In today's environment you're better off removing yourself from the situation before someone pulls a gun. It's not worth the effort to deal with assholes.Hey all, I’m just here to vent. Let me start by saying I’m in the metro detroit area and I work downtown and nearly every day I find myself nearly getting into a car accident because of the way other drivers behave around here. It’s a serious issue. I’ve been getting thinner patience every day.
So I’m heading home from the gym just a half hour ago. Going about 45-50 in a 40 accelerating from a stoplight. I’m being tailgated so closely that I can’t even see the dude’s headlights in my rear view. I’ve got some idiot in a Cadillac lined up exactly next to me matching my speed.
I believe tailgating is probably the most dangerous thing you can do while driving. I shouldn’t have to be afraid to perform an emergency maneuver or brake because of the possibility of being rear ended. So, to get this guy away from my car, I slam on my gas to get over and let the guy pass me. As soon as they do that, they both slam on their gas too and now we’re all going 70-75 in a 40 and I’m still boxed in. They probably thought I was trying to race or something.
I end up getting behind both of them.. we end up stopping at a stoplight and I go in the right hand turn lane. The tailgater gets behind me. I’m fuming so I basically stick my entire body out of the window and look back at the guy and yell something to the effect of “I swear to f*** god if you get that close to me again”.
We all ended up parting ways, but I hate having encounters like that. My car is incredibly identifiable in a parking lot and I really would hate to tick the wrong person off and find my car keyed for something so stupid.
If I had known how things would have played out I would’ve just turned off a side street to begin with and continued to head home after a minute.
Im rarely one to road rage but I spend so much money and put so much hard work into earning what I have. It’s so frustrating when people treat other drivers with such disrespect.
Most street riders I know stopped in urban setting because everyone looking at one screen or another.If you don’t ride I don’t think you can understand how oblivious , disrespectful, and dangerous cage drivers can be. I have been literally run off the road multiple times. Ill give them the benefit of the doubt in that they are idiots rather than malicious, but you read about road rage incidents against motorcyclists all the time on forums. Escalating is never the answer but when that adrenaline hits after someone nearly kills you it isn’t hard to feel the need to do something to make they pay attention. Negative attention is better than dead.
I started this thread just to solicit such opinions! Yes, they're a bit smug in the Pudget Sound area, but when I lived up there, where it at least drizzles almost every day, and the roads are slick, and the traffic horrible, it is as if everyone thought, "Hey, let's just chill, take our time, and get to our destination in one piece."You mean most smug? Politest drivers are, or were in TN
Any school that advised that type actions are morons.
That's why I quit riding. Motorcycles are fun, but it's not worth dying over.If you don’t ride I don’t think you can understand how oblivious , disrespectful, and dangerous cage drivers can be. I have been literally run off the road multiple times. Ill give them the benefit of the doubt in that they are idiots rather than malicious, but you read about road rage incidents against motorcyclists all the time on forums. Escalating is never the answer but when that adrenaline hits after someone nearly kills you it isn’t hard to feel the need to do something to make they pay attention. Negative attention is better than dead.
Ya, you just chucked spark plugs are cage drivers, that alone tells me your no tickets or not, you shouldn't have had your lic to drive them revoked. and not reinstated for a long long time.40 years of riding. For almost 20 years of that I commuted 140 miles a day 5 days a week, rain or shine.
So, yeah - at least a million miles. Accident and ticket free miles at that.