Geez, don't STOP to let pedestrians cross on red - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-07-2012, 09:43 PM   #1
Elite Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,454
Total Cats: 80
Default Geez, don't STOP to let pedestrians cross on red

Actually it was bicycles, but....

A driver in front of me made a dangerous stop, at a freeway on-ramp from a 6-lane road, to let bicycles cross against a red pedestrian crossing light. I hoooonked, to no avail. Then made a buuuurrrnnnooout.

Stupid woman thought she was being courteous, without realizing the danger she created.
JasonC SBB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 09:46 PM   #2
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 36,165
Total Cats: 2,573
Default

Since when do you drive in the kitchen
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 09:46 PM   #3
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,809
Total Cats: 1,780
Default

i hate when people make up their own rules.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 09:47 PM   #4
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 1,479
Total Cats: 6
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 18psi View Post
Since when do you drive in the kitchen
Attached Thumbnails
Geez, don't STOP to let pedestrians cross on red-yo-dawg.jpg  
dgmorr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 09:48 PM   #5
Destroyer of Inconel
iTrader: (37)
 
EO2K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: In ur driveway, abusin' ur WPA
Posts: 9,642
Total Cats: 954
Default

But they are pedestrians! They always have the right of way!
EO2K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 11:50 PM   #6
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (25)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 12,105
Total Cats: 518
Default

Seems like we've had a lot of hit-and-run or just plain dead pedestrians and cyclists lately. I can recall at least three in the last few months, and that's just cyclists.
curly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 11:58 PM   #7
Slowest Progress Ever
iTrader: (26)
 
thirdgen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The coal ridden hills of Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,805
Total Cats: 183
Default

Why couldn't Helen Keller drive a car?
thirdgen is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2012, 11:58 PM   #8
Slowest Progress Ever
iTrader: (26)
 
thirdgen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The coal ridden hills of Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,805
Total Cats: 183
Default

Because she was a woman.
thirdgen is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 12:05 AM   #9
Senior Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: misery
Posts: 1,130
Total Cats: 9
Default

i ------- HATE when people do that. they really don't understand what an idiot move it is.
phillyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 12:57 AM   #10
Senior Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sonora, Ca
Posts: 623
Total Cats: 73
Default

Not sure what I hate more. Woman drivers or bad drivers.
bikersam717 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 12:58 AM   #11
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cypress, TX
Posts: 3,778
Total Cats: 35
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bikersam717 View Post
Not sure what I hate more. Woman drivers or bad drivers.
They are one and the same.
Bryce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 11:54 AM   #12
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
fooger03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 4,132
Total Cats: 187
Default

Indecisive drivers and Inefficient drivers

Indecisive drivers cause accidents because their actions are unpredictable
Inefficient drivers wait at a traffic light until the intersection is completely clear before beginning their left turn, they apparently lack the instinctive collision prediction system in the mental programming of all species of predatory animals.
fooger03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 12:01 PM   #13
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,809
Total Cats: 1,780
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by phillyb View Post
i ------- HATE when people do that. they really don't understand what an idiot move it is.

I've had numerous cars stop for me in the middle of a street when I was waiting to cross. I NEVER cross in front of a car unless it's in a crosswalk or something, I don't trust them; I wave them by.

But it's stupid, had the dude just minded his own busniess, I could have crossed BEHIND HIM WHERE NO OTHER CAR WAS IN SIGHT!

I also hate when a car will stop to let you turn left across their intersection. I've seen that happen where a car stopped to let someone turn, and the guy in the far lane didn't slow/see and the car turn left made the turn and they crashed.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 12:15 PM   #14
Elite Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Ryan_G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 2,574
Total Cats: 151
Default

Women drivers, no survivors.....
Ryan_G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2012, 12:15 PM   #15
Destroyer of Inconel
iTrader: (37)
 
EO2K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: In ur driveway, abusin' ur WPA
Posts: 9,642
Total Cats: 954
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by curly View Post
Seems like we've had a lot of hit-and-run or just plain dead pedestrians and cyclists lately. I can recall at least three in the last few months, and that's just cyclists.
Because Oregon?

Seriously, I visited Portland recently and it was loaded with hipsters on bikes. The girlfriend and I kept seeing these blue (IIRC) bicycle stencils spraypainted all over streets, sidewalks, bridge abutments and sides of buildings. She asked me "What do you think is up with all these blue bikes?" I replied "It probably denotes where people have died on bikes." Our local friend replied "How did you know that?" "I guessed. All these people ride like ****** and I'm sure they get squashed all the time"

Oregon sure was nice though. I'd move there but people would hate me for being from California.
EO2K is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 57 07-19-2017 05:11 PM
Another Cast Manifold Corky Bell Prefabbed Turbo Kits 18 11-22-2016 10:01 PM
WTB MP62 (Hotside) (NB2) Rick02R WTB 3 01-03-2016 08:18 PM
1991 special edition with hard top full part out JC, NJ russian Miata parts for sale/trade 6 10-08-2015 04:01 PM
Leaky Wilwoods mx592 Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 1 10-01-2015 01:45 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:43 AM.