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Old 04-14-2005, 06:42 PM
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I almost had a van with a lady and her son in the back sideswipe me today because she wasn't looking.
I was even driving with my headlights on today! She started to come over, with room but it was tight (like one of those people that cuts you off hardcore) so I let loose with a little horn action (driving my bug my horn got used a LOT) and she whipped it back into her lane and was whiteknucling the wheel. Since I have been there and done a similar thing...I really didn't care but she seemed pretty freaked out.

I use my horn becuase I think its better than getting my blood pressure up EVEN more by flipping out. I just use it, and be done with it, move on.
Defintely not the standard mood of a 18 year old male driver!
I guess I just love driving my benz too much to get pissed at anyone in their econoboxes
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Old 04-14-2005, 06:43 PM
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I know what you are talking about, had many similar situations in LA: one time a guy comes out of a drive way right in front of my car, I hunk, the guy go's crazy and follows me to the gas station and gets out of his car and starts to jump like a "monkey" in front of me. I just left, what can you do...kick his ass, not worth it to me.
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Old 04-14-2005, 06:54 PM
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I know what you are talking about, had many similar situations in LA: one time a guy comes out of a drive way right in front of my car, I hunk, the guy go's crazy and follows me to the gas station and gets out of his car and starts to jump like a "monkey" in front of me. I just left, what can you do...kick his ass, not worth it to me.
At least he didn't try to attack you...that possibility always lingers in my mind.

On a lighter note, a few years ago my friend was punched in the face by a very large sarong wearing transvestite man in the car in front of him during a traffic jam for honking at him...er...her.
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Old 04-14-2005, 08:12 PM
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I hate the way people drive and my horn gets a good work out. Just today on the way to school I almost clipped a car. I was on a straight 40mph road doing 45 and getting passed like I was sitting still. Anyway I lady in a pos Ford going the other way just had to make a left turn that very second. God forbid she sit for a second and let me get out of her way. She floors it and just made it, if it wasn't for my quick reaction I probably would have hit here car right by the rear wheel and spun her pretty good. %&*%&%^&*^&^(^&^&* I would have been pissed to say the least. She would be working for the next 10 years or so financing an S320 CDI.

Anyway people are on my bumper quite a bit, because I refuse to go more then 5 over the speed limit around town. The cops have been out in force and I want to keep my clean record. So of course every jerk in town has to be stuck on my bumper. Sometimes I just wish I had a cheap beater, I would see a "dog" slam on my breaks and check out how the front of their new $50k BMW does against my bumper. Hmm $1k for a beater x a few rear end collisions...

New Haven is the worst by far, if they are not passing you they go crazy. I have had people drive on the sidewalk almost clipping my car to get around me at a red light so they can get ahead. Nothing pisses people off in that city like not going 50+ down every road.
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Old 04-14-2005, 08:41 PM
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GOD YES! What really pisses me off is people having to pass you as approaching a red light!

WHAT THE F*&@ GOOD IS GETTING TO A RED LIGHT FASTER THAN ME GOING TO DO??!!

And now understand me fully...I will be speeding 5 or 10 over anyway and these psychos in 8mpg V12 Excursions will get up on my bumper and then go flying around me to a red light clearly visible. Oh, excuse me, I didn't know I was supposed to accelerate to a STOP!

The problem is these new cars have such good brakes that it encourages this tomfoolery. People think they need to go down the street as fast as possible until the last moment their brakes can stop them without careening into the intersection.

I drive a turbo and I don't go particularly slow and this happens to me at least twice every day. I love the idea of shooting brake fluid at their cars. It's grossly impractical and offensive. PERFECT!
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i have noticed this phenomenon too, and have wondered about it as well. This, from observing female friends drive and use the horn (that last sentence serving as a disclaimer, lest I get accused for being sexist ).

for us guys (at least for myself), we instinctively know what a "friendly" horn sequence sounds like. Something like a short "beep-beep", which is akin to normal body-checking in sports, and not taken personally.

