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Friday, January 12th, 2007
1:52 pm

thesyztemof7
Ok, read this……………


So, I am driving in Seattle right? At the light right besides guitar center a lady is trying to parallel park. Obviously..she is not good at it. Every time she is almost there she goes forward aging…and she has like mass room in back to keep going.

Still with me?

Ok, so she is backing up for like the 3rd time. So I wave my hands back politely….POLITELY signaling she has room left. She flips me off. I am like…no no, I am trying to help you. So its like what ever.

Ok, I get out of the car and go down to the street and who is there at the cross walk….the lady. I couldn’t help it. So I said…nicely. Hey..I was trying to help you out not being frustrated. And she snidely says yeah. And then I pause and say…then you flipped me off. And she yeah, I did…. rather sarcastically. I was dumb founded. She walked across the road and I just went the other way. If I were in my right mind I would have been like. Fuck you you ugly old bitch.

Anyway, that’s Seattle drivers for ya. They are just as stupid inside there cars as they are out. I have lost all hope. heheheheh

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Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
2:39 pm - ... there should be a law.

schmuckythecat
If your car alarm goes off on the ferry boat ride simply because the boat moves around then it is too sensitive and you should disable it.

When I am King, the fine will be $50, payable directly to the captain, in cash.

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Monday, August 7th, 2006
12:51 pm - FYI

schmuckythecat


No, I didn't take this picture.
Yes, I already knew about this trap.
No, I've never gotten a ticket here.
Yes, I eyeball at that spot when I crest the hill about a quarter mile behind where this pic was taken.

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Saturday, April 1st, 2006
12:42 pm - Aggressive Pedestrians

hjarta
Whenever I walk anywhere in Seattle (which is a hell of a lot), I carry a nickel with me, tucked under my index finger. If a car decides not to stop for me when I'm in a crosswalk, or covers the entire crosswalk with their car at a stop sign, or creates gridlock, I take a chunk of paint off their car. If you're going to drive like a jackass, you don't deserve the pristine green paint on your Ford Expedition. I'm sorry.

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Friday, December 23rd, 2005
2:21 pm - Headlights, please

schmuckythecat
When it rains, you should turn on your lights. Cuz like, your car, especially the white ones, pretty much turn invisible with all the spray on the freeway.

Course, anyone smart enough to read this community already knows this. I love you all.

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12:48 pm - Markings

umbra98
Seattle Drivers do. In fact. Suck.

But sometimes I swear the drivers are just subject to really poor street markings. And blind corners.

Every morning I get onto 99 south off of Queen Anne. It is that exit right at the southern end of the Aurora Bridge. If you've ever taken it, you know exactly what I mean. It is one of several entrances to 99 that I like to call a "turn of death."

You can only inch so far to see if anyone is in that righthand lane before you are, youself, in the right hand lane. Then you can either roll back (hopefully the car behind you hasn't inched up as well) - or gun it.

Every morning I see cars blare their horns at eachother. Everyone blaming someone else for this terrible intersection.

My solution? Either add one of those big inverted mirrors that help people see around corners, or make that right hand southbound (heck, and northbound too) RIGHT TURN ONLY lanes.

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Monday, November 21st, 2005
7:19 pm

kristen360
I am getting really sick of this! First on Saturday one of my coworkers was purposely hit by a car. Yesterday while driving on I-5 southbound through downtown Seattle, I was passing two cars and one of them decided to change lanes almost into the side of my car. Apparently cougs don't know how to check their rearview mirrors before changing lanes! That car full of girls drinking their Starbucks sure is lucky there was nobody behind me or to the left of me otherwise those girls would be paying for either a major repair job or to replace the car.

Today, I was crossing Stewart at Denny and almost got hit by an idiot in his newer big expensive grayish Land Rover. I had the walk signal, and he decided to not look for people before turning right on red. He's lucky that I can yell over traffic. To that African-American male driver with his silver flip-phone: HANG UP AND DRIVE, AND ALWAYS LOOK FOR PEDESTRIANS!! ESPECIALLY during lunch hour!

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2005
12:39 am - Jackass moron.....

blautsauger
So I am driving home from my date, and this guy in a Subaru, it looks like the Subaru WRX but it isn't, decides to fuck with me. I am driving aggresively, like always, get behind him when the road goes one lane, I don't ride his ass, he waits until he sees me turning left onto a street and then he suddenly "needs" to turn left. It's on the street that he decides to become an asshat. He makes the turn, then drives 15 mph on a street that is 35. The street has literally just been repaved and I give him a moment to speed up, he gets to the next street, still doing 15, and I swing to the inside to pass him. I swear that he was going to cut me off, with me next to him! After I pass him, and I am doing 50(I told you I drive aggresively), he decides to ride my ass all the way to the next light. Come on,is it because I just showed him up in his all wheel drive Subaru "I want to be a WRX when I grow up" with my Honda Civic four banger with 250,000 miles on the clock? Grow up.

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Thursday, September 8th, 2005
11:52 am - Yield to uphill traffic

schmuckythecat
Seattle is built on hills.
Seattle residential streets like to install traffic control devices that make them one-lane roads.

Yield to uphill traffic. If you're at an uncontrolled intersection and one side is uphill, you DO need to yield to the person coming up the hill. If the street is functionally one-lane, you do need to yield to the people travelling uphill.

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Friday, September 2nd, 2005
10:42 am - Dashed lines mean you can pass.

schmuckythecat
Those dashed lines down the middle of the road? They mean you can pass the garbage truck in front of you. Yes, even on an urban arterial.

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Monday, August 22nd, 2005
1:58 pm - get OUT of MY way.

schmuckythecat
Note to SUV drivers, in case you never noticed:
your vehicle is top-heavy by design. You will tip over before your tires lose traction.
your vehicle has horrible weight distribution. It's like driving a pendulum around corners.

