Oh believe me, being the officer that tickets these guys is even better.
@ Officer Shaft, I imagine you give them the shaft...
@ caucrasian , you better believe it! Seriously though guys, don't drive recklessly. It's extremely dangerous. Moreso than you think. You're not invincible, I promise.
@ Officer Shaft, If you really are a police officer I would just like to thank you for your service, I understand all the balogna that you have to deal with and put up with arrogant ignorant butts. I know what it's like to serve from country to county thanks brother
@Puppy0fDOOM, I really don't like reading the word bologna, sorry ADD, continue
@ Officer Shaft, I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm the kind of guy that when people tailgate me when I'm doing 65-70 on the freeway and there's open lanes all around, I just ease off the gas. Speed back up after they have to brake hard, keep that up until they decide to go around me, then I put on my blinker to make them think I'm letting them by me. I keep that up until they fvck off.
@ Officer Shaft, stance on 5 to ten over? Non residential obviously.
@Captain Charles Vane, zones 35 and up, 10 over is my minimum.
@ Officer Shaft, yeah, 35 to 45 I stick around 5 over highways I'll do ten as long as there's not traffic, thanks for your input Officer, have a great day!
@Puppy0fDOOM, yes I really am a cop. I appreciate the recognition! And I also think YOU for your service! I assume military?
@ Officer Shaft, people also don't value the simpleness of being polite to police officers, I don't agree with a lot of laws but you didn't write them
@Captain Charles Vane, np. Interstates in my town are 55mph. 70mph is my minumum there, but that's state patrol so I don't run traffic on the interstate.
@ Officer Shaft, ours change between 55 and 60, I stick to 70 there as well
@Captain Charles Vane, good call. Also, yes! Being polite can mean the difference between a warning and a ticket. We deal with enough jerks, so someone who is nice and polite is a breath of fresh air.
@Good Vibes, that putting on the blinker bit tho.. Will have to add that to my asshat trolling routines.
@ Officer Shaft, that's what this God character tried to tell me once. Needless to say after I swam in lava for a few hours and battled Achilles I'm still here.
@ Officer Shaft, As a fellow officer, I can agree.
@SeanyB, sweet, mind if I ask where?
@BunnyGruff, just keeping it family friendly
@ Officer Shaft, how does it feel being the police officer that pulls someone over directly after passing someone (legally) on a one lane highway. Because that happened to me on Friday. I was going 70 in a 55 to pass a semi because he was going 50. Thank God for those end of the month quotas. First time I've ever been pulled over and I got slapped with a 150$ fine. (Oh and it was on my way to move into college which was a 3 and a half hour drive. Anyways tons of respect for police officers and thank you for putting yourselves in danger to keep us safe but I feel I got screwed this time
@ Officer Shaft is a bad mother
@ Officer Shaft, not after i meet him, pull him out of his wreckage and beat the living crap out of him and put him back because i have super powerful adrenal glands that activate giving me super strength. "Idk officer. He just romped his brakes after tailgating me and then flying by. I just couldnt stop in time..is..is he going to be ok?" *thoughts* yes! (Idk why i would do this. I dont even have anger bursts. Maybe an anger issue but i dont rage. )
@thegoalie, i was doing a similar. Late to an appointment. 1-10 over..$187.16. I was doing 95 in a 70. Not telling where or when in 2012. Hahahahahahahaha i did pay it though. Sucks! I saw one lady doing 60 in a 45 to pass a semi and she had to pay $155. She explained it to the judge too. Must have been on a curve or something. It was a small town.
@ Officer Shaft, thank you for all you do!!! I'm sure you don't hear that nearly as much as you should.
@BeccaElizabeth, I really appreciate the support!
@ Officer Shaft, Victoria, Australia
@ Officer Shaft, challenge accepted.
@officer fireman, I wanted to become a cop for that very reason, but I couldn't make it through Police Foundations.
I had a guy pass me going about 90.. It was 3 in the morning.
About 10 miles down the road he was pulled over. I was like hah! Bïtch!
@MrLampoon, the other night getting off work there was a pack of deer crossing the road and I stopped trying to help the guy behind me and the person in front of me. Well the guy behind me got pissed and turned his brights on and then rode my tail leaving about 1 ft between us. So I got his ass by stopping in the middle of street for about 5 min lol
@MrLampoon, the other day, my dad and I were going through this intersection (accident wise, it's the most dangerous in the state). We had a green light so were going through, then this jack-off with a red arrow darts out right in front of us. Likily, we didn't hit him. The best part: right in front of a cop. In a construction zone. Those flashing lights were beautiful.
