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Unbelievable. Some stupid ass people driving around. Just happened about an hour ago. Coming home on I-81S, I'm just minding my own business when I look over to my left and I see a yellow Volvo drive up next to me. It was an older one. Maybe an 850? Normally I wouldn't pay attention, but it looked nice. It was lowered, black wheels, and it looked like the headlights were changed on it or maybe painted. Then I see that the kid driving it was looking back at me. Then he hit's the gas a little maybe to let me know he want's a piece. I am not interested. Then he floors it and hes gone.. I'm going about 55mph. Well, there was a minivan going over into his lane and this stupid fu**er almost hits the van. He slams his brake, almost loses control and swerves into my lane, and I almost hit him. Luckily the R has excellent braking. Then this dick head speeds off and gets off at the next exit. As I pass the minivan I see it's got 3 kids on board. It could have been so bad. Why risk killing people? I'm not perfect I admit, I've raced my friends a few times.. But never with traffic. This smartypants decides to do it during morning traffic. Unbelievable. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>edit: my original post did not use the word smartypants.
 

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Re: you stupid **** (o2k)

Good job avoiding the challenge and near miss. The R brakes have saved me several times. It's just not worth getting on it in traffic. Some drivers have a "knee jerk" reaction when approached at high speed which could be very dangerous for all around. <p>Another example: About a month ago, two ricers (Mazdas) decided to race each other from the stop light just behind me. This was near a large high school with cars lined up on the off ramp. The first guy was approaching me at an estimated 90-110 mph - misjudged his approach - I moved over about four feet - he missed me by inches and then almost lost it. I blocked the second guy, then he passed on the shoulder. Real bright drivers!<p>It's all about defensive driving nowadays.
 

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Re: you stupid **** (o2k)

Shame of it all is, people like this usually don't learn from these events. Sounds like he just got off at the next exit because he was a coward and scared of being followed/reported to State Police.<p>If it was a yellow 850R maybe he's on here or turbo bricks?<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> to you though, you did the right thing.
 

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Re: you stupid **** (MancUnited1)

Yeah, I'm thinking it could've been much worse if you guys actuallr went at it. He wouldn't have had the lane to swerve into (didn't sound like he had the lane anyway, if not for you paying excellent attention).<p>I'm proud of you! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: you stupid **** (T5 for Life)

I know a few people at my high school that drive just like that.<br>Correction - I know a crapload of people at my high school that drive just like that. <p>One of my friends who drives an '07 Accord V6 keeps trying to prove that his car is better than mine, and he keeps pulling stupid stunts on the interstate like passing on the shoulder or passing on merge lanes. Sad part is, that idiot is making swift turns at 80 MPH + with skinny 7" wide tires with FWD.
 

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Sounds like a yellow T5R.. Bet Volvospeed has this person.. or maybe on here.. I can't say I have not done something similar but I usually check the road ahead before I hammer down.
 

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Re: you stupid **** (o2k)

What a shame. Stupid enough to do that driving alone...but with three kids in the car? Wow.<p>I was wondering if it was one of the guys I know with a Yellow 850R that lives up in Albany area...but he doesn't have kids. And pretty much I know he's a better driver than that too.<p>Sounds lucky he didn't cause an accident with you in it as well.
 

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Re: you stupid **** (1800girl)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>1800girl</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What a shame. Stupid enough to do that driving alone...but with three kids in the car? Wow.<p>I was wondering if it was one of the guys I know with a Yellow 850R that lives up in Albany area...but he doesn't have kids. And pretty much I know he's a better driver than that too.<p>Sounds lucky he didn't cause an accident with you in it as well.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think he meant the van had 3 kids in it. Now if the high schooler had 3 kids of his own in the 850...<p>At least he didn't steal your headlamp wipers.
 

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Re: you stupid **** (vivek9856)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vivek9856</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">One of my friends who drives an '07 Accord V6 keeps trying to prove that his car is better than mine</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Better is subjective.......but is definitely faster.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vivek9856</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">and he keeps pulling stupid stunts on the interstate like passing on the shoulder or passing on merge lanes.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>MAJOR a$$hat maneuvers to say the least. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vivek9856</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sad part is, that idiot is making swift turns at 80 MPH + with skinny 7" wide tires with FWD. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>But his tires might actually match..........and be a bit safer than mismatched summers and all seasons.
 

