Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Off-Topic Discussion > Parking Lot


F...Left Lane Drivers

Parking Lot


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-08-2010, 03:54 PM   #16
Living Legend
 
Monkeydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: PA
Age: 35
Posts: 16,275
Re: F...Left Lane Drivers

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMalcolmConnection View Post
I actually laughed at those stickers, but as soon as I read their whole idea behind them, my rage grew to new levels. Basically these people are assholes who think they speed limit doesn't apply to them and you better get over when they come blowing up your rear end.
Yeah, many of those jerks DO drive Subarus like that too.
__________________
Not sent from a Droid, iPhone, Blackberry or toaster
Monkeydad is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 01-08-2010, 04:25 PM   #17
Registered User
 
firstdown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: chesapeake, va
Age: 50
Posts: 15,818
Re: F...Left Lane Drivers

Man I never really knew how bad I was ticking people off and boy it feels great. Whats really fun is when your in the left lane and you have a car to your right and then a car tail gating you. Slow down a little so the car on the right starts to pass you then watch the guy behind you jump over into their lane. Just as the car tail gating you starts to pass thinking he can get past you speed up some. Now you start passing the car on the right and the tail gater jumps back behind you. You get just far enough infront of the car to your right so the car tailgating just cannot pass then you start to slow down again. Do this over and over again and see how many times the tailgater will go back and forth or just give up.
firstdown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 05:53 PM   #18
MVP
 
mooby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: NoVa
Age: 26
Posts: 11,849
Re: F...Left Lane Drivers

As a younger driver on here I feel my pov might differ from everybody else. I like to consider myself a weaver, I'm always looking for that open stretch to get around a slow person. I do find myself tailgating on occasion, but that's more due to paying attention to my mirrors for slightly too long to notice i'm creeping up on someone.

For everyone who lives in NOVA and knows how horrible the rush hour traffic is that I sit in Mon-Fri when I'm going to work at 5-7 am and going home after 4 pm, well it's safe to say I never get the opportunity to go 70 mph at any time. It's gotten better in the mornings because I go up 95 from Woodbridge to my job in Springfield, and they just recently opened that 4th lane that's helped ease the congestion somewhat, but I still manage to find myself behind all the slow drivers all the time. I'm sure it doesn't help that I love to speed, that I love to weave, and love letting people know what I think of them slowing everybody down in the left hand lane.

Now I've been commuting like this since mid-June, and I find that the middle lane is the best lane to be in for various reasons, especially on the way home. Mainly because the left hand lane is always choked up with drivers that somehow think that it's the fast lane, even though half the time it's completely stopped while the two right hand lanes are just cruisin by at like 20 mph. And I can understand drivers going slow in the right hand lane because that's where they're supposed to be at. So I don't get mad at those drivers but I do get mad at the drivers who feel like they're somehow doing the right thing by slowing everybody down in the middle or left hand lane.

So yes I could understand that my pov is different from everybody else's, and fyi I've been that driver before firstdown, you know the one trying to get around all the slow drivers but you just can't for reasons mentioned above, but it is what it is. I figure with age and circumstances changing, like having a kid or wife/family in the car, I will become a more peaceful driver, but until then, it is what it is. In my perfect scenario I wish all the drivers who go slow just to be safe would drive only in the right hand lane, and the middle lane would be for the drivers who don't want to go slow but don't want to go fast either, and all us speedaholics could just drive as fast as we wanted in the left hand lane.

But I do consider myself a somewhat responsible driver. I never, ever, get into a different lane without checking my mirrors and blindspots and using turn signals as well to let people know my intentions. I may be weaving, but I'm also considerate of everybody else trying to do their thing, meaning I don't try to cut into a different lane if there isn't adequate space to do it.

So basically I have my bad tendencies but I also have some good tendencies. That's better than some drivers I've encountered in the traffic hellhole known as the DMV.
mooby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 06:59 PM   #19
The Starter
 
budw38's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Northern,Va.
Posts: 2,386
Re: F...Left Lane Drivers

Don't drive 55 in the damn left lane .... LOL !! I also hate the " sleepwalkers " who get all the way over in the left lane , so they can enjoy the open air at a snails pace. If you want to move slow , stay in the freakin right lane or keep your rear parked on your couch .
budw38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 08:00 PM   #20
I like big (_|_)s.
 
