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Old 08-29-2010, 10:02 AM   #41
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Sounds like they are 100% in the wrong. Might as well give them a love tap... make them think twice about ever doing it again.
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:23 AM   #42
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I give drivers a 4 second period when they're allowed to be a little slow in the brain. Any more than that and I'm on the horn. I do laugh at the ones that do stupid **** when I'm in my dad's crappy farm truck. It hasn't been washed in 3 years.

A. You won't damage my car.

B. Does it look like I'm going to do much to avoid it?
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:50 PM   #43
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I wish I had links to studies that suggest filling up all available road space (rather than merging early) reduces congestion. but it was only something i heard a long time ago on tv.
Texas has occasionally put up signs for construction that say "Merge Here" right at the merge points.
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I'm seriously tempted to just start crashing straight into them. Nothing major, maybe a little tap at 3 MPH. Just enough to crumple a fender or a driver's door, maybe take out a headlight cluster in the process. That'd be an easy $1,000 repair bill, and all I'd have to do it straighten out my front license plate a bit afterwards. (It's already bent.)
Try to hit a front wheel. Guaranteed to cause major damage, even at barely moving speeds. Wheels are not made to take that kind of impact, and will usually bend suspension/subframe. However, this will probably cause more damage to you. It's the reason I drive a 5-10 year old car; I never swerve for retards.


If someone is doing something illegal, and you collide, it's automatically their fault. Chances are, they will be ticketed as well.
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:38 PM   #45
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Try to hit a front wheel.Guaranteed to cause major damage.
Probably true, but also likely to tear the **** out of the front of my car in the process. Honestly, I'm not looking for max hitpoints here, just a nice compromise between not inconveniencing myself too much and causing a satisfactory amount of irritation / inconvenience to the other party.

I should probably start carrying a digital camera in the car at all times if I'm going to start doing this. Who knows- enough insurance claims for people hitting me and I might be able to get my car painted a uniform color.

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If someone is doing something illegal, and you collide, it's automatically their fault.
I try never to make assumptions like these in re motor vehicle law.
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I only honk at taxi cabs.
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I like giving "student drivers" hell on the public roadways. Welcome to the road, bitch!
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I confess I actually have no horn.
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I confess I actually have no horn.
ha actually same here, my cavalier DD hasn't had a working horn for over 2 years now.

And yes, 70% of the drivers that **** me off and cause me to enact road rage are female (usually they're on the phone) and the other 30% are yuppies who fancy themselves street racers in their leased lexus.
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