Crazy Drivers

  • metta

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    Sep 10, 2015 3:03 PM GMT
    WOMAN JUMPS FROM MOVING CAR IN ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CAUSES CRASH

    I have been on the street several times and I don't remember ever seeing anything like this.





    http://abc7.com/news/video-woman-jumps-from-moving-car-in-rowland-heights-causes-crash/976813/
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    Sep 10, 2015 5:03 PM GMT
    I like the comment by ksadiss: "She hit the Y button by accident" icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 10, 2015 5:18 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI like the comment by ksadiss: "She hit the Y button by accident" icon_lol.gif


    Im dying icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Sep 10, 2015 6:30 PM GMT
    A few weekends ago we were driving back from a friend's place on the lake and tailed a guy, either playing with his phone or drunk, for about 20 miles. He was weaving in and out of lanes, randomly stepping on the brakes when there was nothing in front of him, and driving about 20 MPH slower than everybody else, who had to bob and weave past him, or hang back like we did.

    I dialed 911 as I did not see this ending well, but we followed him at a distance another ten miles and nobody stopped him. I hope he got where he was going alive and doesn't do that again.
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    Sep 10, 2015 11:29 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI like the comment by ksadiss: "She hit the Y button by accident" icon_lol.gif


    THIS! Hahahahaha for the win, especially how she continued walking normally like video game characters would on GTA.

    But really, what the hell happened here?! Why did she get out and even walk so normally like it's all good?!

    If I was the one driving I would have stopped right by her and ask if she was ok or why she jumped out. She's responsible for all those accidents.

    icon_mad.gif COME MIERDA

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    Sep 10, 2015 11:31 PM GMT
    Not to mention the music haha, and the school bus that drove by was lucky!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 11, 2015 1:51 AM GMT
    The streets and highways are all a linear war zone thanks to all the crazy, idiot drivers being in an all fired up hurry but not knowing why. Go figure.
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    Sep 11, 2015 3:10 AM GMT
    I survived two car crashes this summer back to back lol.

    The worst thing about crazy drivers is they're usually the ones that causes the chain reaction and leaves without a scratch (unless they're drunk, then they're pretty fucked)
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    Sep 11, 2015 3:38 AM GMT
    she should be criminally charged for this. why wasn't she?
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    Sep 11, 2015 3:45 AM GMT
    Panic attacks trigger the bodies fight or flight response. If she had a panic attack this could explain why she suddenly had to get out of the car.
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    Sep 11, 2015 3:57 PM GMT
    Last year , i was getting back to my truck at the Woolworth car-park , when i saw a women getting inside her ute started the engine put in reverse , and then got out of her vehicle as fast as she could and let it roll away . Fortunately for everyone the ute only drifted away for about 20 meters before backing into a lamp pole .
    I asked what was wrong , and she answered , that she noticed a wasp on her dashboard and panicked !
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    Sep 12, 2015 1:22 AM GMT
    Long post but worth the read, particularly for misogynists.

    I live on top of a hill on a quiet cul-de-sac with a planted, forested island (donut hole) in the center making the loop single lane and one way, and you can't see through or around most of the foliage.

    I'm at the dead end where the loop starts and every now and then a confused stranger drives the wrong way, which is doubly bad because they'd have to exit the loop the wrong way 'round a blind left turn - can you say high probability of collisions?

    Logically any idiot should know to go right where the road splits but what amazes me is the stupidity of my neighbors who should know better. Consider this amazing example...

    Two next-door mommies, college educated in their early thirties and living at the top of the loop took daily turns carpooling their kids to the school bus stop at the bottom of the hill. One morning I walk my dogs a half hour earlier than usual, am standing with them in the donut hole and witness this: Mommy #1 pulls her large minivan with her 2 kids into the driveway of Mommy #2 to pick up that mom's 3 kids. Then, with 5 kids in the van, presumably taking an 8 second shortcut to catch the school bus, Mommy #1 floors it 'round the blind curve as Mommy #2 (a child psychologist, btw!) waves goodbye as if speeding the wrong way with 5 children is a daily ritual. If I'd left my house a half minute later I'd have been mowed down.