TheMalcolmConnection's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Lexington, Virginia
Age: 32
Posts: 17,488
Re: F...Left Lane Drivers

Quote:
Originally Posted by firstdown View Post
Man I never really knew how bad I was ticking people off and boy it feels great. Whats really fun is when your in the left lane and you have a car to your right and then a car tail gating you. Slow down a little so the car on the right starts to pass you then watch the guy behind you jump over into their lane. Just as the car tail gating you starts to pass thinking he can get past you speed up some. Now you start passing the car on the right and the tail gater jumps back behind you. You get just far enough infront of the car to your right so the car tailgating just cannot pass then you start to slow down again. Do this over and over again and see how many times the tailgater will go back and forth or just give up.
Do you just constantly cruise in the left lane? Do you get over after you've passed someone provided the person behind you is keeping a safe distance? If so, that's all good. As long as someone is passing, I'm A-OK. Most of the left lane drivers are so unaware of their surroundings they aren't even using cruise control and just fluctuate speed kind of like you're describing above, but not consciously. I think THAT'S what drives us all nuts.

Now, if you do that behavior on purpose, that's a real dick thing to do. I totally understand though if someone is tailgating you. I hate tailgaters myself.

Basically, my driving patterns are I go about 5-7 miles over the speed limit, I use signals every time, I never tailgate and I immediately get into the right lane after I've passed someone.
__________________
Regret nothing. At one time it was exactly what you wanted.
TheMalcolmConnection is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 09:32 PM   #21
RG Glee
 
Schneed10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Newtown Square, PA
Age: 35
Posts: 8,295
Re: F...Left Lane Drivers

Well as I've noted in other threads (LOL, here we go!) I will purposely block the left lane if I notice someone behind me driving too fast or otherwise unsafely.

I think my blocking the left lane makes the road a safer place overall, even though it pisses people off like the dickens.

10 miles over the speed limit is plenty fast enough. If you need to go faster than that, take an airplane.
Schneed10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 09:33 PM   #22
RG Glee
 
Schneed10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Newtown Square, PA
Age: 35
Posts: 8,295
Re: F...Left Lane Drivers

Quote:
Originally Posted by firstdown View Post
Man I never really knew how bad I was ticking people off and boy it feels great. Whats really fun is when your in the left lane and you have a car to your right and then a car tail gating you. Slow down a little so the car on the right starts to pass you then watch the guy behind you jump over into their lane. Just as the car tail gating you starts to pass thinking he can get past you speed up some. Now you start passing the car on the right and the tail gater jumps back behind you. You get just far enough infront of the car to your right so the car tailgating just cannot pass then you start to slow down again. Do this over and over again and see how many times the tailgater will go back and forth or just give up.
Now that's brilliant, I have a kindred spirit. That's left lane blocking masters strategy right there!
Schneed10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2010, 09:37 PM   #23
The Starter
 
budw38's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Northern,Va.
Posts: 2,386
Re: F...Left Lane Drivers

Quote:
Originally Posted by Schneed10 View Post
Well as I've noted in other threads (LOL, here we go!) I will purposely block the left lane if I notice someone behind me driving too fast or otherwise unsafely.

I think my blocking the left lane makes the road a safer place overall, even though it pisses people off like the dickens.

10 miles over the speed limit is plenty fast enough. If you need to go faster than that, take an airplane.
Blocking is pretty cool in NASCAR .... if you aren't rubbing bumpers ... it isn't racing . I actually wish we could use the bumper on knuckleheads driving below the speed limit in the left lane .... I would drive more often . I agree with you Schneed , nobody should be driving over 80 mph when others are using our highways .
budw38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 05:40 PM   #24
I like big (_|_)s.
 
TheMalcolmConnection's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Lexington, Virginia
Age: 32
Posts: 17,488
Re: F...Left Lane Drivers

Quote:
Originally Posted by Schneed10 View Post
Well as I've noted in other threads (LOL, here we go!) I will purposely block the left lane if I notice someone behind me driving too fast or otherwise unsafely.

I think my blocking the left lane makes the road a safer place overall, even though it pisses people off like the dickens.

10 miles over the speed limit is plenty fast enough. If you need to go faster than that, take an airplane.
So do you consciously drive in the left lane all the time just to piss people off?

I thought we both had the same driving patterns the last thread we had about this. What do YOU do if someone is just cruising slow as hell in the left lane for no reason?
__________________
Regret nothing. At one time it was exactly what you wanted.
TheMalcolmConnection is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 05:58 PM   #25
Playmaker
 
mlmdub130's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Age: 31
Posts: 3,186
Re: F...Left Lane Drivers

Quote:
Originally Posted by Schneed10 View Post
Well as I've noted in other threads (LOL, here we go!) I will purposely block the left lane if I notice someone behind me driving too fast or otherwise unsafely.

I think my blocking the left lane makes the road a safer place overall, even though it pisses people off like the dickens.

