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Old 06-21-2018, 01:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I had a Prius doing "eco-friendly" driving in front of me a couple of days ago. Crawling up hills at WELL below the already-low PSL, then coasting downhill at WELL above same. I dunno; I get wanting to be efficient, to get your personal best ever tankful, or whatever. Just move over and let other folks by.

(My solution: turn off and go a different way. We have a wealth of little roads around here.)

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Old 06-21-2018, 02:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I had a Prius doing "eco-friendly" driving in front of me a couple of days ago. Crawling up hills at WELL below the already-low PSL, then coasting downhill at WELL above same. I dunno; I get wanting to be efficient, to get your personal best ever tankful, or whatever. Just move over and let other folks by.

(My solution: turn off and go a different way. We have a wealth of little roads around here.)
Was this a 2-lane road? If so, yeah, the dude's a jerk. If it's a 4 lane road and he was in the right lane, you could have passed him. However, based on the way you tell it, it sounds like you were more or less STUCK behind him. If I'm on a 4 lane road, I occupy the right lane and I hypermile and people are free to pass. I stay generally +-5mph from PSL, sometimes +-10 depending on the height of the hill. We've got some pretty serious ones here in North Alabama. I'll power up the hill and then throw it in neutral and EOC down. I just wished my SG2 would go into the 9999mpg mode sooner than 9 seconds after I kick the key back to "IGN II", lol.
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Old 06-21-2018, 02:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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This is the reason dash cams are more and more popular around here. I plan to buy one too, if i spare enough of cash.
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Anywho, this guy in a Ram (like I used to own before I realized just how stupid owning that truck was) passes the car that was hanging out behind me (guess they wanted to see if they could do the speed limit with me?), but does so with extreme "pedal to the metal" because I hear his exhaust roar up, he nearly hits the car he passes, then swerves in front of me and cuts me off, stomps his brakes (brake checks me), then stomps on the gas again. I give him a few flickers of my high beams because "wtf dude? I was doing the speed limit in the right lane...what more do you want?" and he goes into a COMPLETE RAGE! Stomps his brakes again, slows down to about 20mph, all the while flicking me off and flailing his "you're number 1" hand around like an insane person, then takes off. ...
Your responses were right. Bring down the anger. De-escalate. Under-react. I have been in these situations too. And I have had every kinda reaction. Whenever I have participated in the ****tiness and aggression, nothing good or useful comes of it. People have accidents, cause accidents, get wrapped up into other people's rage-accidents innocently.

I think my best responses have been non-responses. I don't remember them because the whole situation is forgettable when I don't participate or even register more than needed to stay out of a psychopathic ego battle with someone.

Do like the truckers do (generally): under-react and keep on keepin' on.
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1. That happens way more often than it should. "I'm going to pass this guy so I can make that turn up there in 1/2 mile!" I don't understand why folks just can't "hang out" until their turn arrives. Maybe we could market an "efficient driving" school similar to a defensive driving one? lol.
I'll never understand that maneuver and it seems to happen EVERY time I leave town.
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...what would have happened if that meth-head had a gun in his car?
OTOH, what would have happened to that meth-head if you'd had a gun in your car?
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Had the "pass, merge and take the exit" maneuver happen to me on my way to work this morning. Driver wasn't overly aggressive, but it was just puzzling to me that he (dude driving a Ram) nearly missed his exit in his excitement to get around me at the last minute, for an exit I wasn't taking.

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