Invariably, the female drivers I know use the long "beeeeeeep" sound, which, unbeknownst to them, is very much like cursing to us guys.

Can the female members in this forum give their points of view?

Interestingly, if some driver does something rude to me, like honking the horn in an aggressive manner, and I find out that the driver is female, I don't take it personally ...
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:16 PM
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i have noticed this phenomenon too, and have wondered about it as well. This, from observing female friends drive and use the horn (that last sentence serving as a disclaimer, lest I get accused for being sexist ).

for us guys (at least for myself), we instinctively know what a "friendly" horn sequence sounds like. Something like a short "beep-beep", which is akin to normal body-checking in sports, and not taken personally.

Invariably, the female drivers I know use the long "beeeeeeep" sound, which, unbeknownst to them, is very much like cursing to us guys.

Can the female members in this forum give their points of view?

Interestingly, if some driver does something rude to me, like honking the horn in an aggressive manner, and I find out that the driver is female, I don't take it personally ...
I am tempted to sling Feces into their open window.....................


One of these days I might....
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:39 PM
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I am tempted to sling Feces into their open window.....................


One of these days I might....
Heh, good idea. One of the reasons I drive a diesel is for the car to do that for me out the tailpipe. Maybe I should put my 350SD back together and run it into the ground? At 50 miles per qt, and a constant cloud of oil around me, I could really stick it to them if I do a brakestand.

Sometimes, I wish I could do a PIT maneuver on any car that cuts me out. I have come very close to pulling one before. Somebody was not letting me merge from a two laner into a one. I gave the SDL a big swerve to the left, and the gentleman's Suberban locked it's wheels. That was that.
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:53 PM
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I am tempted to sling Feces into their open window.....................


One of these days I might....
hey... not a bad idea! Theres plenty of that in my backyard, thanks to my new dog, the poop machine.

I had ideas of something front mounted to 'pop' peoples tires that cut me off or wouldn't let me in never got too far in the defleopment stages but I still like the idea of it, lol.

I rarely use the horn on my cars, I give people as much time as possible to correct their mistakes as possible before I use it, I feel like it makes me seem like just another ass in a mercedes if I did. Although today I HAD to use it or get hit out of my lane but some lady in a jeep not paying attention when merging across TWO lanes, well she was paying attention to, I kid you not, the mirror so she could see how nice her make up looked going on! for god sakes woman, just drive! I noticed another one behind meon the interstate this morning on the way to work reading as newspaper, eyes glancing up every so often. I got the hell out from in front of that nutcase.

The last part of my 280SE I had saved, the horns, are now on my coupe, unfortunatly, 35 year old horns are not very loud so I bought a pair of air horns I will be installing shortly, they ought to do the trick.
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:58 PM
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Ever couple days I have to lay on the horn to alert soemone merging (Actually shooting directly) across 4 lanes of road that my lane was already occupied...

some of these people actually thing they have the right of way to go where they want when they want..and everyone else better move when they do it.
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Old 04-14-2005, 11:06 PM
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when someone does something to endanger or inconvenience me on the road, I try to suppress my instinct to hit the horn first, and instead try to concentrate first on accident avoidance. My brain has only so much "bandwidth", and I would like to devote as much of it to self-preservation first.

THEN, I can get even ...
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A buddy of mine who has a long commute, early in the morning (dark) and early evening has a solution to tailgaters. He calls it paying the "tailgating toll" When someone is riding his bumper he opens his sunroof, grabs a handfull of change and tosses it up and out the sunroof! You can imagine the suprise of the tailgater when all that change hits the hood and windshield! Recommend only doing this at night when they can't see what you are doing. RT
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Rob, that's an old trick.

Usually we just toss a single penny out the roof. Followed by another one, and then another one until the dork realizes that something is amiss, but he doesn't know quite what it is.

If you toss a handful of coins, he could figure it out and become violent.
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Generally at night they fall way back after I give them a dose of my exhaust.....we've had people race past us giving the finger after we smogged them a few times at night
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