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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:31 am    Post subject: [YouTube] Poor Driving Reply with quote

Just caught this several minutes ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlI8_vQYnww&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where, exactly is the poor driving? He drove over couple of white divider lines, that's it?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the state of California, that is considered poor driving. Particularly where he's swirving.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Local wisdom has it that people should have to pass a separate driving test for 4x4 style vehicles, especially mothers on a school run who seem oblivious of the actual width of their vehicle. I suggested it recently but was told that I would only be able to stop them driving the SUV when I took the keys from their "cold dead hands". Stay tuned for the baffling case of an entire suburb of soccer moms gunned down by a antipodean communist while they drove their Ford Explorers to pick up their kids.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What the hell are you babbling about?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wswartzendruber wrote:
What the hell are you babbling about?

Sorry, was I being unclear? I'll simplify: people who buy SUVs often don't realise how different they are to drive compared with a family sedan. They maybe should have to practice driving in order for the sort of driving you saw not to happen. However this is not the case so maybe people, in my experience mostly driving their kids to school, drive all over the place because they don't know the width of the vehicle.

Do you understand now?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wswartzendruber wrote:
In the state of California, that is considered poor driving. Particularly where he's swirving.
It is everywhere, but if that was the worst people did, roads would be virtually risk free.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sikpuppy wrote:
wswartzendruber wrote:
What the hell are you babbling about?

Sorry, was I being unclear?
You were quite clear.
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I'll simplify: people who buy SUVs often don't realise how different they are to drive compared with a family sedan. They maybe should have to practice driving in order for the sort of driving you saw not to happen. However this is not the case so maybe people, in my experience mostly driving their kids to school, drive all over the place because they don't know the width of the vehicle.

Do you understand now?
IMHO SUV drivers should be forced to get a truck driver's license.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, I should show a bit of the car traffic around here .... All cars in your video are slow as snails .... on a road like that there is a speed limit of 70mph here and cars driving at 80mph are not uncommon .... Also very few cars in the video, it must be a quiet place :-)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://youtu.be/sxFSDE__H4Q greetings from russia
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

is that a crack in your windshield?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greetings from India.

http://youtu.be/Djo_sJwgIQ0
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sikpuppy wrote:
especially mothers on a school run who seem oblivious of the actual width of their vehicle.


That's a pet hate of mine, it doesn't help that most of them can't actually
drive properly too.

Plenty of examples of shitty driving around these parts, including a memorable trip
up the motorway during a heavy bout of snow and being passed by cars hitting 50 mph.

Arseholes.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

50 MPH or 50 KPH? I think 50 KPH during snow to be reasonable.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wswartzendruber wrote:
50 MPH or 50 KPH? I think 50 KPH during snow to be reasonable.


This is what I mean, without snow or ice:

https://plus.google.com/112752411478506182398/posts
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wswartzendruber wrote:
50 MPH or 50 KPH? I think 50 KPH during snow to be reasonable.
I am in favour of 30 km/h in residential areas like cities and villages (note to our friends overseas on the violent side of the Atlantic: European cities are more than just shopping malls with attached speedways). I am sure that would improve quality of life for a lot of people and save the lives of many.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wswartzendruber wrote:
50 MPH or 50 KPH? I think 50 KPH during snow to be reasonable.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
wswartzendruber wrote:
In the state of California, that is considered poor driving. Particularly where he's swirving.
It is everywhere, but if that was the worst people did, roads would be virtually risk free.

it is _not_ everywhere. Some cities have roads so narrow that their lanes are almost symbolic and it is ok for your vehicle to go over a white line, especially if your vehicle is wider than a lane, in which case a 2 lane street is converted temporarily into a 1.5, or even better: a street with 2 directions gets converted into a fun game of seeing who goes through first before you get stuck in the middle.

Having said all this, the OP's video shows some poor driving, looks like the driver is making a cup of tea, or perhaps texting on a touchscreen phone with 2 hands.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
Greetings from India.

http://youtu.be/Djo_sJwgIQ0
Catchy tune.

I like when the scooters get nailed. I like to imagine they are the "SUVs are 3\/17" crowd (in the case of India, I assume most aren't).
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gabrielg wrote:
pjp wrote:
wswartzendruber wrote:
In the state of California, that is considered poor driving. Particularly where he's swirving.
It is everywhere, but if that was the worst people did, roads would be virtually risk free.

it is _not_ everywhere. Some cities have roads so narrow that their lanes are almost symbolic and it is ok for your vehicle to go over a white line, especially if your vehicle is wider than a lane, in which case a 2 lane street is converted temporarily into a 1.5, or even better: a street with 2 directions gets converted into a fun game of seeing who goes through first before you get stuck in the middle.
Yeah, my bad. I was referring to the US. Regardless of lane width, unintentionally crossing lines is poor driving. If lanes are insufficiently wide, that's a different issue.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://youtu.be/71RRcv5Jci0 This is the original song (sung by the same guy), which formed the tune.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wildhorse wrote:
wswartzendruber wrote:
50 MPH or 50 KPH? I think 50 KPH during snow to be reasonable.
I am in favour of 30 km/h in residential areas like cities and villages (note to our friends overseas on the violent side of the Atlantic: European cities are more than just shopping malls with attached speedways). I am sure that would improve quality of life for a lot of people and save the lives of many.


The guy in wswartzendruber clip is wasting fuel, the streetlights are syncronized at a certain speed I think and the driver of the veicle that is filming is driving at the correct speed to get all green lights, grune linie in deutschland, those syncro traffic lights don't work too well here as well and in Italy there are none left, in Germany they are still in use (IIRC).
As you can see in my clip we are a traffic light free area, a few years ago a funeral party with the mayor and so on was held when the last traffic light in town was removed and replaced by a roundabout. Italy and France aim to replace all (or most) traffic lights with roundabout. It works, the traffic always flows, very few accidents, less fuel wasted and so on.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gabrielg wrote:
pjp wrote:
wswartzendruber wrote:
In the state of California, that is considered poor driving. Particularly where he's swirving.
It is everywhere, but if that was the worst people did, roads would be virtually risk free.

it is _not_ everywhere. Some cities have roads so narrow that their lanes are almost symbolic and it is ok for your vehicle to go over a white line, especially if your vehicle is wider than a lane, in which case a 2 lane street is converted temporarily into a 1.5, or even better: a street with 2 directions gets converted into a fun game of seeing who goes through first before you get stuck in the middle.

Having said all this, the OP's video shows some poor driving, looks like the driver is making a cup of tea, or perhaps texting on a touchscreen phone with 2 hands.


Well here if you drive that way you are almost certainly going to be tested for alcool and drugs (if the police car sees that AND the cops have a saliva or sweat tester for drugs on board, they are expensive and used rarely)...
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