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  Reply # 920141 23-Oct-2013 09:32
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They may just be really desperate to get to the next offramp? Lol.

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  Reply # 920219 23-Oct-2013 10:47
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What they want most of all is for you to continuously give them the finger until you lose sight of each other

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 920228 23-Oct-2013 10:56
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michaelmurfy:

Maybe I'm a bit of a prick driver, but nothing bugs me more than young people speeding past me when I'm doing the speed limit.


definitely being a prick.

if they're passing safely, let them pass.

its not your job to be a policeman.




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  Reply # 920379 23-Oct-2013 13:14
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Get a cop hat, put it in the parcel tray in the rear window. See how many people tailgate you then ;)

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  Reply # 920393 23-Oct-2013 13:44
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michaelmurfy: ...since I drive quite a powerful car sometimes if a boy racer tries to pass me and there's nobody on the road (plus I'm doing the speed limit) I try not to let them pass, but this is only if the guy behind me is being a bit of a prick. I then slow down to 5km below the speed limit each time he attempts it.

Maybe I'm a bit of a prick driver...


This behaviour absolutely does correspond to prisk-ish behaviour.

It ticks all the right boxes:
1) Sense of entitlement.  (I drive quite a powerful car, so its ok for me to drive this way)
2) Arrogance.  (the little boy racer doesn't deserve to be in front of me on the road)
3) Self Righteousness.  (It doesn't matter that I'm creating a hazard for the driver behind me who is attempting to overtake)
4) Ignorance.  (It's ok for me to exceed the speed limit for the purpose of keeping others behind my powerful car, but there is no possible reason for other motorists needing to travel faster than i am.  Eg. perhaps a medical emergency, or some other extrordinary event)

Every time you do this, you are wilfully and deliberately increasing the frustration of another motorist on the road.  The more you do it, the greater the risk that you will drive that frustration to a point where the other driver makes a *seriously* poor decision and crash.  (Possibly involving yourself.  Possibly involving a completely innocent 3rd party.)

...and the only reason you're doing it is for your own amusement or satisfaction.

I would encourage you to re-evaluate why you engage in this antagonistic behaviour, and consider a more responsible approach in future.

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  Reply # 920395 23-Oct-2013 13:52
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michaelmurfy: ...since I drive quite a powerful car sometimes if a boy racer tries to pass me and there's nobody on the road (plus I'm doing the speed limit) I try not to let them pass, but this is only if the guy behind me is being a bit of a prick. I then slow down to 5km below the speed limit each time he attempts it.

Maybe I'm a bit of a prick driver...


This behaviour absolutely does correspond to prisk-ish behaviour.

It ticks all the right boxes:
1) Sense of entitlement.  (I drive quite a powerful car, so its ok for me to drive this way)
2) Arrogance.  (the little boy racer doesn't deserve to be in front of me on the road)
3) Self Righteousness.  (It doesn't matter that I'm creating a hazard for the driver behind me who is attempting to overtake)
4) Ignorance.  (It's ok for me to exceed the speed limit for the purpose of keeping others behind my powerful car, but there is no possible reason for other motorists needing to travel faster than i am.  Eg. perhaps a medical emergency, or some other extrordinary event)

Every time you do this, you are wilfully and deliberately increasing the frustration of another motorist on the road.  The more you do it, the greater the risk that you will drive that frustration to a point where the other driver makes a *seriously* poor decision and crash.  (Possibly involving yourself.  Possibly involving a completely innocent 3rd party.)

...and the only reason you're doing it is for your own amusement or satisfaction.

I would encourage you to re-evaluate why you engage in this antagonistic behaviour, and consider a more responsible approach in future.


Post of the week.




 

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  Reply # 920411 23-Oct-2013 14:20
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xpd:
hio77:
BinaryLimited: this would also work :) looks quite effective too


now, where to legally find one ;)


$2 shop - driving at 100kph with a madman waving a gun out the window, noones gonna get close enough to you to see its a plastic toy :)



problem with the $2 shop guns is they're usually quite small, best thing to do would be to cut a gun shape out of some wood and paint it. if you have something too realistic looking it may get you in trouble

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  Reply # 920424 23-Oct-2013 15:01
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Tapping the brakes usually does the trick -- although this persons actively stupid aggressiveness indicates they could be a violent ex-convict too. 


I had a good one the other day....trying to parallel park, put the blinkers on, slowed down and moved slowly past the empty space, stopped, begin reversing into the park....

Stupid old person behind me gets furious that i've blocked the road, starts honking the horn on his monster truck , waving his stupid old person arms around, then, plants his foot on the gas, roars around me in front of oncoming traffic.....blah!!!  This is all on a nice sunny leisurely weekend day at the beach in heavy traffic.  Personally, I always let people parallel park without driving around them as I've witnessed near misses. 


