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Do you signal your turns?
Do you yield coming onto a highway to traffic?
Do you hate phone calls when driving? I do.
Do you hate left lane dumbasses with country club passes and 55mph consciousness while there is 4 miles of traffic behind them?
How many accidents have you had that you know you coulda prevented?

I've had 14 accidents between ages 16-20. (Minor) on local roads and ZERO on highways where I, must say go over the limits. None of those 14 were my fault. Only stupid drivers on cellphones, old ladies in parking lots.

Since age 20, I haven't had one. I've gotten much better at recognizing dangerous situation and scanning road ahead, plus checking rearview for tailgaters for a possible rear-end collision.
By the way, DMV doesn't call them "accidents" anymore. They are called "crashes."


Keep in mind, 99% air-traffic crashes are "pilot/human error" according to NTSB. 99% of car crashes are not driver error, they are accidents. LoL.
 

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I use turn signals leaving my driveway.
I always look for 3 seconds while im on the ramp to get a good sightr of how the traffic is. then if i need to speed up i speed up if i need to yeild i yeild.
1 accidnet could have been avoided. The truck slammed on his brakes and my abs kinda make my tire skip and didnt slow fast enough i kinda lifted the truck with my hood and sent him foward about 3 feet. he got out and said his truck was fine while my radiator was going nuts spilling steam everywere.

1 accident that was my fault following to close.

since 15 1/2 ive been pulled over 15 times only got 1 ticket that was 101 in a 60.
 

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Turn signal --> I use them 99% of the time. I get pissed at people who don't.

Accidents --> None with my Trep. My previous car had two, neither my fault. Funny, both accidents crushed the front left fender. When I bought the car, the dealer fixed the left front fender from the previous owner. That car was cursed. :)

Tickets --> Two speeding. One I was new in the area and was doing 5 over (bull ****). The other I was actually being stupid (90 in a 55, but only written as 10 or 15 over).

My age --> 28

I usually yield to traffic, mainly because I don't trust the other driver. :)
 

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I use my turn signal all the time, I don’t understand why people don’t, because one thing I hate is when others don’t use it, so I always use it J

yeah, I drive an intrepid I don’t wanna get in a wreck

I could of prevented? 1 accident, I slid into a tree with my Cougar I use to own. But hey when ur a teen its hard driving in the winter. (1st bad snow, I slid into a tree.)
 

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Yes I do when there is other cars around, I have been in 2 accidents that were not my fault, the 1st is when I was 17 a guy pulled out from a stop sign and it was snowing, I hit him in the drivers door but we were both O.K. My 2nd was 6 weeks ago were a 17 year old girl turned left in front of me and totaled my Crown Vic. I had the right of way. I have had around 15 speeding tickets in my life and most of which are over the past 9 years but then again I've also drove over 1.3 million miles in the past 9 years to get them...
 

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JE.Electronics said:
1.Do you signal your turns?
2. Do you yield coming onto a highway to traffic?
3. Do you hate phone calls when driving? I do.
4. Do you hate left lane dumbasses with country club passes and 55mph consciousness while there is 4 miles of traffic behind them?
5. How many accidents have you had that you know you coulda prevented?
1. I HATE people who refuse to use signals. It is in everyones best interest to let me, and other drivers around you know where you plan on putting that 2 ton SUV. Is it in front of me, off the ramp, are you making a turn? Why the hell are you stopping in the middle of the road???? Oh, your trying to make a right turn. That'd been nice to know before i went insane behind you, trying to figure out just what the hell you are doing.... It's easy as hell to turn them on. And guess what thats all you have to do. Just turn it on. Thats right! It will turn itself off all by itself! :sneaky2:

2. Yield whenever possible, and it won't effect traffic around me(i.e. if i have to brake heavily, or make a quick lane change, I won't). Otherwise, the car merging will end up behind me.

3. I have a cell phone, I hardly use it, It stays in the car. I will not answer it while the car is in motion. I see to many morons on phones driving like there is no other cars on the road. I refuse to participate in that.

4. YES! Am I the only one in the chicagoland area that picked that up in driver's ed? The far left lane is for passing. If there is somebody behind you, move the hell over so he can pass you.

5. Oh accidents... I've been in 11, but the rear bumpers of my first two cars must have had bullseyes on the them :) I have had 1 that was my technically my fault. Hit some black ice, and rearended the other car. I've been rearended so many times it's ridiculus...
 

