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Old 08-27-2012, 10:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am usually pretty vigilant but if it weren't for the fuel tanker in front of me, I could have been a bit lazy this morning. It was on my way to work this morning, a tanker pulled out in front of me...wasn't a bad thing...anyway, he stopped at the light, so I stopped right behind him. I was thinking, man, it would stink to hit him and go up in a ball o' flames . So I usually glance in my mirror to see if the cager behind me is going to stop. This dude in a Beemer was going slow enough, so I almost didn't give him a second glance. But the tanker exploding was still on my mind, so I took a second look. The Beemer was still moving...albeit....slowly...but he wasn't stopping. Then I noticed either he was shanking his bacon or he was texting...either way, he wasn't looking where he was moving.
So I grabbed a fist full of gears and asked my Cobra's to give him a hearty "Top O'the morning to ya" and they didn't let me down. It was pretty priceless to see him get a near whiplash looking up, dropping whatever it was in his hands and grabbing the wheel. Thanks Cobras...keeping my wheels on the downside.
Remember to keep one eye on your mirror and the other on your exit route sitting at a stoplight...
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SEE! I KNEW IT! Loud Pipes Save Lives!!!

Glad you looked! I have to make myself look and time after time I neglect to do so.

I hope he has a sore neck tonight. . . .
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Sage advice! I also habitually check my mirrors at lights for the same reason. Had someone rear-end me once at a red light
Complacency can set in though...especially on those daily commutes!
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I am usually pretty vigilant but if it weren't for the fuel tanker in front of me, I could have been a bit lazy this morning. It was on my way to work this morning, a tanker pulled out in front of me...wasn't a bad thing...anyway, he stopped at the light, so I stopped right behind him. I was thinking, man, it would stink to hit him and go up in a ball o' flames . So I usually glance in my mirror to see if the cager behind me is going to stop. This dude in a Beemer was going slow enough, so I almost didn't give him a second glance. But the tanker exploding was still on my mind, so I took a second look. The Beemer was still moving...albeit....slowly...but he wasn't stopping. Then I noticed either he was shanking his bacon or he was texting...either way, he wasn't looking where he was moving.
So I grabbed a fist full of gears and asked my Cobra's to give him a hearty "Top O'the morning to ya" and they didn't let me down. It was pretty priceless to see him get a near whiplash looking up, dropping whatever it was in his hands and grabbing the wheel. Thanks Cobras...keeping my wheels on the downside.
Remember to keep one eye on your mirror and the other on your exit route sitting at a stoplight...


Way to stay alive! One of the first things I read on this forum was "they will kill you, don't let that happen". Stay frosty and always keep your head on a swivel.


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I find myself checking my mirrors all the time. Especially coming to the bottom of a hill. "you won't see anyone you didn't see before you crested the hill"... Until you see the one jack@ss that turned off a side road just as you passed and decided to see how much air he could get of a gentle slope.....
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I was driving trucks years ago in Melbourne and had been stuck behind a guy that pulled out his newspaper at every set of lights. Everytime they changed someone would honk their horn and he would throw down the paper and take off.

I eventually ended up right behind him at a red right hand turn arrow (traffic Light). Out come the paper onto his steering wheel.

Couldn't help myself, I gave him a blast of the airhorns and sure enough, down went the newspaer and off he went....straight into the flow of traffic crossing the intersection.

I'll bet he paid attention for the rest of his drive....
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So I grabbed a fist full of gears and asked my Cobra's to give him a hearty "Top O'the morning to ya"
Great! I need to learn to write like this.
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I live in so cal and we have every a55hat in the world text driving (I have seen police talking and texting) so everyone seems to think its ok. So I ride my bike like an s55 because everyone seems to notice a jerk on a motorcycle, so far it's been working.
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