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Posted: 4/19/2016 8:41:18 PM EST
Is this a Tier 87 Operator thing now, like pulling the pistol to their chest and whipping their head left right left?

Do they figure a car-length per 10mph rounds to 1 when you drop below 10mph?

Are they too short to see over the steering wheel for the "wheels atop hood" check?


Seriously, WTF?!?!?! Especially at an intersection where traffic backs up a lot, you arseholes are causing more problems. Stop it.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:42:14 PM EST
Appropriate distance is if you can see the rear wheels of the car in front of you.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:42:15 PM EST
because i like to leave enough room to go around if i have to?

this isn't rocket fucking surgery

doesn't take a whole car length though
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:42:41 PM EST
Room to pull forward when you note the teener behind you might not stop in time due to texting.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:43:26 PM EST
Leave yourself room to move.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:43:44 PM EST
all of the above...
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:43:48 PM EST
In a really bad neighborhood it could be in case emergency invasive action is required. In such cases I usually leave about 1/2 car length.

Most of the time though I think it's just people not knowing how to drive properly.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:43:50 PM EST
I leave some space so when some oblivious asshole rear ends me, I don't hit the car in front of me too.



Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:43:51 PM EST
OP, do you drive a bro dozer?
Does your girlfriend like yelling at gay dudes in a BMW?
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:44:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TexRdnec:
because i like to leave enough room to go around if i have to?

this isn't rocket fucking surgery

doesn't take a whole car length though
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Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:44:35 PM EST
Meh. I'd be more concerned if they were paying attention to when the light changes than their phone. Fucking people have the attention span of a gold fish.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:45:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/20/2016 12:22:53 PM EST by MILLERLGT82]
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Originally Posted By peekay:
Appropriate distance is if you can see the rear wheels of the car in front of you.
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And so I don't become trapped when the asshole not paying attention rear ends the car behind you and smashes you into the one in front making the car fold up on you and needing to be cut out of the car[img]]

Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:45:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By rsolomon:
Is this a Tier 87 Operator thing now, like pulling the pistol to their chest and whipping their head left right left?

Do they figure a car-length per 10mph rounds to 1 when you drop below 10mph?

Are they too short to see over the steering wheel for the "wheels atop hood" check?


Seriously, WTF?!?!?! Especially at an intersection where traffic backs up a lot, you arseholes are causing more problems. Stop it.
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Have you ever had any real driver training?
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:45:47 PM EST
I've noticed it too, most people I see stop well short and bust out the cell phones. It's like they either can't wait to get on their phones, or they do it to add space because they know they're not going to pay attention for a while.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:46:14 PM EST
I like to see the tires contact the ground of the car in front of me.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:46:33 PM EST
People have their heads so far up their asses these days tapping away on their little cell phones that they can't be bothered to pay attention to their driving.

That's why I leave room in between so that if I'm on a motorcycle I can get out of the way in time.

If I'm in a car it depends a lot on what the car is in front of me. If it's a truck hauling a bunch of wood or other shit I'm going to hang back some distance in the event that the load comes loose.

Self preservation.

Lastly, there is no real point to parking my car as close as possible to the bumper of the car in front of me. What if the person needs to back up for some reason? What if they are driving a standard and let the car fall back a bit before engaging the clutch?

Common sense.

Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:47:16 PM EST
What really kills me is when people do it at Drive Thru's or ATMS. Pull the fuck up.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:48:04 PM EST
OP does not know how to drive.

Don't feel bad OP, you are in the majority.

Of idiot fucks.

Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:48:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By rsolomon:
Is this a Tier 87 Operator thing now, like pulling the pistol to their chest and whipping their head left right left?

Do they figure a car-length per 10mph rounds to 1 when you drop below 10mph?

Are they too short to see over the steering wheel for the "wheels atop hood" check?


Seriously, WTF?!?!?! Especially at an intersection where traffic backs up a lot, you arseholes are causing more problems. Stop it.
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Only one car length? Hell here in Vegas it's usually 3-4 lengths. Never saw it till we moved here.
Seriously see it nearly every time we go anywhere here in town.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:49:31 PM EST
You should leave enough room to drive around the car in front of you in case the guy behind you gets froggy. Basic persec bro.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:49:46 PM EST
... Strategic exit maneuver if required
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:49:54 PM EST
OP,

Do you drive a White F350 dually by chance?
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:50:38 PM EST
To make sure no one trips the sensor loop.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:50:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
OP does not know how to drive.

Don't feel bad OP, you are in the majority.

Of idiot fucks.

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This....
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:51:01 PM EST
Escape and evasion, common sense.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:51:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2016 8:51:58 PM EST by itstock]
Accident avoidance and offensive/defensive driving. I guess they fit in the operator realm, but I've always been taught to stop far enough away so that you can pull around if needed. And also so that if you get rear ended the chances of hitting the car in front of you are drastically reduced by distance.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:51:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TexRdnec:
because i like to leave enough room to go around if i have to?

this isn't rocket fucking surgery

doesn't take a whole car length though
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Yep. Always give yourself enough room
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:51:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By NEASGNoMercy:
OP,

Do you drive a White F350 dually by chance?
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Already asked.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:52:21 PM EST
So I've got room to change lanes if necessary.

