Idiot Driver Encounters

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  1. The Max

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    I am sure everyone has had an Idiot Driver Encounter ( IDE ). Here is mine.

    Driving home, from a rough day at work, about 5:30 pm, on a two lane double yellow lined road about 45 mph, the speed limit, aproximately 3 miles from my house.

    A vehicle suddenly, from a side road goes thru a stop sign, directly in front of my 07 Charger SRT8 (Halffast) car. I late braked to get the drivers attention and got pretty close, except behind me. I hear somebody skidding and as I look in my rear view mirror a small pick up, behind me, who isn't paying attention, stops within 5 feet from slamming my rear bumper, Phew close call.

    The vehicle in front, maintains 20 - 25 mph, so I start weaving to get their attention about my displeasure of them driving so slow. To no avail. We travel for a couple of minutes at this 20 mph speed, with about 15 cars all backed up, I hear a roar of a motor and look behind, the pick up goes for a down shift and passes me and the slow driver on the shoulder. I said what Cajones, if I did that I would certainly get a ticket. So, say to myself calm down you are almost home Relax.

    We come up to my stoplight, I go to the left, slow driver to the right. I look over at the older women and she lowers her window, say to myself she must be lost, I'll help her with directions.

    She says " Your a F***in A**hole "
    I say " WHAAAAAT?"
    She says " Who do you think you are passing me like that? "
    I say " That wasn't me , it was somebody else, Why are you driving so slow? "

    She says it was for the School Children and at this point I lost my cool and may have started cursing, Light turns green, she yells something about knowing the captain of our police, I yell back I know him also. It took me about 30 minutes to calm down after this and not going to write what I wanted to do.

    Anybody else have a story to pass the winter time? Cat is in hibernation with the salt on the road. I mean if it's not the Left Lane Richards, passing in the shoulder, Oscillators- they can't maintain speed, Texters, Phones, Inattentive drivers, Jersey Jerks
     
  2. Ohiotj

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    I was paying attention to my two daughters today while driving in the parking lot I swear I looked left and right before I made a turn. Almost turn right into a silver car. It would've totally been my Fault.
     
  3. Sublimecat

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    Left lane bandits do it to me. Sit out there in the left lane 5mph under the speed limit like the lane has their name on it. I just want to lay a bumper on them and move them out of the way.
     
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    Life is too short to let idiots on the road mess with your day. I have a friend who is 46 and you'd swear he is 16 from how worked up he gets over every poor encounter with other drivers. Really, I just go with the flow. Stand among a crowd on a busy street, sporting event, or mall. Take a real long look at the idiots around you and then picture them all in cars. Enough said.
     
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    I call these drivers Blockers. they have no common courtesy to simply move over because they are oblivious. The best was when I had my Durango, with the whole family and I went to pass a Van, except he floored it to play Chicken. Yes the Durango won!
     
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    Everyone should have a dashcam to protect themselves from the exponentially increasing number of morons driving in America... The epicenter of which, in my opinion, happens to be Virginia...
     
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    My dash cam is still in my Cat in the garage. I keep forgetting to move it to my DD. Merging onto 495 in MD a guy brake checked me as soon as I merged in behind him. I was behind him for 2 seconds and checking my mirror to get into the left lane. Wasn't even that close to him. We exchanged fingers and muted curse words (windows closed, 20 degrees outside) and I drove on.

    Drivers in the DMV are terrible. This is after one inch of snow a couple of hours ago:
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  8. PlumTexasCrazy

    PlumTexasCrazy HELLCAT LIFE MEMBER Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Just breath!! Lol
     
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    Bananahead Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    If I get behind a slowpoke who is just being a jerk I like to drop down two gears (advantage of the M6) and roar by at about 3/4 throttle. Tons of noise, not really going all that fast, makes the point.
     

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