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Re: you stupid **** (BeerEngineer)

It doesn't take a fast / modified / racy car or a young / punk / inexperienced driver to drive stupid. <p>Yesterday coming back from lunch, I see a woman in her late 30's in a Chevy Malibu behind me waiting to turn left at a light. I pull out in my usual brisk manner, she's all over my tail (I can barely see the lights in the mirror, much less the plate or bumper). She swings over left to pass, then swerves a couple of times to beat someone to the next red light. <p>She then hammers around another person, back into the left lane, and we're approaching the next light, which is green. It turns yellow and the person in front of her slows and brakes. She swings into the right lane, almost sideswiping the car next to her and puts the hammer down to clear the intersection, which by this time the light is red. <p>This on a 35 MPH, heavily patrolled four lane divided road with residential and commercial (Sterling Boulevard, going from Rt. 28 and the light she ran was Davis Dr.). <p>Asshat.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It doesn't take a fast / modified / racy car or a young / punk / inexperienced driver to drive stupid.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Amen to that.<p>Not too long ago I was running at the speed limit of 55 on a nearby mile-long straightaway on a two-lane highway. Behind me, so close that I couldn't see license plate nor headlamps, was a well-dressed woman in an Escalade. Not being a huge fan of being tailgated, I did the old 'tap the brake with the left foot while holding steady on the gas with the right foot' drill. Watching in the rear view mirror as I'm doing the drill, I see the woman's SUV nose dive as she jerks her wheel to the right. Total overreaction due to the fact that she wasn't more than five feet behind me.<p>Recovering her wits, this dolt races back up to me and gets even closer than she was before; mind you, there's still no traffic other than the two of us on the highway. Passing, apparently, isn't in her vocabulary - and I guess she didn't want to exceed the speed limit. So, we do the old drill <I>again</I>. And again said dolt nose dives dramatically and this time jerks right so hard that she is off the highway in the gravel. A real drama queen, this one.<p>Finally, it begins to dawn on her, not that extreme tailgating is patently stupid, but that if I am indeed an obstacle to her apparent emergency, she can just, gee whiz, go around me on the still empty highway. While giving me the standard hateful glare and the finger, of course. On a side note, I found her extremely attractive except for the aforementioned behavioral issues. That child has some serious issues with aggression - would <I>not</I> wish to be married to that! lol
 

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Re: you stupid **** (dradernh)

Rear foglight is also know to cause tailgater's soilage. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: you stupid **** (1800girl)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>1800girl</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What a shame. Stupid enough to do that driving alone...but with three kids in the car? Wow.<p>I was wondering if it was one of the guys I know with a Yellow 850R that lives up in Albany area...but he doesn't have kids. And pretty much I know he's a better driver than that too.<p>Sounds lucky he didn't cause an accident with you in it as well.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>He didn't have kids in the car. The minivan he almost hit had kids in it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I am starting to see a very big trend of idiotic driving. They must feel because they are in a car, they are invincible. Hopefully this is a lesson for the guy because the next time he might not be so lucky.
 

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That guy is this guy waiting to happen.<p><A HREF="http://www.charlotteobserver.com/breaking/story/653500.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.charlotteobserver.c....html</A><p>Killed three people in a street race, He's being charged with three counts of murder. <p>On the news, they slanted to story saying he was such a good kid and went to church yada, yada. Yeah whatever, he killed three people. Two of whom were not part of his race, a Mother who is a College Professor and her two year old daughter. <p>This happened the other week near where I live. It could have easily been my wife and son or me killed. <p>Personally I would put him away for the rest of his life and hard labor.<br>Maybe it will send a message to these street racers to take it to the track.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sh8kdwn</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Where did this happen? Pretty sure I know who it was.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Syracuse, NY
 

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Re: you stupid **** (dradernh)

Best advice (and safest) when someone is tailgating you is to turn on your 4-way flashers as your initial warning to the driver that you don't like them that close to you. You should only have to leave them on a few seconds before they back off. If they continue to tailgate, turn on the 4-way flashers again... and wait a couple of seconds to see if they back off. If they do, turn off the flasher; if they don't take your foot off the gas and start to slow down with the 4-way flashers still on. If they still insist on tailgating, the only thing left to do is ... (add you own favorite response <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ).
 

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I've had similar experiences in my STI...people just having to show me what they've got. Its like the wing triggers a brain chem release.<p>my fav was the ford festiva with its 12 inch wheels and a family of four inside and dads just got to pass me in the tunnel and sweeping corner...big blue puff of smoke as he's standing on it...<p>Tailgaiting...I hate it and never ride anyone. When someone does it to me I either drop the hammer for a burst and then move right or just move right. A few times there's been a speedtrap up ahead and watching them sail into it at 20 over is strangely satisfying<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by allwheelsdriven at 10:43 AM 4-16-2009</i>
 

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Re: you stupid **** (Penguin)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Penguin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Best advice (and safest) when someone is tailgating you is to turn on your 4-way flashers as your initial warning to the driver that you don't like them that close to you. You should only have to leave them on a few seconds before they back off. If they continue to tailgate, turn on the 4-way flashers again... and wait a couple of seconds to see if they back off. If they do, turn off the flasher; if they don't take your foot off the gas and start to slow down with the 4-way flashers still on. If they still insist on tailgating, the only thing left to do is ... (add you own favorite response <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ).</TD></TR></TABLE><p>the only thing left to do is ...<p>Poop in your pants, reach in, then throw it at them.<p>Usually I just move to the other lane.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>o2k</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>the only thing left to do is ...<p>Poop in your pants, reach in, then throw it at them.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ahh the chimpanzee maneuver, I have tried this and although it does get the other drivers attention, cleaning the poo off my Nordkap is pure hell.
 
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