Roolz of the Rode

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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by lunchstealer » 01 Feb 2018, 15:33

It's video of a bunch of idiots driving through a park, mostly on a bike path with some getting to what looks like 25-30mph on what's basically a wide sidewalk where no one would expect to encounter a car, and part of it just on a stretch of grass behind some tennis courts.

and following the line of cars was a big-ass transit bus, the extended kind that bends in the middle.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Mo » 01 Feb 2018, 17:23

Why did they stop the video just as shit was getting real with that bus
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Highway » 01 Feb 2018, 17:29

Yeah, that's lucky that they didn't cream some family out for a morning ride. A little sunnier, maybe a little warmer, and now we're talking about "Mother injured and 2 children killed during morning bike ride." But hey, it's all good cause some people got to work maybe.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by nicole » 01 Feb 2018, 18:08

Mo wrote:
01 Feb 2018, 17:23
Why did they stop the video just as shit was getting real with that bus
The FB video (next tweet in thread) shows more of that
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by nicole » 01 Feb 2018, 18:10

Highway wrote:
01 Feb 2018, 17:29
Yeah, that's lucky that they didn't cream some family out for a morning ride. A little sunnier, maybe a little warmer, and now we're talking about "Mother injured and 2 children killed during morning bike ride." But hey, it's all good cause some people got to work maybe.
It’s very cold today, fortunately. It’s a very well used park and path, even in winter.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by pistoffnick » 02 Feb 2018, 09:43

Highway wrote:
01 Feb 2018, 17:29
Yeah, that's lucky that they didn't cream some family out for a morning ride. A little sunnier, maybe a little warmer, and now we're talking about "Mother injured and 2 children killed during morning bike ride." But hey, it's all good cause some people got to work maybe.
My theory is that it is far safer to be moving on roads than it is to be stopped. All of my car accidents (only 2, and only minor) have been at traffic jams where the speed suddenly went from humming along to "Oh, shit!" Like internet packets, you should always route around blockages if possible. It allows police and paramedics to get to the accident faster, it makes everybody less frustrated, and it reduces your risk of also being in an accident. I have no problem driving on the sidewalk or bike paths or even in the ditch if it keeps traffic moving.

I further contend that rubber neckers are the worst. This summer while waiting for the police officer to sort out my daughter's car accident, there were two more rear-enders because people were rubber necking at us. At least the officer was already there.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Highway » 02 Feb 2018, 10:30

I have twice avoided accidents in those situations by braking onto the shoulder, and then watching the person behind me smash into the person I just avoided hitting. And neither case did I make it more than a fender overlapping with the car I missed, so I wasn't like I would have hit them amazingly hard (it would have been significant damage, tho). In neither case would the person behind me have been able to stop without hitting me if I was still in the lane.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by the innominate one » 02 Feb 2018, 10:40

Almost got t-boned last night, but at about 5-10 mph. I think someone ran the stop sign in my apartment complex's entry area.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Aresen » 02 Feb 2018, 11:48

pistoffnick wrote:
02 Feb 2018, 09:43
I further contend that rubber neckers are the worst. This summer while waiting for the police officer to sort out my daughter's car accident, there were two more rear-enders because people were rubber necking at us. At least the officer was already there.
Definitely. I've been told repeatedly by cops I have known not to be a rubber-necker and to keep moving. When I go by an accident, I force myself to watch the cars ahead of me.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Andrew » 03 Feb 2018, 13:38

There's a left-hand turn near my office that's only green when the crosswalk signal is lit for walk. As one might guess, this causes some strife between cars and pedestrians.

On Friday, some tool in an SUV tried to launch when the light went green, only to encounter a middle-aged black woman in the crosswalk. The stream of verbal abuse she unleashed on him was glorious.

There was also some bro in a Benz a few cars back in the left turn lane with his windows down who made a few comments, but I noticed he carefully kept his voice low enough that she didn't hear him. Real brave.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Kolohe » 03 Feb 2018, 13:42

Like, there's a green arrow that goes into a crosswalk where the walk signal is a 'go'? Or just a turn lane for a normal green? Because the former is ridiculous design.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Andrew » 03 Feb 2018, 13:47

Kolohe wrote:
03 Feb 2018, 13:42
Like, there's a green arrow that goes into a crosswalk where the walk signal is a 'go'? Or just a turn lane for a normal green? Because the former is ridiculous design.
It's a regular green, not an arrow. It's from a one-way street onto a two-way street, so for the turn lane, there's never opposing traffic when it's green. This makes people interpret green as race day, but when it goes green, the walk signal also turns on. There's only a few seconds of green plus "do not walk."
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Kolohe » 03 Feb 2018, 14:19

They should probably change the signal cycle because of that. (there are one or two places around here like that)
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by dead_elvis » 03 Feb 2018, 14:43

I've noticed lately a few intersections where the walk signal turns a few seconds before the light goes green. Gives the pedestrians a bit of a head start so cars can't just gun it thinking they'll beat the pedestrians to the middle.
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Post by Kolohe » 03 Feb 2018, 14:50

