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Old 11-03-2008, 08:42 PM   #61
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What point have I missed? You were the one in the wrong and didn't remove yourself from a possibly deadly situation because of your ego and prooving some point? Grow the **** up or turn in your license.
When it happens to you, you can "grow the **** up too".

This goes to all of you internet smartasses, so perfect in theory yet when it comes to the fact, you don t follow it.

Practice what you preach, otherwise, youre nothing more then a hypocrite, let alone an anonymous internet one.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:38 PM   #62
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The general rule of thumb, in case you thought that was too wordy, is that a speed differential of 15 mph (25 km/h) is the maximum safe threshold for speed varience while travelling on the highway. Since the speed limit of the 400 series highways and QEW is 100 km/h, you're within the threshold of safety at 80 km/h, though I still wouldn't drive that slowly for too long.

Drive safely ;-)
That sounds nice on the book but in real life you use real figures so maybe you shouldn't use 100km/h for your threshold calculation cause most of the drivers on GTA's highways go at least at 110 but most of the times 120 even though the speed limit is 100 (again... I know that this on the other hand doesn't sound nice and legal, but hey, it's reality!).

Which means that if you drive at 80 your relative speed to the other drivers would actually be 40 km/h which is almost double your safety threshold of 25.

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Old 11-03-2008, 10:03 PM   #63
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Good call

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Which means that if you drive at 80 your relative speed to the other drivers would actually be 40 km/h which is almost double your safety threshold of 25.
Good call. Slowing to only 90 or 95 would probably have the same effect- ie Jackass blasts by you to become someone else's problem- and then you're closer to that 25 km/h difference. As I said, I definitely wouldn't drive at 80 km/h for very long, and on a 400 series highway, never below that speed.

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Old 11-03-2008, 11:11 PM   #64
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So just to get this straight.




You tailgated someone who tailgated you, then complained about them tailgating?
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:19 PM   #65
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So just to get this straight.




You tailgated someone who tailgated you, then complained about them tailgating?
yep.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:29 AM   #66
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I was waiting for this detail to come out.

You should have been in the right lane.

All of the other shit that both of you pulled was more retarded than anything else in this story, but in the end, you were the first one in the wrong. You weren't passing anyone, get to the right.
Ehhh am I the only one who thinks this is a bit extreme?

The left lane is for passing, you shouldn't drive in it. But what's wrong with driving 120 in the middle lane on an empty highway? The right lane moves slower than 120 most of the time so you would constantly be weaving in and out, plus with the cars merging, etc..

As long as you're moving faster than the right lane is (if it's going faster than 120 then I would definitely stay there since you don't want the middle lane moving slower than the right) then what's the problem? Especially on an empty highway...
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:01 AM   #67
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When i was driving to West Virginia, each car that passed ME merged into the right lane right after it passed me. That also goes when I do aggressive driving. When I do 140/150 I kind of hide behind the car and than I pass him. This way I don't get cought up when cop is firing the traffic gun at me. I don't like to be in the left lane for some reason.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:46 AM   #68
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When it happens to you, you can "grow the **** up too".

This goes to all of you internet smartasses, so perfect in theory yet when it comes to the fact, you don t follow it.

Practice what you preach, otherwise, youre nothing more then a hypocrite, let alone an anonymous internet one.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:15 PM   #69
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i disagree. 120 is above the speed limit. I wasn't in the passing lane, i wasn t blocking anyone, infact, the highway was empty. There was no reason for this whole BS. he could of very well passed me on the left or illegally on the right, what he was trying to do, is show off. the center lane is a intermediate highway lane, the left lane is passing and the right lane is exit , enter. I don t feel i was in the wrong driving calmly home. Yes in retrospect i shouldn t have intimidated him after the act and aggressed him, but my initial action did nothing wrong. If i was with other drivers, then i would be in the wrong but not at 2 am with a empty highway. He ll get his, he ll piss off the wrong person and presto, tragedy. I don t drive aggressive, i was simply not happy with being tailed for a good 5 min. he wasn t trying to pass me, he was trying to intimidate me.
Lane discipline isn't classified by speed, but rather by the need to pass a slower moving vehicle.

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Ehhh am I the only one who thinks this is a bit extreme?

The left lane is for passing, you shouldn't drive in it. But what's wrong with driving 120 in the middle lane on an empty highway? The right lane moves slower than 120 most of the time so you would constantly be weaving in and out, plus with the cars merging, etc..

As long as you're moving faster than the right lane is (if it's going faster than 120 then I would definitely stay there since you don't want the middle lane moving slower than the right) then what's the problem? Especially on an empty highway...
Any lane to the left of another vehicle is for passing, not just the extreme left. By your logic on the 400 northbound there are 6 non-descript driving lanes and 1 lane for passing.

Also, he already said the right lane was empty.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:42 PM   #70
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Reducing speed to 80 on the 401 is a death wish. I can't believe you would do something like that, by doing that you are increasing chances of an accident 5 to 10 cars back 20 fold... very smart.
It was 2am you said? And the highway was empty? you really think that someone would drive into a car going 80km/h infront of them, cause they're doing 120, and there's no one else on the road?

not a very convincing argument.
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:21 PM   #71
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LOL what a fail thread 405style
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:31 PM   #73
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what are you +1000 ing?

have you seen your boring "post news article" threads? extreme fail

hope you werent comparing to your threads.
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:33 PM   #74
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what are you +1000 ing?

have you seen your boring "post news article" threads? extreme fail

hope you werent comparing to your threads.
posting news articles is better than road rage. you lose.
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:41 PM   #75
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