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Thread: Another accident 14 april 2017

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginwoman View Post
    I agree with the retired MSP trooper.....you must be on the defense at all times while driving
    True. It seems to be the only way to stay alive these days. Especially in the days of texting which we never had 20 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3CATSAILOR View Post
    True. It seems to be the only way to stay alive these days. Especially in the days of texting which we never had 20 years ago.
    Social media will be death of the world. People are addicted to it; especially the current generation. Yes, I know this forum is social media, but most of us are stationary when responding. It is only to get worse. I still think there are other factors for the reasons for accidents. Defensive is the key word. When I see distracted drivers (for whatever reason), I slow down, and drop back. That is why I am still here.

    I don't do FB, Instagram, Twitter, and all the rest. Never have; never will. This forum is my only ever social media. I do text my children, occasionally, but it is when I am home. I hate texting!

    Letter writing is gone with the wind, and landlines are following. I don't understand why it is called social media; there is nothing social about it. And, it is causing death and disconnect among humans. Oh well. That's all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by littlelady View Post
    ; there is nothing social about it. And, it is causing death and disconnect among humans. Oh well. That's all.
    Funny, I have been put back in touch with people from years back, high school friends and shipmates and reconnected with family members on my fathers side I had lost contact with a long time ago. I think like most things, it's far more good than bad, but people focus on the bad. I get to share with these people far more than I could have with pen and paper. I have no drama or heartache, its just a great way to stay in touch with people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DEEKAYPEE8569 View Post
    Well, the local constabulary can't be everywhere; I get that. Let 'em speed. Evolution will eventually prevail.
    Meant to say "I" was doing 60. Let 'em speed and tailgate fine, but they're taking out innocent people along with them. P*sses me off. I didn't see this many accidents and turned over vehicles when I commuted 100 miles round trip to DC. It's insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glhs837 View Post
    Funny, I have been put back in touch with people from years back, high school friends and shipmates and reconnected with family members on my fathers side I had lost contact with a long time ago. I think like most things, it's far more good than bad, but people focus on the bad. I get to share with these people far more than I could have with pen and paper. I have no drama or heartache, its just a great way to stay in touch with people.
    Well, this is where you and I disagree. There is nothing personal about social media because it is out there for all to see, and it has caused more harm than good. I, also, know that letter writing is gone with the wind. There has to be a happy medium; if not, socializing on media will be the end all, end all. As far as reconnecting with some of your family through social media, proves my point. It shouldn't have come to this. JMO, yo.
    Last edited by littlelady; 04-17-2017 at 01:05 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitzi View Post
    Meant to say "I" was doing 60. Let 'em speed and tailgate fine, but they're taking out innocent people along with them. P*sses me off. I didn't see this many accidents and turned over vehicles when I commuted 100 miles round trip to DC. It's insane.
    Because the folks getting into these accidents drive they're the only one's on the road. Speed limits are not suggestions folks! Case in point: I was on SAC Road driving the speed limit and the car behind me was on.....my.....a**; could not see the grille of his car.
    I thought about brake-checking him, but didn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by littlelady View Post
    I am going to add more. When I lived in Darnestown, I was going up 118 to Germantown (118 is a windy, wooded road). I rounded a curve, and a cop car was coming straight toward with his siren lights on (as in head on), and I had the grips to pretty much put my car in the ditch. The thing that was disturbing is that he didn't stop, but kept going. The other thing that sticks in my mind, as far as accidents, is this story on Baynet from 2006. Be careful out there, y'all.

    http://www.thebaynet.com/articles/04...nt-killed.html
    As I have mentioned many times before, the police are not supposed to be looking at their on board monitors while driving but they do. They become just as a distracted driver as anyone else. Anything in the car can distract people. A woman putting on makeup while driving, a person grabbing a potato chip out of a bag, eating a sandwich while driving, looking down even for a split second to check a text, yes that can cause an accident too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3CATSAILOR View Post
    True. It seems to be the only way to stay alive these days. Especially in the days of texting which we never had 20 years ago.
    Defensive driving has been the credo for a long time. It was preached in my drivers education class and I graduated HS in the early 70s.
    Long before cell phones and social media, that sixth sense (being aware) saved my bacon. I stopped short of a green light because I "sensed" the guy coming down the cross street wasn't going to stop for that red - and they didn't.
    People have been driving brain dead since shortly after the advent of the automobile.

    More vehicles on the road, more stupid people. But I think the number of a-hole drivers has increased because they all seem to think their actions are excusable and the other guy should be punished for their actions instead.

    Stop trying to play cop, I don't know how many vehicles I've seen lately pull in front of another causing the vehicle with the right of way to slow down. The kicker is that vehicle doing that indicates they believe the driver with the right of way is at fault, that they should drive slower to allow them to merge onto the road. Same could be said on multi lane roads. The driver of a vehicle obstructing traffic demonstrates by their actions they are not the problem, it's everybody else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BernieP View Post
    Defensive driving has been the credo for a long time. It was preached in my drivers education class and I graduated HS in the early 70s.
    Long before cell phones and social media, that sixth sense (being aware) saved my bacon. I stopped short of a green light because I "sensed" the guy coming down the cross street wasn't going to stop for that red - and they didn't.
    People have been driving brain dead since shortly after the advent of the automobile.

    More vehicles on the road, more stupid people. But I think the number of a-hole drivers has increased because they all seem to think their actions are excusable and the other guy should be punished for their actions instead.

    Stop trying to play cop, I don't know how many vehicles I've seen lately pull in front of another causing the vehicle with the right of way to slow down. The kicker is that vehicle doing that indicates they believe the driver with the right of way is at fault, that they should drive slower to allow them to merge onto the road. Same could be said on multi lane roads. The driver of a vehicle obstructing traffic demonstrates by their actions they are not the problem, it's everybody else.
    Well.....you can't fix stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BernieP View Post
    ... I don't know how many vehicles I've seen lately pull in front of another causing the vehicle with the right of way to slow down. The kicker is that vehicle doing that indicates they believe the driver with the right of way is at fault, that they should drive slower to allow them to merge onto the road...
    Interesting... I just got back from a little Caribbean islands time... down there, that's exactly the expected behavior. If you're driving on a main road, and you see someone pull up to the road from a side street or driveway, you fully expect that they will pull out, so you better go ahead and slow down. And since everyone expects it, nobody gets mad about it. Pleasant little "beep beep" honk saying "go ahead, pal", responded by a "beep" honk saying "Thanks, buddy, I appreciate you letting me in."

    The problem is we don't expect that here. "Me first" is the guiding principle of American drivers.

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