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Two days ago I drove across to the grocery store from work (it was raining) to get some lunch. I'm driving down an aisle and I see a parking spot about 3 cars from the front of the lot. Right as I'm about to pull in a Silver Intrepid ES whips around the corner. Naturally I stop; and he pulls right into that spot! So I did the only decent thing I could think of, when he got out I rolled down my window and kindly told him he was an a$$hole. I went and parked in a different row. When I got out and went inside this twerp comes bouncing up to me like he's hot stuff and tries to get in my face about the whole thing. I explain that I was about to pull into the spot and he cut me off to steal it and that made him an a$$hole. He proceeds to sugest i should have had my blinker on (wtf?) and something about the rain etc, all while swearing and carrying on like an 8 year old Eminem wannabe. After the blinker comment realized there wasn't much point talking to this yahoo, I think if I would have squared off with him we'd have been throwing haymakers in the rain! It really did tap my self control to get into the store without strangling him, Ug, I couldn't believe it. And I thought all Interpid owners were cool!
 

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lol i do not signal in a parking lot. its considered private property and laws like the signal and seat belt do not apply. cause if you get into a fender bender cops just say its private property and exchange insurance good luck
 

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People use the turn signal to indicate other drivers that you're waiting for a spot (when someone is pulling out from that spot) or that you're going into one that is empty.
 

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idk about other places but people see you in the isle first or theres a car backing out and you are waiting for it they see it and go to the next space.
seen it all over the lots here
 

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lol i do not signal in a parking lot. its considered private property and laws like the signal and seat belt do not apply. cause if you get into a fender bender cops just say its private property and exchange insurance good luck
If you get into an accident because of running through one of those stop signs, or are injured because you are not wearing your seatbelt, you will be charged and at fault. Malls are considered " public property " until it suits someone else for them not to be.
 

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damn how busy are your lots?
only time i have problems in parking lots is during shopping season and i barely go out to them lol. out side of that i should of explained how i was driving through the lots.. i try to take the back way in and park as far as way as possible so there really no cars where im at and don't signal cause well no traffic and i do stop at the stop signs.and yes parking lots are private property and thus why security can fine you for speeding or running the stop sign but when it comes down to an accident the cop will say exchange insurance info and thats it.well out here they do. even the casinos aren't responsible for your car and if theres a reck there same thing, exchange and go on your way.


edit now on streets i always signal and stop at the stop signs..no cali rolls and yes i wear my seat belt all the time when my cars moving
 

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People use the turn signal to indicate other drivers that you're waiting for a spot (when someone is pulling out from that spot) or that you're going into one that is empty.
I do that too, although I don't usually wait for spots; this one was empty. I never bother if I'm pulling into an empty spot. I should mention that he didn't have his on either :rolleyes:
 

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Who the hell cares if it's private property or not? You signal out of courtesy to other drivers. It doesn't take more than a millisecond out of your time and it would usually stop things like this from happening. If I see you waiting for a spot with your signal on, I'll leave you alone. If you don't have your signal on, I'd assume you're waiting to pick someone up or something.

No seatbelt on private property? Give me a break! YOU may be able to control your car but what if some idiot comes and whacks you from behind? You're going to get your neck broken!

People amaze me these days.
 

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People use the turn signal to indicate other drivers that you're waiting for a spot (when someone is pulling out from that spot) or that you're going into one that is empty.
In South Florida, as a general rule, I use a turn signal any time, including going in for parking spaces. That is because here, especially this time of the year, I have drivers from all different states (and even countries) here all in one state trying to battle each other for parking spaces.

It's a good idea to at least be able to say, "You were warned," if someone comes in and nails you because they weren't looking.

I've seen people driving down the streets while reading newspapers; once I saw a guy on I-95 reading a book; you see people constantly eating lunch (not just something you can do one-handed like a hamburger, but something that requires both hands like a Chili), people using laptops while driving, and the list goes on and on...
 

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idk about other places but people see you in the isle first or theres a car backing out and you are waiting for it they see it and go to the next space.
seen it all over the lots here
I've been to every state between nJ nd fL, and rarely I've seen a few that don't use the turn signal. It is kinda like a courtesy thing to do as other member said.

...You signal out of courtesy to other drivers. It doesn't take more than a millisecond out of your time and it would usually stop things like this from happening. If I see you waiting for a spot with your signal on, I'll leave you alone. If you don't have your signal on, I'd assume you're waiting to pick someone up or something...
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I've seen people driving down the streets while reading newspapers; once I saw a guy on I-95 reading a book; you see people constantly eating lunch (not just something you can do one-handed like a hamburger, but something that requires both hands like a Chili), people using laptops while driving, and the list goes on and on...
I-95 :D
 

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I've seen people driving down the streets while reading newspapers; once I saw a guy on I-95 reading a book; you see people constantly eating lunch (not just something you can do one-handed like a hamburger, but something that requires both hands like a Chili), people using laptops while driving, and the list goes on and on...
Did you get a royalty check from Allstate as a consultant on that latest Allstate commercial?:)
 

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Did you get a royalty check from Allstate as a consultant on that latest Allstate commercial?:)
Haha, no. I have seen everything personally happen on that Allstate commercial -- except for the last one, which is, "Mr. change your pants while driving." Haven't seen that yet.
 

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But yeah, just to add...if you dont have your blinker on, how is someone supposed to know you're waiting to pull into a spot?

I drive through parking lots all the time and let people back out to drive away, without pulling into their spots. Your blinkers are there for a reason...now whether or not he was a dick about it after the fact is irrelevant (although it sounds like you started it when you called him an asshole out your window)...he was correct about the blinker comment, and you should've used yours.
 

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But yeah, just to add...if you dont have your blinker on, how is someone supposed to know you're waiting to pull into a spot?

I drive through parking lots all the time and let people back out to drive away, without pulling into their spots. Your blinkers are there for a reason...now whether or not he was a dick about it after the fact is irrelevant (although it sounds like you started it when you called him an asshole out your window)...he was correct about the blinker comment, and you should've used yours.
+1

I even signal coming out of parking spots.

I had a bad experience in my dynasty and a walmart parking lot. Dynasty + oldmobile intrigue = crunched up olds :):)
 

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I used to be a volunteer firefighter. We got a call one night for a wrecked vehicle. We get out there and find the guy was trying to take his coat off while driving. He got to the point where both arms were pinned to his sides, needed to turn ... and couldn't! He was unconscious with his coat halfway off, so there was no denying what had happened.

We had another one where a very well-to-do attorney closed out a bar. He hit the curb on his way out and blew out his passenger's side front tire. He had genuine magnesium wheels on that caddy. He drove home 13 miles on the rim. It left a scar in the tarmac all the way. When he parked the car in his driveway, the mag wheel caught on fire. It is almost impossible to put out a magnesium fire so we just kept the fire from spreading. He stood on the sidewalk the entire time. In the house, a woman's silhoutte stood watching the entire time. As we go to leave, the guy says his first words, "Can I come with you guys?"

Jim Snover

Haha, no. I have seen everything personally happen on that Allstate commercial -- except for the last one, which is, "Mr. change your pants while driving." Haven't seen that yet.
 
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