More idiots driving with their hazards on...

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  1. Jerzsubbie

    Jerzsubbie Senior Member Charter Member Benefactor

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    Yes, it's raining, everyone is aware, however I'd still appreciate knowing when you're turning.
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    Almost as bad as the idiots taking pictures. ;)
     
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    Jerzsubbie Senior Member Charter Member Benefactor

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    Not even close. I do it while at a red light ;)
     
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    Bless their hearts...
     
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    If they can just put the phones down when driving.
     
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    Jerzsubbie Senior Member Charter Member Benefactor

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    I wish. People are addicted to their phones and can barely breath without them. I want to grab a hand held air horn to blow at people staring at their phones vs the road.
     
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    I’l love to see some data on how many folks get through a 30sec or 1min left turn signal today vs 15 years ago, my guess is a few less today.
     
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    Pet peeve of mine.
    Long line of traffic at a signal and the lead guy, or girl, is not paying attention for whatever the reason and wastes 10 seconds not knowing the light has changed. Grinds my gears.
     
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    Come to Boone. It is foggy almost every morning. Idiots will run their hazard lights but not their headlights..
     
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    and WHY does everyone need to wait for a 1-2 car length before taking their foot off the brake?
     
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    Eyes on their phone checking out stupid social media feeds.
     
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    They need an app to tell them that the light is green!
     
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    Jerzsubbie Senior Member Charter Member Benefactor

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    Oddly enough, leaving work yesterday the first TWO people were distracted at the light where I was the 4th vehicle, normally about 7-8 get through the left turn signal. Yesterday, 3. And the 3rd had to run the yellow.
     
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    And why do people leave 2 to 3 car lengths between the car in front and themselves at a stop loght. When I see that I do my best to squeeze in that hole
     
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    train horns will solve most of this
     
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    @gunbelt and @chiefjason need a line of scabbards for drivers so we can shoot out peoples' tires!
     
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    :mad:

    Jagoff! :p
     
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    It's raining, it's an half hour after sunset, they drive a gray car, and they don't have their lights on, cause they can see fine.
     
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    If you need your hazards to drive in the rain you should probably pull over and wait for it to stop. I only use mine when I am stopping/slowing down abruptly on interstate or actually stopped somewhere odd. Mainly to keep people who are not paying attention from killing themselves on the back of my trailer.
     
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    I need to wire up a hazard circuit for my new bike. My harley has hazards and they have saved me in traffic when I lost my forward pulley. Everyone on four lanes of 77 slowed to let me glide from the left lanes all the way over to the right. Like it was orchestrated.
     
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    Depends on where your doing this. At a stop light, it’s annoying as hell and will block a turning lane and what not. On the highway, going 80+ mph as so many do, 2 to 3 car lengths is not nearly enough distance.

    Flashers are meant for when you’re a hazard, like stopped on the side of the road. Not for driving.
     
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    noway2 Senior Member Charter Life Member

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    Lucky you. I once got hit from behind on I40 and after the incident tried to merge and go right to make the nearest exit in a damaged, but drivable, vehicle. Freaking JagOffs did everything they could to prevent it.
     
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    And now thanks to the NCDOT morons we have split one-way intersections where you have to go the "wrong" way, shift over to the left lane, and then make a u-turn at the next redlight. I assume this was to prevent accidents for those jacklegs who do not have the know-how or brains to navigate a traditional lighted intersection or cross a four lane divided highway. Throw in the flashers and the phones and the whole concept is void and a total waste of money. I'm to the point of getting some kind of warm fuzzy feeling everytime I hear a newsflash of some big pile up with lots of injuries and a few deaths. It would be better if it was a lot of deaths and a few injuries. I know it's wrong but after driving for an hour or two anywhere in the state you see people and wish they would run into a creek or smash into a light pole or maybe a concrete bridge abutment. Anything to get them off the road and permanently out of our lives. :D
     
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    @Downeast i can’t count how many times while driving and noticing the idiots I’ve thought that the population needs to be a lot smaller. I just wish they’d do it so where I’m not, if you catch my meaning.
     
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    North Carolina has to be one of the top states for having the worst drivers. I figure there are about 3 or 4 main types of poor driving personalities, and people here have them all.
     
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    They're the same in every city in the US.
     
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    rdinatal Better late then never...

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    This needs repeating. They vote too...
     
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    Of course at a stop light is what I meant.
     
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    Flashers on when raining has got to be a Southern thing. I’ve never seen it anywhere else. Kind of annoying...
     
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    When i was working in DC I would blow the horn at texter drivers and give them some sort of hand signal to stop. Well one day I was driving and done that to this girl. She was hot, she waved and smiled and I waved and smiled and she followed me to the office. We exchanged phone numbers. She probably texted me while driving I had no problems with it.
     
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    I use them in real heavy rain when you can't see squat, like all good southerners.
    And now that I know it annoys yankees I'm gonna start doing it even if it's just overcast.
     
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    Hazards are brighter than your standard tail lights. They definitely make it easier to see a vehicle in very heavy rain or fog. I don’t see why this annoys so many people here.

    Now, hazards without headlights - that annoyance I get.
     
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    I do that because I hate to be boxed in with no chance to move if I need to move. Some tard nosing in front of me blocking my escape is going to put me on alert. Just sayin'
     
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    Only if Robert E. Lee knew that the weakness of the union was flashing lights.

    I believe I will also take up arms... err flashing lights in the face of the yankee scourge.
     
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    Yes. It was taught to us in drivers ed to leave one car space in front of us.
     
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    It may make you easier to see, but it makes it A LOT harder to judge the relative distance, or tell if you're slowing down, changing lanes, or turning. It also makes it A LOT harder to see everyone else because your extra intense lights decrease overall sensitivity.

    It's much easier to judge what other drivers are doing as well as the relative speed and distance with a steady red tail light. Red lights don't interfere with vision as badly in low light or visibility conditions as compared to yellow hazard flashers.
     
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    I don't remember people doing this here in NC until about 10-12 years ago. It has not always been that way, at least not on my end of the state.
     
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    Nothing I remember from driver's ed about using your hazard lights had anything to do with while driving in the rain. But, I suppose driver's ed back then could have been different from one side of the state to the other. When I see hazard lights flashing, I immediately think of a car that is stopped or broken down. If people want to drive around in the rain with their flashers on then fine,... I just wish they would at least get out of the friggin passing lane (interstate) while doing it :mad:
     
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    NJ has to on the top five list, they are reckless, most of the time they end causing a wreck down I95 by taking out two or more cars. They most likely lease the car so they could care kess.
     
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    Most of the NJ/Ohio/Illinois bad drivers have already moved here in droves. That's why the general driving experience here is awful. Funny, I don't recall any famous Nascar or Indycar champions from Newark, Columbus, or Chicago.
     

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