LPI (leading pedestrian indicators) are the new hotness. Also good for bicyclists to get a bit of a head start and avoid the conflicts that come at the threshold of an intersection.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Aresen » 03 Feb 2018, 18:41

dead_elvis wrote:
03 Feb 2018, 14:43
I've noticed lately a few intersections where the walk signal turns a few seconds before the light goes green. Gives the pedestrians a bit of a head start so cars can't just gun it thinking they'll beat the pedestrians to the middle.
And here I thought they were just setting the pedestrians up for the kill.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Mo » 03 Feb 2018, 19:56

Aresen wrote:
pistoffnick wrote:
02 Feb 2018, 09:43
I further contend that rubber neckers are the worst. This summer while waiting for the police officer to sort out my daughter's car accident, there were two more rear-enders because people were rubber necking at us. At least the officer was already there.
Definitely. I've been told repeatedly by cops I have known not to be a rubber-necker and to keep moving. When I go by an accident, I force myself to watch the cars ahead of me.
I believe Mass actually does something right in this situation where they put curtains up around an accident scene to prevent rubbernecking.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Aresen » 03 Feb 2018, 20:36

Mo wrote:
03 Feb 2018, 19:56
Aresen wrote:
pistoffnick wrote:
02 Feb 2018, 09:43
I further contend that rubber neckers are the worst. This summer while waiting for the police officer to sort out my daughter's car accident, there were two more rear-enders because people were rubber necking at us. At least the officer was already there.
Definitely. I've been told repeatedly by cops I have known not to be a rubber-necker and to keep moving. When I go by an accident, I force myself to watch the cars ahead of me.
I believe Mass actually does something right in this situation where they put curtains up around an accident scene to prevent rubbernecking.
It also hides the cops "asset forfeiting" the personal possessions of the deceased. :twisted:
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by dhex » 05 Feb 2018, 07:09

Holy shit guys it's ice drive like that means something. There are ton of accidents in Baltimore metro and surrounding areas this am.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Highway » 05 Feb 2018, 08:14

dhex wrote:
05 Feb 2018, 07:09
Holy shit guys it's ice drive like that means something. There are ton of accidents in Baltimore metro and surrounding areas this am.
It seemed like most people were driving with respect for the conditions this morning on my short commute, but there was still the GET OUT OF THE WAY OF MY GIANT F150 PICKUP *BRWWAAAWWWAAAWWWWWWW* asshole.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Aresen » 05 Feb 2018, 08:27

Highway wrote:
05 Feb 2018, 08:14
dhex wrote:
05 Feb 2018, 07:09
Holy shit guys it's ice drive like that means something. There are ton of accidents in Baltimore metro and surrounding areas this am.
It seemed like most people were driving with respect for the conditions this morning on my short commute, but there was still the GET OUT OF THE WAY OF MY GIANT F150 PICKUP *BRWWAAAWWWAAAWWWWWWW* asshole.
Victoria doesn't get many snow days or days with icy driving conditions, but when we do, I invariably see the types who think their 4WD gives them immunity from ice. I call it the 'four wheel drift.'

People in large pickups also seem to have this belief.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by pistoffnick » 05 Feb 2018, 09:10

As a person who drives a large 4WD F150 with a smol penis, THERE IS NO REASON FOR GOING THAT FUCKING SLOW. Kindly get into the slow lane if you are that worried about a little snow or patches of ice.

Also, if we are both in the left turn lane waiting for an opening, and a large enough opening comes along such that we both could have safely made our left turns but you refuse to take it, I think I have a right to call you a fucker and wish you ill.

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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Highway » 05 Feb 2018, 09:40

Honestly, it wasn't the top speed that was a problem today. It was the "hey, I'll just run up on this red light at the same speed that I always do, even though if there's some ice I'll just smash into the cars that are already stopped for the light" stupidity. I mean, I personally think that people run up to red lights too fast anyway (there's no need to go as fast as possible to a late braking point to stop for a red light. If you slow down earlier, maybe you don't even need to come to a stop at all), but if there's ice there that's just another good reason to be a little more careful. It's not like you're going to get through the light any faster by waiting stopped longer.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by dhex » 05 Feb 2018, 11:19

Highway wrote:
05 Feb 2018, 08:14
dhex wrote:
05 Feb 2018, 07:09
Holy shit guys it's ice drive like that means something. There are ton of accidents in Baltimore metro and surrounding areas this am.
It seemed like most people were driving with respect for the conditions this morning on my short commute, but there was still the GET OUT OF THE WAY OF MY GIANT F150 PICKUP *BRWWAAAWWWAAAWWWWWWW* asshole.
That's like 40% of the traffic on 97 this am.

Thankfully the only ice I encountered was on foot in the shuttle parking.
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Re: Roolz of the Rode

Post by Aresen » 08 Mar 2018, 15:26

Driving on the highway this morning, there was very slow traffic in the right lane, so I pulled into the left lane.

Unfortunately, there was a lane hog in the left lane. I was at the tail end of ten cars,

So, I am following along the line in front of me when someone in a white pickup comes up behind me and starts flashing his headlights. The right lane was plugged, there are ten cars in front of me, there is nowhere I can go.

WTF, asshole? You can see over me. You know I can do nothing.

So why do you keep flashing your headlights?

It took great restraint not to brake-check him.
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