- Jul 18, 2006
- Tampere, Finland
- Back to using my feet, bicycle and the bus.
Almost forgot to mention it here: I got off with just a warning
I think I'll avoid the route with the cameras the next time, just in case...
I'm glad I live in a state that banned any type of photoenforcement. In some states that started using cameras the people realized that they could just ignore the summons that was mailed out - they had no way to actually prove that the person got the notice.
In some other states you could show up and say you weren't the one driving the car. I think California tried to solve this problem by passing a law that requires the owner of the vehicle to turn in the driver who was at the wheel or pay the fine. I would bet that gets challenged in court and shot down if anyone bothers to appeal it.
have to agree with thisThat guy was trying to take "justice" into his own hands, like sadly a lot of people on the road try to do. They see someone else doing something "wrong" (and I?ve also had many times where people misjudge what?s "wrong" and what?s not) and then they try to punish them for it. Going slow, blocking lanes or even try to force them into some dangerous situation like it happend here.
You are not the Police! If you really need to do something because there?s a real loon in the other car, CALL THE POLICE. Don?t go "I?m going to teach them a lesson", that kind of agression only makes things worse and will put more people at danger. And sometimes try to remember that we all make mistakes here and there. Don?t go Ape because someone made a bloody mistake like having missed a sign. Save yourself the trouble and the other drivers some potentially dangerous situations ...
I think you might have misunderstood me. I was siding with Blind_Io. The guy tried to (basically) hit Blinds car (or technically let Blinds Car hit his) because he thought Blind had made a mistake earlier. I might not have made that clear enough with how I wrote it ... my bad.[...]what if the dude had a gun and pointed it at you?
Whole lot of road rage can end badly because some guy may think you're going to beat him up when you weren't.
The thought of crushing one of the Fiesta's backlights seriously stepped into my mind before I decided to leave. After all, someone someone who cares so few about the car as to use it as a heavy-bouncing parking assistant wouldn't have even noticed a shattered light.
A gasoline soaked rag in his fuel filler and a bit-o-fire would do some good. Get 3M car laminate more or less the only thing that would protect you.Someody just parked a Ford Fiesta on my front bumper AND front grille, leaving a nice 30cm-long series of scratches on the bumper and other minor bruisings on the grille (luckily, I think a good polish treatment should solve the greater part of the problem). Both of them had been repainted just two months ago and still perfect. The Fiesta clearly tried to park in a small space in front of me and "had to" bump a couple of times on my car to enter the spot. The thought of crushing one of the Fiesta's backlights seriously stepped into my mind before I decided to leave. After all, someone someone who cares so few about the car as to use it as a heavy-bouncing parking assistant wouldn't have even noticed a shattered light.