I detest bumper riders.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:52:23 PM EST
I do it when I travel into large cities or bad neighborhoods - in case I need to jet.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:52:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ORARGB:
all of the above...
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This. If something happens or I just plain want to move I want room to go.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:53:21 PM EST
Who cares? Really!
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:53:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By odontia32m:
Escape and evasion, common sense.
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This. I leave room just in case I need to get the fuck out for some reason.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:53:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:54:15 PM EST
OP can you tell me why people use their blinker to get on the highway? That one always stumps me. To me the binker indicates a change when there are options. Where the fuck else are you going to go other than the right lane? It looks like you want to go from the right lane to the left, but you don't.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:54:52 PM EST
For escape purposes and if some asshole decides to slam into me I don't cause a chain reaction.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:55:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2016 9:00:17 PM EST by Ventilator]
OP fails at proper planning for inevitable assholes.

ETA: Funny story time. I had just pulled up to a stop sign where there was a car stopped ahead of me. I left the amount of space that OP is bitching about. My ride was an 82 CJ7 that I had lovingly (and not kinda piss-poorly) built up. Well the clutch linkage chose that exact moment to break causing the jeep to lurch forward at which time I rapidly turn the wheel towards a nicely manicured lawn and get it stopped. Had I pulled right up to the bumper of the car ahead like OP does I would have crashed into their bumper. See OP: practical application.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:55:15 PM EST
That's what bumpers are for. Just push them forward a bit.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:55:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2016 8:57:57 PM EST by wootizzle]
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Originally Posted By TexRdnec:
because i like to leave enough room to go around if i have to?

this isn't rocket fucking surgery

doesn't take a whole car length though
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Originally Posted By TexRdnec:
because i like to leave enough room to go around if i have to?

this isn't rocket fucking surgery

doesn't take a whole car length though

Originally Posted By Hamel:
Room to pull forward when you note the teener behind you might not stop in time due to texting.



These. Depends on the light.. If it's a light in town, usually half a car length. If it's a light just coming off a highway, or on one of our weird highway but not highway roads, a car length. I pull up to maybe 1/3 car length once there's a car or two stopped behind me.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:55:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2016 8:59:52 PM EST by BeardedDude]
Do you even close car combat, bro?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1bm3GgDxPOM
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:55:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2016 8:56:58 PM EST by p-joseph]
I used to think these people had some secret awareness about driving, so I started to take mental note of them when I drove past them. 9/10 looked like disheveled fuck nuts to me, maybe a higher percentage. Honestly, I think they can't judge where to stop, so they stop early. I came across a person who "stops early" where I work, I asked them why they do it, their response was somewhat illuminating, they said they'd been in a wreck and their anxiety kept reminding them of the intersection so they avoid it by stopping early. They asked me why I inquired and I was honest, I felt that people who stop short are oddballs.

I see alot of illegal alien types doing it.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:56:03 PM EST
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Originally Posted By itstock:
Accident avoidance and offensive/defensive driving. I guess they fit in the operator realm, but I've always been taught to stop far enough away so that you can pull around if needed. And also so that if you get rear ended the chances of hitting the car in front of you are drastically reduced by distance.
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A 1/3, maybe a 1/2.. but a full car length is being a special fucking look at me snow flake.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:56:06 PM EST


LOL

Just OP being an OP again. I wonder if he'll come back.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:56:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:56:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Hamel:
Room to pull forward when you note the teener behind you might not stop in time due to texting.
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Also gives you options encase someone tries to jack you. You might be able to pull around and beat feet out of there. My dad taught me that when I started driving. He had to drive through a bad part of town to get to his job.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:56:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By rsolomon:
Is this a Tier 87 Operator thing now, like pulling the pistol to their chest and whipping their head left right left?

Do they figure a car-length per 10mph rounds to 1 when you drop below 10mph?

Are they too short to see over the steering wheel for the "wheels atop hood" check?


Seriously, WTF?!?!?! Especially at an intersection where traffic backs up a lot, you arseholes are causing more problems. Stop it.
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0.5/10 rant
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:56:31 PM EST
Hop off my ass OP.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:56:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By EvanWilliams:
Leave yourself room to move.
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Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:57:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
OP does not know how to drive.

Don't feel bad OP, you are in the majority.

Of idiot fucks.

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LoL
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:58:57 PM EST
There's more than one time I looked in the rearview mirror I can tell the jackass was going to run into the back of me because they weren't paying attention and it gave me time to pull out and avoid it..

But hey Nice rant
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 8:59:42 PM EST
Now that I am married, old and can't bang 20 year olds the very next best thing in life is to wedge my Crown Vic in some asshole's 25' long stoplight safe space.
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