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June 7th, 2011

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01:49 pm

I complain with some regularity about the dangers of driving here with so many scofflaws.

This morning, a large black SUV was ahead of me, when he started swerving into oncoming traffic. He recovered, and I saw him throw something at his passenger. She tried to hop out, but the driver swung fully into the oncoming lane at double the speed limit to pass six cars. Zigzagging thereafter, he finally turned into a side-street without signaling.

I tried to get the license number, but he didn't have one; not even the temporary one. So, no way to call it in as a possible DUI.


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Current Location: US, California, Upland

(8 comments | Speak, or forever hold your peace)


Date:June 7th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
You could not pay me enough to drive in CA. My husband, brother in law and father in law all scared the crap out of my when I was riding with them there.
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Date:June 7th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
The worst traffic stupidity I've ever seen was in Boston, while the worst driver I've ever ridden with lives in the Twin Cities, so I can't say that the problem is only a Californian one. However, I drive a lot, nearly daily, and it's horrifying seeing how many people ignore the laws when the drive.

Date:June 7th, 2011 11:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah I have driven in quite a few areas. Atlanta was crazy, CA was too. I think the worst I saw was Brooklyn but then I was in a big rig. San Antonio was not fun in the over sized truck going through construction at rush hour.

I remember fast why I like staying in places where a traffic jam is the farmer on his tractor =p
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Date:June 7th, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
I'm hard-pressed to imagine driving a big rig in Boston. Or NY for that matter...

Date:June 8th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
It actually reminded me of a small street in France where I have a picture of a tour bus driving down the street. The bus literally had 2" on either side. My nerves are NOT that good.
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Date:June 8th, 2011 03:29 am (UTC)
Me, too.
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