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    Cool Summer Rants & Pet Peeves

    Now that summer is in high gear....let's hear some of our rants & pet peeves we see on the road.....probably cagers....but moto also....venting is good

    I'll start : Following a vehicle on the highway......who puts their turn signal on while they're exiting!!!! WTF??
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    Capitol punishment for taking an exit from the third lane
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    Cool

    "Lanes? I didn't know we had lanes!"

    "And what's a 'signal?'"

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    Here in Tennessee if a car has a directional on its because the owner bought the car that way!

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    Tailgaters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I used to have a pet peeve but I didn't know how to feed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Tailgaters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownie View Post
    ....who puts their turn signal on while they're exiting!!!! WTF??
    Shields UP!

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    People parked at a shopping mall with their cars or trucks running so that they don't have to return to a hot or cold vehicle! Or sitting in the vehicle, often for a half hour or more, with the vehicle running when they easily go inside a climate-controlled store...
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    Down here about 90% of the drivers.....
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    Just returned from two weeks of running around the NW quadrant of the USA plus up into BC and Alberta. I was wonderfully surprised by how civilized and good the drivers were for the most part. But ... the one pet peeve for me is folks, both cagers and motorcyclists, who pull up to a gas pump and then go inside for a LONG time and thus capture the fuel pump so on one else can use it until they return. Seems like they are usually using the bathroom, or buying lottery tickets, or buying lunch or whatever. Why do folks do that????
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    Left turners. Worst this year. I try to let traffic by in town to gettem off my rear, light to light. Lately cages seem to be in a hurry so they deftly speed around, run up to next light, trigger the green and I'm good to roll through without a foot down. Why tussle with texting, just lettem go.

    Road rage is also something that seems to be on hair trigger.

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    cars that speed up when I go to pass, while I am riding my airhead. that doesn't happen on my hexhead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brownie View Post
    I'll start : Following a vehicle on the highway......who puts their turn signal on while they're exiting!!!! WTF??
    I must not be understanding your comment.
    I consider it good manners to signal when exiting a interstate.
    This gives the cars following a chance to change lanes and not slow down.
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    I believe his peeve is that drivers do not use the signal until after entering the exit ramp or starting other turns. It is as if many drivers think the meaning of a turn signal is, "Hey y'all, look what I just did!!"
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