No more swerving for them
My goal on the freeways is to make everyone around me as comfortable as possible. I always travel in the left lane. Going 95? I’ll go 95 or move out of the way. In a rush and need to get in front of me? I’ll make a safe passage for you. I try my best to not be that one guy holding up everything. If there’s someone in front of me holding up everything in the left lane and there’s a pile of cars behind me, I’ll decrease my distance to the car in front of me slowly until he moves out of the way. Most of the time, people don’t realize what they’re doing. We all have to watch each others back. Life is too precious to be put in harms way, especially if it’s someone that is a complete stranger to you.
@Diabolik, good guy freeway driver, I like people like you. I see the free way as a team effort, everyone should work together to let people get to their destination as fast as they would like. I try really hard to not make anyone have to touch their break or slow down because of me. It really irks me when I try to scratch everyone’s back around me though and I don’t get it in return. I’ll speed to make sure that if I’m passing a semi or something that I’m not slowing you down by doing so. So when people do that thing where they are driving the same speed in the passing lane as the people they are trying to pass, or just barely going faster holding people up behind them, it make me so mad.. like bro, speed just like five or so over so you can pass this vehicle and get over, stop holding everyone up. When I meet someone like you on the road I get really happy. We should all work together to get where we want efficiently, rather than inconvenience others.
I used to do that. Then one night I went into a bad afib episode and needed a friend to rush me to the ER. Some dicks did this to us o n the way and we had to follow then as Im dieing (heart at 257bpm) in the passenger seat.
Basically unless you know they are being asses, just get out of the way some people have emergencies to deal with.
@T9x, I used to do that too. Until a friend pointed out that the people driving erratically and cutting in and out of lanes could be in a legit emergency, you never know what others are dealing with or where they're trying to get to.
@T9x, I usually move over and say “man, that guy must really have to poop”.
If you intentionally cause road rage, I don't want to hear you cry the victim when you get pulled out the window.
@ThePandaPool , I appreciate the sentiment but there’s a disconnect between the start and end of that comment that needs some looking into
@Captain Anderson, there is a point where you just deserve what you get. If you are concerned, you'd call the cops, not intentionally piss off someone who is acting irrationally. Especially when you're on the road.
If you want to be Nurse Ratchet on the highway, you deserve what you get.
@ThePandaPool , I’d say as long as you follow the road laws you never deserve violence... if somebody is pissed at you for driving legally, they’re gonna have to deal... not beat the shjt outta you. Doesn’t matter if the guy was making you arrive at your location slightly later than you would have had he driven at the illegal speed you wanted him to, still can’t beat him up, you would definitely be in the wrong morally and legally speaking.
@ThePandaPool , like I said to the other guy that I’m starting to suspect are the people cut off by the OP, you have a serious mismanagement of expectations of how folk would actually handle this situation which betrays a worrying fixation on violence
@Blasphemy is Fun, if the is someone in public acting like a total nutjob, and you intentionally make it worse, especially when there are others that can get hurt too, you definitely deserve what's coming to you. Both people do.
And a side note. The left lane is called the passing lane for a reason. Ive seen police pull people over for this exact reason.
@Captain Anderson, don't get it wrong, i'm neither the OP or the guy cutting people off in this situation, but if i'm in that line of cars and see the tussle that ensues, I wouldn't see anything.
@ThePandaPool , I’ve been in a car with people multiple times in the left lane and they’ve gotten tickets for going 10 over, it depends on he cop, and you can’t expect people to risk a ticket by breaking the law for your own convenience. The people going fast in the left lane usually aren’t passing, they’re just speeding.
@Blasphemy is Fun, I like how you ignore statements and move the subject around when you're wrong.
@ThePandaPool , what exactly did I ignore, and what are you assuming I’m wrong about?
@Blasphemy is Fun, you're wrong in thinking that the OP isn't just an much of an asshole as the guy cutting people off. Maybe even worse so. The guy cutting people off is being selfish because he wants to get somewhere be damned everyone else, but the op just feels like enacting his own form of social justice and not giving a damn about the others around him. The OP is just as bad and deserves what he gets.
