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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:27 AM
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Please, please, signal before you make your turn.
Why is that so hard for so many people to understand? :shrug: :grr:



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LeftinOH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:36 AM
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1. How is one supposed to talk on the phone and use the signal at the same time?
I've gotten in the habit of blowing my horn at people who are driving while on the phone.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:46 AM
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4. while smoking a cig, holding coffee, and texting. lol. nt
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:37 PM
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19. Don't forget fixing the lipstick!
I hate it when that happens.

Bake
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:00 PM
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20. I think tweeting the license plates of the bad drivers I see, might shame them into driving better.
And my coffee and ciggie actually make me a better driver: the coffee makes more more alert, and the ciggie calms me down

I'd be an even better driver if we had drive-thru daiquiri shops here in NC
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:43 PM
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26. using the knee to steer? bah hahhah. lol. get pilates in while you are at it. nt
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:36 PM
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27. Ever since I read on DU a few years ago that it's not illegal to moon people in Maryland,
I've wanted to try it while driving on the Baltimore-Washington parkway. That sounds more challenging than Pilates
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:44 AM
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2. Don't be a stinker. Use your blinker
Or else we'll think you're
A selfish jerk!
:dunce:
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:46 AM
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3. you know... i hear ya. and i like the dont be a stinker
use your blinker.

i am teaching son to drive, will give him that. cute
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:52 AM
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5. I like that one too! nt
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:59 AM
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6. I was using my arm to save energy
:)
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:09 AM
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7. I like to make things as difficult as possible for all my stalkers. n/t
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:32 AM
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8. I'm getting to the age where I solve the problem by having the
blinker on at all times.....


:blush:
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blueamy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:36 AM
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9. One of my biggest pet peeves.
How bloody hard is it people?
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:11 AM
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10. The turn signal is NOT to tell me what you're DOING.
It's to tell me what you're GOING TO DO.

Teach your children...
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:39 AM
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11. Nor to tell me what you just DID.
x(
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:39 AM
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12. Straight up fact.
:mad:
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:18 AM
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13. Yeah, I love the people who make the turn and then use their turn signal.
ARRRGGGHH!!!
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:02 PM
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21. Especially if you're turning left from the right lane or turning right from the left lane!
I always use my blinkers when I do that, if I remember to
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:19 AM
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14. I love sitting in an intersection waiting for a car to come through it so I can turn.
To then watch it turn right because the driver couldn't be bothered with using the turn signal.

Drives me up the fucking wall.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:38 AM
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16. Someone did that to me just this morning
after I decided to wait instead of zipping out in front of them. I faced into their lights as they turned, saying "Thanks for the signal, asshole!" ;)

Although the lack of signals pisses me off, it's not as long-lasting as the assholes whose driving ethic for parking is no more than "Pull in! Stop! Get out!" I'm going to have to use the camera on my phone sometime and go around the parking garage here, taking pics for youparklikeanasshole.com }(

CaliforniaPeggy (I think) inspired me to now write notes for those that purposely take up two spots to "protect" their precious over-price vehicle with: "If you had parked correctly, I wouldn't have scratched/dented your car. Have a nice day."
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here_is_to_hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:25 AM
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15. My town is so small no one uses signals...
We know where every one is going already...
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:36 PM
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17. But how do you properly signal for...
...an Emergency Bat Turn?



Now you've got one hand on the Bat Steering Wheel and the other on the Emergency Bat Turn Lever. God only knows where Robin's hands are.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:51 PM
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18. I turn on the left turn signal and leave it on all day.
Just in case I want to make a left turn.
They're the hardest.
I'm a geezer.
:-)
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:03 PM
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22. That sounds like a good energy saving tip!
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Logical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:07 PM
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23. Really annoys me when people forget. Pet peave.
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ChoralScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:47 PM
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24. "That model didn't come with blinkers"
is something I say quite often.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:02 AM
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29. Or when it's a luxury vehicle,
do as a friend that was on his bicycle once said to a woman in a convertible Mercedes that cut him off:

"Couldn't afford blinkers?!" She just glared at him, but it was satisfying to get a response }(
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ecstatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:45 PM
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25. I wouldn't put all my trust in signals
when making a left. Some people forget to turn them off or signal too soon.
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:49 PM
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28. Well, no, no, actually it was partially my fault, you see, but, uh, you were in the left hand lane

and you were signaling left, and I just more or less assumed you were going to turn left.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:07 AM
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30. Turn-lanes
and rules against turning, are meaningless to Houston drivers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV2rdGX4JYc . :o
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:44 AM
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31. Jeez Louise!
Like my Pappy used to say, "Son, keep making right turns and stay out of trouble".

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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 07:24 AM
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32. I don't. Yesterday I was making a left, someone came along signaling a right,

I waited til they had started to turn before I went.


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