(Closed) Weird Drivers…what was this about?

posted 4 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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1473 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I HATE when people do that! I experience it on the highway every morning as well. Even if he took your license plate and called the cops, they won’t do anything about it. You passed up a guy going too slow. He’s the one who was driving like an idiot. Don’t sweat it! However, I’d be more worried about him finding where you live and what your name is from the plate, people are just too weird anymore.

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

If anything you would be the one to report him for reckless driving

Post # 6
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2691 posts
Sugar bee

I hate drivers who do that!  My FI and I were commuting this morning in the right lane and there was an ambulance pulled over on the right shoulder.  In our state, you have to move 1 lane over for emergency vehicles, so we did.  The lady in the center lane tried to speed up to block us and threw up her hands in disgust when we got into her lane.  Yes, how dare we pull in front of her with plenty of space ahead.  We were also going 10mph over the limit already, so it’s not like we were slowing things down.  Some drivers just pay attention to themselves and nobody else.  Anyway, even if he took a pic, the cops will likely just take the tip and do nothing about it.  It’s really he who should be given tickets for his aggressive driving.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@missjewels:  that’s good! I doubt he would try to come find you but you never know anymore, but at least you live in a very secure place! And here in Ohio, having your cell phone out while driving is a HUGE problem and if he even did go to the police about this, he would get a ticket for using his cell while driving and probably a reckless driving ticket as well for taking a picture. And I take the highway to work and school and there is always some bozo who is going the speed limit in the fast lane and when you try to pass them, they decide they’d like to go faster until you back off. 

 

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i hate when people play games on the highway.  it is so dangerous.

one time a person wouldn’t let me move over to exit.  he slowed when i slowed to go behind him, then sped up when i tried to get in front of him.  i didn’t even do anything to incite this behavior.

it was a very long exit ramp.  in the end, i couldn’t take it and went to the next exit to go home.  a few miles out of my way, but i’m glad i didn’t have to share the next road with that jerk.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@missjewels:  Obviously this is stereotyping, but was he middle-aged?? I’ve noticed men ages 40-65 are most guilty of this. It makes me CRAZY! And you didn’t do anything wrong. Even if he did report to the police, you have nothing to worry about 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@missjewels:  I live in Ontario too.. I don’t know what it is with the drivers here.. All I do I when people do that stuff to me is flash my lights at them (to make sure they know they are being annoying, and are going too slow, BUT I don’t always do this though.. it depends on the driver infront of me, because I know this pisses people off haha.. If its a 250 pound 6’4 looking guy I dont do it lol ) and I try my best to pass them as you did. As unsafe as it is to go over the limit, its just a unsafe to go under it.

Odds are theres nothing he can do with the possible cell video he took, its illegal here to use your phone when you drive remember. So if he goes to the cops he’ll also be getting himself in trouble.

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

jeez! what a psycho! i had a similar situation happen to me just two days ago except that i actually had to flip the girl off. She was going soo slow, wouldnt let me pass her, got in my lane when i tried to pass her, made me slam on my breaks, and she break checked me!

How do people not understand slower traffic keep right!!

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@OnceUponATime:  YES. Especially when they’re in luxury vehicles–around here it’s BMW and Lexus. Douchebags.

A friend of mine posted an infographic about this the other day. Where people drive slowly in the left lane. The left lane on the highway is for passing–you are NOT supposed to drive in the left lane. Stay on the right unless you’re passing someone. It also had a thing about doing what this guy did, which is very dangerous and can cause traffic backups (or worse).

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Something similar happened to me a few years ago.   I don’t think I did anything to piss off the driver, but he was break checking me and zipping in and out of traffic to stay in front of me.  It was extremely scary and lasted more than a few minutes.  It was dangerous, so I got on the phone (before using a cell phone in the car was against the law) and called 911.  Once the guy saw me on the phone, he got off at the next exit.

OP- You did absolutely nothing wrong.  I don’t think anything is going to come from this, especially because it can’t be proved you “did anything wrong”.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@missjewels:  WEIRDO! Good ole Ontario drivers!! And people wonder why our inruance rates are so high in this province and its because of wackos like that on the road! I wouldnt worry about it…first off how can he show that video if its against the law in our province to use a handheld device while driving? HE would be dumb to do that!

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