@ThePandaPool , If the person is driving recklessly then it’s not really a problem to make them slow down, it never said he cut them off, he merely blocked a path that could only be taken through speeding.
@Blasphemy is Fun, now you're intentionally pissing off someone who is acting irrationally to begin with, and bunching up traffic even tighter. Not to mention slowing down other people who are minding their own business, all so you can laugh to yourself and say fvck that guy. You're just as much of a self centered ass as him.
@ThePandaPool , So you think it’s okay for somebody to go well over the speed limit and ignore the law and endanger others for their own convenience? You already admitted that if you saw one person driving recklessly (as described in the pic) and another person merely match speeds with a car beside them and continue to go the speed limit, then the reckless driver attacks them, you would turn a blind eye... do you really see me as the person in the wrong here...? P.S. liking your own comments is fine but it’s a little weird when you dislike all your discussion opponents comments and like your own....
@Blasphemy is Fun, after watching you like your own I figured it was fine. Glad to know you're a hypocrite too. What i'm saying is there are two assholes on the road as soon as you enact your own form of convoluted form of justice.
@ThePandaPool , lol I didn’t actually like any of my comments in this thread, but as I said if you care to actually read my comment, liking your own comment is fine but people tend to dislike the attitude of liking your own and disliking the others in the thread, but do as you please. Clearly we disagree, you’re just more violent about it haha, and you seem to have no intention of carrying out a civilized conversation so I’ll leave it here, feel free to dislike this comment as well, complete the set if you will.
@Blasphemy is Fun, I said nothing about being violent. In this situation there are two irresponsible people and there are bystanders. I'm one of the bystanders. You on the other hand are one of the irresponsible parties causing hazards on the road.
And dont get all arrogant about a civilized conversation. With your quips lols and Hahas.
@Blasphemy is Fun, how do you know that it’s not an emergency? Intentionally blocking someone could cause harm. Unless you’re a police officer, it’s not your job to control traffic. Assume that there is a valid reason and let them by.
@Blasphemy is Fun, I agree with thepandapool on some points. I agree that you shouldn’t be enacting you own form of justice just because you don’t like the way some one is behaving. I believe that is reckless and just endangers others further. When I was a teenager I was an as*hole on the road, and if someone like you came along it just made things worse and more dangerous for everyone because then I would become an angry asshole. And while I will never condone violence the reason I’m now a responsible driver and luckily never been in an accident is because some guy punched me when I was being a cunt. So in conclusion I believe that if we are driving on the road we should view it as a team effort to let everyone get where they want to be. And as annoying as it is to see someone get their way just because they’re being an as*hole making them angry doesn’t help.
@RollingInD1ck, I wish I could upvote you more than once.
@RollingInD1ck, to be clear I don’t think it’s the right move to block people, and I myself don’t act that way. That being said ThePandaPool keeps condoning violence as a response to that action (maybe he isn’t the one committing the violence but he said he didn’t have a problem with it and he wouldn’t lift a finger to help or report it) My point was that violence is never acceptable in response to somebody driving legally. If you drive the speed limit, and follow the laws of the road you don’t deserve to be beat up, I’m standing by that wholeheartedly.
@Blasphemy is Fun, hmm. If there’s an emergency and somebody dies because a driver wants to be a dick... I hope really bad things happen to that person. We all need to get over ourselves, quit being so goddamn sure that we know what’s best for everyone, and start being a little more open to the idea that we if don’t know what’s going on, we give people the benefit of doubt.
@big freedom, maybe that person accidentally blocked the road because they were just going the speed limit, as a bystander you can’t be sure what their intentions were but now they’re being beat up, and you’re just watching, doing nothing to stop it. Also I like how ThePandaPool is still following this thread just to downvote my comments lol.
@Blasphemy is Fun, the OP made it clear that it was intentional. In which case fûck that person. If it’s unintentional and they just don’t realize, fûck that person. Pay attention and don’t be the cause of traffic congestion.
@big freedom, alright, well if somebody is going the speed limit, following the laws of the road, accidentally blocks off a path for an unsafe driver who is breaking the law, and your response is fvck the driver following the law...? Clearly you aren’t a reasonable person... thanks for your input though, it’s interesting to know that you would support physical violence against somebody because they unwittingly caused another driver to slow down to safe and legal speeds.
