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Old 07-02-2013, 03:45 PM   #181
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My brother has a 525i and he's definitely not an asshole.

(But he makes up for it by being a generally shitty driver.)
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:22 PM   #182
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crappy Bimmer drivers are quickly being eclipsed by crappy Audi drivers, who are former Bimmer drivers....

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Old 07-02-2013, 06:42 PM   #183
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:01 PM   #184
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While in principle this sounds like a good idea be careful what you ask for. If you produce as evidence a segment of video which shows one particular traffic incident, be prepared for every second of every video you have ever recorded while riding your motorcycle to be subpoenaed and scrutinized for any and all traffic infractions you may have made.

If you're going to record your commutes as a means of legal protection/evidence, be certain you stick rigidly to ALL traffic laws, to include the speed limit.
I'm just now working my way through this thread and haven't read all the responses. I feel certain it has been pointed out to you that this is utter hogshit by now, but just in case it hasn't, I will now.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:58 PM   #185
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Hmm...where is the "I hate all cops" crowd today?

Hats off to the off-duty cop; he likely saved other people's lives from this douche. Even better to hear the couple escaped with their lives.

I had an asshole kid in an SUV cut me off (rear bumper grazed my right knee) at a traffic light recently. Pulled over and called it in; plates/make/model/driver's description and all. An officer came and took my report then called the next day to say the PD from kid's jurisdiction paid him a visit and he was scared shitless to see them (cop's words). Perhaps he will be more careful now.

That incident is why my Contour ROAM2 arrived in the big brown truck today. I will be filming every ride from now.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:15 PM   #186
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Hmm...where is the "I hate all cops" crowd today?

Hats off to the off-duty cop; he likely saved other people's lives from this douche. Even better to hear the couple escaped with their lives.

I had an asshole kid in an SUV cut me off (rear bumper grazed my right knee) at a traffic light recently. Pulled over and called it in; plates/make/model/driver's description and all. An officer came and took my report then called the next day to say the PD from kid's jurisdiction paid him a visit and he was scared shitless to see them (cop's words). Perhaps he will be more careful now.

That incident is why my Contour ROAM2 arrived in the big brown truck today. I will be filming every ride from now.
Congratulations on surviving your close encounter with the stupid kind, ManiZ. I've had similar close calls, most recently with a VIB (Very Important Bitch) who would have hit the sidecase on the left side of my bike had I not been in gear to move up a couple of feet in a hurry. A guy I used to work with had a similar encounter that left him with a impressive conversation piece of a bruised knee. He was not thinking quite as quickly as you were to get that driver's tag, though she was kind enough to roll down the window and lecture him briefly on being in her way. Too bad our laws frown on slapping such sphincters with wrenches. Unless you can clean house on someone financially for such misbehavior, I think the only thing that ever really gets their attention is an experience that scares them so badly they're scarred for life.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:07 PM   #187
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I think the only thing that ever really gets their attention is an experience that scares them so badly they're scarred for life.
That's an interesting point. I have made a point of making my unhappiness with people who turn left in front of me, refuse to signal, refuse to yield, etc., VERY clear, usually with a combination of the horn and the finger. The other day I was following a truck on a two lane and when I got to a legal passing zone, the fucker pulled into the middle of the road cutting my lane off. Several miles later, s/he turned left at a gated entrance, and while waiting for the gate to open I stopped behind him/her and gave them the biggest bad ass look a 58 year old guy on a Ulysses can give someone in a truck with truck nuts. I could sense they were pretty nervous.

But recently, in my car, (I won't mention the make in THIS thread) a douche turned left in front of me at a green light and I had to hit the brakes. I hit the horn and gave him the single digit salute, and holy crap did my wife get mad at me..."he could have a gun, he could be nuts...." I tried to make the argument that I was trying to impress him with his douchebaggery, but she wouldn't have it.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:55 AM   #188
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Some people need pain to educate them into why they shouldn't fuck with others on the road.
The riders have now been appropriately educated. I doubt they will blow their horn, yell at, and flip off any cars near them again. Look what happened to them after they did.
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:02 AM   #189
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I wonder if there are more states with the open-carry will produce a more polite population
No, it will just result in the loudmouth bully types open-carrying and being even bigger assholes to everyone around them because they figure nobody will dare mess with them since they're open carrying.

And if anything does go down involving "thugs", they guy open carrying will just be the first one shot. Taken by surprise before he can even draw.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:16 AM   #190
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Put that little cock sucker in the hoosegow for 5 to 10.
That should get his attention.
Do that shit in Idaho and the 1911 comes out of the tank bag,
unless the old lady draws down with her Glock first.

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Old 07-06-2013, 07:29 PM   #191
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just delete the videos after each non-eventful commute.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:01 PM   #192
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Looks like the streets of San Diego are heating up with the weather. We've got another road rage turned into attempted murder: LINK


FFS, if someone pisses you off in traffic, let it go. It's not worth being seriously injured or your life.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:41 PM   #193
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I've found that openly carrying a large handgun tends to change the behavior of potential road ragers even the mentally unstable seem to get it. It's also not that hard to learn to shoot off handed and it is regularly included in both IPSCA and USPSA matches.
A couple hot heads with this mentality results in innocent fatalities. An armed populace is not the answer to bad behavior.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:48 PM   #194
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I'm glad I read this. It is a good reminder that while we have every right to zip in and out of traffic (safely), there are sometimes lunatics out there who might be offended and do something totally insane like this guy. It's best just to sit back and be patient until you can get around them and go on your way.

I hope that crazy kid gets locked up for his own good.
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:11 PM   #195
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A couple hot heads with this mentality results in innocent fatalities. An armed populace is not the answer to bad behavior.
WRONG!

An armed society is a polite society.

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