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Posted: 12/28/2012 5:53:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2012 5:57:28 PM EDT by beardog30]
Is it just me or does it drive you nuts when you are sitting at a stop sign and someone pulls up to the side of you blocking your view. I always thought it was common courtesy to stay back enough so the person that was at the stop sign first was able to see?
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 5:59:46 PM EDT
Common courtesy and common sense no longer exists sadly
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 6:05:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2012 5:47:16 AM EDT by Him]
If you are turning left right and they pull up on your right left, you go when they go.

Nobody can hit you because they are in the way covering you.

That solves half your problem.

ETA:
What can I tell you .......... I am left handed and always get it all fucked up.

Sorry.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 6:09:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Him:
If you are turning left and they pull up on your right, you go when they go.

Nobody can hit you because they are in the way covering you.

That solves half your problem.


lol wut
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 6:18:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
Originally Posted By Him:
If you are turning left and they pull up on your right, you go when they go.

Nobody can hit you because they are in the way covering you.

That solves half your problem.


lol wut


If you got that backwards, you are correct. However, if someone is trying to make a left on a busy road, I'm not gonna wait to make my easy right turn. It pisses me off when people making that left pull all the way up and/or don't leave room for a car to squeeze by on their right.

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Link Posted: 12/28/2012 9:49:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By beardog30:
Is it just me or does it drive you nuts when you are sitting at a stop sign and someone pulls up to the side of you blocking your view. I always thought it was common courtesy to stay back enough so the person that was at the stop sign first was able to see?


I've never heard of that rule.

What bugs me about that scenario is when someone uses the breakdown lane/ shoulder to turn right.
If they wanted you to have a dedicated turning lane there, it would be there.
The shoulder is not a lane.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 9:50:56 PM EDT
I drive a MINI so I don't block any views in the first place.

Link Posted: 12/29/2012 2:35:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Originally Posted By beardog30:
Is it just me or does it drive you nuts when you are sitting at a stop sign and someone pulls up to the side of you blocking your view. I always thought it was common courtesy to stay back enough so the person that was at the stop sign first was able to see?


I've never heard of that rule.

What bugs me about that scenario is when someone uses the breakdown lane/ shoulder to turn right.
If they wanted you to have a dedicated turning lane there, it would be there.
The shoulder is not a lane.


Are you talking about using the shoulder at an intersection, or just making a right off of a bigger road, using the shoulder? I see no problem with either one. The first keeps traffic from getting backed up behind a bunch of idiots trying to make a left. The second gets your vehicle out of the flow of traffic.

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Link Posted: 12/29/2012 2:52:09 AM EDT
As deplorable as it is to drive in Florida or California, American freeways have nothing on the asshattery in Japan...

I'd pay big bucks right now to deal with just a few ignorant jackasses on the road, not millions of them.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 2:56:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Angry_Incorporated:
I drive a MINI so I don't block any views in the first place.



I drive an F250, so my view is rarely blocked.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 5:47:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2012 5:48:59 AM EDT by Him]
Originally Posted By BillythePoet:
Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
Originally Posted By Him:
If you are turning left and they pull up on your right, you go when they go.

Nobody can hit you because they are in the way covering you.

That solves half your problem.


lol wut


If you got that backwards, you are correct. However, if someone is trying to make a left on a busy road, I'm not gonna wait to make my easy right turn. It pisses me off when people making that left pull all the way up and/or don't leave room for a car to squeeze by on their right.

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See edit above.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:19:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Him:
If you are turning left right and they pull up on your right left, you go when they go.

Nobody can hit you because they are in the way covering you.

That solves half your problem.

ETA:
What can I tell you .......... I am left handed and always get it all fucked up.

Sorry.


Still, not necessarily. What if the left turner (who has been sitting there for a few minutes and is getting impatient) decides to pull out for a left turn but has just enough room to clear traffic that is approaching at a high rate of speed? He would be safe. You, the right turner, unable to see this, decide it is clear because the guy next to you pulled out. Wham, you get rear ended because you were unable to accelerate in time.

Definitely one of those cases where its not safe to assume its clear.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:26:32 AM EDT
Yeah, that does drive me nuts when people block my view when turning, but it is not a big enough deal to get worked up about.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:26:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2012 6:27:47 AM EDT by tc556guy]
Originally Posted By BillythePoet:

Are you talking about using the shoulder at an intersection, or just making a right off of a bigger road, using the shoulder? I see no problem with either one. The first keeps traffic from getting backed up behind a bunch of idiots trying to make a left. The second gets your vehicle out of the flow of traffic.

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I'm talking about using the shoulder as a turn lane.

It is not a lane of travel. It is not a turning lane. It is a sign of an impatient driver who can't wait in line.

Originally Posted By SaltwaterCowboy:
As deplorable as it is to drive in Florida or California, American freeways have nothing on the asshattery in Japan...

I'd pay big bucks right now to deal with just a few ignorant jackasses on the road, not millions of them.


Can't be any worse than Afghanistan
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:28:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:32:05 AM EDT
I drive a H2. I make it a point to pull up and block thier view, then make eye contact and give them the finger while I pull out in traffic without looking. When you drive a hummer, everyone respects you.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:34:08 AM EDT
obviously you are not from Texas.

Our motto is, if it is paved, you can drive on it
Originally Posted By tc556guy:
Originally Posted By beardog30:
Is it just me or does it drive you nuts when you are sitting at a stop sign and someone pulls up to the side of you blocking your view. I always thought it was common courtesy to stay back enough so the person that was at the stop sign first was able to see?


I've never heard of that rule.

What bugs me about that scenario is when someone uses the breakdown lane/ shoulder to turn right.
If they wanted you to have a dedicated turning lane there, it would be there.
The shoulder is not a lane.


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