    I'd have called Public Safety/the cops/or Child Protective Services on them but they'd have known who turned them in and having dealt with my share of crazy neighbors I let it go. It's amazing those kids survived. Both sets of parents later moved under bad circumstances - hopefully not to a busy street.

    Sadly, most of my neighbors drive the wrong way down the one way, poor visibility street when it shaves a few SECONDS.
  • metta

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    Sep 12, 2015 3:09 AM GMT
    ^
    I'm not sure if I understand what you are saying exactly. It sounds similar to a round-a-bout. Why not just have the city put a directional sign to remind people the correct way to go? We have 4 round-a-bouts in the city I live in. Signage helps.
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    Sep 12, 2015 3:29 AM GMT
    This is not a heavily trafficked roundabout with multiple entrances and exits. It's a quiet cul-de-sac with (if used correctly) just one way in and one way out.

    This shows a portion of my cul-de-sac with the actual sign that people can't interpret:

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    Here's a rough diagram which should illustrate perfectly what I'm trying to convey (yellow arrows just show correct traffic flow, not actually painted on the black street):

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    Changing existing signage to a sign that says "ONE WAY" with a right pointing arrow would make more sense but you wouldn't believe the bureaucratic red tape involved in changing it. I have to first open a case, then they send out a town official to observe, and when he doesn't see the event (it only happens maybe once a week) the town will deem it not necessary. THEN we'd have to petition. It would be at least a two year process.
  • metta

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    Sep 12, 2015 5:27 AM GMT
    Thanks for the explanation.


    Maybe a small 'do not enter' sign on the left side of the road would put an end to it.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 12, 2015 1:57 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidThis is not a heavily trafficked roundabout with multiple entrances and exits. It's a quiet cul-de-sac with (if used correctly) just one way in and one way out.

    This shows a portion of my cul-de-sac with the actual sign that people can't interpret:

    eqpbo7.jpg

    Here's a rough diagram which should illustrate perfectly what I'm trying to convey (yellow arrows just show correct traffic flow, not actually painted on the black street):

    e9gl8j.jpg

    Changing existing signage to a sign that says "ONE WAY" with a right pointing arrow would make more sense but you wouldn't believe the bureaucratic red tape involved in changing it. I have to first open a case, then they send out a town official to observe, and when he doesn't see the event (it only happens maybe once a week) the town will deem it not necessary. THEN we'd have to petition. It would be at least a two year process.
    The roundabout is an excellent concept and it is being successfully used at several busy, major intersections that were previously signalized. The results have been slower, more efficient traffic flow and a drastic decrease in auto accidents. icon_smile.gif
  • metta

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    Sep 21, 2015 4:59 PM GMT
    San Bernardino woman expected to face charges in Rowland Heights crash caught on video


    "Jasmine Lacey, 22, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs following the crash, which took place about 3:45 p.m. Sept. 1 on Harbor Boulevard, between Vantage Point Drive and Pathfinder Road, California Highway Patrol officials said.

    A YouTube video of the crash had clocked in at 2.9 million views as of Thursday afternoon.

    She was released from custody without charges pending the results of blood analysis but was expected to face charges of DUI causing injuries, possession of a stolen car and driving without a license, said CHP Sgt. Armando Perdomo.

    CHP officers determined Lacey was heavily under the influence of an unknown drug, Perdomo said. She offered no explanation for her behavior.

    “She was unable to clarify a statement because she was so intoxicated,” the sergeant said."

    http://www.sgvtribune.com/general-news/20150910/san-bernardino-woman-expected-to-face-charges-in-rowland-heights-crash-caught-on-video
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    Sep 21, 2015 6:32 PM GMT
    There's another story circulating today about something similar (not sure if it's the same accident or not... could this happen twice in a row?), and they're saying it's because the driver saw a spider crawling on her. Meanwhile she had her nine-year-old son in the car, which hit a school bus after she jumped out. If nothing else they should not let her drive anymore.
  • metta

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    Sep 26, 2015 2:29 AM GMT