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9/12/12 10:57 A

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I had a woman tailgating me on the highway one time. We were the only 2 cars for a couple of miles. She could have gotten into the left hand lane and passed me with no problems. But instead she decided to ride my bottom. I took my car off cruise and let it start coasting. She then decided to try to pass me. At which time I let her know she was #1. I think I scared her. She stayed in the left hand lane until we made it to 4 lanes. Then she went clear to the left while I stayed in the right.

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9/12/12 1:38 A

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In 1980 I SURVIED A HEAD INJURY & ever SINCE make a WRONG move with me as PASSENGER you will a reaction of WATCH OUT. That is how NEVOURS I get when I'm riding with any1 even on a city bus I react

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7/2/12 6:10 P

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Use siri on your I phone ....Still distracting though

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6/25/12 7:55 A

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@Jenn - do you mean talking on a cell phone & driving? I've seen one or two of those. Even saw the demo on an episode of Mythbusters.

as far as dangerous, texting & driving seems to be a no brainer...is there any way to text & drive without looking at the phone? Does the phone read your text to your? Even if you can type a text w/o looking, how could you read a reply?

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6/24/12 10:48 P

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With me no matter what any1 says they talk/text while driving they'll get a LECTURE & once they get into the same veicle with me they are REQUIRED to wear their SEATBELT its NOT only my REQUIREMENT but in MASSACHUETTS ITS THE LAW & you're pulled over & you don't have your SEATBELT on you will get a 200.00 TICKET.(FINE)

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6/24/12 9:00 P

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There are have been many studies done that show that texting while driving has the same effect on reaction times as driving impaired. That's why many areas have made it illegal. In my province, the use of any hand held electronic device while driving is illegal.

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6/24/12 11:33 A

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Texting is not worth dying over, or being crushed, burned or otherwise maimed. You sound like a nice person who would never think of hurting someone else. If you are texting while driving, you're not putting your full attention on driving. How would you feel if you hurt someone else?

I don't mean this as a criticism, but I do care about your safety.

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6/24/12 8:04 A

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what was it that Ellen said about hands free phones for driving? Something along the lines of "if you are doing something that requires both hands and at least one of your feet, it's a good idea to have your brain fully involved."
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I know my limitations. I do not talk on (or even answer) my cell phone when driving. It's usually where I can't even hear it ring. If I need to make a call, I get off the road.

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6/23/12 10:11 P

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Everyone says that they can do both, talk and drive with no problems, well I was trained to and did both while driving a patrol car and I know that you can not do both at 100% at the same time and if you believe you can, you're just lying to yourself.

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6/23/12 6:10 P

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I agree that driving while on a cell phone can be dangerous - just like changing stations, eating, having children or pets distract you, putting on makeup, following a gps, etc. And in my experience only a few of the drivers that irritate me are on a phone. Generally, I see that people drive pretty safely - on a phone or not. To be honest and I'm not trying to be offensive, the worst drivers that drive so slow, brake randomly, and cut you off are older people.

If someone can't drive and talk at the same time, then they need to get off the phone. Some people can multitask, some can't. If I'm in a new or uncertain area or if the weather is bad, I stay off the road, don't mess with music, and concentrate more on the road.

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6/22/12 5:22 P

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I thought of this thread last night on my way home from work. There was a woman behind me on her cell phone. First she would get so close to my bumper I could not see the hood of her car, then she would slow down so much that I could see that she was weaving in her lane. This went on for about a mile. Unfortunately, traffic was heavy so I could not get out of her lane.

Driving while on the phone is my biggest pet peeve. How did we survive all those years ago?

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6/22/12 2:56 P

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It's the same here in Alaska, you can be charged with failure to avoid or causing, lots of different ways to word it.

I may not be there yet but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

I got tired of starting over and working back to where I was, so I have stopped giving up!

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6/22/12 12:20 P

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KJFITNESSDUDE, most people don't know that if they are directing traffic and an accident happens that they can be found guilty of causing the accident in some states.

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6/22/12 11:49 A

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I try to remind myself that that lane that's going to end hasn't ended yet so the person's entitled. There are even places that advise you to fill both lanes until the very end. The last one I went through, outside of Philadelphia even had a signal light so that as the lanes merged, it let one car in from one lane and then one car from the other lane at a time. I guess that road was very busy though. When that happens where I live, I just let them in. But only one. People who sit there and let the whole line in can get on my nerves. Also, people who are doing the speed limit but then jam on the brakes when they see a cop make me wish I could shoot invisible lasers out of my eyes. There are many more but my blood pressure is rising.

