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I've been driving for a while and until now I never had this happen:

I was driving home, under the legal speed and following all legal rules, then a driver, a woman was really p!ssed and kept honking me. Smh, I just let her pass and she actually flip the bird.

Never have I used the term "Karen" before, but she was a perfect example.

Admittedly, this could have gotten ugly if it was someone else since her whole behavior was unacceptable.

PhilipMarc
6 days ago
What do you think of this?
lynneh
lynneh6 days ago

Ye. These are the kinda drivers that I just want to pass me right by. Aggression on the road isn’t taught by instructors so heck knows where they get it.

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rossruby1977
rossruby19776 days ago

When I drove for a living this sort of stuff happened a few times a day. If someone’s driving the speed limit that’s fine. It they go over the speed limit that’s their choice.

If someone’s going under speed a bit then I would pass them.

But I’ve done that before and they sped up lol.

I just say get a dash cam to keep yourself safe.

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davidstockport
davidstockport6 days ago

The "I just let her pass" does suggest that you were previously driving in such a way as to prevent her passing, if other motorists want to drive at the speed limit or even exceed the speed limit it isn't up to other motorists to prevent them doing so.

As you say you were driving UNDER the speed limit - she had every right to overtake.

You don't mention how much UNDER the speed limit you were driving at and whether there were reasons you were driving under it.

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lynneh
lynneh6 days ago

davidstockport fair points there. My opinion based on aggression. Not slow under legal limit drivers. Jus sayin.. ✌🏽

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davidstockport
davidstockport6 days ago

lynneh Sorry I don't understand your reply. I really don't understand what the OP was complaining about either - I was for many years a professional HGV driver and such incidents were quite common. It usually takes two drivers to create such incidents, one of whom hasn't heard, what at one time was considered the first rule of the road, "Keep to the left except when overtaking".

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lynneh
lynneh6 days ago

davidstockport yeah I was saying I read what you responded and re read what the OP had and I understood your points. I was also stating that in my original post I was referring to ‘the women’s behaviour’ as don’t agree with that and anger on road at all. 😊

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc
Original Poster
6 days ago

No, I was at the very limit and did not want to break the law.

Had this been this Texas... Not that I'd do it, but someone else would if they'd encounter her (KPRC2 reports it).

I know the law and do as far as as it allows.

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davidstockport
davidstockport5 days ago

PhilipMarc Please make your mind up you said in opening post QUOTE: "I was driving home, UNDER the legal speed" now you are saying "I was at the very limit and did not want to break the law".

You might not know that it can be an endorsable offence to drive UNDER the speed limit (even where there is no signage indicating a minimum speed limit) if it's judged that the speed is not showing consideration for other road users.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc
Original Poster
5 days ago

The point was that I was driving at the legal speed. That woman was a complete ***** and had no reason to have done what she did.

If I ever see her again I'll report her to the cops.

End of story. Stop trying to somehow defend her. davidstockport

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davidstockport
davidstockport5 days ago

PhilipMarc I am not trying to defend her - I would however say that if she did have a screw loose it was no looser than the loose screw in someone who doesn't know what the word UNDER (as in UNDER the speed limit) means. or needs to "let" someone pass if he was driving UNDER the speed limit.

I personally think a person who can't shrug off being shown a finger and doesn't know what UNDER means will get short shrift from the police if they wants to report anyone. (it will fetch themself to their attention though)😀

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Lynibis
Lynibis6 days ago

Not quite the same but this evening I had a late job and the driver and I hit congestion on the way home. We were on a dual carriageway and we noticed the driver next to us had a laptop open over his steering wheel tapping away on the keyboard. He got ahead and when we next caught up he was chatting with his phone to his ear, not only that, at the same time he was struggling to put his seat belt on, which we hadn't even noticed he wasn't wearing!

3 offences at one time!

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly256 days ago
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Lynibis
Lynibis6 days ago

gerrykelly25 yes that was our reaction, I could have kicked myself for leaving my phone (camera) at home!

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly256 days ago

Lynibis that is so dangerous and a complete disregard for his own and everyone else’s safety.

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana13 hours ago

On my local news site there often seems to be stories of accidents caused by reckless overtaking. Typically involving a German executive car or van or both together on a weekly basis or more frequent. People who either have to work fast to maximise their earnings or just frustrated having a fairly high performance car but stuck behind other slower cars. As a cyclist you have to be very wary of certain cars because you know they take more chances, try to fill small spots overtaking and drive recklessly with little regard for the safety of others. It could be young men impressing their girlfriends, stressed executives with big egos or commercial drivers. They won't give space to other vehicles and looking to overtake all the time.

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