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Oh my GOD, SLO drivers are fucking RETARDS. - The Desian Universe
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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Mon, Aug. 20th, 2007 09:04 pm
Oh my GOD, SLO drivers are fucking RETARDS.

Quickly ran over to the video rental place to drop off a video.

On the way back from the video store, I almost got T-boned.

I was travelling West across the Curbaril overpass, when some idiot came off the Southbound offramp (which was on my right). He stopped at the stop sign, then waited until the nose of my car was just about to start passing in front of him before he decided "hey, this is a good time to go". I had to go completely into the opposing lane to avoid hitting him -- fortunately there was no oncoming traffic, because if there had been, I would've had to hit him. (The best brakes in the world won't get you from 40 to 0 in that distance without banging a few heads and cracking a windshield. :p)

This whole ... encounter was over and done with in maybe 2 seconds, total. I didn't even have time to honk at him.

Far as I could tell, the guy never slammed on his brakes, never displayed any awareness that there was another car there, just went. He certainly made it all the way into my lane before he realized I was there.

I'm just thankful I was driving Shiro. I'm not sure I could've pulled off a dodge like that in the Jeep.

Edit (Tues. morning): It almost happened again on the way to work this morning. Some old guy in a Mercedes, and I know he saw me because he looked first, and went anyway. Fortunately he left me rather more time to brake and honk, so it was merely annoying rather than hair-raising. :p

-- Des

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terkwolf
terkwolf
TerkWolf
Tue, Aug. 21st, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)

I hate it when you run into dumb people like that on the road. Last night I was on a highway and someone decided the merge into my lane when both of our cars were side by side. Sometimes I just wonder if some people even know how to drive, or better yet even look where they are going.


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Tue, Aug. 21st, 2007 04:52 am (UTC)

I don't think they pay attention. They're off daydreaming, or thinking about their boy/girl/dog/cat/fish, not focused on the fact that they're controlling a several-thousand-pound hunk of metal moving at high speeds.

Not sure it really matters in any case -- a collision is a collision, regardless of how it happened.


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moment_of_me
moment_of_me
moment_of_me
Tue, Aug. 21st, 2007 01:27 pm (UTC)

If you had been driving the Jeep, he probably would have seen you! :-P

I'm fairly certain that people 'round here buy their license and don't understand the concept of driving school.


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Tue, Aug. 21st, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC)

I don't understand how he couldn't have seen me in any event -- I was practically on top of him when he decided to go.


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sezjasaneh
sezjasaneh
Sezjasaneh
Wed, Aug. 22nd, 2007 04:07 am (UTC)

Yikes! *hugs* You take care of yourself, ok hon?

And yeah, there are some seriously scary drivers out there!!!


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traysandor_foxy
traysandor_foxy
Miles E. Traysandor
Wed, Aug. 22nd, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC)

And I thought Boston drivers were bad enough, heh. What some people do in driving [and what I sometimes have to do myself to keep the car moving] never ceases to amaze me.


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