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Road Rage!!

ryanator

Mathematical
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One thing in general is 4-way stops, where a person who clearly got to the stop sign before you or someone else, then goes first. Today, I was taking a left while a car in front of me was there first and another vehicle from the left of me a bit after. I let the car in front go straight though, then I proceeded to turn right after, but the vehicle to my left honks his horn and as I was almost done turning, I look at the middle aged man, and he had his window down, head sticking out the window and flipped me off like there was no tomorrow. And I mean he was angry. I was a little unsure about who got to the 4-way stop first, so I asked my wife, and she said I was clearly before him, even if by half a second. I can see where people get in road rages, but best to never engage people like that, they are just angry people who might have many issues, and are mad at the world.
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
Anymore when I come to a 4-way stop I purposely slow down or speed up to time it so that I don't arrive at the same time as the other person. If I do though I find it easier to just let the other person go, why even fight about it. Honestly a guy that is going to get all huffy and puffy about you going before him has a problem in the first place over a 4-way stop.
 

jmanz

I bought you the sims
Members
Funny this came up. Pulled off interstate into a small ND town just the other day. Came to a 4 way stop with just me and another vehicle and he was there long before I was. We both wait, staring at each other. Finally he waves me through. Had to laugh.
 

ndboarder

Bill Gates' Gimp
Members
I hate 4 way stops. No one seems to know how they should work. Then you get the folks that more or less know they were there first, but wave you through. Nice gesture and all, but don't, just DON'T. Follow the rules of the road - I feel silly when I'm upset for someone being nice, but right of way isn't something you give up because you are in a good mood, and causes more confusion for any others at the dang stop as well.
 

C Pav

Codename: GB6
Members
I hate 4 way stops. No one seems to know how they should work. Then you get the folks that more or less know they were there first, but wave you through. Nice gesture and all, but don't, just DON'T. Follow the rules of the road - I feel silly when I'm upset for someone being nice, but right of way isn't something you give up because you are in a good mood, and causes more confusion for any others at the dang stop as well.
Exactly especially when it's busy so then it throws off all the other people at the other stops. How about the people who clearly, CLEARLY, stopped way after you and at times after everyone else but they either think they own the road and just go or do the rolling stop and go?
 
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