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Old 03-22-2011, 10:44 PM   #901 (permalink)
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ok, to end this i'll just state this. being in the navy i move every 3 years or so, and having a small car isn't conducive to ease in moving around.

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Old 03-22-2011, 10:45 PM   #902 (permalink)
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Lol, do you mean winning like Charlie Sheen? I personally would rather spend 1/3 the $ on gas (and parts prolly) for the life of a small 60mpg car than risk a rollover in an overconfident jeep/merging incident

oh the irony of that picture
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:05 PM   #903 (permalink)
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...especially the bumper sign: "...IF YOU CAN READ THIS, TURN ME OVER..."
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:35 AM   #904 (permalink)
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what state are you living in?? you'll never see that around here, people merging in expect everyone else to slow to their speed and let them merge (a reason i like having a jeep, if they fail to merge properly, i win in the end)
You're right, merging is difficult for many drivers. But that's what makes a smooth merge just so satisfying.
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what state are you living in?? you'll never see that around here, people merging in expect everyone else to slow to their speed and let them merge (a reason i like having a jeep, if they fail to merge properly, i win in the end)
See, I don't get this - why not adjust your speed and let people in even if they are numpties ? What do you win, a shiny badge ?

In fact why is merging so hard ? If you are on the road people are joining how hard can it be to move over, or if that is busy just slow down or speed up to open a gap and let someone in ? If you are using cruise at this point maybe you shouldn't be. RTFM.

Equally if you are joining and people are slowing to open a gap, don't bl@@dy well slow down as well.

(By 'you' of course I mean the metaphorical concept of 'a driver' not anyone specific here... )

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Old 03-23-2011, 11:40 AM   #907 (permalink)
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Equally if you are joining and people are slowing to open a gap, don't bl@@dy well slow down as well.
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that is the main problem with people around here, they don't understand the concept of matching speeds to merge. they also get complacent with the locals not slowing down to give them a gap to merge into, so they instinctively slow to line up with a gap, even though i already slowed down to give them one. i just don't care anymore, i drive the way i drive and make them avoid me, obviously if it's a Semi-Truck i'll move out of the way
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...especially the bumper sign: "...IF YOU CAN READ THIS, TURN ME OVER..."
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...it's ASSERTIVE driving skills versus AGGRESSIVE driving skills.

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Old 03-23-2011, 06:28 PM   #910 (permalink)
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that is the main problem with people around here...
Then sir we have a consensus. I am posting my further findings today in daily annoyances, in the Lounge...

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