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Old 04-28-21, 04:29 PM
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The very best thing about owning a car again...

...motorists behind me are forced to drive the speed limit and stop completely at every stop sign. By me. Now I have the POWER to aggravate THEM.
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Old 04-28-21, 04:46 PM
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Really...??? Do you have a veteran license plate...??? Every time I see a vehicle with a veteran license plate, I change lanes... Cause I have learned that they drive like there was a cop car beside them.
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Down here you change lanes if you see Canadian plates.

Snowbirds are notorious.

(Which is not to say they're representative of Canadian drivers in general. On the NY Thruway when I was young, Canadians drove as if they didn't know how heavy the radar presence was. And often paid the price.)

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Really...??? Do you have a veteran license plate...??? Every time I see a vehicle with a veteran license plate, I change lanes... Cause I have learned that they drive like there was a cop car beside them.
HAHA!! You have a problem with the word "LIMIT" as in Speed Limit?

A limit is a boundary, or how far something can go, or the maximum amount of something. When you reach the limit, imagine a little sign saying "the end." Source

How about the word "STOP"? Have an issue with this as well? Can't say I'm sorry to hear this because YOU are the one(s) I am having so much fun forcing to obey the law. Made my day in fact.

See ya on the road!
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
HAHA!! You have a problem with the word "LIMIT" as in Speed Limit?

A limit is a boundary, or how far something can go, or the maximum amount of something. When you reach the limit, imagine a little sign saying "the end." Source

How about the word "STOP"? Have an issue with this as well? Can't say I'm sorry to hear this because YOU are the one(s) I am having so much fun forcing to obey the law. Made my day in fact.

See ya on the road!
Yes, it does seem that, I do have a problem with limits... Why,? probably because most, if not all, limits are set up for the lowest common denominator... Just because the speed limit on a corner says, 30 MPH, it does NOT mean that corner can only be made at 30 MPH safely... I have gone around 30 MPH corners doing 60 MPH and felt almost nothing, no squealing of tires, no being thrown sideways in my seat, no problem... why? because I know how to drive, and was driving a car that could make it around the corner at probably 90 MPH... JMO
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Yes, it does seem that, I do have a problem with limits... Why,? probably because most, if not all, limits are set up for the lowest common denominator...
How about a residential neighborhood street with a 20 mph limit and 20 stop signs in a row? And speed limits are set up for the worst case scenario I agree, like topping a hill in the blinding rain at midnight. However, there is also an element of safety when everyone is driving close to the SAME SPEED, whether that be 200mph on an Indy track or 70 on a freeway.

Nonetheless, speed limit and stop signs are LITERAL, not interpretive. Tell that s**t to a cop. I'll do my part to see you don't get in trouble. No charge. Especially on that 20 mph street with 20 stop signs!
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Originally Posted by JoeyBike View Post
How about a residential neighborhood street with a 20 mph limit and 20 stop signs in a row? And speed limits are set up for the worst case scenario I agree, like topping a hill in the blinding rain at midnight. However, there is also an element of safety when everyone is driving close to the SAME SPEED, whether that be 200mph on an Indy track or 70 on a freeway.

Nonetheless, speed limit and stop signs are LITERAL, not interpretive. Tell that s**t to a cop. I'll do my part to see you don't get in trouble. No charge. Especially on that 20 mph street with 20 stop signs!
Yes, stop signs mean stop... But guess what, I think yield signs can be just as effective, but again lowest common denominator means, everyone must stop, because there are some drivers out there can't cope with the decision is it safe to go fast enough without stopping??? JMO
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I obey the laws (including speed limits) while driving or cycling. If others have a problem with that THEY are the problem, not the person in compliance with the law.
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I obey the laws (including speed limits) while driving or cycling. If others have a problem with that THEY are the problem, not the person in compliance with the law.
OK, maybe I should clear up what I said/meant to say...

I was just saying there seems to be an over abundance of stop signs, and yield signs should also work just as well. did not mean one should drive through them.

Speed limit sign wasn't really what I meant to say, it's those signs that suggest a 30 MPH speed in a corner where the speed limit was 60MPH.
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Your passenger can moon cyclists as you drive by?
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Originally Posted by jon c. View Post
Down here you change lanes if you see Canadian plates.

Snowbirds are notorious.

(Which is not to say they're representative of Canadian drivers in general. On the NY Thruway when I was young, Canadians drove as if they didn't know how heavy the radar presence was. And often paid the price.)
Are they Quebec plates? The common wisdom here is that they drive more wildly.
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