@Blasphemy is Fun, that’s a beautiful straw man and false analogy. I am reasonable. I pay attention while I’m driving and do everything I can to make it easier for everybody else. Too many people are completely oblivious to other driver and never take anything other than their own car into consideration. And I’m the unreasonable one? Mmkay. And because I make a “fûck them” comment I’m advocating violence? Mmkay
I also called for everyone to be a little more open to giving the other drivers the benefit of the doubt. But that makes me completely unreasonable. Mmkay
Going back to the original post... IF you INTENTIONALLY block another car, YOU’RE a complete fûcking àsshole, and I hope bad things happen to you.
🖕🖕 said person probably wouldn’t need to cut people off if drivers in the fast lane weren’t coasting
Please don't do this, simply move over and let people pass and be on their way. There is always someone faster than you out there on the road.
@Branded, hard pass. If you're cutting people off and being an overall jerk. It is now my mission to bother you until I get off that road
@Liger500, just don't sit in the passing lane going a mile an hour faster than the right lane. Pass and move over.
@Branded, for sure. If I'm in a passing Lane I'm passing someone (probably everyone) but yeah.
@Liger500, same lol, there are some jerks out there that end up doing stupid stuff on the road, but most of the time it can be avoided if people just give them space, so the can go on their way and you can be safer.
1. Don't self-police the roads, ever. It makes trouble for everyone around you, and it creates situations far less safe than if you actually follow road instructions and move over
2. It's not "cutting" if they're in the fast lane and the other drivers are in the slow lane
3. When you're focusing on slowing down one person, you're way less likely to notice the 20 cars behind them that are now inconvenienced as well
4. If you're the type of person to intentionally slow down or brake-check in the fast lane when people come up behind you, you are an instigator of road rage and therefore, an asshat
5. If you don't like the way someone is driving, the smartest thing to do would be to distance yourself from them
6. You don't know what people are in a rush for, so don't be an ass and make someone miss an important event because you get a power boner from going the exact speed limit in the fast lane
@Colombian Sugar, yeah but there’s no reason for anyone to be doing 90 in a 65 or 75
@Colombian Sugar, as far as I can tell I'm making the road safer by slowing down the person weaving in and out of traffic doing double the speed limit
@Zracer4life, I've never owned a car that didn't rattle above 80, so I can't say much on that. However, that's not a decision for you to make, it's one for the police, who are positioned and trained to deal with those people
@A Math Dealer, I never mentioned weaving through traffic, I was talking about people who block the PASSING lane to slow others who are PASSING. If you're blocking left lane and people in the right lane are passing either you or the other driver, you're creating an unsafe situation. And if you match the speed of a car to your right to stop someone from passing, not only are you also breaking the law, you're just contributing to traffic congestion. At the end of the day, if you're not an officer, leave it to someone who's trained to deal with those people instead of irresponsibly taking charge of the situation yourself
@Colombian Sugar, you are literally encouraging people to speed and drive recklessly "you don't know what people are in a rush for"
@Zracer4life, A few years back, my mom had a massive heart attack. The way my sister was talking, I thought she would die. I was at work. I left, in quite a haste (obviously) and you bet your a** I was doing about 100mph in a 70 down the interstate trying frantically to get to my mom. Some d*ckweed decided it was his business to slow me down, got in the passing lane and did exactly as the meme. Got next to a semi doing around 55. My anger was absolutely blinding. I went to pass him around the shoulder and he swerved over so I couldn't, so I hit his bumper. He pulled over, so did I. We both got out and he was shouting something and I just ran up to him and beat the absolute sh*t out of him. I would have killed him with how absolutely insanely furious I was, if not for another car that stopped and came and tackled me. The guy that tackled me was like wtf is wrong with you man??! I told him my mom was dying and the only thing I wanted was to get to her before she died
@Zracer4life, the guy was sitting on the side of the interstate just leaking blood, granted he got a few good shots in on me too. He busted my lip pretty good and I had a black eye. After that I just got in my car and sped off. Thankfully, my mother is ok now. She made it out of surgery and is doing well to this day. Lesson of the story, someone might have an extremely good reason to be speeding, and it is never your job to slow anybody down. I have 0 doubt in my mind that I would be in prison right now if that other random guy hadn't tackled me off of that guy. I would have beat that guy until he died. And if you want to drive slown in the fast lane just to be a d*ck, it could be you that dies. So think about that next time.
