Street Smarts blog: Seven tips for de...

Street Smarts blog: Seven tips for dealing with aggressive drivers

There are 45 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Nov 17, 2009, titled Street Smarts blog: Seven tips for dealing with aggressive drivers. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

With the holidays upon us and everyone in a rush to get their shopping done, patience may be running at a premium on the roads.

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rswartzinsaniity cruz

San Francisco, CA

#46 Nov 19, 2009
MAYBE 'CAPMOM' HAS NEVER BEEN TO THE CROSS...TRY IT; IT WILL CHANGE YOU FROM THAT YOU ARE!
Let Them Blow

Nipomo, CA

#47 Nov 19, 2009
Aptos Resident wrote:
<quoted text>If they are going slow because they "can't see" then they SHOULDN'T BE DRIVING! OR they should PULL OVER, and allow others to pass if they insist on going UNDER the speed limit. That is the LAW.
That's the problem, that most drivers are completely oblivious on the road. It's dangerous, those are the ones who cause the accidents, and drive like idiots. Which you are apparently.
You seem to think that unless someone can see as well as you, that they shouldn't drive. Admit it. Some people can't see as well as others....they don't have to remove themselves from the road, they just have to drive more carefully. You also seem to think that he law says if you are driving slower than someone else that you have to pull off the road. Not so, if there is no place to pull off OR if you are already driving the speed limit. Slow to some people means anything less than 25 miles over the posted limit. No one is required to break the posted speed limit to allow another vehicle to pass, nor are they required to pull over for someone who is apparently trying to do just that if they are already driving at the posted limit. What makes it so apparent to you that I am an idiot? I am not an idiot. I have safely flown thousands of hours as a professional pilot and have never injured or killed any of my passengers, nor have I ever damaged an aircraft. Not once in 25 years. Believe me, I can interpret laws. I've interpreted an entire BOOK full of laws for 25 years. I think I'm one up on you in that Department.
Let Them Blow

Nipomo, CA

#48 Nov 19, 2009
Aptos Resident wrote:
<quoted text>If they are going slow because they "can't see" then they SHOULDN'T BE DRIVING! OR they should PULL OVER, and allow others to pass if they insist on going UNDER the speed limit. That is the LAW.
That's the problem, that most drivers are completely oblivious on the road. It's dangerous, those are the ones who cause the accidents, and drive like idiots. Which you are apparently.
Since when does 'they don't see as well as you do' translate to 'can't see'? I may not be able to see as well as you, but I sure as hell am not going to stay off the road because of it.
Aptos Resident

Daly City, CA

#50 Nov 19, 2009
I'll break it down for you morons:

If you want to go BELOW THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT AND CHOOSE NOT TO GO THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT, PULL OVER! That's what we're saying. Jesus Christ, how hard is that?

Not ONCE did I say I tailgate, and not ONCE did I say that people GOING THE SPEED LIMIT need to pull over.

Try reading and get yours heads out of your asses.
Supporter

Pasadena, CA

#51 Jun 13, 2014
Willis wrote:
There is no need to tailgate. Flashing lights is a simple safe way to let people know you want them to use the next turn out.
I have to do that almost every evening on my way home. The area I travel through is majority new young Asian college student drivers at 9:30 p.m. They're going 25-30 in a 40 zone. They leave two lengths between cars at red lights. I teach English to immigrants and suspect the space issue wasn't presented correctly during drivers training. Rather than honking I flash my lights to request to get through. Some pull right, others shine me on. It's aggravating.

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