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10,000 auto accidents Jan 1 - 15

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26 Re: 10,000 auto accidents Jan 1 - 15 on Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:21 pm

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No, I don't believe people purposefully force you off the road when merging. Or anytime for that matter.

Nor do I believe that all drivers intentionally accelerate when people use the crosswalk.

And no, I do not believe that people don't care if they get into accidents.

27 Re: 10,000 auto accidents Jan 1 - 15 on Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:27 pm

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You still don't get my point do you? Not EVERY driver is a bad driver.

Here's the thing, when using the crosswalk wait until all cars have stopped. Keep in mind that not all drivers will see you standing there. Most will stop allowing the pedestrian to cross safely.

I have no idea how to address your forced off the road into a ditch theory. If it happens to you regularly then I'd maybe look into a mirror. It has never happened to me.

Nor can I comment further on this notion that people don't care about accidents.


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28 Re: 10,000 auto accidents Jan 1 - 15 on Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:39 pm

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grumpy old man wrote:You still don't get my point do you? Not EVERY driver is a bad driver.

Here's the thing, when using the crosswalk wait until all cars have stopped. Keep in mind that not all drivers will see you standing there. Most will stop allowing the pedestrian to cross safely.

I have no idea how to address your forced off the road into a ditch theory. If it happens to you regularly then I'd maybe look into a mirror. It has never happened to me.
I am tired of this discussion.
If you can't or won't believe me then I am not going to waste by breath anymore.

29 Re: 10,000 auto accidents Jan 1 - 15 on Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:02 pm

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Okay. Then don't.


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30 Re: 10,000 auto accidents Jan 1 - 15 on Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:23 pm

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I wonder if we've gone a bit off topic here.


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31 Re: 10,000 auto accidents Jan 1 - 15 on Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:10 pm

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How so? Your question was: "Are people forgetting how to drive in the winter?"


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32 Re: 10,000 auto accidents Jan 1 - 15 on Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:13 pm

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Planning, merge lanes, people "forcing" others into the ditch, trying to run down people at crosswalks, hyperbole...


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33 Re: 10,000 auto accidents Jan 1 - 15 on Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:36 pm

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Wha? That's all about driving.


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34 Re: 10,000 auto accidents Jan 1 - 15 on Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:34 am

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Whatever.


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35 Re: 10,000 auto accidents Jan 1 - 15 on Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:27 am

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Excellent rebuttal. Very impressive indeed. I yield to your clearly superior debating skills.


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36 Re: 10,000 auto accidents Jan 1 - 15 on Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:12 am

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Obviously you haven't seen my wife drive.

37 Re: 10,000 auto accidents Jan 1 - 15 on Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:46 pm

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I'll bet your wife has not seen your post. Smile

Has she been running outsider into ditches and trying to run him over at crosswalks?


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38 Re: 10,000 auto accidents Jan 1 - 15 on Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:05 pm

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grumpy old man wrote:Excellent rebuttal. Very impressive indeed. I yield to your clearly superior debating skills.

You know I learned it from you, right?


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39 Re: 10,000 auto accidents Jan 1 - 15 on Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:53 pm

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That is very flattering. Thank youuuuu soooo much. I hope you keep learning...


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40 Re: 10,000 auto accidents Jan 1 - 15 on Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:38 pm

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grumpy old man wrote:
Has she been running outsider into ditches and trying to run him over at crosswalks?
Sarcasm does not become you Sport.

41 Re: 10,000 auto accidents Jan 1 - 15 on Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:52 pm

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That's not sarcasm sport. It's solid gold humour.


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42 Re: 10,000 auto accidents Jan 1 - 15 on Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:20 pm

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grumpy old man wrote:That's not sarcasm sport. It's solid gold humour.
Looks more like solid rust humor from my end sport. Laughing

43 Re: 10,000 auto accidents Jan 1 - 15 on Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:26 pm

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It's clear you don't have a sense of humour sport. Whatever.


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44 Re: 10,000 auto accidents Jan 1 - 15 on Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:58 pm

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Vancouver has it's share of really horrible, shitty, terrible drivers. That said, they're horrible and shitty in different ways. I've seen less attempted pedestrian mow-overs, and less cutting off during merges in Vancouver. In Vancouver, there is some bizarre parking juju going on, that prohibits people from pulling into parking spots, parking properly, taking up three or more stalls, blocking doors with parked cars, blocking entire roadways with cars to yak on phones, smashing into parked cars, and a total inability to drive in reverse.

http://www.citizensourpuss.wordpress.com

45 Re: 10,000 auto accidents Jan 1 - 15 on Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:51 pm

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grumpy old man wrote:It's clear you don't have a sense of humour sport. Whatever.
Sorry, but I do not find the driving habits of some drivers very funny.
I am not saying all drivers are good or bad.
But I think there would be a lot less accidents if some drivers were more considerate of their fellow human being.

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