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  Reply # 920451 23-Oct-2013 15:35
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Personally I don't let it get to me, if they want to reduce their chances of stopping safely, then that is their choice. I just move over (if on a motorway) and let them pass as the next chance i get.

Ask yourselves "What does getting upset, slamming on breaks, tapping breaks really achieve at the end of the day?"

All that ends up happening is you getting angry and upset which in turn effects your concentration on the road ahead, and it upsets the person behind you further, resulting in them possibly doing something more dangerous in order to pass.

And who knows, maybe they have a pregnant wife in the car and are trying to get to hospital? or another emergency? in that case, dont be so quick to judge them as "Prick drivers, etc"

That is what i drive by and it works well!

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  Reply # 920457 23-Oct-2013 15:42
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Slow down get a 4 second gap (which is what is recommended for wet/low visibility anyway) between you and the car in front and carry on, Prick behind you rearends you, tough for him, you rearend the guy in front, you're endagering yourself.

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  Reply # 920476 23-Oct-2013 16:14
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i slow down to 50 and let them pass, especially when highbeaming, that's very dangerous




gz ftw


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  Reply # 920484 23-Oct-2013 16:29
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For all of you out there who believe that cars come with breaks, they don't. They come with brakes.

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  Reply # 920507 23-Oct-2013 17:06
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6FIEND:
michaelmurfy: ...since I drive quite a powerful car sometimes if a boy racer tries to pass me and there's nobody on the road (plus I'm doing the speed limit) I try not to let them pass, but this is only if the guy behind me is being a bit of a prick. I then slow down to 5km below the speed limit each time he attempts it.

Maybe I'm a bit of a prick driver...


This behaviour absolutely does correspond to prisk-ish behaviour.

It ticks all the right boxes:
1) Sense of entitlement.  (I drive quite a powerful car, so its ok for me to drive this way)
2) Arrogance.  (the little boy racer doesn't deserve to be in front of me on the road)
3) Self Righteousness.  (It doesn't matter that I'm creating a hazard for the driver behind me who is attempting to overtake)
4) Ignorance.  (It's ok for me to exceed the speed limit for the purpose of keeping others behind my powerful car, but there is no possible reason for other motorists needing to travel faster than i am.  Eg. perhaps a medical emergency, or some other extrordinary event)

Every time you do this, you are wilfully and deliberately increasing the frustration of another motorist on the road.  The more you do it, the greater the risk that you will drive that frustration to a point where the other driver makes a *seriously* poor decision and crash.  (Possibly involving yourself.  Possibly involving a completely innocent 3rd party.)

...and the only reason you're doing it is for your own amusement or satisfaction.

I would encourage you to re-evaluate why you engage in this antagonistic behaviour, and consider a more responsible approach in future.


Hey now, this is only to those young boy racer drivers who are being a prick behind me, I do let people past but we've got a 50km/hr stretch of road between our place and the Wellington CBD, normally I do 60km/hr on it if it's safe but you always get people who literally drive up and almost touch my rear bumper demanding me to pull over, I've let them pass before and karma has got them taken out by a speed camera, but other times I keep it safe, if they can pass then good on them but it's bloody dangerous to pass on that stretch of road so really I'm in a way preventing an accident from happening.

I agree I maybe shouldn't have a bit of fun, but the above happens very rarely and there's only a certain breed of people I do it with, everyone else I'll let them pass.




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  Reply # 920565 23-Oct-2013 18:35
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michaelmurfy:  if they try passing me good on them, since I drive quite a powerful car sometimes if a boy racer tries to pass me and there's nobody on the road (plus I'm doing the speed limit) I try not to let them pass, but this is only if the guy behind me is being a bit of a prick. I then slow down to 5km below the speed limit each time he attempts it.

Maybe I'm a bit of a prick driver, but nothing bugs me more than young people speeding past me when I'm doing the speed limit.


You are a dangerous driver, if I tried to pass you and you did this a couple of times I might just slam you into the ditch.

You can kill someone like this.




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  Reply # 920568 23-Oct-2013 18:38
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In my Holden, the lights come on before the pads even slightly touch the disks, I hold it there until the car behind backs off. Then continue as normal. I have fun with the really aggressive ones. Slowing right down to a crawl in a single lane and then flooring it usually gets the message across.

Now that someone mentioned it, I'm very tempted to get me some red and white or red and blue flashing lights to go in the back for when someone tail gates me. Does anyone know where to get them?

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michaelmurfy:  if they try passing me good on them, since I drive quite a powerful car sometimes if a boy racer tries to pass me and there's nobody on the road (plus I'm doing the speed limit) I try not to let them pass, but this is only if the guy behind me is being a bit of a prick. I then slow down to 5km below the speed limit each time he attempts it.

Maybe I'm a bit of a prick driver, but nothing bugs me more than young people speeding past me when I'm doing the speed limit.


You are a dangerous driver, if I tried to pass you and you did this a couple of times I might just slam you into the ditch.

And that is not dangerous?  :D





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