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What is wrong with drivers like this?

Old 06-19-21, 06:10 PM
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What is wrong with drivers like this?

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Old 06-19-21, 06:18 PM
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killers on the road/

other than bullet wounds only his psychiatrist knows for sure.hoping the victims all recover & have injury attorney's.
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Old 06-19-21, 06:23 PM
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well at least I doubt he will do it again. first time I saw a driver get really punished for hitting someone. instant karma I guess.
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Old 06-19-21, 06:32 PM
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People like this could be crazy, of course--think they're playing PacMan. Or they could be evil--I'm going to get those lycra-encased vermin.

But more likely, they are driving too fast, half stunned by their loud music, looking at their cell phones, and not paying attention. At 35 mph, that car would travel 51 feet in one second. That's enough to mow down 10 cyclists even without taking another second to hear the first collision, look around and see what it was, and either (1) stop and render aid or (2) flee.

I ride in the street--carefully chosen residential streets--but in the cell phone era, it's just not safe any more.
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Old 06-21-21, 10:50 AM
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I feel like it's best not to speculate about what's wrong with them. You'll be wrong.

And a preemptive warning that discussing politics is not allowed outside the Politics and religion forum.
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Old 06-21-21, 11:35 AM
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Having seen an oncoming car cross the road in an attempt to scare me into the ditch/ tackle me off the road. And nearly losing it on the soft shoulder, coming within inches of ending up in the ditch himself, I’m not surprised as such.
And of course there was the horsebox guy, so upset about cyclists holding traffic back that he did make contact with several of us with the fenders of his trailer.
Some people simply get irrationally angry over just about anything. Spend 20 minutes watching Youtube videos on road rage, see how many you can figure out.
Every Now and then, someone will propose that breathalyzers - alcolocks - should be made mandatory on new cars. Me, I’d rather have aggro-locks.
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Old 06-21-21, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by dabac View Post
Some people simply get irrationally angry over just about anything
sounds like my marriage
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Old 06-21-21, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
discussing politics is not allowed outside the Politics and religion forum.
Who was talking politics or religion, U?
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After years of buildup, i finally laughed at a dad joke.
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In my country some people pretend as if it is some kind of a sport to speed up straight towards a biker and then swirve off at the last second. I can imagine the last drops of gray matter in this mans brain stopped lighting up years ago.
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Old 06-25-21, 06:52 AM
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In the US when people have issues in life, often an "outlet" that is unsafe and inappropriate is the automobile. Go out and hit 100mph and race around. Go get angry at others.

Living an entire life of victimizing yourself at the hands of things like grievance politics or grievance morality leads to you taking it out on others. Be that beating a spouse after getting drunk or mowing over some cyclists in your way on the road.

We don't have respect for certain tools and activities that require sound mind and complete attention, like driving a car.

One time driving home from work I had a lady behind me on the phone screaming and crying tears at a cellphone while bashing her steering wheel while we were stopped at a stop light. Knowing she was clearly not in a state of mind to operate a vehicle, I changed lanes and got far away.

I really wish parents wouldn't ever argue or fight in a way they "get angry then go for a drive". Teaching kids right off you can go blow steam off in an automobile.

I've no idea this guy's deal was. But these things happen.
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Fascinating

Two things never cease to amaze me when there are conversations like this.

First amazenent: the focus always becomes the motivation, stupidity and malfeasance of the perpetrator. I would think that with all this biking knowledge, we would be better served in discuss how to avoid the inevitable incompetence, stupidity, and evil of people we run into (or who run into us). Kudos to people like Burnthesheep* for sharing strategies.

Second amazement: the number of people who say "F*** it, nothing I can do about it," or "F*** them, I have the right [etc.]" I'm not trying to start a fight, so I'll say nothing more, other than "Amazing!"

*But really ... can't we leave the poor sheep UNburned?
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Originally Posted by Elbeinlaw View Post
Two things never cease to amaze me when there are conversations like this.

First amazenent: the focus always becomes the motivation, stupidity and malfeasance of the perpetrator. I would think that with all this biking knowledge, we would be better served in discuss how to avoid the inevitable incompetence, stupidity, and evil of people we run into (or who run into us). Kudos to people like Burnthesheep* for sharing strategies.

Second amazement: the number of people who say "F*** it, nothing I can do about it," or "F*** them, I have the right [etc.]" I'm not trying to start a fight, so I'll say nothing more, other than "Amazing!"

*But really ... can't we leave the poor sheep UNburned?
Not really sure why I originally chose that username. I wish I could change it as it doesn't really match at all with my likeness. I'm pretty sure it was in a quote somebody put up and it was kind of a "haha" for 30 seconds that turned into a username.

Oh well, too late now.
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Old 06-25-21, 08:30 AM
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Too late now

There's this great Willie Nelson song:

"There's lots a things I'd change
If I could go back in time somehow
But there's nothing I can do about it now."


My anthem.
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