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Carelessness

December 3, 2013

To the woman in the red Jeep who almost ran me off the side of Market Street Bridge, just because you have your turn signal on doesn't mean you can change lanes when someone is already in that lane......

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upeoplercrazy

Dec-03-13 1:23 AM

I hate when that happens.

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VinceKnauff

Dec-03-13 5:32 AM

Bet she had her cell phone out.

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Capricorn1

Dec-03-13 5:44 AM

Vince, I'll bet she did too. I was behind someone yesterday that sat through an entire green light while they yacked away on their phone, even after several cars were blowing their horn.

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Premier

Dec-03-13 6:05 AM

People like that have the mentality of "I have insurance and I'M GOING TO USE IT"

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eriklatranyi

Dec-03-13 6:20 AM

One side of a story.

I won't take sides or speculate.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Dec-03-13 6:27 AM

Mrs. Heinz, for a real thrill and NASCAR or Formula 1 race experience, you need to come drive the West Park Tollway after work. Posted speed limit is 65 mph but if you are in the left lane driving 65 mph, you will have a line of cars a half mile long behind you because they are all trying to drive 75 mph. And they are literally about one to two car lengths apart because they don't want someone on the right lane to cut in front.

I am glad that you were not hurt but somethings are just worth letting go and moving on with life. Don't sweat the little stuff. And when you reflect back on it, what you many times think is big stuff is really little stuff.

Have a very Merry Christmas.

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jjs8282

Dec-03-13 6:28 AM

I hate when people speed in the passing lane and then cut you off just to take the exit. Or cut you off by turning in front of you just to take the next turn.

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enigma

Dec-03-13 6:30 AM

Well Mags, Did it ever occur to you that maybe you're the bad driver? I've been in the situation, that driver was in, trying to get into the right lane so I could make a right turn at the end of the bridge. Maybe it was you that wouldn't let me in. I can't really say what happened in this instance, but I think it wise not to just take her word for it that the bad driver was in the red Jeep.

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enigma

Dec-03-13 6:33 AM

There is another way to look at this. Take a drive in New Jersey and you'll have a new appreciation for the drivers in Pennsylvania. This woman wouldn't last a minute in the Garden State.

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hopeforfuture

Dec-03-13 7:34 AM

You should have hit her ! It would have been her fault.

I know how you feel I usually try to let at least a car length maybe two between the car in front of me AND other cars just have to jump in front even though there was nothing behind me.

On ramps is my pet peeve. Cars are suppose to yield to traffic on the main road. Drive defensively.

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spike2

Dec-03-13 7:57 AM

I'm with Erik!

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MrShaman

Dec-03-13 8:13 AM

"People like that have the mentality of "I have insurance and I'M GOING TO USE IT" - Premier

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...Or, as (I suspect) is the same case, with road-rage..."ONCE, AGAIN, IN MY MISERABLE LIFE, I'VE GOT TOTAL-CONTROL OF A SITUATION, AND I'M GOING TO USE IT!!"...or, she could have been on her cell-phone.

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CMReeder

Dec-03-13 8:22 AM

Thankfully an accident did not happen and that is due to the writer being on the defense while driving. I bet the driver of the Jeep will not recognize herself.

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MrShaman

Dec-03-13 8:25 AM

"On ramps is my pet peeve. Cars are suppose to yield to traffic on the main road. Drive defensively." - hopeforfuture

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Ah, yes...the most-"competitive" of situations!!!

I'll tell you...if there's no one in the passing-lane, and...you won't pull-into it, and allow me entrance (from an entrance-ramp)...you'll have to drive a "little"-faster, YET, to block me out!!

When I'm entering the main-route, I'll come-off the entrance-ramp (usually) doing 5-10+ miles over the speed-limit, so as not to slow-down traffic. Once in the main-flow, I'll slow-down to the average-speed, and allow anyone (who'd pulled-over, into the passing-lane) plenty of space to pull-back-in. If someone wants to COMPETE (with me), to the end of the entrance-lane, we can do THAT, TOO!!!!

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MrShaman

Dec-03-13 8:32 AM

"Well Mags, Did it ever occur to you that maybe you're the bad driver? I've been in the situation, that driver was in, trying to get into the right lane so I could make a right turn at the end of the bridge. Maybe it was you that wouldn't let me in." - enigma

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If you're gonna wait until the last-minute (to make that move), rather than putting-on your signal (sooner) and wait patiently for someone to let-you-in...find some alternate-route. How much time will that (really) cost you?

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leaningright

Dec-03-13 8:56 AM

Sometimes people make honest mistakes that seem horrible at the time. Maybe she did not do it intentionally. Accidents do happen. We are only human. If she was on the phone, shame on her, she risks her life and yours. There is no doubt that some people do not pay attention while driving.

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Capricorn1

Dec-03-13 10:09 AM

I'll tell you...if there's no one in the passing-lane, and...you won't pull-into it, and allow me entrance (from an entrance-ramp)...you'll have to drive a "little"-faster, YET, to block me out!! -Shaman

You do know that there are states that specify in their keep right law that yielding to onramp traffic by changing lanes is prohibited.

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JohnZook

Dec-03-13 10:28 AM

Sham- yield means, 3. to give up possession of.., as in "right of way". You and a whole bunch of other people DON'T own the road; therefor, by your actions, you are a danger to your fellow drivers. You use your vehicle as a weapon against those drivers who follow the rules of the road. YOU are a road bully.

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hopeforfuture

Dec-03-13 1:04 PM

Thanks Capricorn1- Some people should read their driving manual. If there is no traffic in the passing lane and I do not need to get off at the next exit I will move over. Faxon entrance is the worst when you need to get off at Basin St.

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Ritty77

Dec-03-13 2:01 PM

The ramp driver should approach the merge point with the expectation that the other driver is NOT going to move left, because they don't have to move. Adjust your speed, as needed.

But as Shammy says, if I do move over for you (and I always do), please speed up or slow down so I can get back over, don't ride along side me.

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eriklatranyi

Dec-03-13 5:17 PM

You are all assuming too much.

There are many people visiting relatives for the holidays or hunting season. They do not know the layout of the roads.

Honest mistakes can happen.

Such events are not always due to someone's evil intent.

People need to learn to forgive a bit with other drivers.

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Zippie

Dec-03-13 5:57 PM

Look at it this way: Come January there will be a lot less traffic on the roads due to the extra gas taxes and costs by the oil companies placed on us drivers.

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Ritty77

Dec-03-13 6:33 PM

"costs by the oil companies placed on us drivers."

Hi Zippie. Can you elaborate on that statement? Shouldn't the purchaser of a product bear the costs of the product?

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CitizenQ

Dec-03-13 6:34 PM

I can understand this ladies frustration. True, none of us were there to witness this but I can say that there is rarely a day that I'm on that bridge that I don't see someone trying to force their car from the left land into the right at the last minute to make that turn. If I know I'm going to take a right at the end of the Market Street bridge, I stay in the right hand lane. I understand that some people may not be familiar with the area and find they need to change lanes at the last minute. But seeing it everyday, there are just rude, unaware drivers out there. Hope everyone is having a nice holiday season so far. In these days we have to practice a little more patience. Smile!

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Zippie

Dec-03-13 10:21 PM

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