@TheBookEscape, thats sexxii. Hahaha
For real though if you're being tailgated in the left lane you need to move
@FFFreak , not if you're doing the same speed as everybody else. I'm no going to tailgate the guy in front of because you're tailgating me.
@Titaintium, you dont need to tailgate, you need to get to the right lane. The left lane is the passing lane, its illegal to stay in that lane while not passing anyone.
@Titaintium, yea I'm surprised at how many people don't know this, if you're going the same speed as everyone else in other lanes, you're in the wrong lane. The only reason a multiple lane system even exists is for passing only. If everyone were to go at the speed limit, only one lane would exist everywhere. If you're not passing the person to the right of you, you're in the wrong lane (even if you pass relatively slowly, you're still good).
@BunnyGruff, im curious to why we got downvoted and FFFreak didnt... also its dumb to downvote someone simply for stating a law that you disagree with hahaha
@FFFreak , If I'm already going 10-15 mph over the limit and someone tailgates me then they can fvck themselves then.
@FFFreak , slower traffic to the right bjtches
@Yukimura, it's just simpler to move to the right lane, you and I don't know what the person behind us is in a rush for, if they're going 20 over they obviously have somewhere go be, they could still just be a dumb@ss doing 20 over but we don't know
@Captain Charles Vane, I don't care where they're going or why. Going that much over the limit puts other people in danger.
@Yukimura, no actual speed puts people in danger, not paying attention puts people in danger
@Traceratops , actually not in all places. In some places its considered the "fast lane" I agree though. If somebody's on my ass and I can move over to let them ahead, I will. And I usually drive in the right lane anyways. So, the guy tailgating me is the one who needs to move into the passing lane.
@FFFreak , not if in city limits. It is irrelevant. *
@FFFreak , and if you need to go five to ten+ over. You need to navigate around others. Ambulances and other emergency are supposed to only go 5 over. If i speed over 15 i dont ride someone else because the likelihood of them seeing me i n time is not worth considering. Just signal and get over and pass. Its pretty simple anyway. If there is an emergency, it helps you to stay focused anyway. Keeps your mind off of the problem and thinking a little more clearly as you self talk and process how to plan it out. Not haring but it just makes sense. Plus you save a little in gas because you dont have to floor it and you maintain speed. ;-)
@Traceratops , irrelevant in the city limits though
@Captain Charles Vane, capabilities and faulty parts too. :-)
@Captain Charles Vane, also increases percentage for fatality and damage
@Yukimura, thats why it is called reckless driving as a felony over 20 of the posted limit which is a felony in Oklahoma
@BunnyGruff, oh people know...they dont give a rats...buttocks. How many people signal before they turn the appropriate amount of feet? Hint: arkansas is 400 ft and oklahoma is 200 ft.
@BunnyGruff, no, the reason multi lane highways exist is so everyone will fit during heavy times. If it is clear and everyone is going the speed limit and you are passing, that just means you are speeding.
@Traceratops , no its not. That's exactly what it's for. Agree or disagree.
@TheCrimsonFckr, not if you are already going over the speed limit.
@Captain Charles Vane, everyone has somewhere to be of they are putting up with driving the freeway. That doesn't mean it's ok to speed.
@CynicalSir, speeding doesn't harm anyone, chill out dude and yes the left lane exists to serve as a passing lane, it's the actual law
@Captain Charles Vane, lol. So is not going over the speed limit. I speed all the time and am careful, but the fact is speeding causes more accidents than not being able to pass.
@CynicalSir, as do I, the point is that there is nothing wrong with going over the speed limit and it's a matter of being a considerate driver and moving over so that someone else can pass
@Captain Charles Vane, ya, i get it, but I was going more into the lawful act of it. I doubt the "passing lane" was made to promote speeding, so if everyone was going the speed limit, there is no lawful reason to pass.
@CynicalSir, I think everyone, including lawmakers, recognize that the speed limit is more of a forceful suggestion than actual iron law
@Captain Charles Vane, yes, people will interpret the law as they wish. For me, when it is safe to speed, I will. If I am in the left lane and it's not safe to speed, it's pointless to get out of the way.
@CynicalSir, yes, but as blackfrost pointed out the risk is also determined by the person's competency behind the wheel, you could have dale Earnhardt behind you (thank you autocorrect for knowing how to spell his last name)
@Captain Charles Vane, if it was Dale Earnhardt, I would move over just to try and get next to him to get an autograph, but for the 99.5% of the time I wouldn't know what kind of driver they are.
@CynicalSir, my point was that you don't know who is behind you and moving over takes very little effort unless it's gridlock in which case no one is a good enough driver to speed
@Captain Charles Vane, I know, but I wouldn't unless I felt it was safe. It just goes along with everyone interpreting the laws how they want.
