Things you wish the other driver could hear, v3.0


#582

A beautiful drive! You’re lucky you’ve caught us having this “sunshine” stuff :slight_smile:


#583

I packed for actual Scottish weather. Half my bag was shit I didn’t need. I wasn’t pleased.


#584

There’s one thing about our weather that you can be sure of - you can’t predict it more than a few days ahead, and sometimes not even that :stuck_out_tongue:


#585

It’s because of the haggis? Must be. :stuck_out_tongue:


#586

The Polar Vortex Haggis Sharknado Effect.
Yeah, I’ve heard of it.


#587

Oh man you guys have no idea how bad last winter was for us; there were sharks and haggis everywhere and once the snow melted they all started rotting! :skull:


#588

What the ever loving… Why? I have reported this guy to the CHP. He was weaving in and out of traffic, then settled in behind me to tailgate for a minute. He then pulls over two lanes, pulls back into my lane, deliberately cutting me off and forcing me to hit the brakes to avoid collision, throws a cup at me, then takes the next exit. I have it on video.

Edit: Taking a close look at the video, it looks like a can blew out of the back of his truck just after he pulled in front of me, so he didn’t actually throw anything at me. That makes me feel a bit better.


#589

The maximum speed for you to split lanes with your bike is 45 mph. Not 75.


#590

I never understood splitting lanes as it seems too dangerous to me and I have many years of experience riding motorcycles.


#591

When traffic is stopped or moving at no more than 15 mph, I’ll split lanes. This has saved me a lot of time during commute hours.


#592

I lane split all the time on the bike. If the traffic is doing less than 80 (them’s kilometers, not miles, per hour) and it’s safe to do so, then I will.


#593

Apparently, in the US, that’s only legal in California. I guess that explains why I rarely see it here. When I do, though, you can see people in other cars get all kinds of upset.


#594

Well yeah, what if I want to get out of my car while going 30 mph on the highway?


#595

Ha! Every once in a while, when a freeway is backed up to the point of a dead stop, I see someone decide that it is a good time/place to get out of the car, either to grab something out of the trunk, or to try to see what the issue is up ahead. Either way, not a smart move.

But really, I only very rarely see lane splitting here. I didn’t know it was legal anywhere. When I have seen it, it has usually been at a traffic signal. I don’t know if that is more or less dangerous than when highway traffic is moving slow. In either case, around here, if someone leaves a gap then someone else is probably going to juke over and fill the gap, and I doubt they’re expecting someone to be zipping up the dotted line.


#596

Come to California. You’ll see it all the time.


#597

That’s in the Americainian States, right? No thanks.


#598

I’ve gotten out of my car, gotten a blanket out and laid down in the median after meeting all my new neighbors while we waited for the cleanup crew and the lifeline helicopter.


#599

Stop rubbernecking and keep on driving.

You’ll cause other people to drive into your car, causing another accident, oh lookee, all lanes are now clogged with traffic, well done.


#600

That’s kind of an extreme situation, though. It isn’t often that the freeway in town is completely shut down. All the freeways around here have feeder/frontage roads, so even for the worst wrecks, they can usually shunt traffic off to the feeder road to bypass. I have seen impromptu picnics way out in the country, though.


#601

Not in California they don’t. That was something I had to get used to when I lived in Dallas.