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If you have issues with people not using turn signals, NEVER go to New Jersey. (I'm not hatin' Jersey... My gf is from there, heck, I practically live there)... And they trust their brakes too well... Get outta my trunk (my gf is guilty of this too... she's almost rear ended Guinevere TONS of times!)...
1. I use my signals at least 99% of the time, if not ALL the time.
2. I yield whenever possible. What I can't stand is when there is a merge onto a highway, and people ride the bumper of the car in front of them, so no one can merge... If everyone lets ONE person in, traffic would flow so much better... And you will only get where you are going maybe 1/2 a second later than you would have! And if you are merging ONTO the highway... Don't be the dick that tries to squeeeeeeze your 2 ton SUV into traffic when someone lets their ONE person in...
3. I try not to use the phone while in the car. When you are in the car as much as me, sometimes you have to... Thus, I have the hands free set... To answer, I just push a little button that sits at about my collar.
4. Even though it is a law (and posted constantly) in NJ and PA... There is always someone that decides the lane is for them... They putt along maybe at the speed-limit, maybe under... Get outa our way! ya can't pass 'em on the right! I've seen people pulled over for this! Also... If you can't (A) do the speedlimit, or (B) drive with the traffic on the highway... STAY OFF! You're more of a hazard than someone speeding!
5. 0 accidents I could have prevented
1 - Ice got me sideways - no damage though
2 - Had someone trying to "jump" into a spot on South Street, and just nicked my bumper, again, no damage
3 - Got T-Boned by some SUV that ran a stop sign... yeah... drivers door had to be replaced.
4 - Got rear-ended by a Ford 250... Grrrrrr... He was goin to fast in the snow...
6. Speeding Tickets? None (knock on wood). Radar Detector used now... Works good. Been pulled over a few times for "speeding" The cop was just being a pain, and pulled me over while doing within ten of the speed-limit... Got warnings all three times. :)
I hope this does not jynx me into a speeding ticket or an accident...
<--- will be knocking on wood all day now! lol
~Kenny "The Icecream Man"
 

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Turn signals yes...pulled over4 times total with no tickets given. One was for having my fog lights on in my 79 Datsun 210 during the day...I basically told the cop to piss off and quit harrassing me...those where my DRL's and if he doesn't like them go pull that car and that car and that car over for having them. The other times were on base. One time was for actually going 1 mile over...talk about your quota's. But other than that...perfect driving record...knocking on wood right now.













Now watch, I'll either get a ticket or in a wreck because of this thread.
 

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1. Turn signals are optional in florida. :D
2. Old people are evil and must be passed at all costs.
3. Double yellow lines are just a guide to center your car on when driving home from the bar after a crazy night. :D
4. traffic lights were invented for inconsistant people.
5. School busses are only on the road to test the effectiveness of your passing gear.
6. Cops are only there to pull over the slow people in your way to walmart.


Actually i have been pulled over a few times, never been a wreck (knocking on wood) that involved anyone else. (wheels fell off)Oo
Never have had a speeding ticket. (only 1 non moving violation for touching off my airhorn next to a cop on a 4 wheeler causing him to spill his coffee).
It's good to be me :D
 

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Turn signals I use 99% of the time, old peoples driving should be monitered by their next of kin, younger than they are. Accident haven't had any pass 10 years. Tickets last one 3 years ago driving an 03 Neon 98 mph, was going 110 slowed down to take a curb and got busted. I use my cell phone all the time while driving, LOL.
 

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JE.Electronics said:
Do you signal your turns?
Do you yield coming onto a highway to traffic?
Do you hate phone calls when driving? I do.
Do you hate left lane dumbasses with country club passes and 55mph consciousness while there is 4 miles of traffic behind them?
How many accidents have you had that you know you coulda prevented?
called "crashes."
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1. i use my signals when i am around someone, and when im truning onto a different street and the people are waiting to turn i give them my blinker two
2. i always have my foot on the brake just in case always look before i leap
3.I hate them im tryin to listen to my music, and watch what im doing so i dont lose all the money i spend in my car.
4.o man thats the time i wish i had a truck.
5.1 accident i guy feel asleep behind the wheel, cant really prevent that i could have made that turn and get my chocolate milk then i would have not been there at the time
 

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1. Always, I want the morons to know where I'm goin!
2. Yes, but always as fast as them, dont want to be the cause!
3. Wife answers the phone at all times, I'm busy!
4. Hate em! But just go around, I'm only going 70 in a 65 while every one else is going 80+!
5. Had two accidents under 20 years old, one driving in left lane, right lane was stopped she pulled out and nailed me in the pass. front quarter panel. Pushed a coronet broughham accross 5 (count em) lanes, said she was doing 15mph. Second, guy turned left into my door and drove off, cop wouldn't follow the coolant trail. Tickets, two of the worst ones you can ever get, learned my lesson!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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dabirdzR/T said:
i am a safe driver, after driving to NYC 2 weeks ago, i think i was the only safe driver in NYC that day.
Hah, no kidding. I had never driven in NYC until the three times I went there in January because of work. It's quite the task to avoid being crushed between buses and yellow cabs, not to mention the crazy pedestrians who pour into the streets every two seconds.

I always use my turn signals and I also hate people who are too lazy to use them. It's such a help for others on the road and it's not like it's hard to do.

I don't trust other drivers either. I expect them to back into my lane without looking or do the stupidest thing possible, so I cover the brake if there's a hint of something possibly happening.
 

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I'm a pretty good driver besides speed I drive as if there was a police car behind in front and to the sides of me.

I've never had an accident or near accident (well except some jackass cut me off in a turn lane (while in the intersection) when the lane chage area had ended, if it wasn't for my reaction skill it would have been an accident)

While im driving it is usually with no music and with the window open a crack to hear the sounds of the road (emergency vehicles) I literally want to kill the fruits that have no idea what is going on cause their windows are up with music blasting.

