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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1425 on: September 27, 2016, 06:38:26 am »
That would make you the bully and illegally obstructing the free flow of traffic.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1426 on: September 27, 2016, 08:00:26 am »
I'm not sure weighing in on the traffic debate is wise, but here goes anyway.  First, in MN, the DOT recommends the zipper method, where everyone stays in their lane until the merge point, then take turns.  Daddyflip argues that if everyone got into the single lane immediately, then traffic wouldn't stall or even slow.  The fatal flaw in that argument is that it only works if there isn't much traffic.  When there is a lot of traffic, requiring more than one lane, then it's going to slow and stall, no matter when people merge.  The only way for that to not happen is if people accelerate and go faster (never happen), thereby increasing the traffic flow past the obstruction, similar to a river that runs faster through the choke points, then slows again in the wider and deeper river beds.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1427 on: September 27, 2016, 09:04:43 am »
That would make you the bully and illegally obstructing the free flow of traffic.

Negative. There's no question of legality in either move. Only an imposition of will. Line breakers use their vehicle to impose their will to be "first" through the pinch point in bypassing the established line. It's not wrong, just angry and annoying. Line breaker stoppers use their vehicle to impose their will on would be line breakers. It's not wrong, but it is less expected and angry and annoying to would be line breakers. Bully status is relative.

Good one CS. Unfortunately, in the deep south, we don't play nice like that on the Interstate. When two lanes pinch to one, typically 90% of traffic recognizes it and starts forming a single line well ahead of the merge point. The other 10% blows by the line and wants to jump in line right at the pinch point. Just once, I would like to see the mainstream keep mergers out for about 30 minutes.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1428 on: September 27, 2016, 12:44:55 pm »
Just once, I would like to see the mainstream keep mergers out for about 30 minutes.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1429 on: September 27, 2016, 02:45:03 pm »
...and that's why I like my beater redneck truck.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1430 on: September 27, 2016, 04:00:21 pm »
...and that's why I like my beater redneck truck.

I'm looking for one of those -- well, it could be crap brown or even rust-colored, just as long as it has a trailer hitch. Oh, and less than 300K miles on it so I can drive it off the lot and not have the transmission fall out.

Trannies -- they make me crazy and annoyed.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1431 on: September 27, 2016, 04:30:58 pm »
As an aside, I am one of those who will break out of the single traffic line, and block the open lane well ahead of the merge point while also holding my position in the single line. Only when I'm in the cage, though.


That is actually illegal (and an asshole type thing to do).  It is called "intentionally blocking or impeding traffic flow".    http://definitions.uslegal.com/i/impeding-traffic/  And I, for one, would go around you on the shoulder.

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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1432 on: September 27, 2016, 04:32:33 pm »
Speaking of breaking in lines, just read this in the paper today.   A man breaks in front of someone at a pizza place.  Someone takes offense to this and they both go outside.   The line breaker stabs the other guy.  The other guy hits the line breaker and knocks him out.  The the stabbed guy's friend kicks the stabber...  Moral of this story....get it delivered.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1433 on: September 27, 2016, 04:33:24 pm »
I'm looking for one of those -- well, it could be crap brown or even rust-colored, just as long as it has a trailer hitch. Oh, and less than 300K miles on it so I can drive it off the lot and not have the transmission fall out.

Trannies -- they make me crazy and annoyed.

Trannies?  :rotflmao:
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1434 on: September 27, 2016, 04:35:42 pm »
Negative. There's no question of legality in either move. Only an imposition of will.

Sorry, what you described is clearly illegal.  It is also "wrong" in most people's eyes.  There is nothing illegal or wrong about waiting for a merge point for an alternate merge.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1435 on: September 27, 2016, 04:49:37 pm »
I do my part whenever I get the chance.

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I especially like to 'annoy' the person speeding up in the right lane and deny them their cutting in front.  I've seen a lot of near misses with that type of behavior including one of my own making.  I don't do that anymore.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1436 on: September 27, 2016, 05:22:16 pm »
+2

I especially like to 'annoy' the person speeding up in the right lane and deny them their cutting in front.  I've seen a lot of near misses with that type of behavior including one of my own making.  I don't do that anymore.

I also find it annoying.... if I am in the left lane and being blocked by cars going slower, it really annoys me when people try to force their way into my following distance.  It is not like I could go any faster, nor could they make it go any faster, nor could being in front of me gain anything.  So I will close my gap when necessary.

I always move over to the right when possible, if there is nobody in front of me... or speed up... whatever I can to keep traffic flowing.  But it is just SO common for people to park themselves in the left lane and refuse to either move out of the way or speed up.   All it takes is a few to really screw up everything.

I just hate traffic.  I especially hate the tunnels where people slow down for no reason at all and create MILES of backup.  20 to 30 minutes of crawling, you exit the tunnel and NOTHING- absolutely nothing.  No accidents, no merges, it was just people being stupid.  Oh well; thank god I can walk or bicycle to work every day!
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1437 on: September 27, 2016, 05:30:41 pm »
Sorry, what you described is clearly illegal.  It is also "wrong" in most people's eyes.  There is nothing illegal or wrong about waiting for a merge point for an alternate merge.

I will ask, but I don't think that law applies to what I'm talking about. I think it's wrong to rush past an established line of cars waiting to get through construction and work your way into the line at the last moment. So that's how I roll.
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1438 on: September 27, 2016, 05:56:19 pm »
Trannies?  :rotflmao:

That's just a bit intolerant isn't it?
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Re: What makes me crazy and annoyed..
« Reply #1439 on: September 27, 2016, 07:14:44 pm »
Nothing intolerant about trannies, although I must say I really detest the Chrysler kamikaze trannies that I had in my mini-vans in the late 80's and 90's.....POS.
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