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IceBone

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This is at one-half speed:


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You can't see in the video, but the Lexus had about 5 feet of rope dragging behind its front bumper; the truck was dragging about 20 feet of rope, both of the ends were badly frayed. I can only guess that without a proper tow strap they attempted to use cheap line from the hardware store, when it broke they had to... drive the Lexus backwards with an "escort."

I guess the transmission was broken.
Or alcohol was a factor.
Possibly both.
I thought you meant the suv at the start that crossed a full line turning right into what seems to be an exit of a parking lot.
 

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I thought you meant the suv at the start that crossed a full line turning right into what seems to be an exit of a parking lot.

That is a center turn lane. That move is perfectly legal here, and those lane markings (solid yellow outside, dashed yellow inside each, and not in this case but usually - a double turn icon stencilled in center) indicates what the lane is used for.

A double-arrow logo similar to this sign is what's usually stencilled on the road:
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Ah, I see. We don't have those here. We'd just designate the left most lane to turn left and other lanes to continue forward in cases like this.
 

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I mean entering the roundabout from a standstill, so from first into second, which occurs about half way without wanting to overrev or go too slowly. Otherwise its usually not a problem.

Ahh ok, thought we meant continuous. :)
 

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Seen today: Stupid pedestrians

Dum...Di...Dum...
Look at the sign, Bicycles left - Pedestrians right. Easy to understand, eh?


Nope.


And then they only make room after I have slowed down to their walking speed. - Thank you, ignorants.


Another example of cycle lane walkers: They just walked over the freaking sign FFS.
BTW, note the flashing red railway crossing sign in the background...


To everyone this should say Stop. But not for these two idiots.


Running under the closing gate...


But the gate is faster, and probably smarter...


... and so atleast the one in the plack pants gets what he deserves because he bangs his head and back quite hard when the gate comes down on him. - Brilliant. Bhaha. :D


Greetings, lip
 
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dear old lady in the 106 : when you're merging back on the highway from the side of the road, it is critical that you speed up first, and not merge at 10 kph and keep that speed

Your fellow motorists and a couple of truckers with (now) dirty underwear thank you
 

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This was just funny. Was on foot at an intersection two lanes one left only the other straight only (well also bus lane but you can't drive on it). Some woman is in a straight only lane indicating right makes a left.... (no one was in danger)
 

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So on Thursday morning I was out walking my dog, when I see this Volvo S80 come speeding down the street at what must have been 50 in a 30 limit, I keep walking down the road to the local high street and lo and behold there is the Volvo again. A second later the owner of the Volvo comes out of a shop, gets in and reverses at high speed and hits the front end of a Mercedes C Class about 6 feet behind him, there was a load crunch when it connected but the driver did not even bother to check he just drives off like nothing happened..

I did write down the registration number of the Volvo so that if the owner of the Mercedes showed up he could contact the cops, but alas he didn't show and I had to get a move on.

Not to dredge up an older post but I would have called the cops then and there, that's a hit and run. Or at least left a note on the Merc.
 

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Person (idk if you were a guy or woman since like your windows were frosty in the back window) in the 99 bland gold Camry, it is a two lane road and you could ya know pull over to the right lane cuz your going the speed limit when everyone else around you is going faster. And you don't wanna hold up traffic by just puttering alongside other cars, cuz there was a buildup of cars behind you. Thanks.

And old guy in the accord you don't go in the left lane and have 40 percent of your car in the right lane, cuz that is bad.
 
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Some great, shocking and amusing stories in the last ~100 pages :)

<rant>
I-76 between Conshohocken and King of Prussia in PA is possibly the worst 4 lane "Interstate" on the East Coast (two lanes in each direction). Traffic, traffic and more traffic. Tailgaters. I drive this road most weekdays on my way home from work in Downingtown, PA. I seriously wonder every day how I survive each trip home...
</rant>

Two stories that I remember:

1. I went to Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown one Saturday afternoon in January with a friend and his girlfriend. After a brewery tour and lunch, we head back to NJ. Near the interchange with I-476 (Blue Route for any locals who read this), I see in my rear view mirror a green Mercedes M-Class cutting up traffic, driven by a middle-aged blonde woman. I'm doing about 70 as there was little traffic that afternoon :blink:. She then proceeds to cut me off and I give my GTI's horn a good workout. She then opens her window and throws something out quite forcefully in my general direction. No biggie, I thought, since it could have been a cigarette or something. I then watch as she continues to weave between lanes to get ahead.

I drop my two passengers off and head home. After I park, I walk around to the front of my car to find two or three small pieces of bread wedged in the front grill. Seriously? Bread? :blink: I thought about eating the pieces of bread for about a split second but quickly came to my senses and chucked them in the trash. Boy, I would have liked to have tracked down that blonde bimbo and make her eat that bread...

