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No one ahead of me on the road, but a person waits until I'm "right there" to pull out from a side road in front of me, then drives 5-10 mph under the limit on a clear day, causing traffic to bunch up behind me. And it only happens when I need to be somewhere. Sigh. Edited by ocnblu
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Pass 'em. There's a road back in Indianapolis that usually moves well, is signed at 40, but is only 1 lane per direction. Usually good sight distances. Very rarely some old person or another incompetent who should not be on the road is going 25 or less on the road. Double yellow be damned, I pass them.

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Pass 'em. There's a road back in Indianapolis that usually moves well, is signed at 40, but is only 1 lane per direction. Usually good sight distances. Very rarely some old person or another incompetent who should not be on the road is going 25 or less on the road. Double yellow be damned, I pass them.

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I see the extremes around here every day....

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I hate it when people wait until the last second to pull out right in front of you even though there's no cars behind you. :angry:

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I had a close encounter with a retard from Quebec in an Intrepid last night.

She's in the center lane of the highway going about the speed limit, I'm doing about 15 km/h over in the left lane. Just as I'm about to pass, she changes lanes in front of me for no reason - there was nobody else in her lane. Then a F-150 comes up from behind going faster than me and changes over into the now empty middle lane to pass us both - then she cuts him off in exactly the same way.

That person took "Je me souviens"* a little too seriously.

* "Je me souviens" is the slogan printed on the Quebec license plates, and it's not very friendly to the rest of the country. It translates to "I will remember" and essentially what it means is, "I will remember what those bastard English did to us".

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I had a close encounter with a retard from Quebec in an Intrepid last night.

She's in the center lane of the highway going about the speed limit, I'm doing about 15 km/h over in the left lane. Just as I'm about to pass, she changes lanes in front of me for no reason - there was nobody else in her lane. Then a F-150 comes up from behind going faster than me and changes over into the now empty middle lane to pass us both - then she cuts him off in exactly the same way.

That person took "Je me souviens"* a little too seriously.

* "Je me souviens" is the slogan printed on the Quebec license plates, and it's not very friendly to the rest of the country. It translates to "I will remember" and essentially what it means is, "I will remember what those bastard English did to us".

It totally doesn't surprise me that it was a Quebec driver. They're the worst I've ever seen.

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It totally doesn't surprise me that it was a Quebec driver. They're the worst I've ever seen.

Crap, I feel for you. It seems to happen a lot to me as well, lately. As far as Quebec drivers go, the only moment I ever took notice of myself really getting mad at another driver was this year when some asshat with Quebec plates pulled out of a gas station ahead of me and literally stopped moving in the 90 km/h two-lane rural road. I braked a little heavier than normal to slow down, but nobody was in immediate danger, but at least I'd been paying attention in the first place. It appeared as though the driver didn't know if he turned in the right direction out of the gas station and had to think about it in the middle of the road. Nobody else was coming or going, so it was still just the two of us. Only about five seconds passed before the driver decided to turn off to the shoulder. Naturally, one would assume he was pulling off to let me by... NOPE, just as I was about to pass by, he darts left again into the lane and decides to pull a U-turn in front of me. Already blocking me and unable to make the turn, he needed to back up to make it a three-point turn. At this point I was so livid to the ignorance of this guy that I decided to pull into the on-coming lane, and s-l-o-w-l-y pass around the front of his car with my horn blaring and showing him my middle finger.

A more mature move would have been to do nothing, but I couldn't let this stupid move go.

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It totally doesn't surprise me that it was a Quebec driver. They're the worst I've ever seen.

You have opviously never driven in Atlanta or Miami have you :lol::lol::lol::lol: :AH-HA_wink:

But then I have never driven in Quebec...

Chris

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WHY do people slow down gradually, cause a traffic jam behind them... then turn on their signal at the last possible second (it may have time to flash ONCE) when they turn off?
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It totally doesn't surprise me that it was a Quebec driver. They're the worst I've ever seen.

Have you seen many Illinois drivers, or female FOBs in California?

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WHY do people slow down gradually, cause a traffic jam behind them... then turn on their signal at the last possible second (it may have time to flash ONCE) when they turn off?

The Mexicans in '81 Ford Escorts do that all the time here. I've learned to avoid driving behind a clunker whenever possible for this reason, especially since I've never seen anyone drive a clunker who wasn't clearly a VERY RECENT immigrant.

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Have you seen many Illinois drivers, or female FOBs in California?

Never been to Illinois but I have experienced first hand the California road system- you have a point there. I had by far my fewest encounters with bad drivers in Nova Scotia, Arizona and Washington State.

Quebec still remains my worst observations... You know you can't make a right turn on a red light in Montreal? It's chaos esp in urban areas there.

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I had both a person pull in front of me on the way, AND on the way home from the Olive Garden today...

Then an old guy in a blue Cavalier tried to move into my lane....while I was STILL there! I didn't even have time for the horn......

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Have you seen many Illinois drivers, or female FOBs in California?

I've Been through Illinois (Chicago too) and California's big cities twice, and they've got nothing on Quebec drivers, or Vancouver drivers for that matter.

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When I lived in Ft Lauderdale, FL I had several similar encounters with the Quebec drivers. They would come down for the winter and not understand that the people who lived there are not all on vacation.

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Living about an hour from quebec, I can relate. But what really gets me mad has to be people who pass you then once they're ahead, slow down again.

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No one ahead of me on the road, but a person waits until I'm "right there" to pull out from a side road in front of me, then drives 5-10 mph under the limit on a clear day, causing traffic to bunch up behind me. And it only happens when I need to be somewhere. Sigh.

Happens to me all the time around here. Happened to me tonight on my way to the movies...

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I *hate* people in the right lane of the highway who decide to merge left even though they're doing 5-10 MPH under the limit and there's no one in front of them, yet, they see the need to be in my lane - usually within roughly 2 seconds or so of the time I'd have overtaken them.

And I'll add 'the majority of people behind the wheel of a Toyota' to the list of sucky classes of drivers...

-RBB

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Maybe they couldn't see your car.:smilewide:
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