So, when the little sports car is trying to pass you on a corner, let him. Don't purposefully drive between lanes blocking people from passing you. I can take that corner (on-off-merge ramp, whatever) at twice the posted limit without flinching - GET OUT OF MY WAY.

Also, this applies to Jetta drivers too, cuz y'all are a stupid lot.

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Sunday, August 21st, 2005
6:19 pm

wishiwasaferret
I just moved to Washington all the way from Nebraska and oh my god...how did these people get driver's licenses? Has anyone here ever heard of a turn signal? And how come nobody wants to let me get over into their lane. I swear, people see the Nebraska plates and they're out to get me.

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Friday, August 19th, 2005
12:05 pm - Angry Miata bitch

kms1
I went riding with my buddy last night headed East on 520. We both own sport bikes, so we were going pretty fast in the left hand lane. Along comes a car going significantly slower to our road speed. I flash my lights for her to get over. No dice. I figure she is just another oblivious WA driver and I pass her on the right (also, giving her the one finger salute). Mind you, this happened at about the 148th exit on 520. Anyways, we ride onto Avondale, and then onto Novelty Hill road. On Novelty Hill road this bitch passes us at 90+ mph on the right! In addition as she passes, she flips me off! We had to have been at least 5 car ahead of her for the last 10 miles. Basically, she was so angry that she must have broken every single traffic rule to catch up with us. However, not to be outdone by a lame-ass Miata I passed her dumbass post-haste and returned the salute. I am sure her blood was boiling. The moral of the story is: Don't get pissed when your dumb-ass drives slow in the left lane and someone calls you on it. I am just trying to help people understand, one driver at a time.

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9:42 am - Question......

blautsauger
Does driving in Pierce County automatically lower ones "driving IQ" by 50 points or something? I work in Puyallup and I live in Renton. You get it all, driving in the left lane, even though the right lane is devoid of traffic, turning right at a light, with traffic coming, not turning right at a light, despite no traffic coming(And no sign telling you that you can not turn on red), dirty looks from people that are driving on the left lane while I am passing on the right, same said people who speed up, but then get in the middle turn lane after about 500 feet.

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Monday, August 1st, 2005
12:36 am

wesa
Question: "My friend and I keep having the same argument when we drive down I-5," writes Jace Krause of Seattle. "He tends to drive in the left lane, but doesn't go much faster than the speed limit. I tell him he's holding up traffic and that he should move right for faster drivers. He insists that as long as he's going the speed limit, he can drive in whatever lane he wants. Which one of us is right?"

Answer: You are right, Jace.

Trooper Kelly Spangler says the rule is simple. "The left lane is a passing lane," she says. All vehicles should be in the right lanes unless they are passing.

"Once you pass a car using the left lane, you should return to the right lanes," she says.

For legal beagles, the applicable law is RCW 46.61.100. Subsection 4 says, "It is a traffic infraction to drive continuously in the left lane of a multilane roadway when it impedes the flow of other traffic."


*heh, I'm on a posting rampage tonight. Xposted to Seattle*

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Friday, July 8th, 2005
12:21 pm - red means stop, jackass

mediavore
Hey moron in the maroon Mercury turning from Summit to Pine - a stop sign means stay stopped until all the cross traffic has passed. You're lucky I was driving a little slow because of the rain, and was on the lookout for bad drivers. You almost had to buy me a new car today. And what was with the WTF look you gave me when I had to stand on my breaks and blew my horn? You need to not own a car.

This is twice in one week someone took a right-on-red or right-on-2way-stop in front of me, and my quick brakes being the only thing keeping us from a wreck. In the other incident, I was going straight through a green light and they right-on-redded not into the closest lane, but into my far lane.

I own a black car, and drive with my headlights on at all hours of the day, because people just don't see my car.

current mood: want to punch that driver

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Tuesday, June 14th, 2005
8:08 am - Keep right except to pass!

schmuckythecat
How hard is it?
Unless you are actively passing or travelling much faster than everyone else, go to the right!

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Thursday, April 28th, 2005
12:24 pm - OK to pass!

schmuckythecat
HEY!  You see those dashed lines on the road?  They mean it's OK to pass.  So when a garbage truck stops, you can go around it!  WOW!  Imagine, going around, rather than waiting for a truck that stops every 20 feet for a minute at a time.  You might actually get somewhere.

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Tuesday, March 15th, 2005
10:09 pm - Somewhat off topic...

pechey203
PLEASE HELP!
Hi everyone...I was just hoping to ask you all a favor...it's really like searching for a needle in a hay stack but, I gotta do something!

Four nights ago (Friday, March 11, 2005) at approximately 11:35pm, my car was stolen from in front of my house. I live at 122nd and Greenwood Ave N. It was stolen approximately 15 minutes after I got home, and I actually saw it drive away. When I saw it, it was headed east on 122nd, the general direction being Northgate Mall.

It's a 1989 White Honda Prelude (I know, very generic!) and it has an American University window decal on the back, it has a sliding sun roof, and on the front dash there is a happy bunny sticker and a small yellow stuffed duck. The license plate number is 865-RIM. I know that it's probably a long shot, but I just thought that I would make a post here, asking my fellow Seattle-lites to maybe keep an eye out for it :)

I filed a police report, but who knows if they'll actually be looking for it...anyways, thanks to everyone for your time!

-Lanna

PS. if anyone else here knows of any other communities that I could possibly post this in as well, it would be greatly appreciated!

current mood: optimistic

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9:54 pm

wesa
Senate
passes cell phone bill

Under the proposed law, if you're caught holding a cell phone when you're pulled over for another infraction, such as speeding, you could be slapped with an extra $101 fine.

XPosted Seattle & Seattle_Drivers

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