@A Math Dealer, actually quite the contrary, it has been proven that people who drive slow in the passing lanes make the roads more dangerous for everybody. Also, read my above comment. You dont know why someone might be speeding. It's not worth your life to risk just to be a d*ck
@A Math Dealer, you are literally misinterpreting what I'm saying. It's not encouragement of speeders, it's discouragement of people that think they're helping by breaking the law to stop someone else from breaking the law. Please let me know where in my statement I said, "people should speed and drive recklessly." And if you're wondering why I said that, there's two reasons. I've grown up with people whose parents couldn't afford to pay for an ambulance when they needed emergency medical assistance, so they rushed them there in their own car. Also, I've had a friend miss his son's birth by minutes because someone was blocking him 3 exits from the hospital in the same way you described. I'm not saying that either situation didn't involve them breaking the law, but to miss such an important event because someone else broke the law to stop him because they were self-policing the roads is absolute horse-shít. They shouldn't break the law, but neither should you
@Zracer4life, yes there’s no reason for them to, but who are we to judge? We all are fighting our own battles. Best thing to do is make a safe passage for those in a rush. For all we know, they may have forgotten their child at the mall. Or are rushing to the hospital to say their last goodbyes to someone they love.
@Colombian Sugar, a thousand upvotes to you, good sir. You speak the true true.
@Zracer4life, not your call to make, good sir. Either move out of the way or pull the guy over if you're a cop. There are endless reasons why somebody could be speeding. The passing lane is where you want them. They move away faster from you and you're safer for it.
@A Math Dealer, no, sir. You are agitating an already unsafe driver. That would be like pushing on a hornet nest because your house was there first.
@Darkblaze, preach, brother, preach! All these self righteous pricks need to stop policing the roads. Move over or pull the guy over. Don't be a blockhead.
@A Math Dealer, you are not making the road safer by obstructing traffic patterns and breaking the law. You’re fulfilling your need to be an asshole which is what you’re trying to stop. Somehow in your mind if someone’s doing something you don’t like that makes it ok for you to do whatever you want and you’re still not in the wrong. You’re the worst kind of hypocrite. Trying to justify that it’s ok for you to do it not just being oblivious
@A Math Dealer, how the fûck do you know what is going on in someone else’s life or car. I was rushed to the hospital when I was a kid. My mom drove 90 in a 25 as well as a 65 mph zone. If you intentionally block someone and think you’re making the road safer you’re 1.) completely wrong proven by multiple studies. 2.) an àsshole that could literally be causing a death. Fûck you to hell if you actually do that.
I do this if someone tailgates me.
@John Nash, edit: never mind, assuming you’re not in the passing lane.
@John Nash, and that is your right, sir. As long as you're not in the passing lane.
@superjulimaximo, Yeah, I do that when someone tailgates me when I’m in the right lane.
There are other ways of making it into the news. Don't be a negative statistic. It's not personal most of the time. And even if it is, moving over and letting the person pass you solves most of the problem. When you make it personal is when you get a roadside full body massage.
This is the one stupid thing I do, only if it’s some young asshole who clearly didn’t buy their car.
@Captain Anderson, no sir. Shame shame shame. You're the guy that gets pulled out through the window, beaten and left for dead because YOU DON'T ACTUALLY KNOW THE OTHER PERSON'S CIRCUMSTANCES! People will find a way around you and lots of times, it makes things dangerous for whoever is around this situation. Don't be a clover, move the hell over. Damn, that was good.
@superjulimaximo, you and panda pool have some seriously mismanaged expectations of how folk like me handle these situations
@superjulimaximo, and a worrying fixation on the death of people who cause minor inconveniences a best.
@superjulimaximo, you’re not one of those assholes who cut through traffic that’s moving at speed are you?