that we, the hypermilers live in, that is the MAX speed you should travel

If people don't agree let them get the speeding ticket
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:12 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Well a bit of consideration has to be made to other drivers. Problem about society is its about ME ME ME.

If your going to be a snail, stay out of the passing lane. God forbid if you have to go a bit slower to change lanes.

If someones riding your butt, put on your hazards, throw it in neutral, ride the shoulder for a bit and let them pass.

If your coasting towards a green light that you know your going to make, how about accelerate a bit so that the 10 cars stuck behind you make it as well not just the guy coasting at 30mph. 5mph over the speed limit to help others make a green light isn't going to kill anyone.

These comments aren't to anyone directly but just to be a considerate driver overall, maintain the flow of traffic, and keep crazy drivers from endangering themselves as well as us.

I follow these simple steps, how many others do this?

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