Cell phone, I don't like to talk on it while driving and if it's a conversation you have to ...have i'll just pull over.

On the highway... I have never had a problem merging even with the bumper raping assholes around here.

My biggest beef on the road is that no one has courtesy anymore, e.g. if someone needs to change lanes LET THEM no matter what, there is no reason to not let someone in except to act like an asshole (with the exception of those punks that try and jump traffic by changing lanes 10 times a minute with no signals maybe).

I always leave AT LEAST a 2 second following distance, I see alot of drivers (including my sister) that will drive almost less than a car length away and I literally feel like im going to die in that car. My theory is... if you arent going to be able to pass them than why do you need to drive right on their ass? it may seem like it would cause more traffic but if everyone kept large enough spaces between eachother it would smooth things out in terms of lane changes and such as well as act as a ...'buffer' for the stops and starts of the cars ahead, in almost all cases when the car infront of me stops I can reduce at least 1/5 my speed just by coasting most of the distance I was away, saves my brakes.

Another thing I have that isnt really about being safe or not but just the way you drive is ppl that floor it than slam on the brakes all the time (not literally) e.g. driving full speed up to a speed bump, or stop sign pressing the brakes hard and than accelerating hard away.

These are some psychological tricks you might be able to use to help you drive better:

1. (mentioned above) drive like there are police all over, here there usually is anyways.
2. Dive like the other drivers are your best friends, let them merge with ease and change lanes (it is a pain in the ass for someone to change lanes in rush hour because they didn't know the area and ended up in the wrong one)
3. Consider yourself a chauffeur in terms of contrilling you speeds turns and rates of acceleration and decelleration.

And contrary to popular beliefe if there is an ermergency vehilce you do not just have to pull off to one side you have to pull to the right (at least here anyways) because if both directions go right (even 1/2 a lane each) there is room down the middle.

Sometimes I really wonder how some of the people around here get licences.

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Vegas Trep 00 - chocolate milk, it saves lives ;)

As for covering the brakes why doesnt everyone have the brakes covered and are at least coasting when there is a red light or stop sign ahead, some of the people I drive with are still speeding up on a fresh red light, im like "where the **** are you going to go?" and they end up stoping hard enough to be uncomfortable. Same goes for stop signs (one of my friends even just drives through 4-way stops without slowing if there is no one at the stop)

I drive in such a way that when stopping and starting I would not spill a glass of water on the roof (with the exception of a few times when ricers are just asking for it from a light, never past 100k)

Most of the accidents around here are related to street racing where the people are going well over 150k in 50-80k zones which is rediculos to me, I love the feel of acceleration when doing a drag from a light but i'll never go more than double the limit even for a short time (with the exception of a few stupid streets like a main road that is 30k around here and everyone including police go the average 50-60k)

I think people should have to take their road test every year (or maybe 2 years in terms of how $ it is)

That would probbably save alot of lives and keep people off the road that may have pulled a safe driver rabbit out of their ass for their one test but than began driving like a prick.

Speaking of good driving I have my first oppertunity for a class 5 licence this month, you americans (or even different provinces) will have no idea what that means.

I want my class 4 licence ...just because :) (it goes 7, 6, 5, 4 etc...)
 

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LeadFootLee said:
I think people should have to take their road test every year (or maybe 2 years in terms of how $ it is)
Tests need to be much harder as well. I remember my driving test when i first go my licsense. 10 minutes of driving on side streets. thats it. I mean i realize they don't have time to take every driver on a 1 hour test drive.

Honestly though... What did i prove by driving around a residenital area for 10 minutes? That i can drive in a straight line and obey the 25 mph speed limit. I can stop at a stop sign, and I can make left and right turns. not much to that....
 

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In huntsville, it is practically aginst the law to us the turn signals because cops think they are ground effects. What I mean is, nobody does in hville.
 

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"Do you signal your turns?"

Always.

"Do you yield coming onto a highway to traffic?"

Usually but try to blend as I normally get up to speed.

"Do you hate phone calls when driving? I do."

I don't own a cell phone and don't intend to get one soon.

"Do you hate left lane dumbasses with country club passes and 55mph consciousness while there is 4 miles of traffic behind them?"

Can't stand them! I'd rather stop and get a gas fillup and take a break than having to follow at turtle pace.

"How many accidents have you had that you know you coulda prevented?"

None. The last one was 11 years ago involving a young kid in his mom's car who made a left turn blocking my passage.

My present grief involves tail gaiters. The situation is getting worse locally altgough I noticed it on the East coast in the Washington, DC area and, to a lesser degree, in Florida. The old rule said one car's length per 10 mph. I often see those kids in their rice cars at 55-60mph leaving 6-10 feet between their car and the next... The last time on the highway, there was this young girl on her cell phone barely 15 feet behind at 75mph who seemed to think it normal! I felt like slamming the brakes but did not look forward to having my rear end smashed...
 
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