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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Bones, Jan 12, 2018 at 2:28 PM.
Darwin had it pegged.
Yes. We'll let it go at that.
I learned to drive in Texas and thought that gesture to be pretty darn nice. It was new to me, because people don't do it here if ever. Really surprised me and continues to be a pleasant experience when I visit.
It seems Texas folks get over and let you pass when they know they are slower. Not here in misery.
We have the big, looping right turn here too.
One time I was driving around with a consultant from the east coast, and he remarked on the farm wagon turn. I told him, "This close to the Mississippi we've got a lot of retired barge drivers." He took me seriously, and wanted to know all about barge driving.
My great grandfather used to say that old folks think they're still driving a horse and buggy. lol
Of course, that was back in the seventies. That excuse doesn't really work these days.
Since this is a thread about right turns...here's mine.
I was in my first week learning to drive a cement truck. I was told repeatedly to spin the tub pretty good going down the highway... but slow it down before you make any tight right turns. I forgot this and did one of the aforementioned left/right maneuvers with the tub still on 10.
There was a car sitting in the oncoming lane as I made my hard right turn beside it and the wheels on the right side of the truck lifted off the road for a second. The look of horror on that old man's face when he realized he was about to be squashed under tons of cement mixer will stay with me for life.
But we made it...with only a minor bowel leakage....both, I'm sure.
Nah. I think we've hit the point where those less well equipped in that area have an easier time surviving. And, ugh, breeding!
I was trying to explain that exact point to a friend the other day.
No. I drive a Honda Prelude.
Of course, I’d trade it for an S-2000 with an aftermarket hardtop.
No wait... I wouldn’t.
There was a fad here in Nashville a few years back where the “young folk” thought it was hilarious to purposely signal the opposite of the direction they were actually turning.
No kidding. That was really a thing.
I think it lasted for about a year or so.
Happens all the time here too ! People don’t know how to drive, have no concept of the size of their vehicle and you’re really lucky if they put the turn signal on before they hit the brakes !
There's no problem here in mid-Wales... we're all stuck behind either a farmer's tractor or someone towing a caravan that's just a bit too big for their car. Either that or trying to avoid the sheep that wander in to the road.
Sounds like you live just down the road from me.
In my town, the statusmobiles don't have blinkers, pickup trucks are incapable of coming to a complete stop at a stop sign (not that anyone knows how a four way stop works anyway) and, yeah, most cars do the right turns like you're driving a semi.
And we won't even begin on the new roundabout that was put in a couple of years ago.
My guess is people think what you learn in drivers ed is no longer needed once you have the actual license.
Oh yeah. That thing about my lawn...
Drivers can be very annoying but I've yet to see a driver in action more annoying than the "eugenics" angle of some of these posts...
Use your turn signal, don't let your driving impact others, and remember - y'ain't no better than anyone else.
I get it. My wife and I switch off between an SLK and a 328i wagon. We can't believe how other drivers try to outmaneuver us in their pickups and SUVs. We're in California this weekend. We have a three row SUV to haul around birthday party supplies for my granddaughter and without the overhead view on the dash would have no idea where this thing begins and ends. We can't just not see the corners, we can't see the roadway outside the driver's side window. When I grew up, you could haul a piece of plywood flat behind the driver's bench in your wagon. We're headed back in that direction size wise with no good reason for it. But remember, no one attempted to cut a corner in 1963. And there were fewer cars on the road to bully out of the way. Hi