2. In Cherry Hill, a major shopping center was opened on what was formerly a horse racing track. Predictably, traffic is quite heavy there, especially on weekends. After getting lunch one Sunday afternoon, I'm driving down the main road outside of the shopping center. At a set of traffic lights, the queue is a bit long. An Asian lady in a Honda that's behind me starts honking almost immediately as soon as the light turns green. Now, traffic is starting to move off slowly but steadily, but there are cars to the right of me (the road is four lanes wide, two in each direction, with a center turn lane). So, I basically have no place to go, even if I wanted to get out of her way. Could have gone in the center turn lane, but probably would have hit another car.

I put my hands up in the air in response. As I'm watching her in my rear view mirror, I start laughing as she's getting more and more agitated, waving her arms around, pounding the steering wheel, etc. I DONT HAVE ANYWHERE TO GO YOU ASIAN BITCH! As a final sendoff, I give her a brake check before she was able to get past me and the other cars.

Probably more to come...
 

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n Cherry Hill, a major shopping center was opened on what was formerly a horse racing track. Predictably, traffic is quite heavy there, especially on weekends. After getting lunch one Sunday afternoon, I'm driving down the main road outside of the shopping center. At a set of traffic lights, the queue is a bit long. An Asian lady in a Honda that's behind me starts honking almost immediately as soon as the light turns green. Now, traffic is starting to move off slowly but steadily, but there are cars to the right of me (the road is four lanes wide, two in each direction, with a center turn lane). So, I basically have no place to go, even if I wanted to get out of her way. Could have gone in the center turn lane, but probably would have hit another car.

I put my hands up in the air in response. As I'm watching her in my rear view mirror, I start laughing as she's getting more and more agitated, waving her arms around, pounding the steering wheel, etc. I DONT HAVE ANYWHERE TO GO YOU ASIAN BITCH! As a final sendoff, I give her a brake check before she was able to get past me and the other cars.
In situations like these I just take my foot off the brake and let the car coast as slowly as it can (automatic). Yes I'm a douche but I'm hella impatient myself and if I got nowhere to go I got nowhere to go...
 

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Oh god I have a horrible one; on long road trips it used to be that my dad would get tired but not want to stop/look for a rest area while we were on the interstate (or he'd want a sammich or whatnot...)...That's where I'd come in, steering the car from the passenger seat.
One time we did this he pretended he was going to take a nap and had his head on his arms "sleeping" on the sill of the open car window.
I'm sure it scared passerby.

I'm also fairly ashamed to admit this. XD
 

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Oh god I have a horrible one; on long road trips it used to be that my dad would get tired but not want to stop/look for a rest area while we were on the interstate (or he'd want a sammich or whatnot...)...That's where I'd come in, steering the car from the passenger seat.
One time we did this he pretended he was going to take a nap and had his head on his arms "sleeping" on the sill of the open car window.
I'm sure it scared passerby.

I'm also fairly ashamed to admit this. XD

Heya, welcome to the boards and all that, but...um...no offense, but:

:blink: WTF!?
 

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Seen today: Stupid pedestrians

Dum...Di...Dum...
Look at the sign, Bicycles left - Pedestrians right. Easy to understand, eh?

I would have read that as:

Pedestrians to the right, or...I'll set you on fire.




Oops...double post...
 

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I hate this "the traffic light has only been red for a second or two, so I'm still good to go" mentality people have developed lately.

Every morning I pass a traffic light which has quite a short green phase followed by an awfully long waiting phase, which is even longer when the tram crosses the road. Before the light turns green, there is a specific lane for people who turn from my right into the street I'm coming out of. These people get their green light right before mine, and every fuckin' day there are a few smartasses who don't care about running their red light and cross the street when my light is already green.

I almost took out a woman in a Polo this morning (deliberately I might add), honking my horn wildly and just missing her rear left side.
 

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An idiot cut me off today, because (as I found out a couple of seconds later) he was texting on his mobile phone. The thought of crushing his phone in the most violent and satisfactory way poissible actually came to my mind.
 

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Not my vid, came across it on the Squid Crash Channel.
 
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^ wat

He just veered off. He couldn't slide out because the road appears to be dry, what the hell
 

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He was stupid. That's why it's posted in Stupid Drivers. :D

Now, the other bicyclists were being asses, but that's par for the course with the Lycra Kommando - they force people to make illegal passes to get around them instead of pulling over and yielding to faster traffic, as is courteous and (in my state, anyway) legal. But this video wasn't about them, it was about the one guy being stupid and doing a faceplant. :D
 
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