10 miles over the speed limit is plenty fast enough. If you need to go faster than that, take an airplane.
if you think 65 is fast enough to be in the left lane on 95 south in lorton i will be the guy in the dodge ram about 3 feet off your bumper

number 1, the left lane is for passing, if you are in the left lane and someone comes up on your rear even if you are doing 75, don't be dick get over

number 2, see number 1 and get the f out of the left lane
__________________
"I don't think anybody should have regrets, especially me, ... You don't regret what you do in your life. If you do it, you do it for a reason."

ST21
mlmdub130 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 07:37 PM   #26
Playmaker
 
724Skinsfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 3,506
Re: F...Left Lane Drivers

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMalcolmConnection View Post
Do you just constantly cruise in the left lane? Do you get over after you've passed someone provided the person behind you is keeping a safe distance? If so, that's all good. As long as someone is passing, I'm A-OK. Most of the left lane drivers are so unaware of their surroundings they aren't even using cruise control and just fluctuate speed kind of like you're describing above, but not consciously. I think THAT'S what drives us all nuts.

Now, if you do that behavior on purpose, that's a real dick thing to do. I totally understand though if someone is tailgating you. I hate tailgaters myself.

Basically, my driving patterns are I go about 5-7 miles over the speed limit, I use signals every time, I never tailgate and I immediately get into the right lane after I've passed someone.
The four steps towards world peace!
__________________
"I hope I'm getting better. I hope you haven't seen my best." - Jim Zorn
724Skinsfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 07:48 PM   #27
Quietly Dominating the East
 
Hog1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Naples, Florida
Posts: 9,021
Re: F...Left Lane Drivers

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMalcolmConnection View Post
Do you just constantly cruise in the left lane? Do you get over after you've passed someone provided the person behind you is keeping a safe distance? If so, that's all good. As long as someone is passing, I'm A-OK. Most of the left lane drivers are so unaware of their surroundings they aren't even using cruise control and just fluctuate speed kind of like you're describing above, but not consciously. I think THAT'S what drives us all nuts.

Now, if you do that behavior on purpose, that's a real dick thing to do. I totally understand though if someone is tailgating you. I hate tailgaters myself.

Basically, my driving patterns are I go about 5-7 miles over the speed limit, I use signals every time, I never tailgate and I immediately get into the right lane after I've passed someone.
YOU are the.....alter-Schneed
__________________
Goodbye Sean..........Vaya Con Dios
thankyou Joe.......
ďItís all the political correct idiots in America, thatís all it is. Itís got nothing to do with anything else.
-Mike Ditka
Hog1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 08:52 PM   #28
Puppy Kicker
 
Daseal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Age: 31
Posts: 8,218
Re: F...Left Lane Drivers

Schneed -- I want to strangle you.

TMC, I agree completely. My favorite is the rolling roadblock. You get 3 people all going 45 MPH which screws up traffic royally. I was on 95S today (65MPH Speed limit for those who don't know) going 40 from Arlington most of the way to Hoodbridge. About 5 miles before Woodbridge I figured out the issue. Three cars going 45 all next to each other. I really started to understand suicide bombing at that time. If I didn't have a passenger I may have screamed ALLAH and taken out all 3 with my car in a fiery ball of victory.
__________________
Best. Player. Available.
Daseal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 09:32 PM   #29
RG Glee
 
Schneed10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Newtown Square, PA
Age: 35
Posts: 8,295
Re: F...Left Lane Drivers

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMalcolmConnection View Post
So do you consciously drive in the left lane all the time just to piss people off?

I thought we both had the same driving patterns the last thread we had about this. What do YOU do if someone is just cruising slow as hell in the left lane for no reason?
No I don't. I cruise in the middle lane about 5-10 mph over the speed limit. But if I see someone on the road driving too fast or like an asshole in general, I go into road vigilante mode and do everything in my power to slow the guy down and frustrate him so bad that his whole day is ruined.
Schneed10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2010, 09:33 PM   #30
RG Glee
 
Schneed10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Newtown Square, PA
Age: 35
Posts: 8,295
Re: F...Left Lane Drivers

Quote:
Originally Posted by mlmdub130 View Post
if you think 65 is fast enough to be in the left lane on 95 south in lorton i will be the guy in the dodge ram about 3 feet off your bumper

number 1, the left lane is for passing, if you are in the left lane and someone comes up on your rear even if you are doing 75, don't be dick get over

number 2, see number 1 and get the f out of the left lane
If you're ever 3 feet off my bumper, I challenge you to get around me. It will take you half an hour to find a way.
Schneed10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.32667 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25