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« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2017, 08:44:45 AM »

Aaahhhh, the guy was messing with his phone.  Slow down/speed up = classic.

I just want to yell ; "Citizens Arrest, Citizens Arrest!"  every time I see examples of that!
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« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2017, 10:54:49 AM »

Aaahhhh, the guy was messing with his phone.  Slow down/speed up = classic.

I just want to yell ; "Citizens Arrest, Citizens Arrest!"  every time I see examples of that!

Heh.  Many, many times, I wish I had a sign with "get OFF the effin FONE!!" on it to hold up to the window.

They're a pox on the roadways, I'm tellin' ya.  I've watched people in parking lots get in their vehicles, then get on the phone and try to back out of the space.

Oblivions:  they walk, and drive, amongst us.
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« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2017, 10:18:51 AM »

I think it is pretty obvious from the video that Muddy was in this person's safe space.  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2017, 01:06:26 PM »

Tailgating can lead to issues. I agree it is difficult when people vary speed a lot. I was actually doing 60 in a 55 very steady on 42 and did not even realize a guy was right behind me. There is a section in a curve where some guys ducks graze near the road everyday. One day they where flying at car height across the road and I came up on them suddenly. It was just a gut reaction to hit the brakes as ay first I dd not know what it was. The idiot behind me hit the hooks and went off the road to avoid hitting me. I did not even come to a complete stop, just tapped them for a second. I stopped to see if he was OK and he cussed me out. Rude drivers for sure.
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« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2017, 10:19:11 PM »

Lots of reasons for variable speed - in my case it is usually sneezing multiple times in a row from allergies.

Don't tailgate. Just don't. Deer and other animals. Trash blowing across the road or laying in my lane. Blown tires.  Sneezing. All have happened to me.  I can control my reaction to what's in front of me, but you can't see what I see. 
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« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2017, 10:06:32 PM »

I was within the 2 seconds someone else mentioned....but I do not think I was in the tailgater zone.   It is interesting, my wife has adaptive control and the first setting is closer than 2 seconds. 
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« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2017, 10:15:12 AM »

You should have been six seconds behind in wet conditions.
http://www.smartmotorist.com/traffic-and-safety-guideline/maintain-a-safe-following-distance-the-3-second-rule.html
The 2 (or 3) second rule is for clear, dry conditions. 

And comparing to a computerized system, like your wife's driver assist, is comparing apples to oranges.  It will apply the brakes instantly if necessary.  I promise no human has computer reflexes.
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« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2017, 10:47:01 AM »

You should have been six seconds behind in wet conditions.
http://www.smartmotorist.com/traffic-and-safety-guideline/maintain-a-safe-following-distance-the-3-second-rule.html
The 2 (or 3) second rule is for clear, dry conditions. 

And comparing to a computerized system, like your wife's driver assist, is comparing apples to oranges.  It will apply the brakes instantly if necessary.  I promise no human has computer reflexes.


I agree.  The radar system is going to be faster than almost anyone.  In fact, I engage it even driving around town when in her truck.  But the guy driving in front of me doesn't know if I have the system or not. 


BTW I had some rain drops on the windshield but it sprinkled for about 2 minutes.   Wet?  Maybe, but debatable.
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« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2017, 01:42:45 PM »

Lots of reasons for variable speed - in my case it is usually sneezing multiple times in a row from allergies.

Don't tailgate. Just don't. Deer and other animals. Trash blowing across the road or laying in my lane. Blown tires.  Sneezing. All have happened to me.  I can control my reaction to what's in front of me, but you can't see what I see. 

Spot on. Happened to me last week on 15-50l. Cardboard box flew out of back end of an unsecured load/truck. Otherwise it appeared to be clear sailing down the road until~even in a 45 mph zone. I had to do a hard brake and person behind me almost ran into back of me. Yes, would have been their fault, but I'd been without my car for who knows how long with it in the shop ...minus wreck value if/when try to sell or trade it. Or worse physical injury in the mix.

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« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2017, 10:31:17 AM »

Aaahhhh, the guy was messing with his phone.  Slow down/speed up = classic.

I agree, sounds like phone use, texting, calling or talking...when finished they blast off at twice the posted limit.
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« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2017, 01:38:00 PM »

Aaahhhh, the guy was messing with his phone.  Slow down/speed up = classic.

I agree, sounds like phone use, texting, calling or talking...when finished they blast off at twice the posted limit.

Or at traffic lights they forget to go!
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« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2017, 08:21:20 AM »

On the news Asheboro NC police just got a new technology system. A small box that is mounted on patrol cars that reads license plates as they go by. This is to stop red light runners and stop sign rollers as well as for speeders. No longer will a patrol car stop you, there will be a ticket to be mailed to your home. They are also doing random scans in parking lots looking for stolen cars. They are testing it and say by law they cannot keep data more than 90 days. If it tests well other NC municipalities will try it.

Watch out! I found out they have had these for 2 months already before the public found out.
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« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2017, 02:30:05 PM »

Had my worst ever tailgater incident coming from Sanford to PBO other week with with a crazed dump/gravel truck driver. Not only did he almost run over me in an itty bitty loaner car, he almost ran another car off road and clip a logging truck with a full load because the punk behind the wheel wanted to run 80 in a 55 zone and he ran out of 4-lane. Tried to get logo off truck but couldn't, as I'd surely reported him. Road terrorism!
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