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6/21/12 5:42 P

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My biggest pet peeve are POLITEDRIVERS!

These are the control freaks who become traffic cops at intersections with stop signs or turning lanes.

These drivers cause a ccidents because rather than letting everyone take their correct time to go instead start waving their UNSEEN arms therefore confusing the hell out of everyone and bang, an accident.

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6/21/12 5:18 P

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People who drive while talking on cell phone are oblivious drivers who usually drive way under the speed limit, frequently cross right and center lines, and aren't very concerned about anything or anybody around them. Only drivers who aren't on cell phone know this.

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6/21/12 2:34 P

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@RAVINRADISH - I have the same pet peeves about other drivers!! I hate it when people use the shoulder, or the lane they know is ending, to get a few car lengths ahead. I mean, come on, is their time really that much more valuable than mine?

As for passengers, I've been fairly lucky that most of the people in my life are pretty good drivers and passengers. Though I have noticed, as he gets older, my Dad is becoming more and more erratic. One minute he'll get wrapped up in a conversation and end up going well below the speed limit, the next minute he's speeding up well above the speed limit. I'm sure it must drive anyone behind him bonkers.

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RAVINRADISH - You've been lucky! How many have caused accidents and even deaths because they've been talking on their cell phone? The answer - National Safety Council Estimates that At Least 1.6 Million Crashes Each Year Involve Drivers Using Cell Phones and Texting

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As for driving, I don't like tailgating, or jerks. The car that speeds up when you signal to change lanes, the ones that creep right up on you to intimidate, I get a bit hot. The passenger that over reacts does it once, then they can take a cab or bus or call someone else. I won't play that game.

As for being a passenger, I really hate when the driver has to have a conversation with you and watches you, not the road. Stop sign is not a big deal, if we are driving 70mph please watch the road!

I may not be there yet but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

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6/21/12 11:44 A

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Tiny - I constantly talk on my cell phone while driving. Especially on longer rides, I have to talk. BUT, I haven't caused or been in an accident due to my phone. :)

Araya - I agree, the overreacting passenger is awful. I think that's why my brother flips out at anyone who drifts SLIGHTLY in his lane, or people who move at a stop sign. My parents are the same, gasping and clinching at everything. A car would way down the road and they would be holding on for dear life. However, now I have fun with them. haha

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Mine is people using their phones while driving.

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I grew up with a mom who is super bad at being a passenger. It's terrible. She does the deep GASP sound that makes you thing something is about to hit you... Drives me bonkers.
An my pet peeve is tailgaters... if i can't see your headlights behind me it makes me irritated. Especially on a freeway! come one there are 4 other lanes they can go in and pass me but still decides to come into the carpool lane and ride my butt... emoticon

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6/21/12 10:40 A

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How would you like to have4 a passenger who reacts to the slightest wrong move. When he sees what looks like an accident about to happen reacts WITH A LOUDE "WATCH OUT" what would your reaction be for that?

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6/21/12 9:44 A

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Okay, last week I was with my brother and he was driving. There's a part of the interstate where one interstate and another merge, but no lanes end. Well, as he was driving, right when he got to the merge part, a big dump truck was also merging. He got scared and said it was "coming into his lane." He swerved into the left lane, which then made someone else swerve to not hit him. The other car that swerved crashed into the guard rail and the car was totaled. Now, I was paying attention, the dump truck did NOT come into his lane - he got scared because of how the merge lanes are. And as usual, he overreacted. And what kills me is that he honestly thinks he did nothing wrong. We all know that you CANNOT swerve into the other lane even if someone is getting into your lane. And he didn't use his horn at all.

So, I guess my question is: What are your pet peeves when riding with someone AND/OR when driving?

My biggest pet peeve as a passenger is the driver tail gating, weaving, or over reacting to any slight movement they perceive as harmful to them.

As a driver, I don't have many, but definitely people trying to get ahead of others in traffic. Like using the shoulder when there's traffic or knowing that one lane will end and since it's empty because everyone got over, using it their advantage.

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