Date: Tue, 07 Dec 1999 02:07:40 GMT
From: "Lars" <dnopsamt>
Subject: Re: Reverse road rage saga

I have to agree so much. There is no person who should try to police others on the road. It only creates trouble. Let people go at the pace they like, and the cops will take care of those who brake the law. LO Mmmanic wrote in message <82haks$352$>... >How many time a day do you drive on a single lane street in a long line of >cars with everyone driving at the same speed? > >I have been noticing lately (about once every week or two for the past year) >the person in front of me all of a sudden notices I am behind them and NEEDS >to teach me to drive. They slow down, staring into their rear-view mirror, >more interested in looking behind than in front. > >Naturally, they eventually slow down until their car is practically stopped, >flailing their arms (along with a few chosen fingers). All the while, the >cars behind are honking, because like you, they can't fathom why the person >in front is now stopped. > >Last year, I was driving just outside Boston, near Boston College on a >tree-lined main street (Commonwealth Ave. if you know the area) when a man >in an older Buick station wagon (the type with woodgrain siding) was driving >in front of me. He was so preoccupied with looking in back that he didn't >notice the road curving ahead. The through traffic lane on this street has >no concrete border - the asphalt goes right onto the grass. As you would >have guessed, he went off the road and into a tree. Since he was driving >slowly (10-15mph) the damage was minimal. I didn't stop to see if he was >OK - I could only imagine what would do to me if I had. > >So, who starts road rage? The person who claims another has done wrong or >the person who is accused? > >DamonP228 <damonp228nopsamcom> wrote in message > >> I'm not a speeder but I also use my cruise control almost always on the >> highway. I tend to drive 65 in a 55 or 72 in a 65 zone but people never >cease >> to amaze me. Just yesterday with my cruise on 65 a lady was doing about >60 >> when I tried to pass her when the next thing I knew she was travelling the >same >> speed I was and then faster. I then put the cruise up to 70 just to let >the >> faster traffice that was behind me get past. Once I was in front of her >she >> fell back rapidly I then reset my cruise for 65 and she was never seen >again. >> It is definetly harder to maintain your speed up and down hills with just >your >> foot on the pedal so maybe this has a bit to do with it. This is a good >topic >> so further replys are appreciated. >> >> Happy and Safe Driving >> Damon > >

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