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Forum topic by Dan P posted 02-17-2018 04:03 PM 578 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dan P

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02-17-2018 04:03 PM

It defies logic, the irrational turn to the left.

Coming out of a gas station on a busy intersection, waiting to cross 3 lanes of opposing traffic in order to “save time”?
Or coming out of a parking lot, holding up five or six cars behind them so they might get where they’re going a bit faster.

Do they not realize they are causing all the people behind them to get to their destinations slower? Are they not aware of the excess carbon monoxide being gassed into the atmosphere from the idling cars behind them?

Multiply the number of cars making ill advised left turns in parking lots, gas stations, etc in any specific location, multiply that by millions and you might get an inkling of the poisonous gases senselessly being poured into our environment.

What in the world is cuter than a baby mountain gorilla? That’s right, nothing. So let’s start using a little common sense in our driving habits.

-- Daniel P

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#1 posted 02-17-2018 06:10 PM

I’m right there with you, on the up side, I’m seeing more and more roundabouts in commercial building lots. A timely suggestion in the right person’s ear could make things happen!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#2 posted 02-17-2018 06:59 PM

Here in CA, you can legally make ”U” turns so it logical to turn right and make a ”U” at the next opportunity instead of wasting gas and holding those behind them as fume hostages!

That is just as bad as the “gappers”, the ones that leave two or three car lengths in front of them at a stop light so they can get on their cell phones and at the same time block the road to the left turn lane!

Then when the light changes they are so engrossed in their cell phones they forget they are in a car and just sit there!

I could go on but my BP is rising too fast!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#3 posted 02-17-2018 07:09 PM

I’ll say it again. YOU CAN’T FIX STUPID!

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#4 posted 02-17-2018 07:45 PM

Oldnovice, I honk at the “gappppers”.

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#5 posted 02-17-2018 09:26 PM

caboxmaker, if I did that I would drain my battery!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#6 posted 02-17-2018 10:33 PM

Sorry. The people that nearly stop in the middle of the road to look at a wreck or a car pulled over and nearly cause another 20 cars behind them to wreck is more aggravating to me and seems to happen more to me. I do agree with the left turners tho. Where I’m at we can’t do U turns legally.

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#7 posted 02-18-2018 02:24 AM

Anyone heard of the “moth” effect?
When a driver is, for some reason, drawn to flashing lights of a vehicle on the side of the road and slams into the vehicle.
This effect has been documented by the CHP

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#8 posted 02-18-2018 04:46 AM

I’m a “Leftie” (Left Handed) I don’t do any of those things.… People who do not signal there turns drive me Crazy! & Tailgaters. I was taught how to handle that one. Brake! and Gas!

I also took a Defensive Driving Course. That was a GOOD IDEA! to avoid the IDIOTS!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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