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Old 12-15-2013, 09:11 AM   #41
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Your comment made me think of this old bit from the sit-com "Taxi". Cracks me up every time!

I remember that! That one was one of our favorite episodes! LOL
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:16 AM   #42
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The intersection where my street meets Rt 30 is terrible. If you want to pull out onto Rt 30 when the light turns green, you have to wait for 3-4 cars to go through the red light first. There are so many accidents there. People behind you are blowing the horn for you to pull out. If and when we get red light cameras, that should be one of the first.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:27 PM   #43
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Here in Massachusetts, a yellow light means speed up and beat the light before it turns red. Just ask any driver.
I make a lot of people mad because I slow and stop when the light turns yellow. I figure they can do whatever they like as soon as they can get in front of me.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:33 PM   #44
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I make a lot of people mad because I slow and stop when the light turns yellow. I figure they can do whatever they like as soon as they can get in front of me.
Because my daughter works in admin. upper management for the RMV, she can not afford to have anything on her driving record. It could cost her, her job. So she stops also.
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I hope my father stops driving. He's turning 90 and I don't trust him behind the wheel.
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:11 PM   #46
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I hope my father stops driving. He's turning 90 and I don't trust him behind the wheel.
Call your Father's doctor and tell him your concerns, let the doc be the bad guy. The doc can also call the DMV and the license can be cancelled. It's tough but sometimes we have to do these things to keep our loved ones safe...and others. I'm driving more and more, Shrek is a horrible passenger, too!
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Old 12-15-2013, 04:43 PM   #47
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I hope my father stops driving. He's turning 90 and I don't trust him behind the wheel.
Sometimes it helps if older folks know they have some assistance and options available to them when they give up driving. We were fortunate when my mother and the cat stopped driving they made the decision without our intervention. We sat down and went over options as far as having meds and other items delivered, setting up a schedule for grocery shopping, banking, medical appointments etc... It also helps if you or others in the family can pick up the phone once in a while and ask if they would like to ride shotgun with you while you run errands. We also found that taking her places she wanted to go without offering our opinions was very important, we were just the wheels, not the Mom police. If she wanted to go to the liquor store or some such place we went and kept our thoughts to ourself, it was her life not ours. It's never easy, but we will all have our turn, take a deep breath and smile!
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:07 PM   #48
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Here in Massachusetts, a yellow light means speed up and beat the light before it turns red. Just ask any driver.
Maybe the natives, but I don't...unless that jerk on my tail is so danged close my stopping will result in my getting rear-ended. I tend to do the "10% factor" for speeding when I'm the only one around - posted speed limit plus 10% over. But if someone comes up behind me *bam* I am right down to the posted speed limit. No way do I want to worry about a tailgater while trying to scan the road for unsafe conditions ahead. Or a speed trap.

I want a nice sign on the back of my car, lit up with the touch of a button on my steering wheel. It would say "I refuse to get a speeding ticket because you want to go faster". When I'm Lead Dog I set the pace!

FWIW, I also come to a complete stop at stop signs while most people around here just think it's an abbreviation for the full word "stoption".
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:30 PM   #49
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Maybe the natives, but I don't...unless that jerk on my tail is so danged close my stopping will result in my getting rear-ended. I tend to do the "10% factor" for speeding when I'm the only one around - posted speed limit plus 10% over. But if someone comes up behind me *bam* I am right down to the posted speed limit. No way do I want to worry about a tailgater while trying to scan the road for unsafe conditions ahead. Or a speed trap.

I want a nice sign on the back of my car, lit up with the touch of a button on my steering wheel. It would say "I refuse to get a speeding ticket because you want to go faster". When I'm Lead Dog I set the pace!

FWIW, I also come to a complete stop at stop signs while most people around here just think it's an abbreviation for the full word "stoption".
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Little makes me as mad as being tailgated, and it's always by a younger driver. I use the left lane on a highway for passing only, and keep up with the speed limit in the right hand lane so there's never an excuse to tailgate me. Not only do lead dogs set the pace CG, unless you be the lead dog, the view never changes.
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The intersection where my street meets Rt 30 is terrible. If you want to pull out onto Rt 30 when the light turns green, you have to wait for 3-4 cars to go through the red light first. There are so many accidents there. People behind you are blowing the horn for you to pull out. If and when we get red light cameras, that should be one of the first.
You don't really want them to put those red light cameras. They make accident rates go up. They are a cash cow for government. The temptation to shorten the yellow light duration is too big. It catches more motorists and causes more accidents. The Danger and Rampant Corruption of Traffic Light Cameras Commentary Magazine
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