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Old 08-24-2010, 10:01 PM   #11
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I recently had an issue with someone talking on his cell phone while driving who almost hit me, which would have been a pretty bad accident had it happened. I discussed it with him at stop light. He point blank told me his cell phone conversation was more important than anything else going on and it was my responsibility to watch out for him because he was very important. I told him otherwise. He made a few more derogatory statements. I made a simple sign to him and offered to pull over and discuss it some more. He sped off.


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Old 08-25-2010, 08:40 AM   #12
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He point blank told me his cell phone conversation was more important than anything else going on and it was my responsibility to watch out for him because he was very important.

I think that is the problem right there. Everything is all about ME these days. Who cares about the rest of the people on the road.

My 2 cellphone stories. Quite a few years ago I'm trying to merge onto the local freeway. The slow lane is filled w/ tractor trailers, but I get in. Then when I move to the middle lane, it's going about 10 mph slower than the RH & LH lanes. The LH passing lane is streaming by me for a couple of minutes before I can get out & start to move. Well the "leader" of the slow lane was some guy in a white shirt (w/ a passenger) yakking on a cell phone. I passed them while laying on the horn. After passing them & moving back into the middle lane in front of them, then tapped the side of my head as to say, "Use your head".

Sometime after that my brother almost rear ended a slow moving pickup in Toronto. As he passed them he saw the guy was on a cellphone. Well brother saw that he could slow down (no traffic) & let the guy catch up to him. Well I guess my brother honked the horn & started to yell (inside the cab of his truck). Brother said the guy hung up pretty quick. He didn't say what he said, but obviously the slow poke could lip read.

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Old 08-25-2010, 01:06 PM   #13
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I had a guy on a Harley just about merge into me. Turns out he was talking on his cell while driving a flipping motorcycle trying to merge into 60 MPH traffic.
While still on the phone, he informed me at the next stop that the motorcycle alway has the rite of way irreguardless of traffic law. Aparently he wasn't a physics major as I explained to him that my 6,000 lb truck and 7,000 lb camper could easily turn his 900 lb motorcycle, head and cell phone into a 1 piece unit. He put his phone down and got real quite after that.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:13 PM   #14
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As a long time biker, I can tell you that a motorcycle does not have any special right-of-way, especially at a yield sign. And even if I was in the right in some traffic situations, I never wanted to be dead right.

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