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Old 07-09-2016, 01:01 PM   #21
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My pet peeve are the ones that come flying past, pull into your lane, and then jam on their brakes to exit. Why not just fall in behind me and then exit? There was plenty of room.
I think it's about "winning". Seriously.......I think the almost subconscious mindset of many folks is "I need to get ahead of ONE MORE car, I need to one bit faster than that guy, I need to beat you to that exit"......almost without thinking about it.

I spent 22 years commuting about 35 miles to work. I spent about 15 of it trying to beat one more car........I was that guy. I spent the last 7 of it just letting anyone that wanted to beat me, beat me. I backed off. This is in a commuter town where daily traffic is heavy. Difference? I timed both. The difference was one minute. One.

But I doubt that would matter to most drivers. They don't care if they LOSE a minute, so long as they get to drive faster than the other guy.
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Old 07-09-2016, 03:26 PM   #22
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Actually, there is no other way. It's your resposibility to yield not the other way around. Just because your driving a monster vehicle does not afford you special treatment; that's your choice. Unfortunately, I believe some 18 wheelers have been held responsible for accidents involving non yeilding to ramp zombies. Some people just have no concept and just because most highway travellers move over (as a courtesy) or yield to the zombies they think it is required and don't even look at the lane till they run out of on ramp. It's my responsibility to yield and merge, whether that means speed up or slow down.
I'm not saying you're wrong... but do you have a referential source for that information?
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that's why I bought a dash cam a few weeks ago. Cheap ones can be had for under $50. Good ones for $100-150. The video might come in very handy one day. I did extensive research and decided on this one.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Actually, there is no other way. It's your resposibility to yield not the other way around. Just because your driving a monster vehicle does not afford you special treatment; that's your choice. Unfortunately, I believe some 18 wheelers have been held responsible for accidents involving non yeilding to ramp zombies. Some people just have no concept and just because most highway travellers move over (as a courtesy) or yield to the zombies they think it is required and don't even look at the lane till they run out of on ramp. It's my responsibility to yield and merge, whether that means speed up or slow down.
Well, I can't speak for other states, but here's what the Illinois Vehicle Code says:

(625 ILCS 5/11-709.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-709.1)
Sec. 11-709.1. Driving on the shoulder.
(a) Vehicles shall be driven on a roadway, and shall only be driven on the shoulder for the purpose of stopping or accelerating from a stop while merging into traffic. It shall be a violation of this Section if while merging into traffic and while on the shoulder, the vehicle passes any other vehicle on the roadway adjacent to it.

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625 ILCS 5/11-905) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-905)
Sec. 11-905. Merging traffic. Not withstanding the right of way provision in Sec. 11-901 of this Act, at an intersection where traffic lanes are provided for merging traffic the driver of each vehicle on the converging roadways is required to adjust his vehicular speed and lateral position so as to avoid a collision with another vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 81-860.)
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We had 4 different people in the left lane doing under the speed limit texting on there phone. One car looked like both driver and passenger were watching a video on there phones.
The 2nd car was a older women ,looked to be over 60. 3rd car had a younger kid and it looked like the phone was strapped to the steering wheel for easy texting.
4th guy was all over the road, more focused on the texting then the driving.
I ran into many idiots out there during my 7 hour trip , but one was a true A-hole. This guy was beeping his horn as to tell me something was wrong and just wanted me to pull off the road so he could pass me . WTF !!! Something is wrong with some people!


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Old 07-09-2016, 07:21 PM   #26
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What about loss of driving priveldges for distracted driving? Texting, Smoking, Eating half a rack of ribs etc..
Texting is all ready against the law in all but 2 states . no eating while driving will bother a lot of MH owners and i also see no reason you can't eat a sandwich and drive same with Smoking it doesn't effect anyones driving . how about putting make up on while driving or talking to your wife or passenger while driving . i think No Dogs inn the front seats and then restrained in the back seat .
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Laws will never fix texting or distracted driving. They don't stop speeding.

One thing will..............if/when all insurance companies absolutely refuse to pay any claim for a wreck that occurred while a cell phone was in use. And yes, it can be determined.

Short of that, what we have is what we have.

As for moving over, I always let folks in the freeway when possible. When not possible, I don't.
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Texting is all ready against the law in all but 2 states . no eating while driving will bother a lot of MH owners and i also see no reason you can't eat a sandwich and drive same with Smoking it doesn't effect anyones driving . how about putting make up on while driving or talking to your wife or passenger while driving . i think No Dogs inn the front seats and then restrained in the back seat .
I would have to disagree on eating while driving. I no longer eat while driving. Here's my reasoning.

Ever dumped / dribbled some coffee in your lap? Dropped schmutz on yourself from a messy sandwich? Did that distract you? What if another driver did something stupid in front of you right then, you only have one hand on the wheel thanks to that sandwich or drink and you're distracted by the dribble? Would that affect your response? I know it would mine. When I'm driving a 14,000 lb class C the potential damage goes up exponentially. I could not live with myself if my impaired reaction during an emergency situation caused harm to someone else much less my family.
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Actually, there is no other way. It's your resposibility to yield not the other way around. Just because your driving a monster vehicle does not afford you special treatment; that's your choice. Unfortunately, I believe some 18 wheelers have been held responsible for accidents involving non yeilding to ramp zombies. Some people just have no concept and just because most highway travellers move over (as a courtesy) or yield to the zombies they think it is required and don't even look at the lane till they run out of on ramp. It's my responsibility to yield and merge, whether that means speed up or slow down.
Wow
Whatever new drug your on...I want a double dose! lol

If you have yield sign you YIELD!!!
If You have a Stop sign you STOP!!
If You have a Red Light You Stop!!

You have to be kidding me!
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I would have to disagree on eating while driving. I no longer eat while driving. Here's my reasoning.

Ever dumped / dribbled some coffee in your lap? Dropped schmutz on yourself from a messy sandwich? Did that distract you? What if another driver did something stupid in front of you right then, you only have one hand on the wheel thanks to that sandwich or drink and you're distracted by the dribble? Would that affect your response? I know it would mine. When I'm driving a 14,000 lb class C the potential damage goes up exponentially. I could not live with myself if my impaired reaction during an emergency situation caused harm to someone else much less my family.
50 years of driving never any issues eating while driving . that doesn't mean there are not others that can't drive while eating . talking on the phone , playing music , breathing , talking to your passenger,messing with your kids or dogs .

Should all this be outlawed because it can distract a driver . even the self driving cars can't keep from wrecking .lol i'll eat when i drive . Never use more then one hand driving anyways and sometimes my knees
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