@CynicalSir, that's just forcing your interpretation on others though
@Captain Charles Vane, so would riding my a$$ trying to get me to move.
@CynicalSir, no, moving out of the way doesn't force anything on you
@Captain Charles Vane, no, but the only way I know my choice is affecting the person behind me is when they interpret the law of leaving enough space between cars and get up on my bumper ring to get me to move so they can interpret the law of staying under the speed limit.
@CynicalSir, here in Chicago at least, where we have pretty much guaranteed more highways than wherever you're from, the third lane is called the passing lane, but the people in the first lane are already going 60 when the speed limit is 55. Legally, you can not *STAY* in the third lane, ie the passing lane, because it's for passing only. I would imagine if the extra lanes were there to accommodate traffic, it wouldn't be ILLEGAL to continually drive in one of the extra lanes. People do it anyways and no one enforces that law. So maybe all laws aren't meant to be enforced to the letter. The posted speed limit is the limit that best suits the majority of conditions, including snow and rain. The road can technically handle 90 or more but that may be more taxing on the road, but regardless, it's how much you pay attention, not speed that determines how deadly a crash is. You could die in a crash goin 45, dying at 85 doesn't make you more dead!! There's always a risk when driving, so if
@CynicalSir, you're so worried about risk, maybe you shouldn't drive in the first place. If the lane to the right is going 20 over, than you need to go at least 21 over because why in the fvck are you in the fastest lane when you're going the speed the car to the right of you is going. What will you lose by merging right and continue going at the speed you were already going at?? If I want to drive a certain speed limit, I pick the lane going that speed and move into it. Why? Because I have no reason to be a fvcking asshole and go into the fast lane if I don't intend to drive faster than a slower lane. It's like buying a ticket to a sold out concert and then not going. So don't be a asshole just for the sake of being an asshole and getting what you want.
@BunnyGruff, freeways are constantly being widened as more traffic uses them. The more lanes there are, the less traffic will be backed up. I'm not afraid to drive, but speed is a factor. You can't get more dead, no, that's silly, but even if you are paying attention, it's much easier to avoid an accident going slower. I'm not telling people what to do, but that's just a fact of physics. I don't go into the left lane on purpose and drive "slow", but I'm not going to encourage people to go unsafe speeds, either. I make sure to keep up with the person in front of me in the fast lane which usually means I'm going faster than other lanes. If someone gets on my bumper even at that point, I'm not moving. That's not being an asshole, that's just keeping up with traffic in that lane. But... none of this matters because no one follows all the rules anyway.
All these stories really have me amped for my drivers test on the 2nd! *sweats nervously*
@Sw1per, drivers tests are easy. A trained monkey could pass it. The real test is out in the real world. You gotta stay alert 100% of the time when you drive, which sounds easy now but you will space out or get distracted really easily, I guarantee it, which in the worst case can lead to your death.
@Sw1per, just convince yourself about safety. Then you can tell yourself why its better to signal when you turn and stop fully at stop signs and yield to oncoming traffic when there is a yield sign. It is serious but the safety can be a game too. How safe can i be and practice safe driving habits? When another person hurts me for driving lawfully. It is so much sweeter. Pause a little longer than usual for those people that try to beat lights and be cautious of people not respecting others in the basic rules of rightaway and youll do great! This plan is almost full proof. A lot of people observe this of all ages. I see a lot of girls who are responsible do it and some guys who are scared of paying for accident repair too. Ill stop now. :-) good luck!
@Blackfrost273, thanks for the advice, I had also recently finished a driver training course about defensive driving and it's nice to know that other people know how to drive properly. Also thank you for the encouraging words. :)
Something similar happened a week ago. I was on the highway and construction traffic was ridiculous. we were averaging 10mph for at least an hour. Then this one suc decided to be a douche bag and pass everyone up by driving on the shoulder. 15 minutes later I see him stopped by two cop cars. Karma can be so satisfying
Had a aszhole run a redlight on me tonight. I nearly hit his azz and burned of half my dam tires tryin not to.
This one guy was tailgating me so he tried to pass me and he het a car while in the other lane.
20$ says it's a douche in a diesel lifted truck
You should go at least 5 above in the fast lane. Just to be courteous. Do the speed limit in the right lane.
All this from the right lane while the passing lane is open the entire time
@Reply if you dare, i like it when they slow down, get over, then speed up and then you meet them at the next light ten miles away...your like...i just saved $10 in gas. What about you? Oh i am so sorry...*insert smile*