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I just can't believe some of the idiots on the road. I was driving home from the office in my F150, which I use to pull my trailer. I was about six car lengths from the intersection when this moron decided to turn left in front of me and then changed his mind--stopping right in my path! I was doing about 40 mph and had no chance to stop. I was pretty sure no one was next to me in the middle lane so I swerved around him. I figured if I smashed the side of the truck I could still make it to Pensacola. I think I missed him by about a foot. Hope the trip to Florida is less "exciting" than that!

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I second that emotion tburgess

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Something like that happened to my dad and I the other day. A car pulled out of the intersection on a red light right in front of a car, which we were 1 car behind, and many others in back of us. If they would have hit, it would have been one BIG pile-up. We were all going about 35-40. When are people going to learn how to drive?? Jeesh!

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I had an old fart pull out across two lanes of traffic in front of me not long ago. Drum brakes on the stang worked so that I missed him by about six inches. I had the top down so I was able to voice my consternation at his lack of driving skills.
Was the cloaking device a standard feature on a 65?

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It's every day if one commutes like do. I routinely have morons cut me off without signaling. And they like to shoehorn into very tight spots. I've shot a few, but that just makes the cops mad. Just kidding. I leave lots of space and that seems to help.
 

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Years of riding a motorcycle taught me to drive like everybody else on the road was out there to kill me. It's getting worse...

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It's knuckleheads like that ,that caused me to quit commuting to work and get a job closer to home. I had similar situation happen to me on the last day I commuted home from work. A group of teenage girls were stopped at a stop sign, and I know they saw me coming, the driver made eye contact with me. As I was approaching the intersection at about 45 MPH, she pulls out in front of me! I was driving a '72 VW Super Beetle with crappy brakes and it's a good thing they were, I thought for sure I was going to blast that little Escort in the passenger door but when I hit the brakes the car pulled hard to the left, just missing the rear of the Escort by inches. The girl just drove off, but I had to pull over and count my blessings. Some people shouldn't be allowed to have drivers licenses.

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They probably got their licence from a Craker Jack box!!

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Over here it's quite tough to get a driver's license, the average person needs about 35 lessons of one hour.

But does that show in the way people drive? Apparently it doesn't. In my rather short commute to work (less than 10 miles) I see lots of boneheads doing the same things as you describe. Only it gets more interesting if you consider that our highways have to carry as many vehicles per hour in rush-hour in two or three lanes as eight or ten lanes would in the USA!

I try to be a good driver, but it's hard with all those bozos around. When I was learning to drive, my instructor said that driving was just anticipating and correcting the mistakes of others... I wish more people would do that.
 
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